Several big names are still available in January, so we asked our experts to weigh in on where the best will eventually sign.
The Tri-City ValleyCats, who operated as a short-season affiliate of the Houston Astros for 18 seasons before being dropped, have filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the Astros.
The Astros agreed to one-year contracts with right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. and infielder Aledmys Díaz on Friday to avoid salary arbitration, but did not reach a deal with shortstop Carlos Correa.
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.
BBTN: Jesse Rogers on the Mets trading for Francisco Linder; Alex Avila on his godfather Tommy Lasorda; Hembo on position rankings
Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss Spring Training starting on schedule, Corey Kluber trying to prove that he’s healthy and the Mets trading for Francisco Lindor. Then, 12-year MLB veteran Alex Avila hops on to talk about his godfather Tommy Lasorda, staying patient in free agency, his outlook on another pandemic season and catching for Justin Verlander in Detroit. Later, Hembo quibbles with Buster’s top 10 position rankings.
Right-handed reliever Pedro Baez has agreed to a two-year contract with the Astros that is expected to fall in the $12-14 million guaranteed range, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Remember the day sign-stealing punishments and Houston firing its manager and GM rocked baseball? On the anniversary, we examine what has changed and how their players will be treated when fans do return.
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.
Brian Harkins, who was fired as the Angels' clubhouse attendant last March for supplying ball-doctoring substances to pitchers, used a text message from star pitcher Gerrit Cole among his evidence to prove he was unfairly made a scapegoat.
Former Marlins pitcher Ryne Stanek has agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Astros.
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.
This was a baseball season like no other. And here are the numbers that prove it.
Astros GM James Click said Wednesday on MLB Network that Justin Verlander hopes to pitch this season despite having undergone Tommy John surgery on Sept. 30.
From historic heists to modern blockbusters, we examine the reasons for the most memorable deals in baseball history.
Dusty Baker, at age 71, isn't sure whether he wants to manage the Houston Astros beyond the 2021 season.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Astros manager Dusty Baker brought up an interesting point while talking about why he doesn't want a universal DH, saying it would disincentivize young players from learning other positions if they're not hitting as pitchers. No idea if that would actually be the case, but worth thinking about.
With Major League Baseball reducing the number of affiliated farm teams, here's a look at where things stand.
With baseball's offseason set to begin in earnest, we rank each club's roster and look at what work needs to be done.
Trevor Bauer to the Blue Jays? Francisco Lindor to the Reds? We make the deals that could put some teams over the top.
Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss free agency, the official dismantling of the Cubs World Series core, the Yankees tendering Gary Sanchez and Charlie Morton’s one-year deal with the Braves (2:50). Then, Dan Shulman hops on to talk about what the Blue Jays will do this offseason, which free agents would fit the best in Toronto and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s weight loss (17:48). Later, Hembo stops by to hit on Kyle Schwarber, frontrunners in NL East and Central and if there’s any hope for the Angels under new management (26:44).
Where will the top free-agent catcher sign? Here are the teams that should be trying to land Realmuto.
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