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Hall of hypocrisy: Why I'm giving up my vote

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:47:38 GMT

Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan’s letter to voters urging them to just say no to steroids came across as both self-reverent and tone-deaf.



MLB free agents 2017-18: Ranking the 10 best relievers on the market

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:19:48 GMT

One winter ago, relievers seemed to be the center of attention. That was because dominant closers Kenley Jansen, Aroldis Chapman and, to a lesser extent, Mark Melancon hit the open the market. Combined, the three finishers signed for an astronomical $228 million as the Dodgers, Yankees and Giants emptied



Why the 100-win Indians, Astros and Dodgers could be even better in 2018

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:56:43 GMT

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Follow on Twitter The 2017 season was extraordinary for many reasons, including this one: the Dodgers, Indians and Astros all won 100 games -- 104, 102 and



Watch Giants Chronicles: '07 Greatest Moments, Sun at 10 AM on MSG

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMT

Watch Giants Chronicles: '07 Greatest Moments, Sun at 10 AM on MSG A look back at the greatest moments from the 2007 season



'Rangers taking too long to find boss'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:17:23 GMT

Former club captain Barry Ferguson says the Rangers board are taking too long to name a new manager. The Ibrox outfit sacked Pedro Caixinha on 26 October and interim boss Graeme Murty this week said an appointment would be "good for all involved". "I'm a Rangers fan first and foremost



Dundee vs Rangers: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:30:00 GMT

Friday's hosts have just two wins from their 14 league games so far this season and come up against a Gers side desperate to close the gap at the top



Brendan Smith showing why Rangers gave him a 4-year deal

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:15:56 GMT

RALEIGH, N.C. — Last Wednesday in Chicago, Brendan Smith spent a game wearing a suit for the sixth straight contest. One week later, he was donning the Broadway Hat in the postgame locker room. Things have changed that quickly for Smith, a far better player than he showed over the first month of the



Blue Jays investigating 'disturbing' PED use by minor leaguers

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:08:56 GMT

The Toronto Blue Jays?have begun an internal investigation after the suspensions last week of six minor league players for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. "It is our responsibility to create an environment and culture where our players know that PED use is not condoned and to give them



Blue Jays investigating minor league PED use

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:00:41 GMT

ESPN The Toronto Blue Jays have begun an internal investigation after the suspensions last week of six minor league players for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. "This situation is very disappointing and disturbing to the organization; disappointing that the players made these choices, but



Giants vs. Redskins Postgame Show

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Highlights: Redskins 20, Giants 10

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:59:59 GMT

Highlights: Redskins 20, Giants 10 Watch as the New York Giants take on the Washington Redskins in Week 12.



Watch Giants vs. Redskins Highlights

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:30:00 GMT

The top plays and best moments from the Giants' Thanksgiving night matchup with the Redskins: 



Giants convert on 4th and 1

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:15:40 GMT

Giants convert on 4th and 1 The Giants rush for a short gain, but convert on 4th down



Black Friday 2017 deals on MLB gear: Jose Altuve, Mike Trout, Aaron Judge jerseys

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:03:00 GMT

Baseball season may have just ended, but it's time to start gearing up for 2018. The Astros may have won the World Series this year, but the CBS Sports Shop is already preparing for every team's next season. Now's the time to start repping your favorite player. It could be Clayton Kershaw



What Each MLB Team Is Thankful For

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:00:46 GMT

Ryan Mayer Thanksgiving is here, which means that it's the time of year to stuff our faces with lots of food, but also, to think about all the things that we're thankful for in our lives. Since we each do this personally, we figured it'd be fun to take a guess at what some of our favorite



Mariners hope to entice Shohei Ohtani with chance to remain two-way player

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:18:28 GMT

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto says his team is willing to let Shohei Ohtani remain a two-way player.



How heritage turkeys are changing Thanksgiving

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:05:53 GMT

(CNN)It's the time of year when Grandma's kitchen smells like pumpkin pie, golden leaves dance in the autumn breeze, and families are selecting the best turkeys for their Thanksgiving dinner tables. Rather, heritage turkeys would be more similar -- and they are a niche market, much like heritage



Calls for Orioles to tear down lose sight of fact that assets could prove irreplaceable

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Even without needing to acknowledge that it's Thanksgiving, a time to take stock of life's blessings, there's a large chunk of reality being ignored as the Orioles embark on their annual offseason plan to add enough starting pitching to become a contender. Shouldn't all of their best



Who, me?! Why your team's next closer will probably be a total surprise -- even to him

