Sources tell ESPN Senior MLB Insider Jeff Passan that Major League Baseball has a plan to resume in May, gathering all teams and isolating them in Arizona to minimize coronavirus risk. Hear the story of how that might work, and who's on board. Then, a firsthand look at how baseball has returned to South Korea. Scrimmages there are leading up to preseason games slated for later this month. Jeff Passan talks to pitcher Dan Straily, formerly of MLB, now of the Korean Baseball Organization's Lotte Giants, to detail the precautions his team is taking to keep their season on track amidst the pandemic.
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Major League Baseball and its players are increasingly focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May in greater Phoenix and has the support of high-ranking federal public health officials, sources told ESPN.
New Bucs QB Tom Brady has rented the 30,000-plus-square-foot home belonging to Marlins CEO Derek Jeter on Davis Islands, located just a short drive from the NFL team's facility.
Beer flights. Knife fights. Planes, trains ... and parachutes? These stories would have broken the internet.
Kyle Peterson joins Buster to discuss the major changes to the MLB Draft including the hard decisions college baseball players and coaches have to make in this time of uncertainty, the $20,000 cap on signing bonuses for undrafted players, teams that might look to save money by dumping players and what Kyle would do to help increase interest in baseball (1:40). Later, Sarah Langs hops on to talk about which players might've never made the big leagues under the new draft format and how players on short-term deals are likely to be hurt the most by teams looking to cut payroll (28:20).
For a single season, these players raised their game to levels they had never achieved before -- or would again.
From 20-strikeout outings to unforgettable no-nos, we look at the best gem ever thrown by each franchise and try to predict who could top it.
From home run robberies to infield artistry, our baseball reporters recall their favorite displays of golden glove work.
Unfortunately there is no action on the field, but we're still sizing up where all 30 teams stand on the day they would have been playing ball.
Missing the long ball while we wait for baseball to return? Here are 10 times that sluggers ruled the summer.
The Padres had been scheduled to play the Diamondbacks on April 18-19 in Mexico City, and the Mets were supposed to play the Marlins on April 28-30 in San Juan. The games will be rescheduled for the home teams' cities, MLB said.
Boog Sciambi dissects Buster's lists of top baseball movies and books to consume in self-isolation, and the guys discuss which classic games you should check out on YouTube (1:55).
From stars we're often too hard on to veterans we don't talk about enough, baseball's extended hiatus is a good reminder to give these guys some more love this season.
MLB suspends the start of the season. Buster and Karl Ravech talk about a historic day in baseball (3:02). Later, Hembo drops by to lighten the mood as the guys talk biggest home runs, golf-foursomes and what they're most looking forward to when the season starts (19:08).
It's NL East preview day! Buster talks Braves with MLB.com's Mark Bowman (3:26), Marlins with the Miami Herald's Jordan McPherson (11:31), Mets with SNY's Steve Gelbs (15:36), Phillies with The Philadelphia Inquirer Scott Lauber (23:47) and Nationals with The Athletic's Britt Ghiroli (33:23).
You know who's No. 1, but which two pitchers got into the top five? And who is the most surprising addition to the top 10?
The votes are in, and ESPN has picked its top 100 players. Members of our panel look at this year's most surprising rankings.
Kiley McDaniel's top 100 prospects for 2020 is out. He and Buster dive into the list (1:54), discussing how analytics has factored into generating the rankings, when Wander Franco might manifest in the big leagues, why he's bullish on Julio Rodriguez and if the Padres' young talent will manifest fast enough to satisfy ownership. Later, Hembo hops on to talk about Yoan Moncada and the White Sox's rebuild, Christian Yelich's team-friendly extension, and why Brian Cashman deserves more credit for finding value to fill out the roster (21:53).
The Clevelander nightclub and swimming pool just over the left-field wall at Marlins Park -- which had been a staple of the stadium since it opened in 2012 -- has closed.