The way free agency is going, the rush to sign early-bird contract extensions could become the norm. But at what cost?
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Looking for some of the game's brightest up-and-coming stars? You're at the right place.
Three and a half months after the pursuit started, here's where things stand with Harper, Machado and their suitors. Plus, updates on Craig Kimbrel, Nolan Arenado and other stars seeking paydays.
These under-the-radar players could open some eyes during spring training and make some noise in the majors before the year is out.
The slugging first baseman has become an endangered species, but there's still some pop at the top of our list.
The Padres and Dodgers have bumper crops on the farm and the D-backs and Rockies have help on the way, while the Giants have their work cut out for them.
From big names with something to prove to young stars to get to know, here's what you'll want to keep an eye on during spring training.
We're still waiting for this winter's big free agents to sign, but that didn't stop us from predicting which uniforms they'll be wearing in the Midsummer Classic. Who else makes our star-studded squads?
Everybody loves to be ahead of the curve in identifying the next up-and-coming stars. Here are some names to put on your watch list.
The Padres have top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr., but how much young talent is behind him? And how does your team's prospect pool rate?
Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $26 million deal for 2019. It is the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player.
From washed-up stars to guys who've never lived up to their paychecks and one slugger who is out of baseball, we examine MLB's biggest money mistakes.
Spring training is almost here. Check out reporting dates for teams in Florida and Arizona, including the defending champion Red Sox.
After spending last season with the Nationals, Mark Reynolds has agreed to a minor league contract with the Rockies, with whom he played in 2016 and 2017.
With baseball enjoying a surge in young talent, we look at which up-and-comers should be part of the next wave.
From the superteams to the surprises that surged into October, history tells us somebody won't make it back. We examine who will be left out.
They didn't quite make the list, but they still have plenty of talent and upside. Meet an extraordinarily deep pool of "just missed" prospects.
Corey Kluber and A.J. Pollock turning the Reds into contenders? A swap of former No. 1 prospects? Dallas Keuchel teaming up with Manny or Bryce? Here's how we're hoping the rest of the hot stove season plays out.
Nolan Arenado is expected to receive an arbitration-record $27 million deal from the Rockies, even though the two sides failed to reach a settlement Friday, sources told ESPN.
Bryce Harper and Manny Machado aren't the only big names still searching for the right fit. We examine who is available and their most likely landing spots.
Halfway through the offseason, we look at which teams have gained ground, which have fallen back and what moves could be made to shift things further.
The Cooperstown case of Andruw Jones relies heavily on his all-time great glove work. Can D punch his ticket, or anyone else's?
Two-way star Shohei Ohtani became an MLB sensation this season. But a century from now, will his debut be the most profound and lasting legacy of 2018?
Daniel Murphy had no second thoughts about the Colorado Rockies bringing him in to play first base.
Veteran infielder Daniel Murphy has agreed in principle to a two-year, $24 million deal with the Colorado Rockies, according to multiple reports.