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2019 Schedule

BBTN: Hinch's Gripes, Doolittle, Cards' Issues

Before hearing from Nationals RP Sean Doolittle (31:43), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss A.J. Hinch's gripes, strength of schedule concerns, Carlos Gonzalez's signing & much more (8:11). Plus, Derrick Goold with some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals' spring struggles (37:20).

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Sources: CarGo, Tribe reach minor league deal

Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has agreed to a minor league deal with the Indians, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan, confirming multiple reports. If he's added to the 40-man roster, Gonzalez will get a $2 million contract in the major leagues.

ESPN Illusttration
5dPreston Johnson

Ultimate 2019 MLB betting guide

World Series, season win totals and player props -- there are more ways than ever to bet baseball. Here are our nine best futures bets for this season.

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4dDavid Schoenfield

Predicting the next top-100 player for all 30 teams

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?

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Indians GM Mike Chernoff called this offseason "a balancing act." The Indians basically went over budget by spending more than $300M combined the last two years and then cut costs throughout the winter in hopes of saving money while still contending for a championship and also improving their farm system. The Indians lead the AL in wins the last six years but are projected to have an Opening Day payroll of about $116M, roughly $20M less than 12 months earlier. Chernoff: "We're not a large-market team. We can't just go crazy payroll-wise. ... We needed to put ourselves in a healthier and more sustainable position financially and also infuse young talent into our system."


BBTN: Player Rankings, Stark, Yankees' Boone, More

Buster discusses ESPN's rankings of the top 100 players in baseball and much more with Jayson Stark (5:15) and Boog Sciambi (29:28). Plus, Yankees manager Aaron Boone (24:36) and Paul Hembekides dives into the numbers for "Hembo Knows" (49:23).


BBTN: Front Office Strategy, Angels' Harvey, Keown On Harper

Before hearing from new Angels P Matt Harvey (26:32), Buster & Keith Law discuss front office strategy when it comes to valuable players and much more (3:09). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (34:29) and Tim Keown on his recent ESPN the Magazine cover story on Bryce Harper (39:48).


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Francisco Lindor just told me that he hit in the cage today for the first time this spring and also took some ground balls. Lindor suffered a moderate calf strain at the beginning of February while preparing for camp.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tito Francona says that Jason Kipnis has slight discomfort on his left quad hip flexor. Francona did say he expects him to be fine and should play on Sunday.

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23dJeff Passan

Source: Ramirez, Tribe reach minor league deal

Hanley Ramirez agreed to a minor league deal with the Indians on Saturday in hopes of making a comeback after the Red Sox released him in the middle of last season, a source told ESPN.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2689th
On Base Percentage.33912th
Slugging Percentage.4744th
Earned Run Average4.7813th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st