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  1. A pair of big names are still trying to find themselves with the ...

    Buster Olney

    For what many consider baseball's best team on paper, there are still concerns. Start with Daisuke Matsuzaka and his changed regimen, or Josh Beckett and what appears to be a loss of command. Can the Red Sox get them right?

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  2. Wise finishes off Yankees with RBI single as White Sox earn victo...

    DeWayne Wise hit a game-ending RBI single in the ninth inning to give the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 30, 2009
  3. Nolan Arenado's 27-game streak matches team best as Rockies roll

    Nolan Arenado had three hits to extend his hitting streak to 27 games, matching Colorado's team record, and the Rockies had their third lopsided victory over Texas in as many nights, 9-2 on Wednesday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  4. The AL West finally asserts its dominance, and the rest of the le...

    Jonah Keri

    After high expectations and a shaky start, everything is falling into place out West.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  5. All-time draft rosters: AL Central

    Rob Neyer

    Let's move on to the AL Central as we look back at the all-time draft rosters. Remember, these are the best players drafted and signed by the team, even if they didn't necessarily contribute to that franchise. Other divisions: AL East Chicago W...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  6. MLB - The real reason the Cubs (or Mets) are bad

    Matt Meyers

    Even before the 2012 season starts, the Cubs and Mets are mailing it in. Matt Meyers says the teams are in shambles mainly for one reason: poor drafting.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2012
  7. Stat Shots: Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki look for career milestones...

    ESPN.com

    Take a deeper dive into MLB Opening Day with a statistical breakdown of the teams, players and baseball history with Stat Shots.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2011
  8. Ranking toughest AL schedules

    Buster Olney

    Last year, the early-season schedule that the Orioles played might as well have been renamed the "This Is What It Takes To Get A Manager Fired" slate. The O's faced a murderers' row of games against the best teams in the American League, in...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  9. MLB: Nobody will face a tougher early slate than the Toronto Blue...

    Buster Olney

    Last season, the Baltimore Orioles played a terribly difficult early-season schedule. It may well have cost their manager a job. This year, it doesn't get much easier. But at least a rival takes their place with the toughest early slate.

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  10. Ranking contenders' lineups, from best to worst

    Jerry Crasnick

    Teams that have the ability to hit quality pitching usually thrive in the postseason. That said, which lineups among serious playoff contenders are the best?

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  11. Notes, Stats and Trends from Research: April 14, 2009

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Insider digs into the day's hot topics, from Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko's historic night to Orlando Hudson's cycle to the career of late Tigers' pitcher Mark Fidrych.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2009
  12. Cubs pummel White Sox with nine-run 4th inning

    Jim Edmonds homered twice, Mike Fontenot went deep and Aramis Ramirez added a three-run shot, all during a nine-run fourth inning Saturday that helped the Cubs beat the White Sox 11-7 to win for the second straight day in the meeting of first-place teams.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | June 21, 2008
  13. Challenge Preview Week 22: Great week for both Chicago teams

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan Cockcroft analyzes the best Week 22 options for the Baseball Challenge game.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2007
  14. Challenge Preview Week 18: Play righty Brewers.

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan Cockcroft analyzes the best Week 18 options for the Baseball Challenge game and notes you should play right-handed Brewers' hitters.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2007
  15. Thomas puts hurt on former team's playoff hopes

    Frank Thomas dealt another big blow to his former team's dwindling playoff hopes, hitting a three-run homer Sunday to help the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 17, 2006
  16. Thome's blast helps White Sox destroy Royals

    Jim Thome's 36th homer capped an eight-run fourth inning and led the Chicago White Sox to their fifth straight win, a rout of Kansas City on Monday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 14, 2006