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  1. Signs point to Jose Abreu being a star slugger right away - MLB

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains why Jose Abreu is a good bet to lead the league in home runs.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  2. Transaction of the Year: Angels ink Pujols

    Jim Bowden

    Albert Pujols' name already is often mentioned among a trio of baseball legends - Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds. His prodigious career thus far has earned him that nod of respect, as well as a mammoth 10-year, $254 million contract in Decembe...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  3. MLB: A look at Albert Pujols' options, including the St. Louis Ca...

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers looks at the current Albert Pujols situation and proposes three ways it could play out: Either he stays with the Cardinals, he gets dealt in July 2011 (in which case the Red Sox may be an option), or he goes elsewhere next winter (Wrigley Field, anyone?).

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  4. MLB: Babe Ruth's called shot, the Black Sox, Christy Mathewson in...

    Buster Olney

    There's new footage of Maz's HR in Game 7 in 1960; as a result, Buster Olney makes a list of games that current baseball fans wish they could relive -- the called shot, Christy Mathewson in 1905, the Black Sox World Series, etc. Plus: free agency updates.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2010
  5. MLB: Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Ty Cobb and the Hall of Fame's blurr...

    Buster Olney

    "Character" and "sportsmanship" matter in Hall of Fame voting -- except when they don't. Cheating, betting and doping did not disqualify past players from the Hall, so why are Pete Rose and players from the steroids era held to a different standard?

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2010
  6. Jim Thome as a modern Babe Ruth

    The habit of trying to grind through the daily rigors of each season has been ingrained in Jim Thome. But in 2009, a fight with a foot problem had worn on him, affecting his ability to lean back on his left leg in his batting stance. "It was what I...

    Blog | September 05, 2010
  7. Examining which players hit the ball hardest in MLB history - Pet...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating examines which players hit the hardest in the history of Major League Baseball

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2010
  8. Insider - Baseball Prospectus - Yankee Stadium impact

    Marc Normandin

    The old Yankee Stadium was quite accommodating to left-handed hitters. The new Yankee Stadium? It could be even friendlier.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2009
  9. Ruth's called shot is as good as it gets

    Rob Neyer

    If time travel were possible, here are the top five moments in baseball history that Rob Neyer would want to go back and witness.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2007
  10. MLB shouldn't retire numbers

    Knuckle Curve points out this story about Babe Ruth's granddaughter, who wants MLB to retire the Babe's No. 3. As Knuckle Curve notes, Slippery slope, meet can of worms. The unfortunate truth is that whenever you honor someone in this way, you al...

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2007
  11. Raines, Murphy rank above Rice

    Rob Neyer

    If Jim Rice is elected to the Hall of Fame, then Tim Raines, Dale Murphy and many others should gain entrance as well.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2007
  12. Several prominent sluggers struggling to produce

    Jerry Crasnick

    Aramis Ramirez and Adrian Beltre lead a list of prominent sluggers who have struggled this season, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2006
  13. One man's folly is another's triumph

    Rob Neyer

    Some blunders made no sense before anybody had the benefit of hindsight. Take the Indians' trading Brian Giles to the Pirates for Ricardo Rincon in 1998.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2006
  14. Elias Says ...

    Elias Sports Bureau, Inc.

    A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2006
  15. Records are inherently transitory

    Rob Neyer

    Babe Ruth owned the game for the better part of an era, and that's just not something Barry Bonds -- or any other player today -- can do.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2006
  16. Nobody talks about Robinson's defense

    Rob Neyer

    We'll remember Jackie Robinson as a pioneer in baseball, but we shouldn't forget what a great player he was.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2005