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  1. Instant replay category breakdown, why it's working - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks at what has gone right and wrong with regard to instant replay and provides a helpful table showing all the challenges and results by category.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  2. Managers frustrated with replay system

    Buster Olney

    As managers discussed instant replay prior to the season, they were generally circumspect, understated in their public comments. You got some eye rolls, and privately, some expressed concern, particularly with the challenge system. But...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  3. Remove managers from replay process

    Buster Olney

    After the Giants lost Tuesday night by a run scored on a call that everybody now knows was wrong, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said all the right things, as Andrew Baggarly writes. From his story: Even with expanded replay, A.J. Pollock was all...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  4. Projecting Keith Law's top 100 prospects - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at stat projections of Keith Law's top 100 prospects to see where the numbers agree (and disagree) with Law's rankings.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  5. Padres closing in on Benoit

    AJ Mass

    With Grant Balfour now headed to the Baltimore Orioles, having agreed to a two-year, $14 deal with the team on Tuesday and Jose Veras joining the Chicago Cubs on a one-year, $4 million deal to perhaps challenge Pedro Strop for the closer's job there,...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  6. Detroit and Texas pull off challenge trade

    Keith Law

    This is a classic challenge trade, my position player for your position player, both guys with huge contracts but who are also coming off disappointing years -- or in Ian Kinsler's case, two disappointing years. In the pending deal that sends Kinsler...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  7. A tireless devotion to the hit

    Buster Olney

    It has always been Pat Gillick's way to know about each player's family and the relevant challenges of home life, and so when Ichiro Suzuki and his wife arrived in Seattle for the first time before the 2001 season, there was a conversation about apar...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  8. Giants face tough decisions

    Buster Olney

    The challenges for the San Francisco Giants before the trade deadline extend beyond what they lack, and need, in 2013 -- and they need a lot right now. They have won two World Series in the last three years because of strong pitching, but as of this ...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  9. Dexter Fowler among breakout stars whose hot starts are no illusi...

    Dan Szymborski

    Each April, new breakout stars are born, but often those hot starts are just a fluke. Dan Szymborski looks at players whose strong starts are a sign of real improvement, such as Dexter Fowler, Yu Darvish, Carlos Gomez and Lucas Duda.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  10. Appel draws Gerrit Cole comparison

    Christopher Crawford

    It was a mixed bag at best this weekend for MLB draft's 2013 class. The No. 1 player in the class faced a tough challenge in a Pac-12 rival, two former top pick challengers continued to slip and an injury to a toolsy outfielder could affect wher...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  11. 2013 MLB Draft - Weekend round up on Mark Appel, Ryne Stanek and ...

    Christopher Crawford

    Is Mark Appel getting a little bored with college baseball? One scout tells Christopher Crawford that he thinks that's the case.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  12. Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals face second base chall...

    Keith Law

    The season has just begun and already, some of baseball's top contenders are looking at challenges at second base. Keith Law explores the short and long-term issues facing the Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers.

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  13. Los Angeles Dodgers could face financial challenges in future - M...

    Dan Szymborski

    The Dodgers have a new TV deal that will bring them lots of money. But as Dan Szymborski explains, even a $300 million payroll can't guarantee them a winner forever.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  14. Why Tampa Bay Rays will likely have to trade David Price - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why it appears inevitable that Tampa Bay will trade David Price in the next 13 months, and the kind of deal it will take for a team to get him. Plus, a look at the looming challenge to the mechanics of Hall of Fame voting.

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  15. What Terry Francona faces as manager of the Cleveland Indians - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after accepting the managerial job with the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona's first challenge is clear: Make something out of a stumbling starting rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  16. Pirates facing wrong kind of challenge

    Buster Olney

    The Pittsburgh Pirates understand that if any member of their organization uses a racial slur, or a word rooted in racial hate, then it's a serious issue that needs to be addressed. "If that ever happened," said one official, "then we'd hav...

    Blog | September 13, 2012