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.
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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.
- Giants, Cardinals say Stanton has vetoed deals
- Prized prospect Ohtani to sign with Angels
- Sources: Expect MLB probe after Ohtani choice
- Jeter says 'no decisions' made yet on Stanton
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
Carlos Gonzalez's value has declined after a down year in Colorado, but he's quietly attracting interest as a free agent because he's likely to sign a short-term deal to reestablish his market value. The Blue Jays, Royals, Rays, Giants and Athletics are among the teams that have CarGo on their radar. "There will be a rush once we all realize we can't get what we want," said a personnel man for one of the clubs keeping an eye on Gonzalez.
The Cardinals, Red Sox and Giants are among the clubs that need to be all-in next season. What big moves can win-now teams make to paint themselves into the playoff picture?
Which major free agents are most likely to sign first? Which team's GM will be the most active, and what will be the most surprising move? Our experts dig in to what could happen as teams start wheeling and dealing.
Clubs like the Giants, Cardinals and Cubs have to move on to other key areas for improvement. What positions and players will they prioritize now?
Giancarlo Stanton has vetoed trades that the Miami Marlins worked out with San Francisco and St. Louis, declining to waive his no-trade clause.
Shohei Ohtani, a 23-year-old Japanese right-hander with a 100 mph fastball and devastating left-handed swing, picked the Angels over six other teams, his agent said Friday.
Despite repeated warnings by MLB prior to Shohei Ohtani's decision to play for the Angels, sources told ESPN they wouldn't be surprised if there was an investigation into the process.
For these five teams that will be paying the price for extra punch through trades or free agency, S.O.S. might as well stand for Send Over Sluggers.
The Japanese star could be a great pitcher or a not-so great pitcher in MLB. As a hitter, he might have a similar range. We mix and match the projections to find the most entertaining Ohtani.
New Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said the team is "still gathering information" on potential deals for Giancarlo Stanton, adding that "anything up to this point has been speculation."
Baseball's most coveted free agent has whittled down his list of likely landing spots. We make the case for each of the seven finalists to ink the two-way Japanese superstar.
Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani has narrowed his choice to seven teams -- the Dodgers, Angels, Padres, Giants, Mariners, Rangers and Cubs -- according to multiple reports.
Whatever they do with Giancarlo Stanton, Derek Jeter and the Marlins will have budgetary handicaps in 2018. Where do the Fish rank among teams with major financial handicaps this winter?
Representatives of slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who have met with the Giants over the past two days, have also received approval for a meeting with the Cardinals, sources told ESPN.
Adding Giancarlo Stanton would fill a lot of holes in San Francisco. But can the Giants spend their way back into contention in one offseason?
Giants executives, hoping to get an idea on whether slugger Giancarlo Stanton might approve a trade to San Francisco, met with Stanton's representatives on Thursday in Los Angeles, sources confirmed to ESPN.
The Marlins slugger reportedly could be traded before the winter meetings begin.
You could trade for Stanton and the potential $295 million left on his contract -- or just sign Martinez.
The Giants are looking at an overwhelming payroll for the foreseeable future, so the amount of long-term money on the books precludes San Francisco from embarking on a full-on rebuild.
The Giants' outfielders are aging and produced minus-42 defensive runs saved last season, sixth worst in the majors. That's a problem in spacious AT&T Park -- one that a certain free agent could help fix.
The Giants need to go all-in and bring the 2017 NL MVP to the Bay Area. Stanton is the greatest possible improvement for the outfield of one of the worst teams in need of the largest jolt in the arm.
San Francisco reportedly has "had discussions" about signing the veteran slugger, but it's unclear if the team has met with agent Scott Boras.