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The top offseason priority for all 30 MLB teams

Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.

Will Paxton put the Yankees past the Red Sox? (2:08)

James Paxton on joining the New York Yankees

The newest member of the Yankees, James Paxton, joins the guys to discuss what kind of pitcher he is, why he didn't sign with the Blue Jays out of college and if it will be tough to shave his beard.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Paxton to the Yankees seems like a wise move for them and the rebuilding Mariners. Paxton's fantasy value is about the same, as he is moving to a more hitter-friendly park, but gets better offensive support. Overcoming injury is another thing. He still hasn't pitched 165 innings in a season, so he is more of a volume risk than most in the top 20 hurlers. The headliner to Seattle is Justus Sheffield and he should get a legit chance, but he's not Walker Buehler as rookies go and the Mariners are not the Dodgers. Look for the Mariners to move others as well.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

James Paxton's single-year bests as a pro in terms of starts and innings: 2016: 31 GS, 171 2/3 IP 2013: 30 GS, 169 2/3 IP 2018: 28 GS, 160 1/3 IP 2017: 25 GS, 140 IP 2012: 21 GS, 106 1/3 IP Durability is really the one remaining obstacle to his being a top-10 fantasy SP.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Justus Sheffield is the winner of this trade for fantasy, not simply because Safeco Field will be an easier park in which to pitch, but because the deal itself cements the Mariners' rebuilding angle. His chances of a 20-plus-start MLB season surely improve.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

I'll dial James Paxton back a spot or two in my SP rankings — surely behind Walker Buehler — after his trade to the Yankees due to the park factors, as he gives up a good number of fly balls, but this is hardly bad for his value. It just makes a sub-3 ERA a little tougher.

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Yanks' Cashman mum on Machado hustle debate

While saying that hustling "is always a prerequisite" when signing players, Yankees GM Brian Cashman doesn't want any part of a debate about free agent Manny Machado


Brian Cashman on potential free agent moves

Yankees GM Brian Cashman joins the guys and shares his thoughts on Manny Machado's "hustle" comments. Plus, what do the Yanks plan on doing about their starting pitching? Brian gives his take...

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Shohei Ohtani's incredible two-way season ends with AL Rookie of the Year honors as the Angels pitcher/slugger downed a pair of Yankees teammates in Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres for the award. Ohtani received 25 of the 30 first-place votes.

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Ohtani tops Yanks duo for AL Rookie of the Year

Shohei Ohtani became the fourth Japanese-born player to win Rookie of the Year, as the Angels' two-way sensation beat out Yankees duo Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres for the American League award.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

In a statement Sun. by Babe Ruth's daughter Julia Ruth Stevens, 102, and her family, about his Presidential Medal of Freedom, they expressed pride in his visits to children in hospitals & orphanages, paying hospital bills for people he barely knew, support of 100+ charities, encouragement of integrated baseball & outspokenness against German persecution of Jews. "Everyone was equal in Babe's eyes - rich or poor, white or black," they said.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Contacted by ESPN Sat., Linda Ruth Tosetti — granddaughter of Babe Ruth, newly named Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient — said for 37 years she wrote letters seeking the honor & she got the idea from her mother Dorothy Ruth Pirone, whom she told on her deathbed in 1989 that she wouldn't give up. Tosetti said she's grateful to her husband Andrew & all supporters, adding, "My mom's laughing in heaven and saying, ‘we did it'" and that a proud Babe would say, "Thanks, Prez."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Babe Ruth died 8/16/48 & Elvis Presley 8/16/77 — now both are to be Presidential Medal of Freedom honorees on Fri., the White House announced Sat. Pres. Trump is to also bestow this highest civilian honor on former NFL greats Alan Page & Roger Staubach, retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia & philanthropist/Republican donor Dr. Miriam Adelson.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.7810th
Quality Starts87Tied-5th
Batting Average.24916th
On Base Percentage.3298th
Slugging Percentage.4512nd