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Our 32-team bracket is revealed. The tournament begins Monday.
Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon joins Buster to discuss rehabbing while social distancing, staying connected with teammates, playing Fortnite, why there are no bad ideas in figuring out how to play games this season and growing up an Astros fan (2:08). Later, Tim Kurkjian hops on to talk about how the suspensions for Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch will end later this year, regardless of whether any games are played, and his his daily baseball fix videos (22:39).
Beer flights. Knife fights. Planes, trains ... and parachutes? These stories would have broken the internet.
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Former Yankees & Pirates P.R. Director Rick Cerrone announced Tuesday that to help fans through the absence of games, Baseball Digest (he's editor in chief) is making its full 1942-2019 archive of 800+ issues available free online through 7/15 @ http://baseballdigest.com/Free.
As Major League Baseball and the players' union contemplate various ways to create a schedule for whenever the coronavirus pandemic subsides, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart raises a concern that is surely shared by others around the sport.
Kyle Peterson joins Buster to discuss the major changes to the MLB Draft including the hard decisions college baseball players and coaches have to make in this time of uncertainty, the $20,000 cap on signing bonuses for undrafted players, teams that might look to save money by dumping players and what Kyle would do to help increase interest in baseball (1:40). Later, Sarah Langs hops on to talk about which players might've never made the big leagues under the new draft format and how players on short-term deals are likely to be hurt the most by teams looking to cut payroll (28:20).
Dave Martinez, Kevin Cash, Joe Girardi and others talk about connecting with their players, missing baseball and enjoying some extra family time.
For a single season, these players raised their game to levels they had never achieved before -- or would again.
From 20-strikeout outings to unforgettable no-nos, we look at the best gem ever thrown by each franchise and try to predict who could top it.
Unfortunately there is no action on the field, but we're still sizing up where all 30 teams stand on the day they would have been playing ball.
Sports figures from around the globe have given money, protective equipment, messages of support and even food to medical professionals and hospitals as staffs work overtime to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
While the Pirates await word on when they can return to Pittsburgh amid the coronavirus pandemic, the club provided 400 pizzas from two city establishments to the workers at area hospitals on Monday.
Wander Franco is just the tip of the iceberg for the Rays' system, but other organizations have their share of high-end prospects too. How does your team rank?
Will the Dodgers and Braves just keep getting better? We look at the top players on the rise for each NL team.
Boog Sciambi dissects Buster's lists of top baseball movies and books to consume in self-isolation, and the guys discuss which classic games you should check out on YouTube (1:55).
From stars we're often too hard on to veterans we don't talk about enough, baseball's extended hiatus is a good reminder to give these guys some more love this season.
It's NL Central preview day! Buster talks Reds with radio analyst Jeff Piecoro (3:31), Cubs with ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers (8:15), Brewers with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Todd Rosiak (15:21), Pirates with The Athletic's Rob Biertempfel (21:52 and Cardinals with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold (29:10).
MLB suspends the start of the season. Buster and Karl Ravech talk about a historic day in baseball (3:02). Later, Hembo drops by to lighten the mood as the guys talk biggest home runs, golf-foursomes and what they're most looking forward to when the season starts (19:08).
You know who's No. 1, but which two pitchers got into the top five? And who is the most surprising addition to the top 10?
The votes are in, and ESPN has picked its top 100 players. Members of our panel look at this year's most surprising rankings.
Earned Run Average5.1826th
On Base Percentage.32317th