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).
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Bullpen consistency can be the difference between a pennant and going home early. Who's best at nailing down wins and protecting leads?
Having watched the San Diego Padres reach a $300 million, 10-year deal with Manny Machado, Pirates owner Bob Nutting doesn't think it makes sense Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington to add a pricey free agent.
Even with the rise of new tactics like the opener, old-school aces are leading the way.
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.
After providing a taste of what they can do last season, these pitchers are ready to take their place among MLB's elite.
Starting with baseball's reigning best player, out on the grass is where you find the stars to build contenders around.
We break down the cases for why you might crown Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron or Babe Ruth.
Jameson Taillon will pitch March 28 in Cincinnati, manager Clint Hurdle said Saturday. It will be the first Opening Day start of Taillon's four-year career.
The way free agency is going, the rush to sign early-bird contract extensions could become the norm. But at what cost?
These under-the-radar players could open some eyes during spring training and make some noise in the majors before the year is out.
You don't have to be a betting man to wonder whether teams like the Rays might make some noise in the standings again.
Country music legend Garth Brooks is participating in spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates, reporting Monday with the pitchers and catchers.
From big names with something to prove to young stars to get to know, here's what you'll want to keep an eye on during spring training.
Melky Cabrera has agreed to a minor league deal with the Pirates.
The Reds boast top-tier talent and the Pirates have several prospects on the way, while the Cubs, Cardinals and Brewers are all reloading their systems.
Utility infielder Nick Franklin has agreed to a minor league contract with the Pirates and will attend big league spring training.
We're still waiting for this winter's big free agents to sign, but that didn't stop us from predicting which uniforms they'll be wearing in the Midsummer Classic. Who else makes our star-studded squads?
Everybody loves to be ahead of the curve in identifying the next up-and-coming stars. Here are some names to put on your watch list.
Veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano has agreed to a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team announced on Monday.
The Padres have top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr., but how much young talent is behind him? And how does your team's prospect pool rate?
Bob Friend, the former Pirates right-hander who holds the franchise record for innings pitched (3,481), games started (477) and strikeouts (1,682), died Sunday at 88.
Vlad Jr. is the headlining act, but he's far from the only rising star to watch in the majors this season.
From washed-up stars to guys who've never lived up to their paychecks and one slugger who is out of baseball, we examine MLB's biggest money mistakes.
Spring training is almost here. Check out reporting dates for teams in Florida and Arizona, including the defending champion Red Sox.
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