Oakland Athletics skipper Bob Melvin was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday after guiding the team with the lowest Opening Day payroll in baseball to a 97-65 record and its first playoff berth in four years.
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Mookie or Trout? Verlander or Snell? DeGrom with just 10 wins?? We break down all the angles in advance of baseball's major award announcements.
The Mariners and Rays are finalizing a trade involving catcher Mike Zunino, the Seattle Times reported Wednesday.
What will Boston's bullpen look like in 2019? Is pitching help the No. 1 priority for the Yankees? We look at the one big question for every AL East team for the months ahead.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
2018 Cy Young finalists — AL: Tampa Bay's Blake Snell along with a pair of former winners in Houston's Justin Verlander and Cleveland's Corey Kluber. And in the NL, the all-NL East trio of New York's Jacob deGrom, Washington's Max Scherzer and Philadelphia's Aaron Nola.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
2018 MLB Manager of the Year finalists: AL — Oakland's Bob Melvin, Boston's Alex Cora and Tampa Bay's Kevin Cash. NL — Colorado's Bud Black, Milwaukee's Craig Counsell and Atlanta's Brian Snitker. Winners will be announced Nov. 13
Before the season, we said winning the World Series isn't everything. Some teams proved that. Others, well, not so much.
The Tampa Bay Rays have finalized a minor league contract with 16-year-old Cuban pitcher Sandy Gaston that includes a $2.61 million signing bonus.
Bill Fischer, who spent more than seven decades as a player and coach in professional baseball, died Tuesday. He was 88. He spent the past eight years as a senior adviser to the Kansas City Royals.
After a 108-win season, the Red Sox are the World Series champions. But do they open the offseason at No. 1? Where do the runner-up Dodgers and Astros check in?
Charlie Montoyo, who has served with the Rays in various jobs since their inaugural season in 1998, has been hired as the new manager of the Blue Jays.
The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $2.61 million signing bonus with 16-year-old Cuban pitching prospect Sandy Gaston, pending a physical. The Miami Marlins and Baltimore Orioles were among other teams interested in signing Gaston.
Kevin Cash, who guided the Rays to a 90-72 record and whose unorthodox handling of the pitching staff resulted in a 3.50 staff ERA, was extended through 2024.
The Rays have purchased a United Soccer League team, the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The Rowdies play their home games at Al Lang Stadium.
The top challengers from both leagues couldn't take down Houston during the regular season. Will they fare better in October?
Ryan Yarbrough got his rookie-leading 16th win and the Tampa Bay Rays turned another bullpen game into their 90th victory, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 9-4 on Sunday.
C.J. Cron and Austin Meadows homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday night, though Blake Snell failed to win his 10th straight start.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
MLB announces that Andrew Kittredge has received a 3-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for throwing a pitch at Austin Romine and Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has received a 5-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch at Jesús Sucre. Sabathia has appealed. Both suspensions, if upheld, are to be served at the beginning of the 2019 season.
Randal Grichuk hit a pinch-hit, three-run triple and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 Friday night.
Buster breaks down an eventful Thursday slate, including CC Sabathia passing on $500,000 and David Dahl's clutch gene.