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  1. Angels ready to bring closer back?

    AJ Mass

    Since being named as the closer for the Los Angeles Angels on April 25, Joe Smith has not done anything wrong. In fact, he's a perfect three-for-three in save opportunities, including a successful ninth inning in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Texas Ran...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  2. The Angels and the end of urgency

    Buster Olney

    Lest anyone forget, the Tampa Bay Rays were 9 games behind the Boston Red Sox on the evening of Sept. 1 last season, with 27 days left in the regular season. On the same night, the St. Louis Cardinals were 8.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves, and now...

    Blog | May 25, 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. 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
  5. Gio Gonzalez lucky, Mitch Moreland not

    Eric Karabell

    You might think they didn't play any meaningful baseball in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday, because Mother Nature intervened to stop the Oakland Athletics-Texas Rangers blowout, but let me tell you, as someone who listened on the radio to 3.5 in...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  6. Is John Danks struggling or just unlucky?

    Eric Karabell

    I really expected Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks to hurl a gem in Anaheim on Tuesday. Perhaps it was wishful thinking since he's on a few of my teams. Regardless, Danks entered with an 0-5 record but was certainly pitching much better ...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  7. John Danks doesn't have any wins yet, but is he worth dropping?

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at a number of starting pitchers who are probably better than their records indicate.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  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. Daily Futures: The two sides of Aroldis Chapman

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein's Daily Futures report for April 29, 2010 offers many nuggets: Aroldis Chapman looked good on Wednesday night -- but gave up two homers and had control issues too. You an Orioles fan? Patience. You have aces on the way.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2010
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Clay Buchholz struggles on day call-up to Boston Red Sox announce...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein says not to worry about Clay Buchholz's poor start Sunday; the big news is that he'll make his next one for the big club.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2009