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  1. Best tools in the MLB Futures Game

    Keith Law

    The 16th annual MLB Futures Game will take place Sunday at Target Field in Minneapolis, and yes, I'll be there, my ninth Futures Game. It's an event that brings some of the best prospects from around the minors together on one field for a nine-inning...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Future value of Final Vote candidates

    Eric Karabell

    Final fan voting ends Thursday afternoon, as MLB will announce the last player -- at least for now, before replacements -- for each squad in the All-Star Game. In theory, there's nothing wrong with this idea of choosing one last performer for the gam...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  3. Twins to shop Kendrys Morales?

    Doug Mittler

    The Minnesota Twins have considered themselves legitimate postseason contenders (at least publicly), but 15 losses 22 games provided a sobering dose of reality. It could be time for the Twins to become sellers once the All-Star Game festivities concl...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  4. All-Star roster surprises and snubs

    Keith Law

    The MLB All-Star Game rosters always spur controversy for who's out and who's in, but also because there aren't clear rules on what makes an All-Star in the first place. I've never bought the maxim that it should just be the players who are having th...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  5. Rangers prospect shines in All-Star Game

    Keith Law

    The Wilmington Blue Rocks played host to this year's California-Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday. The game, which the visiting California League squad won 4-2, featured players from 18 different organizations. Here are my notes on a handfu...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  6. Mat Latos among pitchers poised to break out in a big way in 2014...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at six hurlers poised to make a Max Scherzer-type leap in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2014
  7. Scouting the Cape Cod League All-Stars

    Keith Law

    YARMOUTH, Mass. -- A few scouting notes from Saturday afternoon's Cape Cod League All-Star Game, held on a beautiful day in Yarmouth. * The best prospect of the day was Evansville lefty Kyle Freeland, who had some of the day's top velocity at...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  8. Rookie rankings: Fernandez new No. 1

    Jim Bowden

    It's been an incredible year for rookies, particularly in the National League, and we saw that first-hand in Tuesday's All-Star Game. Miami Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez, who has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his past eight starts, was ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  9. All-Star roster surprises and snubs

    Keith Law

    This year's All-Star rosters are surprisingly good. In most years, this exercise is hard to finish because there are so many dubious selections and glaring omissions, but this year, there are only a few of each, and most of the problems either come f...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  10. Manny Machado and Andrelton Simmons lead the defensive All-Star t...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt provides his lineup for the 2013 All-Star defensive team. Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons, who leads MLB with 24 defensive runs saved this season, is the top shortstop.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  11. Picking the 'real' All-Star teams

    Keith Law

    If we are supposed to believe that the All-Star Game counts for something other than TV ratings and MLB revenues, why don't we see rosters built to win the game? It's part popularity contest, part reward for having a good two months to start the seas...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  12. Kershaw is still NL's top arm

    Buster Olney

    I heard a great description of Matt Harvey's curveball the other day from a longtime evaluator, and it really would apply to Clayton Kershaw's curveball as well: Even when a hitter is looking for it, even when he plans to swing at it, even when he kn...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  13. Enough with the PED spin

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A longtime player chatted recently about watching Melky Cabrera in the All-Star Game last summer. "Remember when he hit that home run?" the veteran said, referring to the laser Cabrera mashed over the left-field wall, among the many hi...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  14. Empty responses from those tied to PEDs - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players who say they can't discuss PED accusations, or would like to help but can't or any other variation of that standard response are simply spinning at best, and lying at worst.

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  15. The effect of Operation Shutdown

    Buster Olney

    At the All-Star Game, a longtime star asked me, "Are the Nationals really going to do shut [Stephen] Strasburg down?" I told him yes, they're really going to do it, and he was amazed by the decision, and talked about how he would have even more...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  16. The Nationals can survive the shutdown of Stephen Strasburg - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    The Nationals, particularly Davey Johnson, will not waiver from their plan to shut down Stephen Strasburg. And they can contend for a World Series in spite of it, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2012