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  1. MLB - Winter Forecast for teams in National League East

    Bill Baer

    Assessing what lies ahead this offseason for the Braves, Marlins, Mets, Phillies and Nationals.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  2. Some big names who could be traded

    Bill Baer

    The playoffs are just a couple weeks from wrapping up, which means the hot stove gets turned up to 11. Or something. I might be mixing up my metaphors. There's nothing quite like the flurry of trade rumors and whispers of potential landing spots for ...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  3. NL players to watch

    Bill Baer

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Martin Prado Prado was the key player the Diamondbacks got in return for Justin Upton in a trade with the Braves last offseason. Since playing more or less every day at a number of positions from 2009-12 in Atlanta, Prado pos...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  4. Best deadline deal ever: Phillies

    Bill Baer

    Over the next month, we're going to present 30 deals in 30 days: The best trade deadline deal ever made by each team. THE TEAM: Philadelphia Phillies THE YEAR: 2009 THE SITUATION: The Phillies, arguably much better in 2009 than in 2008 when ...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  5. Showdown: Nats vs. Braves vs. Phillies

    Bill Baer

    The return of baseball brings unbridled optimism for fans of many teams. Last season's underdogs can become this year's powerhouses, as the Nationals, Athletics and Orioles proved in 2012. The injured veteran, the slumping sophomore and the projectab...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  6. Ranking baseball's top five infields

    Bill Baer

    Having ranked the top five outfields and starting rotations in baseball, we now move onto infields. This is particularly intriguing because many of the infields feature some of the game's best young players, while the infields with the old standbys -...

    Blog | February 10, 2013
  7. Ranking the best starting rotations

    Bill Baer

    Continuing the theme started last week of ranking the top five teams at a given position, we move on to starting rotations. Unlike with outfields, there is a lot more room for debate and diverging methods of evaluation with pitchers. Do you consider ...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  8. Cole Hamels versus Zack Greinke

    Bill Baer

    Last summer, Cole Hamels signed a six-year $144 million contract to remain with the Philadelphia Phillies through 2018. Just a few weeks ago, Zack Greinke signed a six-year, $147 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Over the past three seas...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  9. Phillies to set sights on Michael Bourn?

    Bill Baer

    Center fielder B.J. Upton and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a five-year, $75.25 million deal on Wednesday night, marking the first big free-agent move of the offseason. The Philadelphia Phillies, who earlier in the day made some noise by making a trad...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  10. Ibanez is hot, but does Cold Ibanez lurk?

    Bill Baer

    Raul Ibanez has had some kind of postseason. Legendary, some might say. The 40-year-old hit two home runs in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles: one, a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning off Jim Johnson; the other a walk-off s...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  11. Trading Domonic Brown not a net win

    Bill Baer

    Chances are you've heard the various trade rumors involving Domonic Brown. It is no secret that the Philadelphia Phillies are hunting for a consistently-productive corner outfielder to help them push through the rest of the regular season and into Oc...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  12. Beware of early season sample sizes

    Bill Baer

    The regular season brings optimism to almost every team in baseball. (Sorry, Houston Astros.) Special preference is given to the start -- Opening Day. It is, to steal a term from Colin Wyers of Baseball Prospectus, a "selective endpoint." The Boston ...

    Blog | April 09, 2011