Ichiro Suzuki News
Casting my 2018 Hall of Fame ballot ... today
My 2018 Hall of Fame ballot won't arrive for another 10 months. Thank heaven. But just because we only finished sifting through the 2017 election about 30 seconds ago doesn't mean it's too early to plunge right into the 2018 debate. So I'm about to attempt the impossible. I'm going to try to figure
Cubs' Kris Bryant caps historic season with 1st career NL MVP
Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant has been voted the National League MVP -- capping off a historic season for the 24-year-old star. Bryant received 29 of a possible 30 first-place votes . Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy was the runner-up. Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager
Ichiro Suzuki , Martin Prado remaining with Marlins
Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki and third baseman Martin Prado are returning to the Miami Marlins . The team announced Wednesday that it had exercised its 2017 option on Suzuki, and re-signed Prado to a three-year deal through 2019. Both players will be entering their third seasons with the Marlins.
2016 Week 26 MLB Power Rankings
Our final rankings of the season start the way they began, with our preseason No. 1, the Chicago Cubs . The Cubs spent 25 of 27 weeks (including our preseason rankings) at No. 1, and they enter the playoffs as the unanimous top team in baseball. Behind them at No. 2 are the Boston Red Sox , who
10 teams whose dominance rivals that of USA women's basketball
The United States Olympic women's basketball team is absolutely destroying its opponents, and the carnage is palpable. Heading into Thursday's semifinal against France, the American women are 5-0 in Rio, winning by margins of 46, 30, 26, 40 and 65 points. The feats of the U.S. women got us thinking
Managers snapshot: Which MLB skippers do what well, and who's No. 1?
The field of sabermetrics has made a lot of strides in assessing performance and value, but one area where it remains difficult to peg who's good and who isn't is evaluating baseball managers. Every single one of them was hired for a reason, almost all of them will eventually be fired for other
Baseball reacts to Ichiro's 3,000th hit
On Sunday, Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki tripled for his 3,000th career MLB hit. His current and former teams offered congratulations and respect, along with teammates and opponents, including fellow 3,000-hit club member Derek Jeter .
Ichiro reaches 3,000 hits by following meticulous standards
When the Seattle Mariners ' Ted Heid originally scouted Ichiro Suzuki in Japan, he saw a great player, but not one he ever thought would one day reach 3,000 hits in the North American major leagues. No Japanese position player had ever played in Major League Baseball at that time, and Ichiro
All-Time #MLBRank, Nos. 70-61
It's here: The countdown of All-Time #MLBRank moves into the top 100 baseball players across all positions. To create our list, an ESPN expert panel voted on thousands of head-to-head matchups of 162 players, based on both peak performance and career value. The Top 100 will roll out this week. Here
Ichiro Suzuki , still connecting
THE PLAYERS gathered in the back of the Miami Marlins' team plane, and somebody started pouring champagne. Martin Prado, the veteran third baseman, led the toast. He turned to Ichiro Suzuki and said: I'm proud of you. We're all proud of you. That afternoon, June 15, in the ninth inning against the