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Sam Miller ESPN.com Close Follow on Twitter Consider the Houston closer. Before the 2015 season, the Astros signed Luke Gregerson to be their closer for three years. The next winter, they traded a hefty package for Ken Giles, a younger, better pitcher who had recently taken over as the Phillies'



Hunter Pence Thanksgiving message: 'You guys are there for me through thick and thin'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:17:00 GMT

San Francisco Giant Hunter Pence charmed his fans on Twitter Thursday morning in a video message filled with thanks. To be exact, Pence says the word "thanks" or "Thanksgiving" a total of 11 times in the 53-second clip—and Twitter users appreciated the baseball player's gratefulness



Shohei Ohtani a Top Target for Seattle Mariners, GM Jerry Dipoto Says

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:05:43 GMT

Count the Seattle Mariners among the teams that will aggressively pursue two-way Japanese stud Shohei Ohtani once he's posted next week.   On his podcast, The Wheelhouse with Jerry Dipoto, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto disclosed Wednesday the Mariners plan to make every effort to



PODCAST: How Scott Boras Wants To Incentivize MLB Owners

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A group led by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter paid $1.2 billion for the Miami Marlins in September. But to finance the money-losing MLB team, the new owners are planning on slashing payroll and are already looking for new investors. Without a lot more cash, the Marlins could be bad for years. That would



MLB free agency: Mets interested in Bryan Shaw, Joe Smith

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The Mets have their eyes on two relievers, particularly Bryan Shaw and Joe Smith, as they explore the free agent market, sources told Mike Puma of the New York Post. Puma's sources say the Mets ”are very interested in Shaw” and are “keeping tabs” on Smith. Puma also reports that the Mets are looking



Surgery For Aaron Judge: Will He Be Ready For Spring Training?

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

On Monday, November 20, 2017, New York Yankee's Aaron Judge, who was AL Rookie of the Year, runner-up in the AL MVP race, an All-star, and a Home Run Derby champ, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left, non-throwing, shoulder in Los Angeles. “The shoulder had bothered him throughout the year



Wire Taps: Will Washington Nationals pursue Shohei Ohtani? Dave Martinez a perfect fit? Thanksgiving talk...

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

It's Thanksgiving. What are we thankful for this seaso— year. The whole year. We are thankful for the opportunity to cover the Washington Nationals once again this past summer, even though things ended in early October when we saved coverage funds to get us through the end of the World Series and



Seattle set to make big run at Shohei Ohtani, foil Rangers: 'We're bringing the big guns'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:44:00 GMT

"We're not joking around," Dipoto said. "We're bringing the big guns. We're bringing the 'A' game. When we sit down, we'll be sitting down with very notable faces, and that is a part of what we want to sell.  "We want to sell the Seattle experience and what



MLB Hot Stove: Has the 2017-18 offseason been slower than the last few offseasons?

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:30:00 GMT

The Hot Stove League has been abuzz with rumors and speculation, but very little action this offseason. Justin Upton signed a $105 million extension with the Angels, the Athletics shipped Ryon Healy to the Mariners for Emilio Pagan, and that's about it. Just some minor-league signings. That's



11/22/17 MLB.com FastCast

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:03:03 GMT

Hot Stove heats up for a possible Giancarlo Stanton trade, plus the Shohei Ohtani signing remains warm through the Thanksgiving holiday



New York radio legend Mike Francesa 'would love to try' to manage the Yankees

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:08:24 GMT

It has been exactly one month since the New York Yankees lost Game 7 of the ALCS to the Astros, sending them home for a winter following a successful 2017 season. Aaron Judge won Rookie of the Year and finished second in the MVP voting, plus Luis Severino finished third in the Cy Young voting. Hard to



An in-depth review of the Rangers' 2014 draft: Can this class be salvaged?

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:41:00 GMT

Editor's note: This is an ongoing series examining recent Rangers drafts. An in-depth look at the Texas Rangers' performance in the 2014 major-league draft: Story line The Rangers favor high-school players with big upsides, which carries a boom-or-bust factor. The Rangers went this route to start



Rumor Central: Mariners, Jon Jay discussing deal?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:55:16 GMT

ESPN The Seattle Mariners have reportedly zeroed in on a target to fill the outfield void vacated by Jarrod Dyson, who recently became a free agent. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, "there's some momentum" toward an agreement between Seattle and veteran outfielder Jon Jay. Jay, 32



Rumor Central: Twins showing interest in Pirates' Gerrit Cole, Rays' Jake Odorizzi among others?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:30:26 GMT

ESPN The Minnesota Twins won 28 more games in 2017 than they did the previous season and are eyeing several pitchers this winter as they attempt to continue the upward trend. According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Twins have talked with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays



Mike Francesa 'would love to try' to manage the Yankees

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:10:37 GMT

New York radio host Mike Francesa would love to get a shot at managing the Yankees.



