Bob Miller, a right-hander for the Philadelphia Phillies' 1950 "Whiz Kids" National League pennant winner who went on to coach alma mater Detroit Mercy for 36 years, died Saturday. He was 94.
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The Phillies, who finished 28-32 last season and missed the playoffs, lost $145 million in revenue during the pandemic-shortened season, a source told The Associated Press.
After MLB's lukewarm interest in free agency the past few seasons, this winter could bring an even less active marketplace.
ESPN will showcase 19 teams during 11 season-opening games, including four on Opening Day, over the first week of the 2021 MLB season.
Left-hander Drew Smyly signed a one-year, $11 million contract with the Braves on Monday.
BBTN: Steve Gelbs on a new era for the Mets, Jeff Passan on the non-tender date and Hembo on why the writers got the MVPs wrong
SNY’s Steve Gelbs joins Buster to discuss new Mets owners Steve Cohen declaring war on the NL East, the excitement level of Mets fans and who the team could land in free agency with its new resources (6:40). Then, Jeff Passan stops by to talk about Devin Williams winning NL Rookie of the Year, the non-tender date being a ticking time bomb, which teams are going to spend money this winter and the Phillies confusing front office situation (14:29). Plus, Hembo on why he thinks the writers got the MVPs wrong (39:10).
J.T. Realmuto, George Springer and DJ LeMahieu rejected the $18.9 million qualifying offer from their teams on Wednesday.
We look at what every team could do -- and what we think they will do -- as baseball's offseason starts to get going.
Instead of judging a team's success -- or failure -- based on a shortened season, Sam Miller lists one positive memory each club can hold on to this winter.
Mets ace Jacob deGrom is going for his third consecutive NL Cy Young Award, and Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts could become the second player to win the MVP award in each league. The top three finishers for each BBWAA award were revealed Monday.
Six major league baseball players were given qualifying offers before free agency began Sunday afternoon, among them pitchers Trevor Bauer, Marcus Stroman and Kevin Gausman, and position players DJ LeMahieu, George Springer and J.T. Realmuto.
The Phillies, whose bullpen had the highest ERA in the majors this past season, declined options on relievers Hector Neris, David Phelps and David Robertson on Friday.
The finale of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season goes up against the scandals, scapegoats, superstars and, yes, the Yankees of the past. Sam Miller judges every October since 1903.
Sure, the 2020 season just ended. No, we haven't a clue how the offseason will play out. We're ranking all 30 MLB teams for next year anyway.