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Bold fantasy baseball predictions for 2019 — Acuna makes history, Bauer wins Cy Young

[ad_1] Ceilings and floors. Upside and downside. Best- and worst-case scenarios. However you choose to term them, players' most and least optimistic outcomes are integral parts of their annual fantasy baseball outlooks.They are also, unfortunately, among the more misunderstood such ingredients, with many fantasy managers often mistaking upside for "most probable outcome" or worst-case scenarios for "I won't draft this player under any circumstances whatsoever."They also represent my greatest issue
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What a GM sees when he watches a baseball game

[ad_1] MESA, Ariz. -- How does a front-office executive watch a spring training game as compared to the average fan? How is it different than watching a regular-season contest or even a postseason one? On Thursday, Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer gave us an inside look, allowing access to the executive suite for several innings as his team hosted the San Francisco Giants at Sloan Park."In season, I'm looking
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MLB Mad Libs — Well, Suzyn, now you CAN predict baseball!

[ad_1] 9:00 AM ETSam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work"Can the Red Sox repeat? Will L.A. stumble? Who is MLB's best player? Pinch hit on this fill-in-the-blanks 2019 baseball forecast -- but we'll have the last word.Click here [PDF] to print this game and play with your friends.You've heard that famous quote, usually attributed to (HISTORICAL FIGURE) __________:
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Fantasy baseball rankings, sleepers, mock draft recaps and more for 2019

[ad_1] Feb 21, 2019ESPN FantasyFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintESPN Fantasy Baseball is back, and we've got the rankings, cheat sheets, sleepers and more to help you dominate the draft and win your league in 2019.It's back! Sign-ups are open for the 2019 fantasy baseball season.Create or join a league today.Get rankings and more for your draft. But you can't win if you don't play, so click here to sign up for ESPN Fantasy
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One great free-agent signing for each MLB team

[ad_1] Here's a look at the best free-agent signings for each team this century. Some of these players are still on the team, some of them provided their teams tons of value in the past, some of them are just getting warmed up. Last year, teams were hesitant to jump into free agency. Here are some arguments from the past as to why they should.Note: For each player, the year
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Nick Cafardo, longtime Boston Globe baseball writer, dies at 62

[ad_1] FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Longtime Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo has died after collapsing at the team's spring training ballpark.The newspaper said Cafardo had an embolism Thursday and Red Sox medical staff was unable to revive him.He was 62.Nick Cafardo, our widely respected baseball columnist, died Thursday in Fort Myers, Fla. He was 62.We will miss him dearly.https://t.co/vHTFm5cq0W pic.twitter.com/FjhYvm3Mrf— Boston Globe Sports (@BGlobeSports) February 21, 2019 The Red
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Largest contracts in MLB history

[ad_1] For a long time, the 2018-19 free agency period was hyped as a potentially historic one. Now it's exactly that.With Bryce Harper and Manny Machado both hitting the market at once, it seemed like it was just a matter of who would sign a record-setting contract first. On Tuesday, after a long winter of waiting, the baseball world got its answer: Machado, who has agreed to a 10-year, $300
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Manny Machado projected statistics until 2025

[ad_1] A version of this story first appeared on MLB.com on Jan. 9.Manny Machado was seeking one of the biggest contracts in baseball history this offseason, and now he has it. MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, citing a league source, reported Tuesday that the 26-year-old infielder had agreed to a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres that at least temporarily set a record for a free agent. It's not difficult to understand
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Most Shocking Free Agent Signings in Baseball

[ad_1] Since the first free-agent signing of the modern era back in 1974, there have been several free-agent deals that shook the baseball world and realigned power across the Majors. Here's a look at several moves that changed the landscape of baseball, and in some cases were downright shocking:2018-19: Manny Machado agrees to deal with PadresEven before the 2018-19 offseason started, we knew it would be defined by the Machado
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Bryce Harper Rumors | MLB.com

[ad_1] After a seven-season tenure with the Nationals that included a National League Rookie of the Year Award in 2012, an NL MVP Award in 2015 and six All-Star nods, Bryce Harper is now a free agent for the first time.Below you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the outfielder.How Machado's record-breaking deal with Padres impacts HarperFeb. 19: Manny Machado appears to have found a new