Rangers have new targets should they miss on Ohtani

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:53:00 GMT

In the grand scheme of things on a busy Tuesday, the announcement of the Opening Day first pitch for the Texas Rangers next season was third on a list of three things. (For the record, it's 2:30 p.m. March 29 vs. the defending world champions, the Houston Astros, on ESPN). Bigger news came from MLB



Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:09:29 GMT

The Mariners appear to have some interest in Jon Jay as the regular center fielder in 2018 after losing Jarrod Dyson to free agency.



Blevins believes in Mets, excited to get to work with Callaway

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:10:14 GMT

Jerry Blevins and his teammates hoped to win a World Series in 2018 even before the team replaced manager Terry Collins with Mickey Callaway and a new coaching staff.



Why the Red Sox should sign not one but two relievers

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:57:13 GMT

As they prepare for what likely will be a no from Giancarlo Stanton, the Red Sox should focus on bolstering the bullpen with a righty and   a lefty



Orioles acquire outfielder Jaycob Brugman in trade with A's

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:50:00 GMT

With plenty of room on their 40-man roster to add players, the Orioles acquired 25-year-old outfielder Jaycob Brugman in a minor trade with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, in exchange for a player to be named or cash. Brugman, who was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Monday, played 48



Braves stripped of 13 prospects, Coppolella banned for life

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:38:31 GMT

The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17. Former Atlanta special assistant Gordon Blakeley, who was the team's international scouting chief, was suspended



A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:37:06 GMT

The A's designated Jaycob Brugman for assignment on Monday. Just two days later, the team traded the outfielder to the AL East...



Phillies add Pedro Guerrero as assistant hitting coach

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:26:50 GMT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Phillies have added Pedro Guerrero as assistant hitting coach.



Ohtani may be posted next week after MLB and NPB make deal

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:04 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball, it's Japanese counterpart and the American players' union agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow Japanese star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next



Projection system loves Giancarlo Stanton at AT&T Park

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:41:06 GMT

The Giants have been at the bottom of the pack while the rest of the league is turning to home runs. Giancarlo Stanton can fix that, even at AT&T Park.



Brad Ausmus joins Angels as special assistant to GM

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:22:36 GMT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Former Detroit manager Brad Ausmus has joined the Los Angeles Angels as a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler.



College student found shot to death in parking lot

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:20:23 GMT

A college student who was “nice to everybody” was found dead in a parking lot in a tiny Texas town — the first murder there in nearly two decades, officials said. Corinth police said Amanda Clairmont, 21, was found shot inside her car in a vacant parking lot off of an interstate Sunday and was pronounced



Ohtani's role as a pitcher and hitter will be revolutionary

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:10:47 GMT

Buster Olney ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" Follow on Twitter Even Babe Ruth really couldn't maintain what the Babe Ruth of Japan, Shohei Ohtani, will attempt for some major



MLB Sets Record For Revenues In 2017, Increasing More Than $500 Million Since 2015

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:49:00 GMT

Major League Baseball saw record revenues in 2017, marking the 15th consecutive year the league set new marks on the business side. Here's the details.



Ryan Braun is optimistic that rebuilding Brewers will return to playoffs sooner than later

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:37:06 GMT

SportsPulse: For The Win's Ted Berg breaks down top free agents, possible trades and potential rule changes this offseason. Ryan Braun has only three years remaining on his long contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, but after the team's surprising showing in 2017 he is optimistic about getting



Former A's slugger Gomes offers Ohtani scouting report: 'Big fan of the dude'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:09:51 GMT

Shohei Ohtani is the most intriguing free agent in years. And Jonny Gomes saw in person just how talented the two-way star really is...



Braves' extreme punishment shows Rob Manfred is serious about cleaning up baseball

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:50:03 GMT

When I was a kid, our neighborhood in the suburbs backed up to a creek.  I loved exploring that creek, which was always more than a trickle but never more than 7 or 8 feet wide. My friends and I would catch crawdads, dig up worms and pretend to shoot at birds with our slingshots (it's not a coincidence



Making the case for Stanton to play in St. Louis

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:40:00 GMT

As the Giants and Cardinals attempted to acquire National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins, many fans and baseball officials wondered if the slugger would even accept a trade to St. Louis. Even the Cardinals didn't know the answer to that question last weekend when they made a substantial