Jones growing in Reds’ system | Eveningstar

Hayden Jones wants to pick up where he left off. The grandson of legendary DeKalb coach Bill Jones spent his first full season — a long one — in professional baseball this year. After a successful season in the Low-A Florida State League, Jones was promoted to the High-A Dayton Dragons of the Midwest League … Read more

When does a rebuild fail? Inside the Detroit Tigers’ disaster — and what it means for your team

When do you know your rebuild didn’t work? For former Tigers general manager Al Avila, the answer to that came last Wednesday, when Detroit announced his firing, ending his 22-year career working for the franchise in various roles. The news was hardly surprising, given the circumstances. Last season, after a four-year stretch in which Detroit … Read more

When does a rebuild fail? Inside the Detroit Tigers’ disaster — and what it means for your team

When do you know your rebuild didn’t work? For former Tigers general manager Al Avila, the answer to that came last Wednesday, when Detroit announced his firing, ending his 22-year career working for the franchise in various roles. The news was hardly surprising, given the circumstances. Last season, after a four-year stretch in which Detroit … Read more

How the San Diego Padres’ unconventional master plan nabbed Juan Soto, the trade deadline’s biggest fish

7:00 AM ET Jeff Passan Close ESPN ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” David Schoenfield Close ESPN Senior Writer Covers MLB for ESPN.com Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 ON AUG. 1, the San Diego Padres were 58-46. They … Read more