The San Diego Padres avoided arbitration with outfielder Tommy Pham, reaching agreement on a one-year, $8.9 million deal.
Several big names are still available in January, so we asked our experts to weigh in on where the best will eventually sign.
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.
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.
$100 million? $200 million? $320 million!? What it would really take to make a Fernando Tatis Jr. megadeal work
If the Padres want one of MLB's brightest young stars to sign a long-term extension now, here are three ways it could happen.
Longtime baseball adviser, major league coach and former player Joe Amalfitano is calling it a career following 67 years in professional baseball.
The Mets made a huge splash and plenty of free agents remain, but for now, a pair of NL West rivals are clearly the two top teams in the sport.
The Yankees acquired switch-hitting outfielder Greg Allen, who has a career .239 batting average in four MLB seasons, from San Diego in exchange for left-hander James Reeves.
BBTN: Boog Sciambi on his new gig as Cubs play-by-play man, Alden Gonzalez on the Padres-Dodgers arms race, Hembo on Trevor Story
Boog Sciambi joins Buster to discuss to being named the new play-by-play voice of the Chicago Cubs, his run-in with Harry Caray in a restroom, the Padres looking like a superhero team-up and the slow winter market. Then Alden Gonzalez stops by to talk about when Spring Training may start, the arms race between the Padres and Dodgers and if Los Angeles will re-sign Corey Seager or Cody Bellinger. Later, Hembo on no players being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals at an impasse and Trevor Story.
South Korean slugger Ha-seong Kim left no doubt how he feels about his new team, the San Diego Padres, during an introductory video conference on Tuesday.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Korean INF Ha-Seong Kim gave a thoughtful opening statement, partly in English, said MLB has "always been my dream stage," stated his goal is "to become the Rookie of the Year" and said, thru an interpreter, that he joined the Padres "because they'll be the World Series champions this year." Padres GM AJ Preller said he'll bounce around, playing 3B, SS and — primarily, I presume — 2B.
Eric and Tristan discuss the value of Yu Darvish/Blake Snell in San Diego and Josh Bell in Washington in addition to highlighting prospects on the move and their future upside.
From when the season will actually start to which teams star players will be on when it does, this is what we're watching closest in the new year.
An emotional Yu Darvish said he "wasn't thinking about being traded" and that he thought the Cubs "would be able to compete," but he's excited to land with a young, exciting Padres team that should contend in 2021.
Here's how one offseason deal exposes so many of the issues MLB is facing as inaction reigns across the sport.
Blake Snell said Tuesday he was stunned to leave Tampa Bay so soon but that he is looking forward to joining the "super exciting" Padres with the trade complete.
From the prospects who moved to the economic rationale, two big offseason moves provide a window into the state of three teams headed in different directions.
Going from the rebuilding Cubs to the going-for-it Padres offers Yu Darvish advantages beyond a home ballpark boost.
First Blake Snell, now Yu Darvish: Padres go all-in, Cubs start rebuild and what's next for MLB offseason
A blockbuster deal with the Cubs hours after a major trade with the Rays? We break down every aspect of San Diego's holiday spree.
The Padres made their second trade for a star pitcher in as many days, acquiring righty Yu Darvish from the Cubs, it was announced on Tuesday.
The Padres have agreed to a contract with Korean infielder Ha-seong Kim, according to ESPN and multiple reports.
A new team not only means a new ball park, new defense and new division opponents, it also means a potential change in philosophy that could help define Blake Snell's value in 2021 and beyond.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Blake Snell is headed to San Diego.
Two months after the controversial end to his final World Series start, the 2018 AL Cy Young is headed to San Diego. Here's what could make the deal a success -- or failure -- for both teams.