2017 SeasonAll times ET
Two days after sending ace Gerrit Cole to Houston, the Pirates took another definitive step in their rebuild Monday, trading former MVP outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the Giants.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
Teams that have spoken with the Pirates have gotten the sense that GM Neal Huntington will be more receptive to trade offers for Andrew McCutchen now that Gerrit Cole has departed for Houston via trade. The Giants are among several clubs that have maintained a dialogue with Pittsburgh on McCutchen, who is a free agent at the end of the 2018 season.
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
Getting Gerrit Cole from the Pirates is great news for the Astros at almost any price (with Joe Musgrove and Colin Moran the named pieces so far). If they can work with him to get similar results as they did with Justin Verlander, weep for the rest of the AL West for the next two years. Scratch one landing spot for Yu Darvish, and watch to see how soon Andrew McCutchen gets dealt from Pittsburgh as well.
The Pirates have traded their top starting pitcher, Gerrit Cole, to the Astros in exchange for pitcher Joe Musgrove, third baseman Colin Moran, reliever Michael Feliz and outfielder Jason Martin.
The Pirates and top starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, who had been subject to trade talk in recent weeks, avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one-year deal worth $6.75 million on Friday.
The pace of this offseason has been positively glacial. We examine the reasons so many free agents are still unsigned -- and make predictions for the coming thaw.
Big-ticket moves have been few and far between this offseason, but that hasn't stopped some clubs from helping their playoff chances, while others have fallen behind the pack.
A Japanese sensation who landed in L.A. A Miami MVP shipped to the Bronx. A D.C. superstar on the cusp of free agency. All are among the players, managers, executives, agents and, um, commissioners, on our list of MLBers to watch in 2018.
Giants legend Willie McCovey said Barry Bonds deserves a spot in Cooperstown, adding that a letter circulated by fellow Hall of Famer Joe Morgan last month to voters is aimed at keeping the all-time home run leader out of the Hall.
Now that we've laid out the criteria for what makes a baseball season memorable, we put 2017 to the test.
From the very first World Series to the Cubs' first title in more than a century, we look back through the lens of history to list the stories, teams, players and plays that made their mark on MLB forever.
Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer
The Yankees and Pirates are still in talks about starter Gerrit Cole, but a source with knowledge of the discussions says nothing is close right now. The Yankees are not expected to give up top prospect Gleyber Torres in any deal. Clint Frazier remains a possibility.
On Base Percentage.31821st
Earned Run Average4.2213th