Phillies owner John Middleton is meeting with free agent Bryce Harper in Las Vegas, but barring something unexpected, a deal will not be completed Friday night, sources told ESPN.
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From Paul Goldschmidt in St. Louis to Josh Donaldson in Atlanta, we tell you what to expect from some familiar faces in new places.
Before chatting with music legend Garth Brooks about his time with the Pirates (29:35), Buster and Boog Sciambi dish on projected win totals and much more (2:49). Plus, Coley Harvey with some "Inside Heat" on the Yankees (36:21) and we remember the life of the late Nick Cafardo.
Former Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard has joined ESPN as an analyst on "Baseball Tonight."
Third baseman Trevor Plouffe has agreed to a minor league contract to remain with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Buster talks to Karl Ravech about the emotion surrounding a potential Bryce Harper deal, potential issues for an NL Central contender and much more (6:59). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on Manny Machado and the Mets (31:39), and Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (44:31).
Signed to a $50 million, three-year contract, Andrew McCutchen said he enjoys his role as the veteran in the Phillies' outfield and likes what he's seen from his younger teammates.
Buster talks to Bleacher Report's Scott Miller about Manny Machado's deal with the Padres, the ripple effect it will have and much more (8:23). Plus, "Hembo Knows" (24:48), Laura Armstrong with some "Inside Heat" on the Blue Jays (31:55) and remembering the life of the great Don Newcombe (44:31).
Not only could Manny Machado's $300 million pact increase the price tag for Bryce Harper, it also could lead to even heftier free-agent hauls for Mookie Betts and Mike Trout in two years.
The Baltimore Orioles have a season win total of 59.5, while the Yankees are at 96.5. Here are the odds you need to know for all 30 MLB teams.
As rumors swirl for both superstar free agents, we examine each team believed to be interested.
Buster Olney talks to Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer about the Phillies' plans to land a big-name free agent at some point this spring.
Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the waiting game with Harper, Machado and other big stars, what it means for labor peace and much more (6:48). Plus, Mark Teixeira shares his Spring Training perspective (26:50), Scott Lauber brings some "Inside Heat" on the Phillies (39:29), and Buster talks to CC Sabathia about his farewell season (43:28).
Phillies president Andy MacPhail, who continues to size up free agents such as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, says "all of our ownership group wants to win."
Three and a half months after the pursuit started, here's where things stand with Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and their suitors. Plus, updates on Craig Kimbrel, Nolan Arenado and other stars seeking paydays.
Aaron Nola hopes to win titles with the Phillies, and a four-year, $45 million contract will give him a chance.
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