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  1. Assessing Braves bats for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Atlanta Braves continued their September swoon with a 1-0 home loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, thanks to an Andrew McCutchen home run, pretty much ensuring more losses than wins for the season. The organization parted ways with general ...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  2. The biggest defensive liabilities on top contenders -- MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions takes a look at the biggest defensive liabilities on potential playoff teams. He leads with second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera, who has cost the Nationals 11 runs since Aug. 1.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  3. Overvalued and undervalued hitters for 2014 - Fantasy Baseball

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski uses the ZiPS projection system to determine which hitters at each position are currently being rated too high (and low) in fantasy baseball.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2014
  4. Moving the "immovable" contracts

    Jim Bowden

    In 2008, the Toronto Blue Jays shocked the baseball world when they signed outfielder Vernon Wells to a seven-year, $126 million deal. His career .319 OBP and a dismal 2009 season and perceived decline as well as a base salary that escalated to $21 m...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  5. Baseball's best bargains of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    Let's be honest, the top two position players in last year's free-agent class were complete disasters. Outfielder B.J. Upton has reciprocated his five-year, $72.5 million deal with the Atlanta Braves by posting a .183 AVG/.265 OBP/.294 OPS slash...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  6. B.J. Upton's new approach

    Buster Olney

    Just before last Sunday night's game, Atlanta Braves hitting coach Greg Walker stood at the mouth of the dugout and talked about B.J. Upton's complicated, dysfunctional swing. Upton's front foot wasn't getting down quickly enough -- toes and heel -- ...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  7. Top 10 free-agent signings of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    The cream of the 2013 free-agent crop was obvious and expensive. Teams entered the offseason flush with cash and spent prodigiously. Outfielder Josh Hamilton was the best position player, while B.J. Upton and Michael Bourn followed not far behind...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  8. Jose Altuve short in stature, big in production for Houston Astro...

    Jim Caple

    Jose Altuve just doesn't measure up to every other player in the majors. But the shortest man in the game sure does produce for the Astros.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  9. Justin Upton and Matt Kemp among players whose preseason projecti...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at a handful of players whose projections have already changed significantly since the preseason.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  10. New York Yankees among teams that will struggle due to not re-sig...

    Zachary Levine

    Zachary Levine of Baseball Prospectus looks at the biggest holes created by departed free agents, and explains why those jilted teams will suffer.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2013
  11. Best fits for 10 elite free agents

    Jim Bowden

    Every team entering the offseason would love a shot at even one (if not several) of the top available players on the free-agent market. But that often only comes with a particular equilibrium of financial resources and baseball needs. Below are 1...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  12. Elite 8 free agents reject qualifying offers

    ESPNBoston.com

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- B.J. Upton and Kyle Lohse were among nine free agents who turned down $13.3 million offers from their former clubs Friday as the annual general managers' meetings ended and team officials headed home for what figures to be a b...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  13. B.J. Upton, Kyle Lohse set for free agency after rejecting qualif...

    B.J. Upton and Kyle Lohse were among nine free agents who turned down $13.3 million offers from their former clubs Friday.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  14. Seven offseason questions for baseball executives

    Jerry Crasnick

    With baseball's hot stove season in its early stages, executives give their thoughts on notable questions that will play out in the weeks ahead.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  15. Melky Cabrera, Angel Pagan and Rafael Soriano among intriguing se...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents for the class of 2012-13, looking at the second tier of names, including Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  16. Marco Scutaro, Jose Valverde and Delmon Young among potential bar...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents for the class of 2012-13, looking at the second tier of names, including Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012