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  1. Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson is a case study in MLB luck ...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's Bay Area Issue, Peter Keating writes that as the plight of Orioles closer Jim Johnson proves, sometimes teams are only as good as the luck of their players.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  2. You Can't Predict Baseball: Bold predictions

    You Can't Predict Baseball

    Every year we at You Can't Predict Baseball try to predict baseball with some, well, rather bold predictions. At the end of the season we like to go back and see just how right or wrong we were. Sometimes, we nail it. Sometimes, we predict Vernon Wel...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  3. Top 10 rotations in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    I grew up as a crazy Los Angeles Lakers fan right in the middle of Boston Celtics country in central Vermont, which meant that all of my friends rooted for Larry Bird and Robert Parish and Cedric Maxwell, and I rooted for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magi...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  4. The 1997 Atlanta Braves top the best rotations in MLB history - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 rotations in baseball in today's blog, along with the latest news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2013
  5. Will the lack of true ace doom Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, ...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Will the lack of a true ace doom the Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and Oakland A's in October? Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus investigates.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  6. Baseball's potential postseason mess

    Jayson Stark

    Tiebreakers and weather could turn the first week of Bud Selig's new October into a logistical nightmare.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  7. AL teams best positioned for October

    Buster Olney

    We have arrived at that time of year when six-month projections no longer matter, and when, in one week, a journeyman call-up like Nate McLouth can impact a pennant race more than MVP candidates. Baseball is a summer-long game, but the last bricks of...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  8. What must go right for each AL contender to make the postseason -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney runs through all of the current American League playoff contenders and says what must go right in the final month of the season for each team to have a shot at the postseason.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  9. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  10. The Angels' resilient relief plan

    Buster Olney

    There have been so many early speed bumps for the Los Angeles Angels, general manager Jerry Dipoto said over the phone Monday, that it would be hard to pinpoint any one of them as the reason for the club's early struggles. But the Angels knew th...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  11. Los Angeles Angels are trying to survive injuries, poor performan...

    Buster Olney

    From Jordan Walden's struggles to recent injuries to Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins, the Angels' bullpen has taken a beating so far this season, writes Buster Olney. At 6.5 games back in the AL West, the club is hanging on while its 'pen is repaired.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  12. Bryce Harper, Dellin Betances and other top prospects off to slow...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus looks at five of baseball's top prospects who are off to slow starts in 2012, providing reasons you should, and should not, be concerned.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  13. Yu Darvish's specialized skill

    Buster Olney

    There was a moment during Yu Darvish's start against the New York Yankees on Tuesday when Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli dropped into a squat to call a pitch and made an unusual sign -- sort of an upside-down L, aimed in the direction of the ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  14. Yu Darvish has a special ability that few pitchers share - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Yu Darvish's expansive arsenal of pitches is impressive, but as Buster Olney writes, it's his ability to maintain the feel and effectiveness of all of them that makes the Rangers pitcher special.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  15. The hitting evolution of Chris Young

    Buster Olney

    Chris Young thinks of hitting as an evolution. The hitter that he was when he was 18 is not the hitter he was when he was 20, or when he broke into the big leagues, or when he thrived or slumped. You can change and get better, he believes, and he is ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  16. Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Young continues to improve ...

    Buster Olney

    Arizona's Chris Young is constantly evaluating and tweaking his swing, and his latest adjustments, Buster Olney writes, have helped him find some rhythm at the plate and get off to a hot start in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012