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  1. Price remains very right

    AJ Mass

    David Price is not the first pitcher to get taken deep twice in the same game by Albert Pujols, and the way the slugger seems to have rediscovered his power stroke this season, odds are he won't be the last. However, the perception seems to be that P...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  2. Verlander aims for Game 1 start

    AJ Mass

    Most pitchers would not call an injury that results in abdominal surgery "a blessing." However, that's the stance Justin Verlander is taking after getting back on the mound Monday and throwing for the first time since the procedure. "Obviously, yo...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  3. Nationals rotation drawing rave reviews

    AJ Mass

    When a player gets traded to a new team, it's always preferred if he sounds happy with the change in scenery, as opposed to voicing complaints about not wanting to be in his new clubhouse. That said, Doug Fister's optimism with his move to the Washin...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  4. Verlander doesn't think he'll miss time

    AJ Mass

    Earlier this week, Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski seemed to be hedging on whether or not pitcher Justin Verlander would be recovered enough from his offseason surgery to be able to take the mound for the team by Opening Day. "I'm n...

    Blog | January 26, 2014
  5. Dodgers may not be done spending

    AJ Mass

    Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly come to terms on a new seven-year, $215 million deal. As Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles explains, "It is the richest deal for a pitcher in Major League Baseball history, eclipsing the ...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  6. Kershaw and Dodgers closing in on deal

    AJ Mass

    Pitcher Clayton Kershaw was one of the 146 players who filed for arbitration on Tuesday, but few observers believe that his case won't be settled before the process runs its course. The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't had a case actually reach arbitratio...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  7. Friday Roundup: Yankees rotation needs

    AJ Mass

    Most experts believe that the New York Yankees will be very aggresive in their pursuit of Masahiro Tanaka, who met with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, as his tour of teams interested in his services began in earnest. As ESPN New York's Andrew ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  8. Verlander's surgery not welcome news

    AJ Mass

    The last time that Justin Verlander failed to throw at least 200 innings in a season was 2006 -- the season in which he was named the AL Rookie of the Year -- so there's no questioning the pitcher's durability. That said, one can't help but be a l...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  9. Grant Balfour, Jim Johnson not necessarily as safe in closer role...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass applies a new statistic to the current crop of big league closers to help him determine their "safety factor," and comes up with some interesting findings on such players as Grant Balfour, Jim Johnson and even Huston Street.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013
  10. Chris Davis, Adam Jones may be worth lower than midseason ranks; ...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass discusses players he was higher and lower on in the midseason rankings compared to the rest of the ESPN fantasy staff.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  11. Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera lead way in head-to-head r...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass reviews a fantasy baseball mock draft for head-to-head roto leagues.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  12. Justin Verlander, Derek Jeter, Ryan Howard get bumps in ADP; Carl...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass looks at players whose average draft position rank differs from their rank according to ESPN Fantasy staff.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  13. Miguel Cabrera goes No. 1 overall in points league mock draft

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass reviews a recent fantasy baseball mock draft for head-to-head points leagues.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  14. Jeff Samardzija, Yovani Gallardo serve as fantasy sleepers if the...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass aims to find out what pitchers' ERAs would look like if we gave them a mulligan for their three worst starts, and what we could learn from it.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  15. Josh Johnson, Ryan Dempster should expect to win more games in 20...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass breaks down the win category for pitchers by looking at which pitchers deserved to win more games in 2012 and which ones won more than they should have been expected to.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  16. Fantasy baseball dynasty league draft: Rounds 21-30; fantasy pros...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass recaps rounds 21 through 30 of a dynasty league fantasy baseball draft, in which more prospects are taken, opening the door for some veteran players to drop and become great values.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2013