Several big names are still available in January, so we asked our experts to weigh in on where the best will eventually sign.
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.
Archie Bradley, who was a combined 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA and 18 strikeouts for Arizona and Cincinnati in 2020, has reached a one-year, $6 million deal with Philadelphia, sources told ESPN.
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.
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.
Sam Coonrod, who is 0-2 with three saves and a 9.82 ERA in 18 appearances last season, was traded from the Giants to the Phillies in exchange for right-hander Carson Ragsdale.
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.
Left-handed reliever Jose Alvarado was acquired by the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday in a three-way trade with the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Three-way trade with the Dodgers, Phillies and Rays. Phillies get hard-throwing lefty reliever Jose Alvarado from Rays. Dodgers get lefty Garrett Cleavinger from Phillies. Rays get infielder Dillon Paulson and a player to be named later from Dodgers.
This was a baseball season like no other. And here are the numbers that prove it.
The Phillies promoted Sam Fuld to general manager under new president Dave Dombrowski.
Eric and Tristan discuss what the first wave of free agency signings mean for 2021. A top-10 closer? New place, same value for a starter? A sleeper hitter on the move?
Two teams have emerged as the front-runners for Springer, while a possible twist could open a road for Arenado out of Colorado. Here's the latest buzz.
ESPN will open its Sunday Night Baseball schedule on April 4 when the Los Angeles Angels host the Chicago White Sox.
BBTN: Schoenfield on the MLB's recognition of the Negro League, Sarah Langs on Curt Schilling's HOF chances, Adam Ottavino on the photos he took turn the pandemic season
David Schoenfield and Buster discuss the Negro League’s recognition by MLB, Cleveland officially dropping the “Indians” nickname, the Mets, Phillies and Ranges hiring new GMs, standout moves from the offseason thus far and the continued labor strife. Then, Sarah Langs gets into Curt Schilling likely falling short of the Hall of Fame, Ke'Bryan Hayes’ under-the-radar season and another astounding Juan Soto stat. Later, Yankees reliever Adam Ottavino talks about his published photos from the pandemic-shortened season, his favorite pictures and D.J. LeMahieu.
From historic heists to modern blockbusters, we examine the reasons for the most memorable deals in baseball history.
The top closer available has no shortage of suitors, Toronto is exploring all options, and there's a surprise in the starting pitcher market.
New president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said there are "too many good players" on the Phillies for the team to rebuild.
The lack of in-person meetings didn't keep moves from happening. Here's what we learned this week.
The Phillies have named former Red Sox executive Dave Dombrowski the team's new president of baseball operations.
With Major League Baseball reducing the number of affiliated farm teams, here's a look at where things stand.
Dick Allen died Monday at the age of 78. The former NL Rookie of the Year and AL MVP hit 351 home runs and batted .292 over parts of 15 major league seasons.
Is LeMahieu a lock to return to the Yankees? Who's in on Springer? Passan weighs in on the hottest topics.
With baseball's offseason set to begin in earnest, we rank each club's roster and look at what work needs to be done.