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  1. A's emphasizing defense vs. KC?

    Joe Kaiser

    Speed is one of the most potent aspects of Kansas City's offense this season, with the Royals leading all of baseball with 153 stolen bases. That's why Oakland is going with a defensive-oriented lineup for Tuesday's American League Wild Card showdown...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. My top 20 players for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann ended his 2014 regular season on a significant high note by no-hitting the Miami Marlins Sunday, but it's still not enough to get him into my overall top 20 for next season. This theme has resonated...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  3. Could Dayton Moore return to Atlanta?

    Doug Mittler

    Postseason baseball returns to Kansas City for the first time since 1985 on Tuesday, and with it comes some vindication for Royals general manager Dayton Moore, who took over during the 2006 season and did not have a winning season until 2013. Be...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. Final-day decisions for playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    This final day of the scheduled regular season should be something that Major League Baseball dreamed about, because even after seven weeks of spring training and 182 days of play, six teams -- 20 percent of the clubs -- don't know where they will be...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  5. Pittsburgh Pirates lead MLB in use of the shift - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions looks closer at the shifting tendencies of MLB playoff teams. The Pirates, for example, have a near-300-shift edge over the other four NL playoff teams.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2014
  6. My 2014 fantasy baseball MVPs

    Eric Karabell

    When I spoke to Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley at the All-Star festivities in Minneapolis and asked him about his shocking statistical season, he made it seem like it was no big deal at all -- just a maturing player becoming smarter wi...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  7. Least Valuable Player awards for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    The Texas Rangers, playing better of late but still the worst team in the American League, started seven rookies in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros. The Rangers have used a record number of players to get through the season, and while...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  8. A-Rod's fate in Yankees hands

    AJ Mass

    Although Bud Selig is retiring and won't be around next season to deal with any potential controversies that may arise in baseball, he did offer up a parting opinion regarding the status of Alex Rodriguez going forward. Selig said Tuesday "that is...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  9. Early 2015 top 10 pitcher rankings

    Eric Karabell

    I think we all enjoy baseball nights when aces are in action, even though I rarely own aces in the first place. Perhaps that's why I enjoy it, to some degree, not really worrying from pitch to pitch about my teams but just reveling in the glory of a ...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  10. Interest in Tomas continues

    AJ Mass

    According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, interest in Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas remains incredibly high following his Sunday showcase that was "heavily attended" by teams that included the Padres, Yankees, Diamondbacks, Giants and Mets. A...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  11. Pace of play committee lacks right voices

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Another in the season-long burst of complaints erupted recently over one of the on-the-fly rule changes that were implemented in 2014. An official with Major League Baseball privately conceded that the criticism, in this particular cas...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  12. Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects for 2015 and beyond - Fantasy B...

    Christopher Crawford

    Kris Bryant and Byron Buxton highlight Christopher Crawford's top 10 prospects for next year and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  13. Assessing Braves bats for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Atlanta Braves continued their September swoon with a 1-0 home loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, thanks to an Andrew McCutchen home run, pretty much ensuring more losses than wins for the season. The organization parted ways with general ...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  14. When to draft Kemp, Puig in 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The words likely most associated with the Los Angeles Dodgers outfield early in the season were expensive, crowded and mostly unproductive. However, while the first word remains true, the other two don't fit any longer, as Matt Kemp has been resurgen...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  15. Max Scherzer, Jon Lester are even better than the numbers show --...

    Scott Spratt

    The big three free agent pitchers are even better than you think.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2014
  16. Previewing 2015 positional eligibility

    Eric Karabell

    As we wind down another fantasy baseball regular season and look ahead to 2015, it seems worthwhile to give an update on eligibility situations that owners might not be aware of. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz played first base in Pitts...

    Blog | September 19, 2014