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Top 2016 MLB draft prospects

Keith Law and Eric Longenhagen look at the top prospects for the 2016 draft, including 40 profiles and their top 30 rankings. Where does talented Louisville outfielder Corey Ray rank?

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Schoenfield: Where will Justin Upton sign?

Justin Upton has had a productive career, yet some view the former No. 1 draft pick as a disappointment. Regardless, he's sure to get big money this offseason, and here are five teams that should be interested.

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Top 10 first basemen: The Gold(schmidt) standard

First base is loaded with talent in Major League Baseball, but Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt is the best of the best. Who else made Buster Olney's top 10 first base rankings?

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Rumors roundup: More moves in Oakland?

A look at the latest rumors around the major leagues, beginning with the Oakland Athletics reshaping their infield.

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Olney: Are Price, Red Sox a match?

There's a strong expectation in the industry that the Red Sox will make the biggest offer to David Price. What's not known at this point, however, is if Price really wants to pitch in Boston.

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Schoenfield: Who's in the running to sign Heyward?

Jason Heyward could get close to $200 million on the free-agent market. While that price tag eliminates most teams from pursuing him, there are five clubs that stand out as potential landing spots.


Bowden: Breaking down baseball's contenders and pretenders

With the winter meetings in Nashville looming, Jim Bowden checks in on the status of all 30 MLB teams -- from the favorites to the retoolers to the rebuilders -- and takes stock of what each needs to accomplish this offseason.

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Marchand: Cano back to Bronx? Don't bet on it

Is Robinson Cano dissatisfied in Seattle? Perhaps, but we've got five reasons a return to New York is a major long shot for the former Yankees second baseman.

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Bowden: Pricing, best fits for top 50 free agents

Longtime GM and ESPN Insider Jim Bowden gives expected contract lengths and dollar values for his top 50 free agents available this winter, plus lists the best team fits for each player.

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Top 10 starting pitchers: Who's No. 2?

Buster Olney's list of the top 10 starting pitchers in MLB puts Clayton Kershaw at the top. But who comes next? It might be a bit of a surprise.

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MLB Hot Stove Daily: Nationals making play for O'Day

The MLB hot stove season is going strong, and speculation is heating up about the Nationals' pursuit of Darren O'Day, among other things. Find out what our writers are hearing Sunday.

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Bowden: Ten big-name players who could be traded

Blockbuster trades are becoming the norm in baseball. Jim Bowden ranks the top players -- including Aroldis Chapman and Starlin Castro -- who are most likely to be dealt this winter.

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Crasnick: The marketing of Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes' representatives are going all out in their approach to selling the free-agent outfielder, highlighted by a book they're distributing about the impact he can have on a team.

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Bowden/Law/Olney: MLB Future Power Ranks

As we head into the offseason, Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.


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Newfield answers with two touchdowns and leads 41-26 with 2:49 to go. Great season for the Generals. On to basketball. Opener Thursday.

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Wow. 19 unanswered points in third quarter. Newfield 27, MacArthur 26, 2:04 remaining, 3rd quarter.

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Taking Cubs calls at 312-332-3776 on ESPN 1000.Would you be upset if the Cubs didn't get one of the big 4 pitchers:Price, Greinke, Zim.Cueto

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Newfield is a juggernaut, as advertised. Lead MacArthur 27-7 at halftime of Long Island championship game.

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The Yankees have sold a standalone sign to the right of the big scoreboard to Delta, will be subject to city approval

Where will Justin Upton end up signing?

David Schoenfield takes a look at 5 possible free-agent destinations for the outfielder -- but wherever he lands could still be one of the surprise signings of the winter. White Sox? O's?

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A's Doolittle shares Thanksgiving with refugees

Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle made sure 17 Syrian refugee families had something to be thankful for, hosting them for a dinner Thursday in Chicago. Also in attendance was city mayor Rahm Emanuel. Said Doolittle's girlfriend Eireann Dolan: "We thought we'd officially welcome them with one of our greatest American traditions, Thanksgiving." (via CSN Bay Area)

Top prospects for the 2016 MLB draft

There are plenty of prospects for next year's MLB draft, but Keith Law and Eric Longenhagen are impressed with Jason Groome: "Hulking 6-foot-6 lefties who can throw in the mid-90s don't exactly grow on trees." Prospects (Insider)

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This day in #Yankees history (1941): Fueled by MLB record 56-game hitting streak, Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP.