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  1. Hard-hit Kuroda draws laughs after stinker

    Andrew Marchand

    NEW YORK -- Hiroki Kuroda didn't have much Friday night, but he did have a sense of humor. After the worst start of his career, Kuroda was asked if it is hard to make adjustments as a 39-year-old pitcher. "I don't know. This is the first time ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  2. Dose of Darvish: No major adjustments needed

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas --So does Yu Darvish need to throw his fastball more, coming off a start in which he allowed three home runs to the New York Yankees on breaking pitches? Darvish says no. "I don't really have to," Darvish said Friday through an...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  3. Houston Astros take Colin Moran over Mark Appel in second mock dr...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law unveils his second mock draft for 2013, and the Astros are being linked to a new name at No. 1 overall.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  4. Andrew McCutchen's small adjustments have made a big difference i...

    Buster Olney

    When his 2011 season ended, Andrew McCutchen didn't take much time off. In three weeks, he was back in the cage, retooling his set-up and swing. As Buster Olney writes, those tweaks are paying off in big ways this season for McCutchen.

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  5. New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda made a big adjustment in M...

    Wallace Matthews

    The Russell Martin-Hiroki Kuroda combo got it right against the Orioles.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  6. Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Young continues to improve ...

    Buster Olney

    Arizona's Chris Young is constantly evaluating and tweaking his swing, and his latest adjustments, Buster Olney writes, have helped him find some rhythm at the plate and get off to a hot start in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  7. Nelson Cruz and Carlos Pena escaped the 4A mold, but they are exc...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus probes scouts and big league executives to find out what exactly makes a player a "4A hitter." Several factors can keep a player out of the big leagues, but it usually comes back to adjustments.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2012
  8. MLB - Curtis Granderson is among those who improve their game and...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski uses the ZiPS projection system to look at six players who have made key adjustments this year and explains how those adjustments have changed their long-term projections.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  9. Sox try to release anxiety with patience

    Doug Padilla

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The anxiety-ridden Chicago White Sox were at least able to make some adjustments to start a three-game series at Minnesota. Without a walk in the four-game series against the New York Yankees, the first time since 1967 they didn't h...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  10. New York lagging way behind Boston as nation's No. 1 sports city

    Stephen A. Smith

    Best sports town? Boston will keep the title until NYC gets attitude adjustment.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2011
  11. MLB: Curtis Granderson's remarkable transformation

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus explains how a small adjustment transformed Curtis Granderson into one of baseball's best hitters.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  12. MLB: How a mechanical adjustment may have saved a pitcher's caree...

    Buster Olney

    It seems so preposterous. Somewhere amidst the spiraling of a career, a coach tells a young pitcher "Throw like Roy Halladay." The weird thing: It worked. Buster details how John Axford, yes, got his groove back.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2011
  13. An adjustment in his arm angle has helped Brandon Morrow become d...

    Buster Olney

    Nobody has ever questioned the talent of Brandon Morrow. Seattle passed up hometown favorite Tim Lincecum to take him. But until he made a subtle yet significant mechanical change -- his arm angle -- he couldn't become dominant. Now he is.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2010
  14. New York Yankees righty Phil Hughes beats New York Mets' Mike Pel...

    Andrew Marchand

    Phil Hughes likely will be staying at his parents' house as an All-Star soon.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2010
  15. Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals is likely to go thr...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft provides his latest rankings and discusses adjustment periods for young pitching prospects.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  16. Toronto Blue Jays' Shaun Marcum, Ricky Romero, Brett Cecil succee...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey examines the Toronto Blue Jays' starting rotation from a scouting and fantasy perspective.

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2010