New York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent explicit, unsolicited texts and images to a female reporter in 2016, culminating with a picture of an erect, naked penis, according to a copy of the text history obtained by ESPN.
Jon Lester will join Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin in Washington on a one-year deal, sources told ESPN.
Jeff Passan ESPN
Left-handed starter Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals are in agreement on a one-year deal with a mutual option, pending physical, sources familiar with the contract told ESPN.
The Cubs avoided arbitration with Kris Bryant and Javy Baez. Bryant will make $19.5 million this season, and Baez will make $11.65 million.
How did the non-tender deadline change our list? Here's our look at everyone on the open market, from big-name stars to bargain options.
Former three-time World Series-winning executive Theo Epstein was hired by Major League Baseball on Thursday as a consultant to "on-field matters" as the sport contemplates rule changes to create more action and pace to the game.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Theo Epstein's role with MLB is "consultant regarding on-field matters." MLB says he'll "work with baseball analytics experts from the Commissioner's Office to determine the likely effects of various contemplated rule changes." Part of Epstein's statement: "As the game evolves, we all have an interest in ensuring the changes we see on the field makes the game as entertaining and action-packed as possible for the fans, while preserving al that makes baseball so special."
The new look TWSS is here and along with an array of new features Sarah talks to Jon "Boog" Sciambi about taking over as the play-by-play announcer for the Cubs, why he's never been on a cruise, how he got his nickname, and the side job he worked for only one day.
A pair of Chicago sluggers could be the next big names on the move this winter. If they go, these are the best fits to land them.
Longtime baseball adviser, major league coach and former player Joe Amalfitano is calling it a career following 67 years in professional baseball.
Kyle Schwarber, who hit just .188 with 11 home runs in 59 games for the Cubs during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Nationals. A source told ESPN that it is for $10 million.
Buster talks to new Cubs play-by-play broadcaster Boog Sciambi about his run-in with Harry Caray at a urinal.
BBTN: Boog Sciambi on his new gig as Cubs play-by-play man, Alden Gonzalez on the Padres-Dodgers arms race, Hembo on Trevor Story
Boog Sciambi joins Buster to discuss to being named the new play-by-play voice of the Chicago Cubs, his run-in with Harry Caray in a restroom, the Padres looking like a superhero team-up and the slow winter market. Then Alden Gonzalez stops by to talk about when Spring Training may start, the arms race between the Padres and Dodgers and if Los Angeles will re-sign Corey Seager or Cody Bellinger. Later, Hembo on no players being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals at an impasse and Trevor Story.
Eric and Tristan discuss the value of Yu Darvish/Blake Snell in San Diego and Josh Bell in Washington in addition to highlighting prospects on the move and their future upside.
Jon "Boog" Sciambi is the new TV play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Cubs on Marquee Sports Network, replacing Len Kasper.
An emotional Yu Darvish said he "wasn't thinking about being traded" and that he thought the Cubs "would be able to compete," but he's excited to land with a young, exciting Padres team that should contend in 2021.
The Chicago Cubs made the Yu Darvish trade in an effort to reset and avoid falling into the cellar, team president Jed Hoyer said. "There are teams that never had that opportunity or chose not to take it," he said.
Here's how one offseason deal exposes so many of the issues MLB is facing as inaction reigns across the sport.
From the prospects who moved to the economic rationale, two big offseason moves provide a window into the state of three teams headed in different directions.
First Blake Snell, now Yu Darvish: Padres go all-in, Cubs start rebuild and what's next for MLB offseason
A blockbuster deal with the Cubs hours after a major trade with the Rays? We break down every aspect of San Diego's holiday spree.
The Padres made their second trade for a star pitcher in as many days, acquiring righty Yu Darvish from the Cubs, it was announced on Tuesday.
This was a baseball season like no other. And here are the numbers that prove it.
Outfielder Phillip Ervin, who hit .149 with four RBIs in 37 games for the Reds and Mariners last season, was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.