Here's everything you need to know about where your favorite team will be picking and the prospects it should be looking at in this year's unique draft.
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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.
With the draft about two weeks away, here's our latest intel on how things will shake out in Round 1.
The rebuilding Baltimore Orioles hope Adley Rutschman becomes the new face of the franchise.
Orioles pitching coach Doug Brocail joins Buster to talk about his journey to embracing analytics as a coach, what he could've done differently while playing if he had today's information, Trevor Hoffman's change-up, Tony Gwynn calling his own shots, playing with Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, and his near-death experience on the field (11:01). Plus, Todd Radom on Miller Park and the weekly quiz (2:04).
Padres third base coach Wayne Kirby talks to Buster about the different ways to break in a glove, watching his brother play in the NFL, giving Adam Jones a hard time, the true importance of having fun, Albert Belle smashing plates after an 0-4 game and the lessons he's imparted on Manny Machado after going to San Diego (15:09). Plus, Marly Rivera on Alex Bregman firing his agent, and players' concerns about MLB's proposed health and safety protocols (2:50).
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.
A scout's all-time great gamble. A future Hall of Famer failing in the biggest moment in Series history. Sam Miller shows there's a lot more to the Fall Classic than MVPs.
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.
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"It's important to have social distancing appear on TV," says Johns Hopkins Ctr. for Civic Impact Exec. Dir. Beth Blauer of a new-look MLB. "We're a year away from a vaccine, just because there are openings doesn't mean things can now go back to the way they were." She said a restart would be an uplift & keep some fans safe -- at home. "They know they can't go to the games and the only way to watch them will be at home." More: https://twitter.com/TJQuinnESPN/status/1262778863052087306?s=20
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Johns Hopkins Ctr. for Hlth. Security's Tara Kirk Sell says MLB's feasible with proper precautions. "I think it matters a lot more how they're going to do the logistics & make it work, rather than where they can do it," said the 2004 Oly silver medal swimmer. "But I also think some of these states are moving ahead of where they really should on opening, on increasing the potential for contact and that we'll see cases go up." More: https://twitter.com/TJQuinnESPN/status/1262778863052087306?s=20
Picking first overall, will the Tigers reach beyond Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson to snag pitcher Asa Lacy from Texas A&M?
Different players, very different contracts. Some guys have deals that are shutdown-proof. Others? They have more to prove.
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.
We order every MLB champ from the best of the best down to the fluke flags that still fly over major league stadiums.
Former Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson joins Buster to talk about his experiences with Hall of Famers, including golfing with Johnny Bench, sipping coffee with Yogi Berra, Ichiro Suzuki's secret rookie of the year phone call, Eddie Murray not telling his wife he made it into the Hall and how Derek Jeter made him "cool" in the eyes of his daughter (13:51). Plus, Sarah Langs on the Nationals waiting to celebrate the World Series with their fans, which Jeter game she would pick to run on TV and building the ultimate five-tool player (2:58).
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.