MLB's first labor proposal since locking out players Dec. 2 did little to encourage players and heightened the likelihood of spring training being postponed, sources told ESPN on Thursday.
With moves left to be made once the lockout ends, Buster Olney rates baseball's best teams as 2022 begins.
Left-handed pitcher Jon Lester has retired from baseball with 200 wins and World Series rings with the Red Sox and Cubs.
'Maybe the best playoff pitcher ever': What made Jon Lester an October legend and potential Hall of Famer
One of the greatest postseason starters in MLB history is calling it a career. Here's how Lester dominated for more than a decade.
From current stars to overlooked players of the past, we put together a lineup of those who haven't made it to Cooperstown yet -- and examine when (or if) they'll get there.
The Cardinals have canceled their annual winter warmup promotional event because of Major League Baseball's lockout.
This year's historic crop of free-agent shortstops is down to a pair. Is either likely to land on your favorite team?
With the hot stove on hold, we take a look at whose 2022 pennant hopes have risen -- and fallen -- the most so far this winter.
William Weinbaum ESPN
He's 83, his last season was ‘83 & Jim Kaat said he was humbled & grateful Sun. for his HoF selection: “I really didn't think this day would ever come” and that Golden Days Era Committee voters “rewarded durability and dependability - along with dominance, which the Hall of Fame usually rewards, rightly so.” In 25 seasons, 15 as a Twin, he had 1 W.S. win - 1965 vs. LA's Sandy Koufax, and said, “I'll have a back room in the Hall of Fame, where Sandy's up front…he was just the best of that era.”
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MLB's winter mtgs in Orlando are a lockout casualty, but not the HoF's Sun., 12/5 "Early Baseball" (pre-1950) & "Golden Days" (1950-69) Era committees' voting/tally there, per a Hall spokesman Thu. EB ballot: Bill Dahlen/John Donaldson/Bud Fowler/Vic Harris/Grant "Home Run" Johnson/Lefty O'Doul/Buck O'Neil/Dick "Cannonball" Redding/Allie Reynolds/Geo. Scales. GD ballot: Dick Allen/Ken Boyer/Gil Hodges/Jim Kaat/Roger Maris/Minnie Miñoso/Danny Murtaugh/Tony Oliva/Billy Pierce/Maury Wills.
Starting pitcher Steven Matz and the Cardinals finalized a $44 million, four-year contract Monday, giving St. Louis the shutdown left-hander it desperately sought for a rotation that otherwise returns intact next season.
Mets owner Steve Cohen said the agent for Steven Matz exhibited "unprofessional behavior" after reaching out to the team about wanting to return and Matz then signing with the Cardinals as a free agent.
Here's what every MLB team should do this winter -- and they would if we were running things.
Starting pitcher Steven Matz has agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with the Cardinals, pending a physical, sources said.
Bill Virdon, the 1955 National League Rookie of the Year who later won Manager of the Year awards in both leagues, has died at the age of 90.
Ohtani, Harper, Burnes, Ray -- did the voters get it right? Picks, results and analysis from MLB awards week
From Jonathan India's rookie title to Shohei Ohtani's unanimous MVP win -- and everything in between -- we broke down every award handed out during baseball's 2021 ceremonies.
Gabe Kapler was named National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday after guiding the San Francisco Giants to an improbable 107-win season.
Jonathan India finished ahead of Cardinals OF Dylan Carlson and Marlins starter Trevor Rogers.
Julio Lugo, who played for seven teams in a 12-year major league career, has died. He was 45.
Scherzer to St. Louis? Stroman to Mets AND Yankees? Where MLB's top 25 free agents would land if money didn't matter
We imagine a world in which free agents picked a team not for the paycheck, but for their own happiness -- and for the good of the game.
Remember what we said about your team going into the season? It's time to see what worked out, what didn't -- and what it means for 2022.
Two-way Angels sensation Shohei Ohtani is a finalist for AL MVP along with Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Marcus Semien. Ex-Cardinals skipper Mike Shildt was nominated for NL Manager of the Year less than a month after he was fired.