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2018 Schedule
103-59, 1st in AL West
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3dBradford Doolittle and David Schoenfield

Kluber for Schwarber and more trades we want to see in Vegas

A swap of 2016 World Series stars? Madison Bumgarner in Dodger blue? We play Let's Make A Deal, Las Vegas-style with moves we'd make if we were calling the shots at the winter meetings.

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5dDavid Schoenfield

Where things stand with Bryce Harper sweepstakes

With the winter meetings upcoming in Harper's hometown of Las Vegas, we look at the free-agent outfielder's quest for baseball's biggest contract.

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5d

Veteran C Chirinos, Astros reach 1-year deal

Catcher Robinson Chirinos, who hit .222 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs for the Rangers last season, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros.

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12dDavid Schoenfield

Way-too-early 2019-20 MLB free-agent rankings

While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.

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19dDavid Schoenfield

The top offseason priority for all 30 MLB teams

Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.

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23d

Astros acquire IF Diaz in trade with Blue Jays

The Astros, who could lose Marwin Gonzalez to free agency, acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz, who hit a career-high 18 homers last season, in a trade with the Blue Jays.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Bummer: Lance McCullers Jr. needs Tommy John surgery and will miss 2019. He has one of the game's best curveballs — 17.0 runs above average per FanGraphs, 8th best in MLB despite limited IP, in 2017-18 — and I always worry about lengthier recoveries for breaking-ball pitchers.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

2018 MVP finalists — NL: Colorado's Nolan Arenado, Chicago's Javy Baez and Milwaukee's Christian Yelich. AL: Boston's Mookie Betts, Los Angeles' Mike Trout and Cleveland's Jose Ramirez. J.D. Martinez and Alex Bregman highlight the notable omissions in a very deep American League field.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

2018 Cy Young finalists — AL: Tampa Bay's Blake Snell along with a pair of former winners in Houston's Justin Verlander and Cleveland's Corey Kluber. And in the NL, the all-NL East trio of New York's Jacob deGrom, Washington's Max Scherzer and Philadelphia's Aaron Nola.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Plenty of velocity from the starters in this Fall Stars Game. Nate Pearson (Blue Jays) routinely hit 100-plus and topped out at 104 in the first. Forrest Whitley (Astros) hit 100, but had some trouble locating his breaking pitches.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7976th
Batting Average.2557th
On Base Percentage.3297th
Slugging Percentage.4258th
Earned Run Average3.111st
Quality Starts1051st
WHIP1.101st
BAA.2171st