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  1. Baseball in need of more run production

    Buster Olney

    The topic of parity came up Thursday on "Baseball Tonight," and Rick Sutcliffe mentioned how the sport has changed over the last decade, in the wake of the steroid era. Many, many pitchers have used performance-enhancing drugs, for sure, but the s...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  2. When will Trout's reign end?

    Jim Bowden

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout clearly has established himself as the best player in Major League Baseball. He is ranked No. 1 in the "Baseball Tonight" 100, and he will be the favorite to remain on the top of this list for the next five ye...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. Andrelton Simmons has a chance to surpass Ozzie Smith as the best...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why Andrelton Simmons has a chance to surpass Ozzie Smith as the best defensive shortstop ever.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2014
  4. Mike Trout and the $400 million question

    Buster Olney

    During the winter meetings last week, general managers rotated through the ESPN workroom to answer thematic questions. Their responses are used going into and coming out of commercials during "Baseball Tonight," and one of the questions posed was: Wh...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  5. Best player prop bets for 2013 - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski usesthe ZiPS projection system to bring you the best play prop bets for 2013.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  6. Zack Wheeler and other players on bottom of BBTN 500 who could ma...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the players in the bottom portion of the BBTN 500 with the potential to break into the top 100.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  7. Evaluating five Facebook trade scenarios

    Jim Bowden

    Editor's Note: Jim Bowden selected five trade scenarios from more than 600 proposed by friends of the ESPN Baseball Tonight Facebook page. His analysis of each trade is included below. ***** PROPOSAL NO. 1 Facebook friend: Jimmy Maricle Tra...

    Blog | July 23, 2011
  8. MLB: When Josh Johnson faces Roy Halladay tonight, he'll be facin...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Johnson has become, on any given night, the most dominant pitcher in baseball. Tonight, he'll face the guy who is perhaps the class of the league in the dominance department. You don't have to tell Johnson though -- he's studied Roy Halladay.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2011
  9. Players I like less: B.J. Upton is overrated

    Eric Karabell

    Way back in March, when all was possible in fantasy baseball, all the ERAs looked good and everyone could be a .300 hitter, Matthew Berry, Stephania Bell and I appeared on a special "Baseball Tonight" fantasy preview. At the end of the show we were a...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  10. B.J. Upton, Rajai Davis and Alexei Ramirez are overrated fantasy ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell scans the May Top 300 rankings and finds six players he likes less than his ESPN Fantasy colleagues, including B.J. Upton and Alexei Ramirez.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  11. MLB - Buster Olney - Carlos Zambrano move is classic Lou Piniella...

    Buster Olney

    After moving starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen, Cubs manager Lou Piniella again proved that he is not the sort of manager who will sit on his hands while his team struggles.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2010
  12. Jimenez no-hitter mirrors career arc

    Buster Olney

    Ubaldo Jimenez called into "Baseball Tonight" during a commercial break Saturday, and as he chatted with the folks on the show before his interview started, he sounded the way that you'd imagine someone who'd just thrown a no-hitter would s...

    Blog | April 18, 2010
  13. Colorado Rockies' Ubaldo Jimenez's no-hitter mirrors his career a...

    Buster Olney

    In throwing the first no-hitter in Rockies team history Saturday, Ubaldo Jimenez demonstrated how he's grown as a player. Plus, a few notes on Cal Ripken's job prospects with the Orioles and a recap of the 20-inning Mets-Cardinals marathon.

    Blog | Conversation | April 18, 2010
  14. Tampa Bay Rays LF Carl Crawford fixes a hitch in his base-stealin...

    Buster Olney

    After starting the first two months of last season 30-31 in stolen-base attempts, Carl Crawford's production on the basepaths dropped. It wasn't until after the season that he was able to diagnose the problem, a mechanical flaw in his jump off first base.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2010
  15. MLB - Buster Olney: Harry Kalas, Ernie Harwell, Jon Miller among ...

    Buster Olney

    Possibly one of the best sitting-around-with-your-friends baseball topics of all-time: the best radio announcer for the sport. Old and young have viewpoints, which they share here. Harry Kalas? Jon Miller? Ernie Harwell? Dive in and see what you think.

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2010
  16. MLB - Buster Olney: In a small New England town, news of Adrian B...

    Buster Olney

    What are Joe Mauer's chances of staying in Minnesota? Where will Joe Crede's new home be? What's the deal with the Josh Johnson deal? And what are Eric Byrnes' and Derrick Turnbow's futures? Buster Olney tells all.

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2010