Have the Padres passed the Dodgers? When will Bauer and Realmuto sign? Which team still needs to make a splash? Our experts weigh in.
William Weinbaum ESPN
Don Sutton said in our 2006 interview, "I consider myself a guy that would've done the right thing, because it was the right thing to do. ‘What do you want me to do, when do you want it done and trust me, I'll give you my best effort.'" As an analyst, he took special interest in Tom Glavine. "His personality and mine are identical and our approach to life and our approach to pitching and preparation: ‘it's my job, let's go do it, I'll give it the best I've got and then I'll take the results.'"
BBTN: Jess Mendoza on the Mets firing Jared Porter. Plus, Padres manager Jayce Tingler on Snell, Tatis and the Dodgers
Jess Mendoza talks to Buster about the Mets firing Jared Porter for sexually harassing a reporter, the emotions she felt when the story broke, why more women don’t speak up similar situations, the need for structural changes in the sport and her belief that things will be different going forward (6:40). Next, Tim Kurkjian stops by to talk about life as a grandparent, Porter, the Blue Jays signing George Springer, if the Yankees are done making additions, his top five teams right now and the passing of Don Sutton (25:46). Then, Sarah Langs shares her thoughts on the Porter situation and teams under the most pressure to make moves before the season (41:41). Finally, Padres manager Jayce Tingler on when he heard the Blake Snell news, the dynamic between the Padres and Dodgers, how Fernando Tatis Jr. can push himself to be even better and building on the 2020 season (52:55).
Several big names are still available in January, so we asked our experts to weigh in on where the best will eventually sign.
Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda was memorialized during a private service at Dodger Stadium before his burial on Tuesday.
Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton, who won over 300 games during a major league career that spanned 23 seasons -- mostly with the Dodgers -- has died at the age of 75.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
RIP, Hall of Famer Don Sutton. After winning 324 games in 23 major league seasons, 233 of them for the Dodgers, it remarkably took Sutton five tries to get elected to Cooperstown. At the time, a knock against him was he won 20 games only once, but voters overlooked his longevity and durability. He never missed a start in his career until landing on the disabled for the first time in his final season in 1988. His 5,282 innings rank seventh all time.
Doc retells his stories about controlled chaos in sports, art and medicine. Doc welcomes Stan Conte, former head athletic trainer for the Dodgers who talks about the mechanics of pitchers, the injuries and rehabilitation in MLB athletes. Hour Two Klapper Vision is the Rams' Aaron Donald rib injury. The Weekend Warrior Clinic opens for listeners.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
The Dodgers and Cody Bellinger settled at $16.1 million, one year after he set a record for a first-year, arbitration-eligible player. This was just slightly higher than the $15.9M projected for him by MLB Trade Rumors. Bellinger has two more arbitration years left and will become very expensive if he keeps this pace up.
Dodgers star Cody Bellinger agreed to a one-year, $16.1 million contract Friday with the World Series champions to avoid salary arbitration, according to multiple reports.
Buster talks to 12-year MLB veteran Alex Avila about his late-godfather Tommy Lasorda and the time they met at a diner in L.A. after he was called up to the big leagues.
How did the non-tender deadline change our list? Here's our look at everyone on the open market, from big-name stars to bargain options.
New Dodgers reliever Corey Knebel agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million contract on Thursday to avoid salary arbitration, while pitcher Dylan Floro agreed to $975,000.
BBTN: Jesse Rogers on the Mets trading for Francisco Linder; Alex Avila on his godfather Tommy Lasorda; Hembo on position rankings
Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss Spring Training starting on schedule, Corey Kluber trying to prove that he’s healthy and the Mets trading for Francisco Lindor. Then, 12-year MLB veteran Alex Avila hops on to talk about his godfather Tommy Lasorda, staying patient in free agency, his outlook on another pandemic season and catching for Justin Verlander in Detroit. Later, Hembo quibbles with Buster’s top 10 position rankings.
Right-handed reliever Pedro Baez has agreed to a two-year contract with the Astros that is expected to fall in the $12-14 million guaranteed range, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
A pair of Chicago sluggers could be the next big names on the move this winter. If they go, these are the best fits to land them.
Longtime baseball adviser, major league coach and former player Joe Amalfitano is calling it a career following 67 years in professional baseball.
Spain & Fitz talk Wild Card weekend plans, "Death to 2020" and more in a pre-party, then welcome Mike Golic Jr to talk NFL, CFB and The Bachelorette. Then it's #HiFraand with Mina Kimes, who breaks down the Wild Card weekend in the NFL and Treavor Scales talks college football and his new show. Plus, Bobby Valentine remembers his friend Tommy Lasorda, Spain and Fitz tell you which teams are peaking, plateauing and plunging and they make their Six-Pack of picks for the weekend.
Tony Reali and the national panel discuss JuJu’s comments on the Browns, pressure on the Bills, the passing of Tommy Lasorda & more
Does DeShaun want out of Houston after not listening to the franchise QB's personnel requests? We also honor a baseball legend with Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts.
Heriberto Murrieta, Ciro Procuna, John Sutcliffe, hablarán, entre otros temas, una triste y mala noticia para todos los aficionados de los Dodgers de los Angeles.
Ryan Clark stops by to talk NFL Wildcard Weekend games with. Former Dodger beat writer, Ramona Shelburne joins Max to tell some Tommy Lasorda stories. Is it time for Deshawn Watson to request a trade ?
Max gives his thoughts on the passing of Dodger legend, Tommy Lasorda. After 17 weeks we finally made it to the Playoffs...Max breaks down Wildcard Weekend matchups. Lamar 'must' win this game. Hey McVay, name the Rams starter already!!!! Do the Colts have a shot vs the Bills? Max likes David Bowe (a lil). Are the Mets stealing the Yankee's headlines?
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
In honor of Tommy Lasorda, flags at Dodger Stadium will fly at half-staff and a large No. 2 that was painted in center field will be illuminated in the sky. Flowers have been placed at Lasorda's monument; his jersey and Manager of the Year Awards will mark his seat in the dugout.