The 2019 ballots showed small gains for both, but it's what those who didn't vote for them tell us that says their day in Cooperstown is unlikely to come.
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From health to hangovers, Boston still must find a few answers in its quest for a second straight ring.
Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Thursday he doesn't expect to spend a lot of money on a closer.
Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer
Can you guess who's golf bag this belongs to? There's 2 huge hints stitched on that pocket... 3rd Hint: Boston Red Sox. If you haven't guessed Roger Clemens yet, you lose.
After some Inside Heat from Philadelphia (5:14) & St. Louis (11:06), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss next week's Hall of Fame vote, the latest with Machado & Harper & more (16:37). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (35:35), a conversation with record-setting journeyman Oliver Drake (44:08) and longtime friend Chelsea Janes' goodbye to baseball reporting (58:49).
Even the best clubs -- yes, even the world champs -- have an Achilles' heel. Here are MLB's most glaring weaknesses, and what's being done, if anything, to address them.
The World Series champion Boston Red Sox will visit the White House on Feb. 15 and will also visit the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during the trip.
Nolan Arenado is expected to receive an arbitration-record $27 million deal from the Rockies, even though the two sides failed to reach a settlement Friday, sources told ESPN.
Boston's Mookie Betts, the AL MVP in 2018, will make $20 million next season, which sets a new arbitration-settlement standard for players with four or more years of service.
Knuckleballer Steven Wright and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year contract for $1,375,000, a raise of $275,000, in a deal that avoided arbitration.
Bryce Harper and Manny Machado aren't the only big names still searching for the right fit. We examine who is available and their most likely landing spots.
Halfway through the offseason, we look at which teams have gained ground, which have fallen back and what moves could be made to shift things further.
As 2018 draws to its conclusion, we wanted to look back at the year in sports -- the best (and worst) teams, the results that surprised us most and...
The 2018 calendar year has been pretty incredible for sports fans.
Two-way star Shohei Ohtani became an MLB sensation this season. But a century from now, will his debut be the most profound and lasting legacy of 2018?
Which team could put Manny Machado or Bryce Harper under its tree? Who has gotten the most done, and who bears watching?
The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a one-year contract with reliever Heath Hembree, avoiding salary arbitration.
William Weinbaum ESPN
As winter begins 12/21, Baseball-Reference.com shows only A.L. pitcher George Winter (Bos 1901-08 & Det ‘08) had that last name. 3 MLBers were named "Winters": Clarence (Bosox 1924), Jesse (Giants 1919-20 & Phils ‘21-23) & Matt (KC 1989).
In the same way the Red Sox held out for J.D. Martinez in a crowded market, they could do the same for their free-agent closer.
The World Series champion Boston Red Sox owe $11.95 million in luxury tax for having baseball's top payroll.
Every team left Las Vegas with unfinished business. We have some suggestions on where they should go from here.
Free-agent outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and the Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a minor league contract.
The Red Sox say they will move MVP Mookie Betts out of the leadoff spot and down to No. 2 in the Boston lineup.