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  1. Astros make a nice pickup; Royals don't

    Keith Law

    Jed Lowrie has agreed to terms with the Houston Astros and will be paid about what I expected, getting three years and $23 million with a fourth-year option for another $5 million. It's a deal that underpays him based on expected performance but pric...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Rule 5 draft highlights

    AJ Mass

    The MLB Rule 5 Draft took place Thursday morning at the winter meetings, with only nine teams selecting players in the major league portion of the draft. These players are not on the 40-man roster of a major league team and have played for at lea...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  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. Measuring defensive impact on fast, slow starts - MLB

    Andrew Gibson

    Andrew Gibson of Baseball Info Solutions writes that the quality of opposing defenses has had an impact on the slow and fast starts of several batters.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Box Score Bits: Suzuki enjoys Fenway

    Eric Karabell

    • Detroit Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello couldn't sustain the magic Armando Galarraga delivered a day earlier. Porcello was given a 5-1 lead Thursday, but allowed six runs (three earned) on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. His ERA sits a...

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  10. Detroit Tigers' Rick Porcello struggles yet again, while Kurt Suz...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the events from Thursday's baseball games, including another disappointing outing from Rick Porcello and a big game from Kurt Suzuki.

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. San Francisco Giants prospect Buster Posey at Triple-A

    Kevin Goldstein

    Buster Posey has made the jump from High-A to Triple-A and already is showing why he should be the Giants' starting catcher in 2010.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2009
  14. Jake Arrieta continues parade of Baltimore Orioles prospects

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein points out that the hit (and pitch) parade of prospects in the Orioles' system does not stop at Chris Tillman and Matt Wieters.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2009
  15. Central Stage

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    On the morning of Sept. 20, all seemed settled in the National League Central, with the St. Louis Cardinals holding an 8.5-game lead on the Houston Astros, with their magic number only five to eliminate the Astros from the race. It's funny how much n...

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