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Ex-Astros pitcher Mike Fiers – Team stole signs with camera

3:37 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"The Houston Astros used a center-field camera to help steal signs during their 2017 championship season, a former...

Brian Cashman says the Yankees will talk to Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="Yankees GM Brian Cashman spoke to the press at the general manager meetings in Arizona last night and said “of course we’re gonna have to talk to Strasburg, we’ll talk to...

Tampa Bay Rays GM Erik Neander voted MLB Executive of the Year

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Tampa Bay Rays general manager Erik Neander has been voted Major League Baseball's Executive of the Year.Tampa Bay was 96-66, the second-most wins in team history, despite a big league-low payroll of $66 million. The...

Mets’ Alonso, Astros’ �?lvarez named Rookies of the Year

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="NEW YORK (AP) -- Young sluggers known for their prodigious power, Pete Alonso and Yordan Alvarez knocked the Rookie of the Year voting out of the park." data-reactid="31">NEW YORK (AP) --...

Domingo Germán should soon learn his fate

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="Yankees pitcher Germán was placed on administrative leave in September pursuant to MLB’s domestic violence policy after he allegedly slapped his girlfriend in public. The New York Post reported over the...

NL East offseason preview — Will Nationals keep the band together?

With free agency underway, the offseason is going to pick up steam. What are the big questions facing all 30 teams?Here's a look at the NL East, which features four potential contenders, including the World Series champs.Atlanta Braves:...

Farhan Zaidi, Scott Harris give Giants front office they envisioned

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="SAN FRANCISCO -- A year ago, as Giants ownership set out to revamp the baseball operations department, members of the organization talked about the model they had seen in Chicago. The...

Giants hire former Cubs executive Scott Harris as GM

The San Francisco Giants have hired former Cubs front-office executive Scott Harris as general manager, the team announced Sunday.Harris spent seven years in the Cubs' front office and was named their assistant GM in January of last year....

San Diego Padres unveil new uniforms with brown-and-gold color scheme

SAN DIEGO -- Brown is back for the San Diego Padres.The Padres unveiled new uniforms Saturday night that feature a brown-and-gold color scheme, similar to the one used from the franchise's inception in 1969 through 1984.The new uniforms...

Padres unveil new brown and gold color scheme

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Brown is back for the San Diego Padres." data-reactid="22">SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Brown is back for the San Diego Padres.The Padres unveiled new uniforms Saturday night that...

Matt Chapman, Nolan Arenado win Platinum Glove Awards

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="For the second year in a row, Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman and Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado were each awarded a Platinum Glove. Gold Glove Award winners were announced last...

Giants moving Oracle Park fences slightly in to shift bullpens

Good news for all National League hitters: the Oracle Park dimensions are changing.Unfortunately, they won't be changing that much.<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="Altering the dimensions of the Giants' stadium has been talked about for some...

‘Multiple teams’ believe Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be available for trade this winter

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="Multiple teams believe Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be available in trade talks this winter, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan." data-reactid="13">Multiple teams believe Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be available in...

What Jeff Passan is hearing about MLB free agency, trade rumors and latest offseason...

6:05 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Now that MLB players have filed for free agency and teams have elected to make a few qualifying...

Giants won’t have any tax concerns as they dive into free agency

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="SAN FRANCISCO -- You almost needed an accounting degree to fully understand all the offseason moves the Giants made two years ago. " data-reactid="18">SAN FRANCISCO -- You almost needed an accounting degree...

Howie Kendrick wins 2019 Heart and Hustle Award

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="Every year, the MLB Players Alumni Association announces a winner for its annual Heart and Hustle Award. The award is given to the player who “best embodies the values, spirits and...

Mike Trout, Braves trio among 2019 Silver Slugger award winners

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has received his seventh Silver Slugger Award after batting .291 with 45 home runs and 104 RBIs this season.The Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies are among the...

Christian Yelich’s run game and other lessons from Bill James Handbook

So much happens during the World Series -- and there's always another game to look ahead to until the final one -- that a lot of small, important plays get lost in the big-picture takes. Two plays, quickly...

Yankees hire Matt Blake as pitching coach

8:09 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"The New York Yankees hired Matt Blake as their new pitching coach, poaching one of the key cogs...

Astros president Reid Ryan shifts to lesser role with team

HOUSTON -- The Astros reshuffled their front office Thursday, with president Reid Ryan being moved to a lesser role in the organization as owner Jim Crane's son joined the executive team.In addition, Nolan Ryan, the father of Reid...

Braves are making Madison Bumgarner “a priority”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="Wanna feel what it’s like to have your brain explode? Then try this one on: Madison Bumgarner is younger than Stephen Strasburg." data-reactid="18">Wanna feel what it’s like to have your brain...

Union chief’s rebuke of GM heats up baseball’s cold war over free agency

1:11 AM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"In his public statements about the evolution of the free-agent market, Tony Clark, the executive director of the...

Superlatives for the 2019-20 MLB free-agent class

Who will be 2020's Patrick Corbin?Let's turn back the clock a year, when we wrote this same article and included this gem:Guy most likely to put a team over the top: Patrick Corbin. ... There might be concern...

MLBPA investigating statement from Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos

After a frigid market following the 2018 season that saw baseball free agents struggle to strike deals, the MLBPA is getting out in front of things this year.<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="MLBPA executive director Tony...

The good, the bad … and the Tigers — Ranking all 30 MLB teams...

10:00 AM ETSam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work"Before the 2019 MLB season began, we tried to define what "success" could look like for each of...

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