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Which cities could land MLB's next expansion teams? Let's examine the top options

From Portland to Orlando and Mexico City to Montreal, here's which locations could be in the mix when baseball decides to go to 32 franchises.

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When MLB could expand to 32 teams -- and the two cities at the front of the line to get one

Expansion is inevitable. Here's what you need to know about the timeline, potential locations and hurdles.

TOP HEADLINES

MLB OFFSEASON

MLB free agency tracker: Keep up with latest offseason moves

We've got you covered on all the major signings and trades as the hot stove season heats up.

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Grading Giants' Soler signing, Altuve's Astros extension

Whether it's a free agent deal or a blockbuster trade that has the whole league buzzing, our experts weigh in.

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Stephen A. questions Mike Trout's loyalty to 'pathetic' Angels

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Ohtani and Yamamoto learn to greet fans in Spanish at media day

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SPRING TRAINING

Spring training: Schedule, highlights, updates and more

Explore everything you need to know as players begin reporting to camps, including how to watch games such as the Seoul Series on ESPN.

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One player to watch in spring training for all 30 teams

Here's who we're paying attention to, from rookies trying to make Opening Day rosters to stars returning from injury.

UNUSUAL INCIDENT

WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME

Elly De La Cruz's foul ball off Hunter Greene smashes Greene's car window

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Elly De La Cruz's faceoff against pitcher Hunter Greene during live batting practice on Monday included a memorable foul ball.

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De La Cruz fouls off Greene's pitch, breaks Greene's car window

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AROUND THE DIAMOND

Win projections for all 30 MLB teams

Did your favorite team get better or worse this winter? And should it make a spring training splash?

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Power Rankings: Who's No. 1 on our winter list?

While there are still free agents to be signed, here's where our experts think each team stands.

FANTASY BASEBALL

The Playbook, Inning 8: Advanced stats to use for fantasy baseball

Tristan H. Cockcroft's 9-part Playbook lays out how to go from fantasy baseball novice to expert in one season. Part 8 explains some of the advanced statistics available to the fantasy baseball manager and how to apply them correctly.

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Hot stove analysis of offseason trades and free agent signings

Track free agency and trades with analysis from Tristan H. Cockcroft and Eric Karabell.

ALL ABOUT PROSPECTS

Ranking the top 2024 prospects for all 15 American League teams

Is your AL club's minor league system stacked with future stars? Kiley McDaniel digs in.

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Kiley McDaniel's 2024 National League team-by-team prospect rankings

Which future stars are currently in your favorite NL team's farm system?

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