Three and a half months after the pursuit started, here's where things stand with Harper, Machado and their suitors. Plus, updates on Craig Kimbrel, Nolan Arenado and other stars seeking paydays.
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Max Scherzer took a shot at MLB's free agency, saying teams getting on the win-loss cycle creates bandwagon fans and poisons the game.
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Feb. 14 holiday trivia - MLB players since 1900 with last name "Valentine" (Baseball-Reference.com): Bobby (LAD/CAL/SD/NYM/SEA IF/OF 1969-79), Corky (CIN P 1954-55), Ellis (MON/NYM/CAL/TEX 1975-83 & ‘85) Fred (BAL/WAS/BAL OF 1959 & ‘63-68) & Joe (CIN P 2003-05). Ellis was the only A-S & Bobby the only Mgr.
The San Francisco Giants acquired reliever Trevor Gott from the Washington Nationals for cash.
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.
After winning his arbitration hearing last year, Trevor Bauer will again take on the Indians. The first-time All-Star has asked for $13 million, while the Indians argued for $11 million.
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who became MLB's first black manager and is the only player to win the MVP in both leagues, has died at age 83.
The late Hall of Famer's talent and competitive fire drove him both as a player and as MLB's first African-American manager.
Buster goes rapid fire with Bob Nightengale on the latest free agency news (4:54), talks to Keith Law about labor negotiations and his rankings (15:35), plays a special "Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (38:25), gets uniform updates from Todd Radom (44:25) and much more.
Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals reportedly have agreed in principle to a $1.3 million, one-year contract.
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?
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge isn't worried about a crowded outfield if the team were to land prized free agent Bryce Harper.
The Nationals have gone a step farther than other major league clubs by banning backpacks from their stadium in an era of enhanced security at MLB venues.