Our 32-team bracket is revealed. The tournament begins Monday.
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Beer flights. Knife fights. Planes, trains ... and parachutes? These stories would have broken the internet.
Kyle Peterson joins Buster to discuss the major changes to the MLB Draft including the hard decisions college baseball players and coaches have to make in this time of uncertainty, the $20,000 cap on signing bonuses for undrafted players, teams that might look to save money by dumping players and what Kyle would do to help increase interest in baseball (1:40). Later, Sarah Langs hops on to talk about which players might've never made the big leagues under the new draft format and how players on short-term deals are likely to be hurt the most by teams looking to cut payroll (28:20).
For a single season, these players raised their game to levels they had never achieved before -- or would again.
We should be in the first week of baseball season, but...try not to think about that. Instead, ponder the future with Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer and ESPN baseball insider Jeff Passan. On the heels of MLB's hiatus deal with players around pay, service time and other issues, hear how it sets up the 2021 collective bargaining agreement. Plus, Bauer gets into the issues with training during all this uncertainty, whether baseball is too slow, and the sport's need for a media makeover.
From 20-strikeout outings to unforgettable no-nos, we look at the best gem ever thrown by each franchise and try to predict who could top it.
Unfortunately there is no action on the field, but we're still sizing up where all 30 teams stand on the day they would have been playing ball.
Wander Franco is just the tip of the iceberg for the Rays' system, but other organizations have their share of high-end prospects too. How does your team rank?
Will the Dodgers and Braves just keep getting better? We look at the top players on the rise for each NL team.
The Padres had been scheduled to play the Diamondbacks on April 18-19 in Mexico City, and the Mets were supposed to play the Marlins on April 28-30 in San Juan. The games will be rescheduled for the home teams' cities, MLB said.
Boog Sciambi dissects Buster's lists of top baseball movies and books to consume in self-isolation, and the guys discuss which classic games you should check out on YouTube (1:55).
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
As expected, both the Mexico City series scheduled for April 18-19 (Padres-Diamondbacks) and the San Juan series scheduled for April 28-30 (Mets-Marlins) have been canceled.
From stars we're often too hard on to veterans we don't talk about enough, baseball's extended hiatus is a good reminder to give these guys some more love this season.
Tom Brady is on the move after two decades in New England. That got us thinking about potential baseball equivalents.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
With uncertainty surrounding MLB returning to formal pre-season workouts, it's highly unlikely that the scheduled games in Mexico City and Puerto Rico will take place. MLB is scheduled to play their first regular season games in Mexico City, Padres vs. Diamondbacks on April 18-19, and is supposed to return to San Juan for a three-game series between Mets and Marlins April 28-30.
MLB suspends the start of the season. Buster and Karl Ravech talk about a historic day in baseball (3:02). Later, Hembo drops by to lighten the mood as the guys talk biggest home runs, golf-foursomes and what they're most looking forward to when the season starts (19:08).
You know who's No. 1, but which two pitchers got into the top five? And who is the most surprising addition to the top 10?
The votes are in, and ESPN has picked its top 100 players. Members of our panel look at this year's most surprising rankings.
Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Domingo Leyba has been suspended 80 games for a violation of baseball's performance-enhancing drug program.
The Clevelander nightclub and swimming pool just over the left-field wall at Marlins Park -- which had been a staple of the stadium since it opened in 2012 -- has closed.
It's NL West preview day! Buster talks Arizona Diamondbacks with the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro (6:00), Colorado Rockies with the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders (12:18), Los Angeles Dodgers with Spectrum SportsNet LA's Alanna Rizzo (16:46), San Diego Padres with Padres TV and radio analyst Tony Gwynn, Jr. (24:42), and San Francisco Giants with Giants play-by-play voice Duane Kuiper (29:21).