Evaluating defense is still very much subjective, with metrics measuring fielding still imperfect. Still, each system has glovework that stands out more than others, and we considered many to present one best defender from each organization.
Major League Baseball has revealed the first Spring Training workout dates for pitchers and catchers and those for the full squads for all 30 clubs. MLB also announced game times for all Cactus and Grapefruit League action in February and March.
The annual Brewers On Deck event is sold out, a strong indication of fans' interest after the club's deep postseason run last year. Those in attendance will find a large contingent of Brewers players, coaches, alumni and staff taking part in the fan fest, too.
Six MLB.com writers were among those eligible to cast ballots in the 2019 Hall of Fame vote conducted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. As many as four candidates -- and possibly more -- could be elected, according to the public ballots amassed online. Here's a look at how the six voted.
Green shoots now carpet the scarred Santa Monica Mountains, nature's initial healing from the deadly November Woolsey Fire. But nature can heal only so much, and Malibu residents Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun, Mike Moustakas and Mike Attanasio wondered soon after the blaze: What can we do?
As quiet as the offseason has seemed at times, there have been some important additions. With that in mind, here is a position-by-position look at which teams have done the most to upgrade weak spots, taking into account both their 2018 production (or lack thereof) and '19 outlook.
The Hot Stove is one way for teams to improve, but sometimes the answers can be found right within their own rosters. Here are the prospects and returning stars that MLB.com is looking forward to seeing most in 2019.
The Brewers' "file and trial" strategy proved effective once again in promoting deal-making on Friday, as the team and all six of its remaining arbitration-eligible players settled on one-year contracts at the filing deadline rather than take their differences to a hearing room.
The Brewers are not expected to finalize their surprise one-year agreement with free-agent catcher Yasmani Grandal until next week, giving us some time to ponder what it means for the rest of Milwaukee's offseason.
Much of the focus in baseball right now is on who will sign where, and what will happen next year. But as 2018 winds down, it's worth taking one last look at the players who made history on the field last season. There were a lot of amazing performances, but here are 10 that could remain extraordinary years down the road.
Domingo Santana was sent to Seattle for outfielder Ben Gamel and Minor League reliever Noah Zavolas in a trade that added a left-handed bat to Milwaukee's outfield mix and provided some closure for Santana, who had been the subject of trade rumors ever since the Brewers acquired star outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich prior to last season.
Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) jointly announced today an agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) that will provide Cuban baseball players with a safe and legal path to sign with a Major League Club.
The Brewers will field a second team in the Rookie Arizona League in 2019, farm director Tom Flanagan confirmed, giving them seven North American affiliates for the first time, and nine Minor League clubs in all.