Gerrit Cole on the O's? Cody Bellinger in Houston? We look back at the past decade to assess where teams went wrong and which players they should have taken instead.
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The owners' opening pitch was a swing-and-miss with the players, raising real doubt about MLB's potential return.
From a No. 1 pick who never made it to the majors to a can't-miss college bat who missed, these were the worst whiffs of the 2010s.
The Athletics will be having furloughs for professional and amateur scouts and the player-development staff, while the baseball-operations department will face pay cuts, sources told ESPN.
With the draft about two weeks away, here's our latest intel on how things will shake out in Round 1.
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.
From a blinged-out Mike Trout rookie to a patriotic Mark McGwire card, here's how well-known artists are giving classic MLB collectibles a modern spin.
Braves third base coach Ron Washington talks to Buster about missing out on the manager job in San Diego and his desire to manage again, what it was like seeing himself playing in "Money Ball," his work with Marcus Semien, the energy of Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ozzie Albies, motivating Josh Hamilton, and coming so close to winning a World Series with the Rangers (17:47). Plus, Hembo on the latest drama between the union and MLB, and why Josh Hamilton is the most gifted baseball player he's ever watched (4:08).
From historic MLB players to still-active stars, every team has its best player who's not in the Hall -- yet. Here are their cases for Cooperstown.
The Athletics have informed RingCentral Coliseum officials that they could not pay the $1.2 million annual rent that was due April 1, citing the coronavirus pandemic.
Governors from New York, California and Texas said Monday that professional sports could resume in their respective states in the near future.
Former major league player and manager Art Howe was released from a hospital in Houston on Sunday after spending time in intensive care last week with the coronavirus.
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Bob Watson, whose death was announced Thu., told The Undefeated in 2018 that as a Hou. minor leaguer in Jim Crow Fla. in 1966 he had to sleep in a black-owned mortuary for four nights until an African-American family took him in. He said of the aftermath of the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King: "It was crushing...to have your leader taken out cowardly like that, we were getting set way, way back. I was surprised that we, as a nation, moved on. We moved on slowly, but we still moved on."
Art Howe, who played in the major leagues before embarking on a managerial career with the Astros, Athletics and Mets, is hospitalized in intensive care due to the coronavirus, he confirmed to Houston TV station KPRC 2 on Thursday.
Picking first overall, will the Tigers reach beyond Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson to snag pitcher Asa Lacy from Texas A&M?
The numbers and star power are staggering. McGwire and Sosa. Bonds, Griffey and A-Rod. Pedro, Maddux and the Big Unit. And that's just scratching the surface.
130 steals! The original 40/40 season. These were the player performances that defined an unforgettable decade of baseball.
Baseball in the 1980s was awesome. But which player was the coolest? What baseball card was the must-own treasure? Our experts weigh in.
A's shortstop Marcus Semien joins Buster to talk about helping his community in the East Bay, Ricky Henderson's not-that-helpful advice on how to steal a base, working with Ron Washington to get out of a fielding slump, his family's legacy at Cal, playing against Gerrit Cole in college and what it's like playing for his hometown team (15:57). Plus, ESPN senior programming manager Rick Mace on landing the KBO broadcasting deal (2:41).
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.
Matt Keough, who was part of the vaunted Oakland rotation known as the "Five Aces" in the early 1980s, has died, according to the Athletics.