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BBTN: HOF Questions, Machado Reports, Drake

After some Inside Heat from Philadelphia (5:14) & St. Louis (11:06), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss next week's Hall of Fame vote, the latest with Machado & Harper & more (16:37). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (35:35), a conversation with record-setting journeyman Oliver Drake (44:08) and longtime friend Chelsea Janes' goodbye to baseball reporting (58:49).

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11dJeff Passan

Sources: $27M deal likely for Arenado, Rockies

Nolan Arenado is expected to receive an arbitration-record $27 million deal from the Rockies, even though the two sides failed to reach a settlement Friday, sources told ESPN.

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Bregman has surgery, likely ready for season

Houston's Alex Bregman, last year's All-Star Game MVP who set career highs in batting average, home runs, RBIs and runs, had surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow.

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12dDavid Purdum

Astros top Caesars' projected win totals at 97.5

Caesars Entertainment's sportsbook started taking bets this week on win totals for the upcoming MLB season, and the Astros top the board at 97.5 wins -- one of four American League teams projected to win more than 91 games.

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Reports: Astros reach 2-year deal with Brantley

Michael Brantley adds a needed left-handed presence to the middle of the Astros' lineup, which is heavily right-handed with key cogs Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa and George Springer.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Few offseason signings will look as much like a perfect match as Michael Brantley to the Astros. The Astros needed left-handed bat after hitting just .246 against right-handed pitching in 2018, a flaw a steady diet of righty Red Sox relievers exposed in the ALCS. Among AL teams, only the Angels batted less often with the platoon advantage. Brantley can also DH, so he doesn't necessarily block top prospect Kyle Tucker, another lefty bat who could win the left-field job. A great team just got better.

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36dDavid Schoenfield

The state of the starting pitching market

A look at who is still available in free agency, who could be involved in a trade, and the teams that could use a rotation upgrade.

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48dDavid Schoenfield

Where things stand with Bryce Harper sweepstakes

With the winter meetings upcoming in Harper's hometown of Las Vegas, we look at the free-agent outfielder's quest for baseball's biggest contract.

Boone, Cora, Hinch open up on close friendship (3:02)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros manager A.J. Hinch was asked about ace pitching prospect Forrest Whitley. He answered by pointing out that Whitley was mowing down hitters in his Arizona Fall League debut in October while the Astros were still playing in the postseason. After Whitley's outing, a scout texted Hinch, saying, "I've got your starter for Sunday." Suffice to say, the Astros are excited about Whitley.

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46dBradford Doolittle and David Schoenfield

Kluber for Schwarber and more trades we want to see in Vegas

A swap of 2016 World Series stars? Madison Bumgarner in Dodger blue? We play Let's Make A Deal, Las Vegas-style with moves we'd make if we were calling the shots at the winter meetings.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2557th
On Base Percentage.3297th
Slugging Percentage.4258th
Earned Run Average3.111st
Quality Starts1051st