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  1. Everth Cabrera on shaky ground?

    Doug Mittler

    After seeing his stock take a precipitous fall, Everth Cabrera may no longer be assured of being the San Diego Padres' Opening Day shortstop in 2015. Cabrera was a National League All-Star in 2013, but his batting average plunged 51 points to .23...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. My 2014 fantasy baseball MVPs

    Eric Karabell

    When I spoke to Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley at the All-Star festivities in Minneapolis and asked him about his shocking statistical season, he made it seem like it was no big deal at all -- just a maturing player becoming smarter wi...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  3. Reds already focused on '15 bounce back

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- The 2014 season began evaporating for the Cincinnati Reds the first week after the All-Star break. Three straight losses against the Yankees, three more against the Brewers, another to Washington ... a flurry of failure from which the...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  4. Ramirez's fate with Brewers uncertain

    AJ Mass

    In his 17th season in the major leagues, Aramis Ramirez has hit .293 for the Milwaukee Brewers and was selected as an All-Star for the first time since 2008. Still, questions remain to whether or not the team will choose to bring him back for 2015. ...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. How to fix the league's back-to-back problem - NBA

    Tom Haberstroh

    In the second installment of a two-part series on the NBA's unsustainable schedule, Tom Haberstroh outlines the league's best options to reduce the number of back-to-backs while maintaining its brand and economic momentum.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  6. Soriano on shaky ground in DC?

    Doug Mittler

    Matt Williams' patience with closer Rafael Soriano may be running thin. Soriano blew his fifth save since the All-Star break on Friday night, giving up ninth-inning home runs to Carlos Ruiz and Ben Revere as the Phillies went on to a 9-8 victory o...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  7. How the Baltimore Orioles win without Manny Machado - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt writes how the Orioles have worked to replace All-Star third baseman Manny Machado. He looks specifically at the production of Delmon Young and Steve Pearce.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  8. Scouting a pair of all-star games

    Keith Law

    Here are some notes on a number of players I saw over the weekend. Lefty Kolby Allard of San Clemente (California) High School was the breakout star of this year's Perfect Game All-American Classic, played once again at Petco Park in San Diego. T...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  9. Small change makes big impact for Wood

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Dee Gordon is the model of improvement in major league baseball this year, evolving from a part-timer into an All-Star with a position change and a change in regimen. He explained in spring training that by eliminating hours of pickup bas...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  10. Who fills in for McCutchen?

    Doug Mittler

    The Pittsburgh Pirates now face the difficult if not impossible task of finding an adequate replacement for All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen, who is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to an oblique muscle injury. The Pi...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  11. Why Josh Harrison is worth considering

    Eric Karabell

    A few weeks ago, Pittsburgh Pirates utility player Josh Harrison was one of the rare hitters chosen as an All-Star that fantasy owners could still find in free agency in many leagues. Harrison remains available in roughly half of ESPN's standard leag...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  12. Murphy drawing interest

    AJ Mass

    Marc Carig of Newsday says that "rival clubs have reached out to the New York Mets about trading for second baseman Daniel Murphy, who is coming off his first appearance in the All-Star Game. But according to a source, the Mets appear more likely to ...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  13. How the Los Angeles Dodgers fix their center-field problem - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt provides defensive pickups that would bolster contenders going forward. One possibility is the Los Angeles Dodgers trading for Gerardo Parra.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2014
  14. Yankees interested in Tulo?

    AJ Mass

    You couldn't have watched the All-Star Game and missed the fact that this is the final season for shortstop Derek Jeter. Given that there will be a huge hole in the New York Yankees clubhouse come 2015, could the organization decide to make a huge d...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  15. Buy low, sell high: All-Star Game edition

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The 85th All-Star Game has come and gone, and while it was clearly a night to honor and celebrate New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in his final midseason classic, on occasion we certainly see eager fantasy owners assign altered v...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  16. Grooved All-Star pitch is nothing new

    Buster Olney

    Adam Wainwright is earnest and honest and yes, he probably revealed a little more than he intended to about that pitch that he threw to Derek Jeter. But let's put this into context. The tradition of pitchers working to provide a moment for a hitter g...

    Blog | July 16, 2014