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  1. Top 10 shortstops in MLB

    Buster Olney

    The question of whether you'd prefer to have Buster Posey or Yadier Molina at catcher has lots of layers, as does the debate about whether Miguel Cabrera is the game's top first baseman. But with Troy Tulowitzki coming back from major surgery and ...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. The top 10 catchers in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In those handful of moments when the New York Yankees talked about an austerity drive a couple of years ago, when Hal Steinbrenner spoke of getting under the salary cap, they decided to let Russell Martin walk away as a free agent -- and he was snapp...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  3. Draft no 'crapshoot' for Giants and Royals

    Keith Law

    When I pointed out on Twitter after Game 5 that the two most important players on the Giants' roster, Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey, were both high first-round picks (10th and fifth overall, respectively, in consecutive drafts), a few readers mi...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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