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Law: Reds risk overpaying to finally land Sonny Gray

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7:55 PM ET The long-rumored trade of Sonny Gray to the Reds came through on Monday, with Gray and minor league reliever Reiver Sanmartin going to Cincinnati, infielder Shed Long going to the Seattle Mariners and outfielder Josh Stowers and a 2019 competitive balance pick (from the Reds) going to the New York Yankees. It’s […]

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Ranking every current Hall of Famer by tiers

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Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle were all easy choices for a trip to Cooperstown.  9:07 AM ET After Tuesday, baseball’s Hall of Fame will be a little more crowded. Probably. According to the baseball internet’s most popular January locale — Ryan Thibodaux’s Hall tracker — Mariano Rivera continues to race toward Cooperstown with […]

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Gray dealt from Yanks to Reds, signs extension

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8:41 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The Yankees have traded starting pitcher Sonny Gray to the Cincinnati Reds, the teams announced Monday, finalizing a days-in-the-making deal that ends Gray’s topsy-turvy stint with New York. Both sides completed a […]

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Cubs’ quips draw ire of Cards’ Molina: ‘Losers’

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5:53 PM ET CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals won’t see each other until early May, but the heat already has been turned up on one of baseball’s best rivalries. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant called St. Louis “boring” during a comedic moment at the team’s annual fan convention this weekend. When […]

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Bryant, Longoria irked Harper, Machado still free

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Machado’s unique skill set tabs him as a top free agent (1:28) Manny Machado’s offensive and defensive versatility classify him as a top player in the majors and a hot commodity in the 2019 free agent class. (1:28) 9:35 PM ET CHICAGO — Cubs star Kris Bryant expressed frustration for free agents Bryce Harper and […]

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Sources: Angels reach deal for Allen to be closer

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8:37 AM ET Jeff Passan Close ESPN ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Alden Gonzalez Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams Previously covered the Angels for MLB.com Free-agent reliever Cody Allen agreed to a one-year deal […]