Finally! Red Sox get their man in J.D. Martinez -- and he's way more than a consolation prize
Boston didn't land Giancarlo Stanton or Manny Machado. But the Sox snagged their top offseason target and the power bat they desperately needed.
Law: Martinez gives the Red Sox what they need, but for how long?
Boston needed a slugger ready to solve its power problem, but the Red Sox might have blinked in their effort to land the only acceptable option.
Source: Red Sox reach deal with J.D. Martinez
The Red Sox agreed to a five-year deal with slugger J.D. Martinez, a source told ESPN's Pedro Gomez. The outfielder can opt out after two seasons. FanRag Sports reports the deal is worth $110 million, with $50 million to be paid over the first two years.
MLB's threat of pitch clocks fizzles ... for now
In simply limiting mound visits, commissioner Rob Manfred didn't drop the hammer by unilaterally implementing pitch clocks. But if players don't want those clocks in 2019 -- and they don't -- they'd better pick up the pace this season.
All rise! Giancarlo Stanton joins Aaron Judge for first round of BP
The slugging tandem fans have anticipated ever since the Marlins star was traded to the Yankees gave diehard fans in Tampa a glimpse of what's to come.
Who has the best chance at taking down the Astros?
The defending champs have the best odds of winning this year's World Series, but a half-dozen rivals have cases for why they can prevent a repeat.
For Dodgers and Indians, spring training is about turning the page from postseason heartache
Both teams won more than 100 games last season, only to come up short in October. Both now face doing it all over again for another chance at a better ending.
How Xander Bogaerts can regain his place among AL's elite young shortstops
After a down year, the gap only widened between him, Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa. But there's a way Bogaerts can relaunch in 2018.
Martinez brings much-needed pop to Boston.
J.D. Martinez and the 45 home runs he hit in 2017 fill a huge void in the middle of the Red Sox lineup.
2018 fantasy baseball rankings for H2H categories leagues
Start your 2018 draft preparations with our rankings for head-to-head categories leagues, featuring the top 300 overall players plus separate ranks for each position.
Keith Law's top 50 free agents: Some pitching, some pop at the top
Where will Yu Darvish go? Who'll sign Jake Arrieta? Can J.D. Martinez score a big deal? This free-agent class boasts big names who come with big risks.
Players voice frustration with Rays' offseason moves.
Kevin Kiermaier says he is "100 percent frustrated and very upset" after Tampa Bay parted ways with All-Star outfielder Corey Dickerson and veteran pitcher Jake Odorizzi.
Hinch and Houston ready to face expectations.
Astros' manager A.J. Hinch says that it is easy to motivate his team at the beginning of the season because the players "already know what the expectations are."
Altuve says Houston's future is 'bright.'
American League MVP Jose Altuve says that while the Astros are happy being the World Series champs, he knows that his team has to prove it again this season.
Braun 'looking forward' to infield reps.
Ryan Braun addresses the media at spring training to share his thoughts on taking more ground balls with the recent acquisitions of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain.
DH or not, J.D. Martinez can be a fantasy star in Boston
J.D. Martinez has finally made his move, signing with the Red Sox and joining a team loaded with talented, young outfielders. But even if Martinez winds up at designated hitter more often than not, Eric Karabell trusts in the slugger's fantasy value.
D-backs, OF Dyson reach 2-year, $7.5M deal
Free-agent outfielder Jarrod Dyson and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed on a two-year, $7.5 million deal.
Red Sox agree to 5-year deal with J.D. Martinez.
Tim Kurkjian joins SportsCenter and breaks down J.D. Martinez's $110 million deal with Boston.
Stanton mashes during BP in pinstripes.
At Yankees' spring training in Tampa, Giancarlo Stanton takes swings at batting practice to the delight of Yanks' fans.
Between minor leaguers with major league bloodlines and future stars who have been involved in major trades, there are plenty of familiar names on this year's list. Where did your team's top young players land?
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are two of the greatest -- and most controversial -- stars MLB has ever seen. As the Cooperstown debate rages, which side voters land on tells us much more than just their stance on steroids.
We dust off our crystal ball for our annual glimpse into one extreme -- though not completely implausible -- season in the Bronx.
A Japanese sensation who landed in L.A. A Miami MVP shipped to the Bronx. A D.C. superstar on the cusp of free agency. All are among the players, managers, executives, agents and, um, commissioners, on our list of MLBers to watch in 2018.