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Opinion: MLB’s second season of pandemic ball remains a balancing act: Cash, competition and COVID-19

It’s nice to think that Major League Baseball’s 30 owners, its hundreds of players and their many-tentacled business interests will keep public health front of mind when plotting and launching the 2021 season. It’s also helpful to note the many millions and billions of dollars in play could, shall we say, impact their thinking. In about three weeks, pitchers and […]

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Source: Yanks send Ottavino to Sox in rare move

The New York Yankees are trading reliever Adam Ottavino to the Boston Red Sox, a source confirmed to ESPN. The trade is the first deal between the AL East rivals since one involving Stephen Drew and Kelly Johnson in 2014. By moving Ottavino, the Yankees free up some cash, while the Red Sox add a late-inning arm. New York is […]

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Cactus League asks to delay spring training start

Previously a Staff Writer at Bleacher Report Cornell University graduate Leaders of all eight Cactus League cities have sent a letter to Major League Baseball saying it would be “wise” to delay the start of spring training due to the high rate of COVID-19 infections in Arizona’s Maricopa County. “In view of the current state of the pandemic in Maricopa […]

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Mets’ Alderson says Porter hiring ‘a wake-up call’

Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com. New York Mets president of baseball operations Sandy Alderson said Tuesday he will look for ways to ensure the team does a better job vetting potential hires in the wake of the firing of general manager Jared Porter for explicit, unsolicited texts and images he sent to a […]

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Cubs’ Bryant not having as much fun as before

Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com. After intimating as much over the last year or so, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant admitted he isn’t having as much fun playing baseball as he used to. Bryant, 29, spoke to Red Line Radio, a Barstool podcast, and was asked if there was joy for him […]

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