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  1. In defense of MLB's new replay system

    Jayson Stark

    MLB's new replay system is neither a "complete mess" nor is it a "disaster." Umpires are getting more calls right than ever, so what's wrong with that?

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  2. Tony La Russa understands frustrations but says it's premature to...

    Jayson Stark

    Tony La Russa told ESPN.com on Monday that while he understands manager John Farrell's frustration over two key replay calls that went against the Boston Red Sox this weekend, it's "premature" to question the integrity of baseball's new replay system.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  3. Miguel Cabrera 'thankful' to stay with Detroit Tigers

    Jayson Stark

    Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera will earn a baseball-record $292 million over the next decade under a $248 million, eight-year deal with the Detroit Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2014
  4. MLB - Inside the 2013 World Series obstruction call

    Jayson Stark

    When Jim Joyce and Dana DeMuth simultaneously invoked the obstruction rule to end Game 3 of the 2013 World Series, they made the last great umpiring call of baseball's pre-instant-replay era.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2014
  5. Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals manager, glad baseball trying t...

    Jayson Stark

    St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is grateful that baseball's new home-plate collision rules are "trying to change the culture."

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  6. Bringing out the best in Rollins

    Jayson Stark

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- For a decade and a half, the gravitational forces of the baseball earth have been pulling them together, pushing them apart and then drawing them back together. And now, on a beautiful spring training morning, all these years ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  7. Mauer playing first -- no catch

    Jayson Stark

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The hard part came when Joe Mauer recognized that he "just couldn't do it" anymore. Couldn't do what he's been doing nonstop since he was 14 years old. Couldn't do that special thing that's defined him as a baseball player...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  8. Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz talks about instant repl...

    Jayson Stark

    One of the chief architects of Major League Baseball's new, expanded replay system expressed confidence Wednesday that the time of reviews will be cut considerably once those reviews begin coming from MLB's replay center in New York.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  9. Call it history in the making

    Jayson Stark

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Baseball history takes many forms, many sizes, many shapes. But at 3:09 p.m. Monday, in lovely Hammond Stadium, it took the form of two veteran umpires wriggling into a pair of headsets. And waiting around for the next 2 minute...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  10. Tony Clark says MLBPA concerned about collision rules

    Jayson Stark

    Baseball's new collision rules still haven't affected a single game. But union chief Tony Clark said Wednesday the players' union is "remarkably concerned" about the impact of the new rules.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  11. Jimenez, the O's and fresh starts

    Jayson Stark

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Odds and ends from Orioles camp: • So which Ubaldo Jimenez did the Orioles just sign? Was it that guy who ripped off a 1.82 ERA in his 13 starts after the All-Star break last year -- the second-best ERA in baseball be...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  12. Dioner Navarro, Erik Kratz of Toronto Blue Jays not in favor of p...

    Jayson Stark

    Even as baseball officials are finalizing a new rule designed to protect catchers from home plate collisions, they are hearing dissent from a group they didn't originally expect: catchers themselves.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  13. The late and lovable Jim Fregosi never met a debate he couldn't w...

    Jayson Stark

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- I felt as if I heard from every scout in America on Friday morning. And even a word such as saddened wouldn't be adequate to describe their feelings on the day they learned that one of their favorite people on the baseball eart...

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  14. Derek Jeter is MLB's single most important player

    Jayson Stark

    The New York Yankees will find another shortstop, but Major League Baseball may never find another Derek Jeter.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  15. 2014 MLB spring training preview survey

    Jayson Stark

    With the help of almost two dozen all-knowing baseball executives who were kind enough to take part in our 2014 spring training preview survey, we take a look at the most and least improved clubs, the best and worst free-agent signings and much, much more.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  16. Pitchers have reservations about MLB's new protective caps

    Jayson Stark

    Three pitchers whose skulls have been fractured by batted balls say they won't wear baseball's new protective cap.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2014