Can the Red Sox repeat? Will L.A. stumble? Who is MLB's best player? Pinch hit on this fill-in-the-blanks 2019 baseball forecast -- but we'll have the last word.
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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).
Astros manager AJ Hinch has been suspended one spring training game for calling umpire Angel Hernandez "unprofessional" and "arrogant."
Astros manager AJ Hinch, not backing down given postgame hindsight, called umpire Angel Hernandez "unprofessional" and "arrogant" after being ejected in the first inning of a split-squad spring training game.
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.
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?
A major shake-up brings a new crew of All-Stars to the forefront, with some of the game's biggest names on the outside looking in.
The Nationals have agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Tony Sipp, who played for Houston last year.
You picked who? Where? We break down some of the questions to come out of the rankings -- and ask you to weigh in as well.
Astros pitcher Francis Martes, who was expected to miss this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a PED.
Leading off our countdown of the game's best, youngsters duel with historic greats. Which players landed on the back half of our list?
Atlanta mainstay Julio Teheran hasn't answered the questions he faces following a shaky season in 2018.
Before hearing from Justin Verlander (30:16), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Manny Machado's honesty, a level of distrust in the league and much more (6:51). Plus, Mandy Bell delivers some "Inside Heat" on the Indians (37:50).
This Just In
Justin Verlander will be the Houston Astros' opening day starter
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman was removed from Wednesday's spring training game against the Marlins with back stiffness. He will not play Thursday but could return to the lineup Friday, manager A.J. Hinch said.
In our spring MLB stock watch, we examine who gained (and lost) the most wins during the offseason with the biggest names finally off the market.
Before hearing from Giancarlo Stanton (31:15), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the opportunity ahead for Bryce Harper, free agents still on the market, the most competitive division in baseball and much more (6:45). Plus, Jesse Rogers' "Inside Heat" on the Cubs (36:22).
After undergoing offseason surgery on his right elbow, Astros third baseman Alex Bregman was plunked on the left elbow in his spring training debut.
It appears there will be even more free agents next fall than there were this winter. And the upper echelon of stars is strong.
After playing DH, Jose Altuve, who had offseason knee surgery, will return to his second base post, while Alex Bregman will also make his first spring start at third base on Saturday.
From underappreciated stars to veterans who get taken for granted and up-and-comers to watch, here's a guy from each team worthy of your attention.
After one exhibition start, Jacob deGrom has a 9.00 ERA. No worries, because all other signs are positive for one of the top pitchers in the major leagues.
From Paul Goldschmidt in St. Louis to Josh Donaldson in Atlanta, we tell you what to expect from some familiar faces in new places.
Some teams take a stars-and-scrubs approach, some have depth but lack star power. We sort them all out and figure out who's on top.
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