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  1. Q&A with Andrew McCutchen of Pittsburgh Pirates

    Scoop Jackson

    Andrew McCutchen fearlessly proposed to his girlfriend on "Ellen" and carries that attitude over to the field. Scoop Jackson asks what's next.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  2. Yankees explore deals, keep eye on Cuba

    Andrew Marchand

    The Yankees want to upgrade their talent, but they would prefer a rental compared to taking on money into next year and beyond, a baseball official with knowledge of their thinking told ESPN New York. The Yankees are always big-game hunters, so t...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  3. MLB - Minnesota's baseball legacy extends far beyond All-Star Gam...

    Jim Caple

    The All-Star Game comes to Target Field next week. But that doesn't even scratch the surface of the long-standing and vibrant baseball culture to be found in cold, snowy Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  4. Some instant replay numbers

    David Schoenfield

    How is instant replay going? I mean, beyond the arguments, delays, unhappy managers and confusing home-plate collisions. Here some numbers from ESPN Stats & Information, entering Wednesday's games: There have been 240 replays; 112 (47 percen...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  5. Houston Astros to use closer-by-committee at start

    The competition to become the Houston Astros' closer will likely extend beyond spring training.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2014
  6. Baez could find home at 2B

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- The significance of Chicago Cubs top prospect Javier Baez playing second base on Monday against the Oakland A's extends beyond just one game. When he takes the field it will be the first time he has played second since his freshman yea...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  7. Is Neftali Feliz mentally ready to close?

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The last time Neftali Feliz trudged up a big league mound in a save opportunity was Game 6 of the 2011 World Series in St. Louis. I'll spare Texas Rangers fans any details beyond that. Google "David Freese" if you want to be rem...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  8. 2013 World Series -- Boston Red Sox to throw John Lackey against ...

    Tony Lee

    Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey will oppose rookie Michael Wacha in Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  9. Texas Rangers eager for possibility of Nelson Cruz return

    Richard Durrett

    If the Texas Rangers add Nelson Cruz back to the lineup after his 50-game suspension ends, his teammates are ready to welcome him back.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2013
  10. What to watch for: Sox-Orioles final series

    Gordon Edes

    BALTIMORE -- Beyond determining if the Red Sox will hold on to claim the league's best record and home-field advantage, here are a few things to watch for in Boston's final series of the regular season, a three-game set against the Baltimore Orioles:...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  11. A's roll past Twins, move closer to American League West title

    Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson homered, Alberto Callaspo had two hits and drove in two runs, and Bartolo Colon pitched six shutout innings as the Oakland Athletics trimmed their magic number to two with an 11-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Frid

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  12. Positive aspects of the Astros' season

    Christina Kahrl

    The Houston Astros took their 100th loss of the season on Tuesday night, making it three years in a row beyond the century mark in the loss column. Before this run of ignominy, the Astros had never lost 100 games in a season, no easy feat for any tea...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  13. Dates to circle for 2014

    Buster Olney

    The tentative schedule for 2014 was released Tuesday, and you can already look forward to some interesting dates for next year, beyond those first two games played in Australia between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers on March 22-23. 1. April 4: The D...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  14. Jered Weaver guides Angels to sweep of Mariners

    Jered Weaver gave up just three hits in eight strong innings, Kole Calhoun added a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels completed a three-game sweep with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 25, 2013
  15. George Brett Pine Tar Game -- common sense won out

    Steve Wulf

    On the 30th anniversary of the Pine Tar Game it's the sage, and not the rage, that we should remember. This is as good a time as any to celebrate the wisdom of Lee MacPhail, the American League president who looked beyond the letter of the law.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  16. Mets prospects to watch

    Adam Rubin

    The Mets have more arms beyond Zack Wheeler on the way, highlighted by Futures Game starters Rafael Montero at Triple-A Las Vegas and Noah Syndergaard at Double-A Binghamton. In fact, one scout who just watched Syndergaard believes Jonathon Niese ...

    Blog | July 18, 2013