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  1. The 'misses' of the 2004 first round

    Keith Law

    The draft is a time of hope and promise, and after it's all over, a scout sits with his scouting staff and marvels over all the players the team just picked. Well, sometimes they don't work out as planned, as is the case for these 20 first-rounders w...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  2. Possible destinations for Rollins

    Doug Mittler

    Is the spring training feud between Jimmy Rollins and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg nearing a tipping point? Rollins was benched on three successive days last week by Sandberg, who has downplayed any talk of a rift. But ESPN The Magazine's Bust...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  3. OBP leagues: Studs, sleepers, busts

    Eric Karabell

    The most obvious name that moves up in fantasy formats that count walks or on-base percentage is that of misjudged Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto. Not only did the terrific Votto draw a cool 135 walks last season, but that was 23 more than ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Freeman contract may seal Heyward's fate

    AJ Mass

    The Atlanta Braves locked up first baseman Freddie Freeman for years to come when they staved off an arbitration hearing by agreeing to a deal worth $135 million over eight years, as sources confirmed to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. As ESPN.com's Bust...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  6. MLB - Trading aces like David Price usually a bad move

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains why attempting to land a king's ransom for an ace more often results in a bust.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  7. MLB - Predicting the biggest free agent busts of the 2014 offseas...

    Dan Szymborski

    With baseball's hot stove season heating up, Dan Szymborski projects which free agents' massive contracts will leave their new teams with buyer's remorse in the years ahead. Masahiro Tanaka, Nelson Cruz and Carlos Beltran make the list.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  8. Ranking the best and worst drafting teams in MLB history - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the best and worst drafting teams and the best and worst individudal drafts in MLB history.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  9. Clock is ticking for Pedro Alvarez and other members of the 2008 ...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at five top picks from the 2008 draft and wonders if it's time to give up on them.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  10. Ryan Dempster among free agents who have big bust potential

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at five free agents who carry major red flags.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2012
  11. New York Yankees among playoff contenders most likely to collapse...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the playoff contenders with the biggest bust potential this September.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  12. Seeking long-term sleeper, bust pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    I went into the 2012 season thinking Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields was about as safe as could be for fantasy owners and left-hander Matt Moore was a breakout star capable of taking home top rookie pitcher honors. Instead, these guys enter...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  13. Josh Johnson, Tim Hudson, Tom Milone look like solid options over...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell seeks out some upcoming pitching sleepers and busts based on their projected schedule for the next four weeks.

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2012
  14. Alex Rios, Adam Dunn the ultimate late-round wild-card picks in f...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers his 2012 expectations for former studs turned 2011 busts Adam Dunn and Alex Rios and discusses a few other deep-league options on the White Sox.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  15. While ROY "busts" earn the most attention, history shows they are...

    Dave Cameron

    With the Rookie of the Year awards about to be announced, Dave Cameron of FanGraphs looks back on recent history and writes that ROY "busts" tend to be the exception, not the rule.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  16. Which 2011 busts will bounce back in '12?

    Eric Karabell

    Adam Dunn is not going to hit 38 home runs this season. Heck, he probably won't even hit half that many, or bat .200, for that matter. But if you're in a deep keeper league, or already planning out your 2012 draft strategy, Dunn is a perfec...

    Blog | August 11, 2011