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  1. Will Yankees spend on pitching?

    Doug Mittler

    It is a knee-jerk reaction to connect the New York Yankees to any high-priced free agent, but that may not necessarily be the case this winter. George King of the New York Post wrote Monday "the early industry vibe is the Yankees aren't going to ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. Mike Fiers and the sneaky K club

    Eric Karabell

    By dinnertime Thursday a pair of right-handed starting pitchers already had delivered 14-strikeout performances, which seemed awfully rare to me, and then I found out it had happened four times in 40 years. So yeah, it's rare. One of the fellows who ...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  3. Encarnacion, Votto hurt; trade roundup

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners had a legitimate -- in theory -- decision to make a few months ago if looking at drafting first basemen in the second round. Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Davis were off the board, leaving, essentially, Edwin Encarnacion, Prince Fielder a...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  4. Yankees come out ahead in McCarthy deal

    Keith Law

    The New York Yankees' acquisition of Brandon McCarthy upgrades a beleaguered rotation that's not getting any help from the farm system, while the Arizona Diamondbacks don't capitalize on one of their most valuable trade assets and get nothing in retu...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  5. Jeff Samardzija is not worth trading the farm for - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Jeff Samardzija is being mentioned in a lot of trade rumors, but if you're looking to add an arm, there are plenty of comparable pitchers available who will cost a lot less.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  6. Tyler Skaggs among pitchers with improved velocity and ERA projec...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains why the increased velocity from certain pitchers -- including Los Angeles' Tyler Skaggs -- leads to an improvement in their projections.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  7. Will Chapman injury inspire change?

    AJ Mass

    The Cincinnati Reds got a huge scare on Wednesday when pitcher Aroldis Chapman was hit by a line drive during the team's game against the Kansas City Royals. According to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, "Chapman didn't lose consciousne...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  8. Don't pile on the Dodgers' pool party

    Buster Olney

    If you hired an anthropologist to do a study on why baseball celebrations are particularly raucous, a few factors might be cited, in boldface type: 1. The season is really, really, really long They hit and throw and travel and hit and throw an...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  9. Defensive implications of deadline deals - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt looks at the defensive implications involved in some of the biggest MLB deadline deals. He believes Jose Iglesias, traded from the Red Sox to the Tigers, could be a long-term option at shortstop.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2013
  10. Curtis Granderson, Clayton Richard more valuable on draft day tha...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola offers readers some methods for getting the very most from the player pool on draft day, including hidden value in late-round picks.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  11. D-backs gain flexibility with McCarthy

    Keith Law

    Brandon McCarthy would likely have been in line for a three- or four-year deal, the kind we expect Kyle Lohse and Anibal Sanchez get (although we haven't seen any such deal handed out to a starter so far this winter), had it not been for the com...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  12. MLB - Brandon McCarthy offers the Diamondbacks flexibility and de...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the deal that will bring Brandon McCarthy to the Diamondbacks.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  13. What's next for Cincinnati, Oakland?

    Jim Bowden

    No one ever plans on how they bow out of the playoffs, but the way it happened certainly wasn't expected from the Cincinnati Reds, with their powerful lineup and dominating pitching staff. On the other hand, the Oakland Athletics ridiculously exceede...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  14. Rickie Weeks, Mark Reynolds stay hot

    Eric Karabell

    • St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller tossed two innings of scoreless relief in his big league debut Wednesday, allowing one hit and striking out four. Miller, 21, is one of the top pitching prospects in the game, and he had thrived ...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  15. Rickie Weeks, Mark Reynolds continue hot-hitting ways

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Wednesday's games, including big games from Rickie Weeks and Mark Reynolds and a scary injury to pitcher Brandon McCarthy.

    Blog | Conversation | September 06, 2012
  16. Jonathan Lucroy vastly underowned

    Eric Karabell

    Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy smacked two home runs and knocked in four Monday, raising his surprising batting average to .328. Lucroy was hitting .345 when he broke his hand and missed nearly two months, and has slowed over the past thre...

    Blog | August 21, 2012