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  1. Mike Trout of Los Angeles Angels explains why he's not in Home Ru...

    Jayson Stark

    Baseball wanted Mike Trout in the Home Run Derby. American League captain Jose Bautista wanted Mike Trout in the Home Run Derby. But Trout said Monday that he decided not to participate after his manager, Mike Scioscia, "told me his opinion of it."

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  2. Weirdest injuries of the season

    Jayson Stark

    Once again this season, it hasn't been safe to make a sandwich. Or walk past a parked car. Or get caught outside in a hailstorm. And you know what that means ... It's time to "honor" the most creative baseball injuries of the half-year that was....

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  3. MLB - Baseball's future is Mike Trout

    Jayson Stark

    As Derek Jeter prepares to play in his final All-Star Game, it's time to pass the torch to Mike Trout, MLB's most transcendent player.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  4. First-half MLB award winners

    Jayson Stark

    It's time to hand out our annual midseason awards, to honor the good, the bad and the ugly of a fascinating half season. The envelopes, please ...

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  5. MLB admits to wrong interpretation of rule in Pittsburgh Pirates-...

    Jayson Stark

    Major League Baseball has acknowledged that it incorrectly interpreted the new home-plate collision rules when it overturned an "out" call at the plate on a controversial play in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  6. Rays, Phillies and Cubs have MLB's most prominent trade targets

    Jayson Stark

    There's a shortage of trade-market sellers, but buyers find these three teams -- the Phillies, Rays and Cubs -- particularly fascinating with six weeks remaining until the deadline.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  7. MLB - The late Tony Gwynn's incredible hitting numbers

    Jayson Stark

    No one in our lifetimes -- even those lifetimes that have already lasted a long while -- has hit the way the late Tony Gwynn did, Jayson Stark writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2014
  8. Best/worst position-player pitchers in 2014

    Jayson Stark

    A dozen different position players have pitched this season, and it's provided us with some rollicking entertainment in a bunch of otherwise-forgettable games.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  9. Bud Selig says new commissioner may come from outside MLB

    Jayson Stark

    Baseball commissioner Bud Selig wouldn't rule out the possibility of having someone from outside baseball succeed him next year but said Wednesday that his successor has to be someone who understands "the culture" of baseball.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  10. MLB - Five most shift-proof hitters

    Jayson Stark

    These five hitters are quite adept at hitting 'em where they ain't. Meet baseball's most shift-proof hitters.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  11. Tony Clark, MLBPA chief, says 'tough' for MLB to change collision...

    Jayson Stark

    Although Major League Baseball and the players' union continue to discuss possible changes or clarifications to the new home-plate collision rules, union chief Tony Clark told ESPN.com that accomplishing that in-season would be "tough."

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2014
  12. Top 10 must-see MLB starting pitchers

    Jayson Stark

    When these starters take the mound, the game becomes an event. They make you stop what you're doing and watch.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  13. Major League Baseball is working to clarify collision rule

    Jayson Stark

    Six weeks into the season, Major League Baseball is still searching for a way to clarify confusion over the new rule on home plate collisions but hasn't been able to settle on a clear-cut way to do that, MLB executive Tony La Russa said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  14. Is MLB in the midst of a Tommy John epidemic?

    Jayson Stark

    More than a dozen major league pitchers have already had Tommy John surgery this year. What can baseball do to keep all those elbow ligaments off the operating table?

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  15. Jose Fernandez, one of a kind

    Jayson Stark

    The latest episode of baseball's most entertaining reality show -- the Amazing Ace, starring the one, the only, the relentlessly effervescent Jose Fernandez -- will roll into Atlanta on Tuesday night. If you have a dish, a cable box, a laptop, an ...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  16. 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