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MLB, union focused on plan that could allow season to start as early as May in Arizona

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12:15 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Major League Baseball and its players are increasingly focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May and has the......
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The biggest MLB one-hit wonders for every American League team

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We’ve covered the one-hit wonders in the National League. Let’s move over to the American League. This list includes maybe the most famous one-hit wonder in MLB history, a guy nicknamed “The Hammer,” an unlikely MVP winner and the all-time record holder for doubles in a season. Jump to …AL......
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The best pitching performance ever for all 30 teams

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Editor’s note: The original version of this story ran on June 27, 2018. As part of ESPN’s Strikeout Saturday on March 28, 2020, David Schoenfield updated his evaluations, particularly of who’s most likely to beat each team’s best-ever pitching performance. On May 4, 2018 Gerrit Cole pitched one of the......
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Today-would-have-been-Opening Day MLB Power Rankings

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Well, there are no flyovers, no cracks of the bat, no peanuts or Cracker Jack. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be Power Rankings. On what would have been Opening Day, we compile the votes of ESPN’s baseball reporters, writers and editors and unveil our rankings for all 30 teams,......
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The most meme-worthy moments ever for all 30 teams

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Apr 2, 2020 Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” A lot had to go right for the Astros’ trash can-banging scandal to become MLB’s most massive social media story in modern history. Most importantly, the Astros’......
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Minor leaguers seek side gigs – and answers

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8:00 AM ET Anthony OlivieriESPN.com A few nights ago, Peter Bayer pulled up to a Cheesecake Factory in Scottsdale, Arizona, about 20 miles north of Hohokam Stadium, where the Oakland Athletics play their spring training games, to collect an order. He was there moonlighting for DoorDash, a food delivery service,......
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Imagining a Team USA baseball dream team

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OK, I’m in. In these days of social distancing, Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman spent Thursday afternoon recruiting players for the 2021 World Baseball Classic via social media. Stroman was one of the stars of the U.S. team that won it all in 2017, starting the championship game against Puerto Rico......
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One player on all 30 MLB teams we should appreciate more when baseball resumes

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The next few months without any baseball are going to be rough for MLB fans, so let’s spend a little time appreciating the game we do love as we await its return, starting with these players we don’t talk about enough. Some are simply underrated, some are unappreciated veterans we......
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Pitcher works for DoorDash to get paid while baseball is suspended

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Stephanie Apstein On Thursday night, professional baseball player Peter Bayer made $62 in two hours. That’s more than the A’s have paid him since August. Bayer is one of the 8,000 best baseball players in the world. But his workplace—and......
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MLB hopeful, but bracing for disruptions to early-season games

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2:10 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Major League Baseball teams are preparing for local governments seeking to limit the spread of the coronavirus to implement policies that could disrupt the beginning of the......
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California order on gatherings of 250-plus could affect MLB games

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2:10 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” California on Wednesday recommended a state-wide limit on large gatherings through at least the remainder of March, according to a memo from the state’s department of public......
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ESPN’s MLB Rank, 100-1 — Baseball’s top players for 2020

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Who will be the best players in major league baseball for the 2020 season? To determine this, ESPN polled 40 MLB writers, analysts, contributors and insiders to determine the top 100 and rank them, voting on 200 players. For a basis of comparison, for each player, we’ve looked at where......

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