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  1. Top 10 starting pitchers in MLB

    Buster Olney

    This is the final installment of the position rankings and it has been an enjoyable exercise, culling through opinions from evaluators, getting feedback from some players, picking the brains of some really smart scouts. Justin Havens, Mark Simon and ...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  2. Lineup adjustment options for Farrell

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- John Farrell's sleep was probably interrupted repeatedly this morning with the kind of dreams that happen after life-changing moments, with his brain still working at Mach 5 even after his eyes closed. He may have seen images of Jim Joyc...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  3. Why players still enjoy participating in All-Star Game festivitie...

    Buster Olney

    There isn't one player whose mind and body couldn't use a three-day break in July. But as Buster Olney writes, there are still unique incentives for players to participate in the All-Star Game, like the chance to pick the brains of their peers.

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  4. The Cubs' new brain trust

    Jim Bowden

    If the old adage is two heads are better than one, why not try three? The Chicago Cubs are trying, as they officially present Theo Epstein as their president of baseball operations today. He is expected to bring on Jed Hoyer, currently general man...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  5. How to deal with declining players

    Jim Bowden

    Players begin to decline due to age and/or a loss of physical ability, including hand-eye coordination, brain quickness, strength, movement and flexibility. In most cases, the brain power remains the same, the mental toughness is still there, and th...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  6. Pitchf/x Summit portends bright future - Baseball Prospectus

    Eric Seidman

    This past weekend, I had the pleasure of traveling to sunny San Francisco to take part in the second annual PITCHf/x Summit, a gathering of analysts, team executives and the brains behind the new technology of's Enhanced Gameday, which takes ...

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2009
  7. Should pitchers bat eighth?

    Forgot to make this a Tater this morning, so instead you get the full monty: From Anthony Witrado's Brewers blog: Manager Ned Yost has said for a week that he has a brain-full of ideas when it comes to his batting order, but it is way too earl...

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2008
  8. Putz is dealing, but has anyone noticed?

    Jerry Crasnick

    It's easy to get overshadowed, so we give eight underappreciated players the recognition they deserve.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2006
  9. Moore, Clark play key roles in Braves' success

    Jerry Crasnick

    Dayton Moore and Roy Clark are among those considered to be the brains behind the Braves' success.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2005
  10. Lucchino is building ballpark legacy

    Jerry Crasnick

    Larry Lucchino was the brains behind Camden Yards. Now he's focused on how to modernize Fenway Park.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2004
  11. Writers Bloc: Yankees dynasty a result of brains not brawn

    Jim Baker

    Despite the clamor over their ever-increasing payroll, the Yankees deserve some credit for their recent success.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2003