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?
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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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- Giants, Cardinals say Stanton has vetoed deals
- Jeter says 'no decisions' made yet on Stanton
Tracy Stallard, the pitcher who gave up Roger Maris' record 61st home run in 1961, died Wednesday at age 80.
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.
The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with reliever Luke Gregerson, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney.
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?
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Yadier Molina hosted a celebrity softball game and HR Derby to bring joy to his island of Puerto Rico, devastated by Hurricane Maria. Yadi had the opportunity to share the experience with his two older brothers, Bengie and José Molina.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Los hermanos Molina se juntaron en su isla de Puerto Rico para traerle alegría al pueblo después del catastrófico Huracán María. Yadier Molina es el anfitrión de un "Home Run Derby" y un juego de softball de celebridades, donde compartió junto a sus hermanos Bengie y José.
Giancarlo Stanton has vetoed trades that the Miami Marlins worked out with San Francisco and St. Louis, declining to waive his no-trade clause.
A star slugger to the Cardinals? A coveted young ace to the Dodgers? With baseball's winter meetings just days away, we offer a handful of deals that make sense for all sides.
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.
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."
Kevin Maitan is among the former Braves prospects finding new teams, while the Rangers and Cardinals made moves to shore up their pitching staffs.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
After being punted to the sidelines in the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes, the Cardinals plucked another pitcher out of Japan, signing former Padres and Rangers righty Miles Mikolas. He was one of the best starters in Japan last season with a 2.25 ERA and superb 187-23 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 188 innings. At two years and $15.5 million, Mikolas only has to perform as a back-end starter to justify the deal and the relative small deal means there's still money to make a big splash -- like trading for Giancarlo Stanton.
Miles Mikolas, who is 31-13 with a 2.18 ERA the past three seasons in Japan, signed a two-year contract Tuesday with the Cardinals.
The big righty might have struggled in the World Series, but he's still going to get paid this offseason as one of baseball's top free-agent pitchers.
The ChiSox fired up the hot stove by signing free agent Welington Castillo, while the Cardinals dealt a 2016 All-Star and the Rays landed a prospect.
Aledmys Diaz, an All-Star as a breakout rookie for the Cardinals in 2016, was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league outfielder J.B. Woodman.
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.
Buster Olney talks to Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the Cardinals' pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton, other pieces on the team's roster and more.
Six teams reportedly are "in" on the pursuit of free agent right-hander Yu Darvish.
The Marlins slugger reportedly could be traded before the winter meetings begin.
The upside to the Cardinals' disappointing 2017 season is that it motivates them moving forward. An impact player tacked onto this baseline would put them back near baseball's elite tier.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
If you're in the Springfield, Illinois, area, there is a very cool exhibit on display on the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Fandom between the two franchises are split in this part of the country.