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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Is it time to believe in Charlie Morton?

    Eric Karabell

    Ninety-two pitchers qualified for the ERA title last season, and the worst of the bunch was Detroit Tigers right-hander Jeremy Bonderman, who had a 5.53 ERA. Kyle Davies, A.J. Burnett and four others also ended up with ERAs on the wrong side of 5.00....

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  5. Pittsburgh Pirates' Charlie Morton pitching well, but will it con...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers his thoughts on Pittsburgh Pirates starter Charlie Morton, who is having a breakout season despite a mediocre strikeout/walk ratio.

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2011
  6. Bits: Mat Latos still brimming with upside

    Eric Karabell

    • San Diego Padres right-hander Mat Latos snapped a 10-game losing streak by winning in Coors Field on Sunday. He needed 107 pitches to go 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, one earned. Fantasy owners will take it. As rough as things have bee...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  7. Mat Latos of San Diego Padres finally earns first win, worth wait...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reviews Sunday's fantasy-relevant performances, highlighted by Mat Latos finally earning a win and Chris Carpenter still struggling.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. San Diego Padres' Simon Castro, a starting-pitcher prospect, has ...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey profiles Padres starting-pitcher prospect Simon Castro, including video of the youngster, and adds a few names to his "Top 11 for '11," the top prospects for the remainder of the 2011 season.

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Out of the Box: Barrett the Padre

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft examines the trade of Michael Barrett to the San Diego Padres.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2007
  16. FLB: On Streaming

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan Cockcroft discusses the head to head strategy of streaming pitching.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2006