David Ortiz no longer plays in MLB, but the former All-Star and current Fox Sports analyst wants to know when this year's class of free agents is actually going to pick a team. The MLB hot stove has been ice cold this offseason, leaving many to wonder when players are going to make their moves. […]
NEW YORK — Jay Bruce was surprised by the free-agent market. “The way the offseason kind of went and the slowness of it kind of maybe changed my outlook on it a little bit,” he said Wednesday at a Citi Field news conference. Bruce returned to the Mets for a $39 million, three-year contract, five […]
Raise your hand if this baseball offseason is slowly making you lose your mind. [waits] [waits] [waits] If your hand is not raised you are a damned liar. There's no way that an offseason that hasn't averaged more than one major deal a week isn't gradually eroding your mental faculties, bit
The best player in the game would have been a free agent had he not signed an extension in 2014. What if he were available this winter? Buckle your seat belts, baseball fans. Here’s the sizzling hot stove we can now only dream of.
Sam Miller ESPN.com Close Follow on Twitter Earlier this week, David Schoenfield considered 10 possible explanations for baseball's extremely slow offseason. Tucked into one of the 10 was a reminder that Mike Trout would have been a free agent this winter, except he signed a six-year, $144.5 million
It’s 2018, which means it’s time for folks all around the globe to take stock and make resolutions for how to do better in the year to come. The same can be said for all 30 MLB teams, even in an offseason that has seen frightfully little action. From the strongest contender to the dedicated […]
Los Angeles re-acquired outfielder Matt Kemp in a five-player trade that was more about financial relief for the Dodgers than a cornerstone player. The slow pace of the winter meetings left plenty a fan hankering for more trade and signing action. After all, most teams are flush with cash, and even in
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale recaps MLB's winter meetings and explains why it's been an uneventful offseason so far.
The Reds normally don’t make a lot of significant offseason transaction news before the holidays, and this year has been no different. But it’s also been largely quiet around Major League Baseball also. That has Reds general manager Dick Williams a little surprised.
As the baseball world left Orlando, Fla., after the major league general managers meetings this week, the proverbial hot stove was only just beginning to heat up. As is his wont, Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto made the offseason's first trade Wednesday (acquiring Oakland Athletics first baseman
The team with the best record in baseball doesn’t like being reminded about losing 16 of 17 games during a stretch in September, nor do the Dodgers buy in to the observation that they’ve suddenly flipped the switch to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile.