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  1. Giants exposed KC's playoff inexperience

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have become America's team during the postseason, the team that casual fans are rooting for because of their energetic style and because, quite simply, they haven't been on this stage for a very long time. But the di...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  2. Stability, continuity key to Giants' success

    JIm Bowden

    The San Francisco Giants hired Brian Sabean as their senior vice president and general manager on Sept. 30, 1996. Since then, he has led the Giants to seven postseason berths and, with this year's team, four World Series appearances, including two wo...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  3. The secret to Posey's hot streak

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Tilted back in his chair in the visitors clubhouse at Comerica Park on Saturday morning, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy started to explain Buster Posey's recent hot streak by talking about his history as a great hitter, about a s...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  4. Will Posey end up at first base?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Francisco Giants could borrow a page out of the Minnesota Twins' playbook and move a high-priced power-hitting catcher to a new position. Joe Mauer is no longer a catcher for the Twins, and the Giants could consider a similar move for B...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  5. All-Star roster surprises and snubs

    Keith Law

    The MLB All-Star Game rosters always spur controversy for who's out and who's in, but also because there aren't clear rules on what makes an All-Star in the first place. I've never bought the maxim that it should just be the players who are having th...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  6. Giants ready to make lineup renovations?

    AJ Mass

    With Pablo Sandoval in the midst of a 4-for-27 slide, and having been in a slump for the entire 2014 season -- his batting average is just .169 -- manager Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants is finally ready to make some changes to his lineup. ...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  7. Justin Verlander among MLB's most indispensable players - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down the most indispensable players in MLB, led by Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  8. MLB division previews based on formula for clubhouse chemistry --...

    Jeff Phillips

    For ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, experts built a fancy algorithm that measures clubhouse chemistry. The result? The Rays should ready themselves for lots of Champagne showers come October.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  9. Buzz: Kemp will be ready soon

    Jim Bowden

    Yesterday we looked at three AL spring training camps in Arizona and took stock of some of the buzz surrounding each one. The beauty of the Cactus League is the relative close proximity of all the team complexes to one another. It makes it very easy ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  10. 2014 Do Not Draft list

    Eric Karabell

    The presumed definition of a Do Not Draft list means, well, do not draft these players, but let's get this out of the way up front: I don't really mean that. What I mean is that when one secures players through a draft or an auction, the main goal sh...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  11. Next step after Belt's deal

    AJ Mass

    The San Francisco Giants and first baseman Brandon Belt reached an agreement on a one-year deal worth $2.9 million just eight hours before the two sides were slated to sit down at an arbitration hearing. Although the deal was only for 2014, the Giant...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  12. Collision rules coming any day now

    Buster Olney

    The new rules banning home plate collisions will likely be dispersed to teams sometime in the next couple of days, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The delay in getting the rules to teams so they can begin training catchers a...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  13. Best and worst of last year's contract extensions - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron looks back at last year's big contract extensions and explains why David Wright is a bargain and Elvis Andrus is a bust.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  14. Buster Posey's new look

    Joe Kaiser

    Following a poor second half in 2013, San Francisco catcher Buster Posey decided to change things up over the winter. According to Chris Haft of MLB.com, the 2012 National League Most Valuable Player added about 10 pounds through his offseason tra...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  15. Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw among young big leaguers who proje...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at which current players under the age of 30 project as Hall of Famers, with Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw leading the way.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  16. Are the Cleveland Indians ahead of schedule? - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan writes why the Indians, compared to past seasons, are ahead of schedule. He points to exceptional production from Cleveland's rotation as a reason they are potentially postseason bound.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2013