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  1. Young Marlins trio tops outfield rankings

    Buster Olney

    Giancarlo Stanton got a lot of attention in 2014 for his record-setting contract, for leading the National League in homers, and for that frightening moment when he was hit in the face by a Mike Fiers fastball. All of that obscured Stanton's improvem...

    Blog | January 18, 2015
  2. Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz voted in...

    Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
  3. New metric reveals baseball's best power hitters - ESPN The Magaz...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that some hitters just know how to crush the ball: Ruth. Maris. Bonds. Wily Mo Pena. But who has the most pure power of all? A new metric reveals the answer.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  4. Javier Baez, Joey Gallo among top power-hitting prospects in the ...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford ranks and discusses the top five power hitting prospects for 2014, including Javier Baez, and ranks the top five for 2015 and beyond, including Joey Gallo.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  5. A writer gives up his Hall of Fame vote

    T.J. Quinn

    The awkward performance-enhancing-drug issue pushed one longtime baseball writer to a decision to drop out of the voting process.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Confidence will help Harper succeed

    Jim Bowden

    It's only fitting that Washington Nationals prospect Bryce Harper will make his major league debut basking in Hollywood's shadow, because the 19-year-old's story is cut from a movie script. By now everyone knows his background as the baseball wun...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  8. Stephen Drew, Ike Davis, Austin Jackson and Kelly Johnson worth t...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell identifies four more players who should bounce back from last season's disappointing performance

    Blog | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  9. MLB - The odds of Matt Kemp creating the 50/50 club and other not...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down the odds of Matt Kemp creating a 50/50 club in 2012, and also looks at the chances of other milestones -- such as hitting .400 or 73 homers -- falling this season.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  10. Second-half value of stars currently on DL

    Eric Karabell

    Sometimes in baseball it's all about the asterisk, and I don't mean in regards to Roger Maris and Barry Bonds. As baseball begins its second half, I see many players with that annoying little symbol next to their names in fantasy leagues, w...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  11. Jose Reyes, Shane Victorino among stars on disabled list who stil...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell forecasts the fantasy performance of a number of top players who are on the disabled list as the All-Star break ends.

    Blog | Conversation | July 14, 2011
  12. Oakland A's and Tampa Bay Rays are baseball's most troubled franc...

    Howard Bryant

    The Rays and the A's keep learning the hard way that people won't watch baseball in a bad ballpark. But the problems in Tampa Bay and Oakland don't stop with their stadium issues.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  13. Judge throws out New York Mets fan's broken-bat lawsuit

    A New York Mets fan's lawsuit over a broken bat that flew into his face was thrown out Wednesday, with a judge rejecting his argument that the team and Major League Baseball should have done more to safeguard spectators from break-prone maple bats.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2011
  14. National League East Nuggets to Know

    Atlanta Braves Dan Uggla is a .354 career hitter at Turner Field. His batting average is the third-best at Turner Field since the ballpark opened in 1997. His .652 slugging percentage at Turner trails only a pair of baseball greats: Barry Bonds and ...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  15. Gary Sheffield says he's retired, makes pitch for Hall

    Gary Sheffield, who last played with the New York Mets in the 2009 season, told the New York Post that he called the Major League Baseball Players Association on Wednesday and officially retired.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2011
  16. MLB: New evidence against Lance Armstrong brings up a baseball di...

    Buster Olney

    Given what baseball fans have endured and debated in recent years regarding the nature of performance-enhancing drugs in the game, what stance should they take with Lance Armstrong as he fights charges against him?

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2011