While Shohei Ohtani and the Marlins' sell-off have dominated the headlines, some under-the-radar moves have helped teams drastically change their postseason odds.
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Buster Olney and Keith Law put a bow on the Winter Meetings, discuss the moves that could still be made and more (6:08). Plus, "Inside Heat" on the Orioles from Roch Kubatko (32:05) and Nationals from Chelsea Janes (43:42).
After an era of relative parity in Major League Baseball, the list of clubs with a ticket to Scott Boras' proverbial "Playoffville" is shrinking.
The Marlins' salary dump continued, and critics took turns bashing them. A group of relievers cashed in. And, well, the rest of this week was more of a fact-finding mission than a splash of activity. Big moves are coming, it's just a matter of when.
Aaron Judge can't wait to get to spring training and start learning from new Yankees teammate Giancarlo Stanton, saying "we're just adding not only great players but quality guys as well."
The Yankees had four players taken in the Rule 5 draft Wednesday, while the O's picked three. The Tigers picked D-backs outfielder Victor Reyes No. 1; LHP/OF Anthony Gose was picked by the Astros, from the Rangers system; and the Royals made two trades.
Almost everyone could use the O's star, but only a few clubs have enough to land him. From one-year rentals to long-term homes, here are the best fits.
A look back at the power-hitting duos of history proves it: We've never seen anything quite like the pairing of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge.
By refusing to back down three years ago and again last week, the Marlins slugger set the stage for the Bronx Bombers to make a stunning deal.
On the day top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres turned 21, New York general manager Brian Cashman revealed the team's big league staff wanted him on last year's Opening Day roster.
Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer
Here is Yankees GM Brian Cashman's latest update on where he stands on moves: "We are accessing all opportunities and see if we can land a plane," Cashman said. "Right now, we are circling the airport. We are waiting for clearance on the runway.That is not from ownership. That means that we've got the signal that it is a safe landing spot, that we are comfortable with it, excited by that. We have enough gas in that tank that we can keep circling for awhile."
Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer
Will Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge hit over/under 86.5 home runs in the 2018 season? The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas just released that prop.
He certainly doesn't look the part. But there are a few good reasons the 6-foot-7, 282-pound Bronx Bomber could play a starring role in the 1-hole.
Buster Olney sits down with Yankees GM Brian Cashman to discuss how the deal with Giancarlo Stanton went down, how Stanton will fit in New York's lineup and more.
The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday that they have signed former Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract.
William Weinbaum ESPN
The baseball writers' choices for the Hall of Fame are due 12/31 & the results announcement is 1/24, but the people's choices re: Barry Bonds & Roger Clemens are in, according to a Seton Hall Sports Poll, released Tue. & 49% said no to the duo, 35% yes & 16% didn't know or had no opinion. 62% said they agree with HoFer Joe Morgan that players with a history of PEDs use don't belong in the HoF & 26% disagreed.
Monique Jones ESPN
From Buster Olney: The Orioles have been talking with other teams about moving Manny Machado, and one of the teams that has expressed interest, according to sources: The Yankees, who currently have a need for a third baseman. The Orioles have not executed a major sell-off in the time that Peter Angelos has been owner of the team, but the circumstances could be right for that. Machado is a free agent at the end of the 2018 season and is expected to test the market, and the Orioles want access to the best prospects – and the Yankees have a very well-stocked farm system. Stay tuned.
Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
Best piece of advice that new Yankees skipper Aaron Boone has received? "Don't read the paper."
As New York and Boston pull away, it could be time for the O's, Jays and Rays to admit they can't keep up -- and cash in on their biggest stars.
Finding someone willing to take on their third baseman's salary opened up possibilities for New York's next move, while San Diego bought a chance to improve its pitching staff.
Enrique Rojas ESPNdeportes
El mayor atractivo de la jornada del martes en las Reuniones Invernales del béisbol en Disney serán las apariciones ante la prensa nacional de los nuevos managers Aaron Boone, de New York Yankees; Mickey Callaway, de New York Mets; Alex Cora, de Boston Red Sox, y Gabe Kapler, de Philadelphia Phillies. También hablarán hoy los últimos ganadores de la Serie Mundial, Joe Maddon, de Chicago Cubs, y AJ Hinch, de Houston Astros. #WinterMeetings
Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer
In trading Chase Headley and his $13 million salary, along with Bryan Mitchell for the .200 hitting, 27-year-old Jabari Blash to the Padres, the Yankees are clearing room under the luxury tax threshold following the Giancarlo Stanton blockbuster. This move puts the Yankees in position to re-sign CC Sabathia, add another starter via trade or free agency and/or re-sign Todd Frazier to man third. The main question facing any Frazier deal is: How many years would they give him with Manny Machado a possible free agent target next winter and exciting prospect, Miguel Andujar, not far from the big leagues? All and all, Yankees GM Brian Cashman is not done yet.
The Yankees traded 3B Chase Headley, who is due $13 million in 2018, and reliever Bryan Mitchell to the Padres in exchange for outfielder Jabari Blash.