In the Sept. 7 issue of ESPN The Mag, Kenny Mayne chats with Phillies P Cole Hamels about growing up in southern California, meeting his wife and whether or not baseball is still America's pastime. Plus, a bonus podcast of topics that didn't make The Mag.
17mJim Caple and David Schoenfield
Offense is on the decline. Can the trend be reversed? Here's how the hitters can strike back.
Shane Victorino will likely start in right field for the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day, putting Rusney Castillo's status in limbo.
Juan Lagares and the New York Mets have agreed to a contract extension through 2019, with an option for the following year, sources told ESPN.com.
Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon will begin the season on the disabled list due to his ailing left knee.
The New York Mets have selected right-hander Dillon Gee as the team's fifth starter, despite a strong push from prospect Rafael Montero, sources told ESPN.com.
Heading into the opening week of baseball season, more money has been bet on the Cubs to win the World Series than any other team at two of Nevada's largest sportsbooks.
The average salary when Opening Day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the $4 million barrier for the first time, according to a study of all major league contracts by The Associated Press.
The 2-year-old son of Colorado Rockies pitcher John Axford is in stable condition a week after getting bitten twice by a rattlesnake.
Jose Abreu talks to Doug Padilla about the reigning AL rookie of the year's approach to hitting.
Who is No. 1? We concluded our countdown of the top 100 players in baseball with the top 25 and not surprisingly, Mike Trout leads the way.
Rob Nelson breaks down the most significant changes in the 2015 World Series odds. The biggest risers have been the Chicago Cubs and the biggest fallers the Philadelphia Phillies.
19hMorty Ain, Anna Katherine Clemmons, Dan Friedell and Stacey Pressman
In ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, 117 major leaguers share their picks for best player, which team they tag as this year's World Series winner and what they really think about A-Rod's return.
MLB is implementing changes to speed up the game in 2015 and beyond. But will they make a difference?
Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler look like early favorites to win the NL Rookie of the Year award.
The White Sox added a ton of talent; now comes the test to see how quickly players are willing to sacrifice for each other.
20hAndrew Marchand and Wallace Matthews
As we count down to Opening Day on April 6, Wallace Matthews and Andrew Marchand will answer the top questions facing the Yankees.
It's been 20 years since the baseball strike ended. LaTroy Hawkins, now the oldest player in the majors at 42, and several former players look back on what they did during the shutdown.
The Cubs won't be fielding their best possible team on Opening Day.
What if Alex Gordon had tried to score in the ninth inning of Game 7 of the World Series? We relive the play through the eyes of those who were involved.