The Mets made a huge splash and plenty of free agents remain, but for now, a pair of NL West rivals are clearly the two top teams in the sport.
Eric and Tristan discuss the value of Yu Darvish/Blake Snell in San Diego and Josh Bell in Washington in addition to highlighting prospects on the move and their future upside.
Blake Snell said Tuesday he was stunned to leave Tampa Bay so soon but that he is looking forward to joining the "super exciting" Padres with the trade complete.
From the prospects who moved to the economic rationale, two big offseason moves provide a window into the state of three teams headed in different directions.
Left-handed reliever Jose Alvarado was acquired by the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday in a three-way trade with the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers.
First Blake Snell, now Yu Darvish: Padres go all-in, Cubs start rebuild and what's next for MLB offseason
A blockbuster deal with the Cubs hours after a major trade with the Rays? We break down every aspect of San Diego's holiday spree.
Two months after the controversial end to his final World Series start, the 2018 AL Cy Young is headed to San Diego. Here's what could make the deal a success -- or failure -- for both teams.
The San Diego Padres are finalizing a trade to acquire former Cy Young winner Blake Snell from the Tampa Bay Rays for prospects, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
This was a baseball season like no other. And here are the numbers that prove it.
Eric and Tristan discuss what the first wave of free agency signings mean for 2021. A top-10 closer? New place, same value for a starter? A sleeper hitter on the move?
Right-hander Michael Wacha and the Rays have reached a one-year, $3 million contract.
A month after the Rays lost to the Dodgers in the World Series, Rays manager Kevin Cash said he "did grind" on the decision to pull Blake Snell in Game 6 with a 1-0 lead.
Catcher Mike Zunino is returning to the Rays on a one-year contract with an option for the 2022 season.
As the Rays starter's name swirls in offseason rumors, we find the best fits for a winter blockbuster.
From historic heists to modern blockbusters, we examine the reasons for the most memorable deals in baseball history.
The lack of in-person meetings didn't keep moves from happening. Here's what we learned this week.
Texas acquired first baseman Nate Lowe and minor leaguer Jake Guenther from Tampa Bay in exchange for minor leaguers Heriberto Hernandez, Osleivis Basabe and Alexander Ovalles.
With Major League Baseball reducing the number of affiliated farm teams, here's a look at where things stand.
With baseball's offseason set to begin in earnest, we rank each club's roster and look at what work needs to be done.
How did the non-tender deadline change our list? Here's our look at everyone on the open market, from big-name stars to bargain options.
The Tampa Bay Rays offered 2021 contracts to starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow and six other arbitration-eligible players Wednesday.
Nick Bitsko, the 18-year-old pitcher whom the Rays took in the first round of this year's draft, underwent surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder.