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  1. Top 12 surprise stats of 2014 MLB season

    Buster Olney

    No sport overflows with information the way baseball does, with each pitch of each plate appearance adding to the growing expanse of an analytic universe. The players begin generating these numbers in early March, in exhibition games, and this contin...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  2. Top 10 MLB storylines of 2015

    Buster Olney

    As 2015 approaches, here are my 10 biggest storylines to watch in the world of baseball. 1. The new commissioner Rob Manfred can probably relate to Prince Charles somewhat, because he's been waiting patiently for his turn at the throne in recen...

    Blog | December 25, 2014
  3. Could Craig be dealt?

    AJ Mass

    In talking about Allen Craig's 2014 journey, ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes: "He went from being the heart of the Cardinals' attack, consistently generating some of the best production with runners on base in the history of baseball, to unloaded in a...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  4. Whos ready to move on from 2014?

    Buster Olney

    These are some folks in Major League Baseball who probably can't wait to put 2014 behind them. 1. The Texas Rangers Last year began with what was effectively a season-ending collision between Derek Holland and his dog Wrigley, and it went down...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  5. 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
  6. MLB - Yasiel Puig among the worst baserunners in baseball

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski quantifies who the best and worst baserunners are in major league baseball. Just because you're fast doesn't mean you're a good baserunner.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  7. Hamels would make Pads a top contender

    Buster Olney

    The Padres are said to be pursuing Cole Hamels, writes Ryan Lawrence. San Diego still has three of its top four prospects remaining after its flurry of trades, based on Baseball America's rankings -- catcher Austin Hedges, pitcher Matt Wisler, an...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  8. Padres' new star-studded lineup ill-fitting

    Buster Olney

    The whole baseball world is talking about the San Diego Padres today, in the dead of winter, probably for the first time since Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter were traded for Fred McGriff and Tony Fernandez a quarter-century ago. The Padres' spring tra...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  9. Yoan Moncada tops list of best Cuban prospects - MLB

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford breaks down the five best Cuban baseball prospects. Yoan Moncada, a 19-year-old infielder, comes in at No. 1.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2014
  10. The future of MLB in Cuba

    Buster Olney

    There is a temptation to say that the possible normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States could lead to rapid and significant changes in professional baseball, because we've all heard the harrowing stories of escape from the island...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  11. Nationals make out like bandits in trade

    Keith Law

    Today's three-team, 11-player trade was a rarity for its focus on young players, both major leaguers and prospects, with just two backup catchers as the veterans in the deal. The San Diego Padres got something they wanted, but at a substantial cost; ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  12. Ranking the top coordinators and recruiting closers

    Jeremy Crabtree

    Ranking the 10 best coordinators and closers.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2014
  13. Avila, Navarro on D-backs radar?

    Doug Mittler

    Give new Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart credit for his candor. Ask most GM's who they might be seeking on the trade market, and you are greeted with stone silence of the baseball equivalent of a congressional filibuster. Stewart, by c...

    Blog | December 13, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Fantasy fallout from Dodgers' trading frenzy

    Eric Karabell

    The Los Angeles Dodgers were busy Wednesday remaking their squad and as always, there are obvious fantasy baseball ramifications. Let's get right to it! Dodgers' acquisitions: • The shocking new double-play combination is Howie Kendrick a...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  16. Can Lester repeat 2014 stats with Cubs?

    Eric Karabell

    For all the success new Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester has achieved in his major league career, he's generally been a bit -- brace yourself, because nobody ever wants to hear or read this word -- overrated from a fantasy aspect, because we deal ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014