The designated hitter is expected to be part of the 2020 season in the NL as well as the AL, so we ranked how every lineup stacks up at the position.
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The Miami Marlins will allow players on their 40-man roster access to their spring training complex to pitch off a mound or hit in batting cages beginning Tuesday, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.
From historic MLB players to still-active stars, every team has its best player not in the Hall -- yet. Here are their cases for Cooperstown.
The Miami Marlins will temporarily furlough 90 to 100 baseball operations employees beginning June 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the decision said Wednesday.
Dan Shulman talks to Buster about calling play-by-play for big baseball moments. The guys discuss the air being sucked out of Wrigley in the Bartman game, calling Sunday Night Baseball when Osama Bin Laden was killed, David Freese's heroic World Series game six, the good and the bad of the Jose Bautista bat flip game, and being stuck in an elevator when Joe Carter won the World Series (17:57). Plus, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers on the players' reaction the MLB's proposed plan to play, and the current animosity between players and owners as this is sorted out (2:20).
Picking first overall, will the Tigers reach beyond Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson to snag pitcher Asa Lacy from Texas A&M?
Former big league manager Jim Leyland looks back on his memories of a young Miguel Cabrera, what it was like meeting the likes of Barry Bonds and Justin Verlander for the first time, and his long-standing relationship with the late Al Kaline (8:55). Plus, ESPN's Marly Rivera on the latest in negotiations between the MLBPA and the owners. Tim Kurkjian also gives his Daily Baseball Fix (33:04).
Remember when the Braves ruled the standings? Kenny Lofton was blazing on the bases? How Ken Griffey Jr. redefined cool? We debate what we loved about baseball in the 1990s.
We order every MLB champ from the best of the best down to the fluke flags that still fly over major league stadiums.
Scandals, scapegoats, superstars and, yes, the Yankees. Sam Miller judges every October since 1903.
With baseball's financial landscape changed, and its season on hold, every franchise has unique but critical choices to make this winter -- particularly when it comes to superstar free agents like Mookie Betts.
Is the Astros' title tarnished? Is Jeter overrated? We settle the biggest debate for all 30 MLB teams
From which franchise icon was better to playing what-if in crucial moments gone wrong, we get the final word on your favorite club's ultimate argument.
The back of Donnie Baseball's 1987 Topps card set Sam Miller off on an adventure that spans the bizarre history of trading card blurbs.
Collecting baseball cards is a cherished pastime. ESPN baseball writer Sam Miller first got hooked on the game by studying the backs of cards growing up. And when he learned about a Don Mattingly card with a curious factoid on Mattingly's alleged birth year, Miller began a quest to uncover the truth. When was the former Yankees star first baseman born? And did this one baseball card have the inside scoop, or a crucial error? Miller tells us how he solved the mystery of Mattingly's real birth date.
From a pitcher with a nine-RBI game to an infielder you've never heard of going 7-for-7, these are the marks from every team that you'll have to see to believe.
As the images of Michael Jordan's early career flashed on the screen Sunday night in ESPN's new docuseries, Miami manager Don Mattingly couldn't help but be reminded of Derek Jeter and his rise to stardom as a Yankee.
Marlins CEO Derek Jeter told employees Monday that he will be indefinitely forgoing his $5 million salary, a source told ESPN.
Theo Epstein and Alex Anthopoulos have pulled the trigger on some huge moves. Where do they rank among all 15 NL GMs?
Bryce Harper, Ken Griffey Jr. and Bo Jackson lived up to their billing. Todd Van Poppel and Gregg Jefferies? Not so much.
Sources tell ESPN Senior MLB Insider Jeff Passan that Major League Baseball has a plan to resume in May, gathering all teams and isolating them in Arizona to minimize coronavirus risk. Hear the story of how that might work, and who's on board. Then, a firsthand look at how baseball has returned to South Korea. Scrimmages there are leading up to preseason games slated for later this month. Jeff Passan talks to pitcher Dan Straily, formerly of MLB, now of the Korean Baseball Organization's Lotte Giants, to detail the precautions his team is taking to keep their season on track amidst the pandemic.
Major League Baseball and its players are increasingly focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May in greater Phoenix and has the support of high-ranking federal public health officials, sources told ESPN.