Last year's Nationals are one of several teams that would have missed out on a title under the format MLB will use this season.
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The Yankees are not scheduled to face the White Sox during the 60-game season, so the Cardinals will reportedly be the new opponent for Chicago in the Field of Dreams game Aug. 13 in Dyersville, Iowa.
Spring training 2.0 ... or summer camp? No matter what you call it, baseball's road back to the field starts today. Here's what you need to get up to speed.
Some of the game's biggest prospects, such as Wander Franco and Jo Adell, will be in MLB camps this week. Here's who to watch on every team.
No one knows what will transpire in this year's unique format, but that didn't keep us from making our picks for MVP, the team to beat and more.
Jordan Walker, the power-hitting outfielder from Duke who was drafted by the Cardinals in the first round, signed for $2.9 million on Tuesday.
Mookie Betts wearing Dodger blue, Gerrit Cole in pinstripes. A wild sprint from start to finish. Here's what we're most excited to see when the 2020 season finally begins.
Baseball is about to embark on its shortest season ever, so we look at just how weird 2020's stats could be.
Buster goes full distraction by asking Sarah Langs (6:12) and Karl Ravech (15:54) about the Hall of Fame candidacies of Yadier Molina, Justin Verlander, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. Plus, Ravy gives his thoughts on the latest financial and health negotiations between players and owners.
Karl Ravech joins Buster to discuss ESPN's "Long Gone Summer" and their memories of the summer of 1998, other factors that revitalized baseball after the 1994 strike, and the latest impasse between players and owners in restarting baseball (8:17). Later, Sarah Langs on Buster Posey's Hall of Fame candidacy (34:26). Plus, SVP's conversation with Sammy Sosa (2:44).
Dave Schoenfield joins Eric and Tristan to talk McGwire/Sosa, the impact of prospects in 2020 and the future of the league as a whole.
The 30 for 30 doc reminded us of a wonderful summer when baseball ruled, but the thrills and innocence didn't last.
Before tuning in to watch "Long Gone Summer" at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN, we share our favorite memories and debate the legacies.
Think your team's new prospects are years away from making an impact? Think again. Here's who could make an impact this season -- or soon after.
ESPN's Tim Keown joins Buster to reflect on covering the home run chase of 1998 (14:46). The guys get into the weariness of Mark McGwire and how he never really embraced the moment, the crowds that showed up every game for batting practice, Keown's mental image of a cross-armed Barry Bonds that summer, trying to rundown the steroids story, and Keown's thoughts on baseball's restart negotiations. Plus, Todd Radom on Busch Stadium and the weekly quiz (3:22).
Five pitchers who served up home runs to both sluggers in 1998 describe their showdowns and reflect on MLB's historic -- and controversial -- chase.
It's been 22 years since the summer that changed baseball forever. After the strike of '94 threatened to turn off an entire generation to the game, the tape measure theatrics of McGwire and Sosa made fans fall in love with the national pastime again. The latest 30 for 30, "Long Gone Summer," which premieres this Sunday, chronicles the 1998 chase between the two dueling sluggers...and their very different approaches to making history. Buster Olney reflects on what that summer meant for baseball, and how its perception has changed over the years as baseball's steroids problem came to light.
Kiley McDaniel joins Buster to review the first round of the MLB Draft, discussing what the Orioles did at No. 2, Austin Martin sliding to No. 5, the biggest head scratching pick, the best player still left on the board, and the latest battleground between the players and owners (3:42). Later, in a never-before-heard interview from 2016, Dari Nowkhah and Mel Kiper Jr. talk to Mark McGwire about the 1998 home run chase, including the serendipitous moments of that season, the pressure he felt chasing the record and what he remembers about breaking it (18:22).