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  1. Billy Hamilton's speedy rise

    Buster Olney

    Billy Hamilton can't remember ever running on a track, so he has no idea what his time in the 100 meters would be. There was a day, he said, that he was asked to run a 40-yard dash at a football camp in Mississippi. "I ran a 4.5 flat," he recal...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  2. Billy Hamilton on pace to break minor league stolen-base record -...

    Buster Olney

    As Buster Olney writes, Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton is on pace to break several minor league stolen-base records. He may soon be called up by the Reds.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  3. Los Angeles Angels are trying to survive injuries, poor performan...

    Buster Olney

    From Jordan Walden's struggles to recent injuries to Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins, the Angels' bullpen has taken a beating so far this season, writes Buster Olney. At 6.5 games back in the AL West, the club is hanging on while its 'pen is repaired.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  4. Colby Rasmus, Rick Porcello and other underachievers on the ESPN ...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron looks at some of baseball's biggest underachievers, who happen to reside in the 201-250 range of the ESPN 500.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  5. Justin Verlander, Jacoby Ellsbury could make history when they me...

    Buster Olney

    If Jacoby Ellsbury hits leadoff for the Red Sox on Opening Day against Justin Verlander, a little bit of MVP history and trivia will be made, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  6. Barmes deal makes no sense for Bucs

    Keith Law

    Time to catch up on a few deals from the last few days. The Pittsburgh Pirates giving two years and $10.5 million to Clint Barmes was the head-scratcher of the week, as Pirates fans must have felt like they were being haunted by the ghost of Pat Mea...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  7. Pittsburgh Pirates make a bad decision in signing Clint Barmes

    Keith Law

    Keith Law looks at a few recent transactions, leading off with the Pirates' odd decision to sign Clint Barmes.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  8. Red Sox feature top middle of the order

    Jim Bowden

    The most important part of a major league lineup is the middle of the order, the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 hitters. Along with producing the most runs, they are counted on to hit the best pitchers and their best stuff at any time in the count and with runners ...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  9. Bits: Trevor Cahill's struggles continue

    Eric Karabell

    • Oakland Athletics right-hander Trevor Cahill walked seven Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, allowing four hits and four runs in 4 1/3 innings. Not too long ago, Cahill was 6-0, and when June began, his ERA was 2.31. Now he's 6-5 with a 3...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  10. Trevor Cahill of Oakland Athletics continues to have problems thr...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reviews the top fantasy performances from Tuesday, including another rough night for A's righty Trevor Cahill.

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2011
  11. Box Score Bits: Jimenez, Pelfrey hit hard

    Eric Karabell

    It might be too late to sell high on Colorado Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez, after he allowed six runs (four earned) in 5 1/3 innings against the Florida Marlins on Monday, giving him a 6.39 ERA in his past five starts. There's no indication a bad ...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  12. Ubaldo Jimenez of Colorado Rockies and Mike Pelfrey of New York M...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Monday in the big leagues, highlighted by more struggles by Ubaldo Jimenez and Mike Pelfrey.

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 2010
  13. MLB Confidential: Who are the best umpires?

    In light of Armando Galarraga's perfect game that wasn't, ESPN The Magazine polled 100 MLB players about the league's umpires, to see what MLBers really think about the boys in blue. Question No. 1: Who are the best umpires?

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  14. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Boston, New York and the Cardinals battle ...

    Buster Olney

    When Jon Lester is your No. 2 starter, you must have one of the best rotations in baseball, right? But what about when Adam Wainright or A.J. Burnett fills the same role? Buster chimes in with his current rankings on who has the best five.

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2010
  15. MLB -- Buster Olney -- The New York Mets get Gary Matthews Jr., a...

    Buster Olney

    Some scouting reports on Gary Matthews Jr. aren't kind. He can't hit for average, can't hit for power and his defense is in a steep decline. Why did the Mets make this deal?

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2010
  16. MLB -- 2009 San Diego Padres: Kiss 'Em Goodbye!

    Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Insider staff

    Insider and Baseball Prospectus collaborate to dissect the demise of the 2009 San Diego Padres -- and whether the team can be relevant within the next few years.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2009