The Astros to win the AL West? Sure, if you like easy money. How about Yasiel Puig for MVP or the Rangers to win a playoff game? Those are just two of the long shots our writers and reporters are eyeing.
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Left-hander Eric Lauer will be the Padres' Opening Day starter for Thursday's game against the Giants. Manager Andy Green said Lauer was chosen because his normal day to pitch falls on Thursday.
From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?
The San Diego Padres have finalized their minor league contract with left-handed reliever Sammy Solis.
You picked who? Where? We break down some of the questions to come out of the rankings -- and ask you to weigh in as well.
A major shake-up brings a new crew of All-Stars to the forefront, with some of the game's biggest names on the outside looking in.
Just over two weeks before Opening Day, two prominent free agents remain available. We find realistic landing spots and outside-the-box fits for both pitchers.
Leading off our countdown of the game's best, youngsters duel with historic greats. Which players landed on the back half of our list?
The San Diego Padres agreed Monday to a minor league contract with left-handed reliever Sammy Solis.
Before hearing from Justin Verlander (30:16), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Manny Machado's honesty, a level of distrust in the league and much more (6:51). Plus, Mandy Bell delivers some "Inside Heat" on the Indians (37:50).
Padres mega-signing Manny Machado says he has come to accept his role as a "villain" but adds that he will always play the game his way.
Francisco Mejia says he's focusing on his defense, but his offense hasn't suffered at all.
The San Diego Padres have generated nearly $3 million of additional ticket revenue in the two weeks since Manny Machado agreed to a 10-year, $300 million contract, according to the team's president of business operations Erik Greupner.
Padres outfielder Travis Jankowski will miss the first couple months of the season after breaking a bone in his right wrist while diving to catch a fly ball against Texas.
Manny Machado's debut in a Padres uniform was a lot less eventful than his free agency: He popped out in his first at-bat and drew a walk in his second, and he exited Saturday's Cactus League game after three innings.
Reliever Adam Warren has signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres that includes a club option for 2020. The deal is worth $2.5 million.
Buster talks to Matt Vasgersian about the Giants' interest in Bryce Harper (6:01), goes rapid fire with J.D. Martinez (20:05), gets the Numbers Game from Sarah Langs (28:23), and chats with Keith Law about Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (33:24).
From underappreciated stars to veterans who get taken for granted and up-and-comers to watch, here's a guy from each team worthy of your attention.