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  1. Five closer situations worth watching

    Eric Karabell

    Nothing against the awesome top tier of closers -- Atlanta Braves right-hander Craig Kimbrel, Cincinnati Reds lefty Aroldis Chapman, Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenley Jansen and Kansas City Royals right-hander Greg Holland -- but I'm far more i...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
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  3. Top 10 infields in MLB: Rockies No. 1

    Buster Olney

    Among all the team elements ranked in the ongoing series, getting a consensus on the top infields was the most difficult. At one point or another, more than half a dozen teams were mentioned for the top spot. This is the fifth installment of the s...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  4. Royals No. 1 in MLB team defense ranks

    Buster Olney

    More and more, the use of defensive shifts is impacting the play of individuals. Last summer, there might not have been a better example than Jhonny Peralta. If a coach stood at the plate and mashed ground balls at Peralta and some of his peers, Pera...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  5. Red Sox lead top 10 ranks of MLB lineups

    Buster Olney

    Last year, the world of run production was turned upside down, with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, who almost always finish in the top 10 in runs scored, ranking among the worst rather than the best. In 2015, that usual world order will ...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  6. Defensive storylines of the offseason: NL

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesJason Heyward, Miguel Montero and Howie Kendrick are notable defense-minded acquisitions. The major league baseball offseason still has a way to go, but I thought I'd take a look at how teams have changed defensively heading into 2015. ...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  7. MLB -- Strange But True in 2014

    Jayson Stark

    If you thought that the 2014 season wasn't packed with strange but true feats on and off the diamond, Jayson Stark can explain where you're wrong, chapter and verse.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2014
  8. Tuesday Rumor Roundup

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball entered the hot stove season with three top-shelf pitchers selling their services on the free agent market - Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, and James Shields. Christmas is almost here and Lester, thanks to a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cu...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  9. Path to the playoffs: NL West

    David Schoenfield

    The National League West had the worst out-of-division record in the majors in 2014 -- its teams were 32 games under .500 -- but the Giants won the World Series. So it was certainly baseball's best worst division. Or something. Attempting to match...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  10. Winners and losers of the winter meetings

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- In keeping with tradition, the Rule 5 draft was held on the final morning of baseball's winter meetings Thursday, and typically, executives pull roller bags into and out of that room, dying to get to the airport after four boring days of...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  11. Hanley, Sandoval gain value in Boston

    Eric Karabell

    The Boston Red Sox went from leading the major leagues in runs scored in 2013 to middle of the pack in 2014, from first place and a World Series championship to last place, so what better way to improve than to sign the top free-agent hitters availab...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  12. Top 10 third basemen in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In keeping with our recent theme of ranking the top 10 players at each position in baseball, today we tackle third basemen. Unlike second base and shortstop, two other positions we've recently rated, third base is stacked. (We've also gone through...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  13. Japan beats MLB All-Stars in exhibition game

    Yuki Yanagita drove in two runs in the eighth inning as Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 6-4 Thursday in an exhibition game following their five-game postseason tour.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  14. Giancarlo Stanton's record deal with Miami Marlins just isn't rig...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Giancarlo Stanton's record contract with the Marlins has all the makings of a deal that won't end well.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2014
  15. NL West: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    As the baseball offseason continues, we conclude our divisional looks with the one that again boasts the World Series champs. The San Francisco Giants took the prize for the third time in five seasons, so let's break down their fine squad and the oth...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  16. All 12 major league baseball free agents decline qualifying offer...

    For the third straight year, baseball's free agents shunned qualifying offers from their former teams and chose to test the market.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  17. John Farrell of Boston Red Sox eager to see RHP Shohei Otani on J...

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is looking forward to seeing Japanese pitching sensation Shohei Otani during Major League Baseball's all-star postseason tour of Japan.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2014