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  1. Bits: Josmil Pinto continues to rake

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps it's a Minnesota thing. Major league catchers are hitting a disappointing .247 this season, with a .703 OPS, but the Minnesota Twins laugh at that number. Their catchers are hitting .305 with a .867 OPS. Three-time batting champion Joe Mauer,...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  2. The AL Central's strong offseason

    Jim Bowden

    Consider the following about the American League Central: - Its division champion, the Detroit Tigers, won just 88 games. - It was the only five-team division with three teams with losing records. - The second-place Chicago White Sox won 85 gam...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  3. Los Angeles Dodgers trading Andre Ethier among National League mo...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan offers up five moves in the National League that should happen.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  4. San Francisco Giants not using Melky Cabrera in World Series is w...

    Dan Szymborski

    The San Francisco Giants could really use Melky Cabrera in the World Series for a variety of reasons, writes Dan Szymborski.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  5. Cincinnati Reds should try shaking up their lineup in the postsea...

    Bill Petti

    Bill Petti of FanGraphs writes that while the Cincinnati Reds have excellent run prevention, they struggle to get runners on base ahead of Joey Votto, thus limiting scoring chances. To win in October, they need to fix that.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2012
  6. MLB - The Rangers and Cardinals can rake, which means the World S...

    Dayn Perry

    With the World Series participants determined, ESPN Insider's Dayn Perry looks ahead and breaks down the bullpens of the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers. In a series featuring two explosive offenses, the ring may be won in relief.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2011
  7. How the Milwaukee Brewers can cope without Prince Fielder

    Dan Szymborski

    In the wake of the Brewers being eliminated from the playoffs, Dan Szymborski looks at Milwaukee without free-agent-to-be Prince Fielder.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2011
  8. MLB - Explaining Arizona Diamondbacks' turnaround

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions examines Arizona's rise from last season's last-place finish to 2011's division-leading campaign, and identifies three reasons for the turnaround: Improved pitching, elite fielding and Justin Upton.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2011
  9. Cliff Lee's minor injury, suspension allow fantasy owners to get ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell spins the fantasy ramifications of starting pitcher Cliff Lee's injury and suspension.

    Blog | Conversation | March 24, 2010
  10. MLB -- BP: Pitchers who will surprise (and disappoint) in 2010

    Eric Seidman

    Some 2009 pitcher performances were too good (or bad) to be indicators of how the players will do in 2010. Here's what fantasy players really need: the truth, starting with Cole Hamels.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2010
  11. A game filled with crossroads

    Buster Olney

    The moment Nick Swisher lifted the ball over the infield, Angels reliever Brian Fuentes shot his arm into the air, that arm driven by the exultation of someone who had survived a series of close scrapes. All of Game 5 of the American League Champions...

    Blog | October 23, 2009
  12. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- New York Yankees and Los Angeles Ange...

    Buster Olney

    The New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels play a game filled with crossroads.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2009
  13. MLB: Examining the Philadelphia Phillies' insane home-road splits...

    Jay Jaffe

    The 2009 Philadelphia Phillies are much better on the road than at home. How is this possible? Pitching staff composition and injuries, mostly.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2009
  14. Insider - Baseball Prospectus - Big markets surge to NL front

    Jay Jaffe

    Our projections for this year's National League standings aren't likely to receive much brotherly love from Philadelphia, the home of the defending World Series champions.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2009
  15. MLB - Spring Training - 30 Teams in 30 Days - With Mauer's back a...

    ESPN Stats & Information

    With catcher Joe Mauer's back ailing, the Twins' pitchers must shoulder the load.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2009
  16. Cockcroft: New York Yankees preview

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan Cockcroft previews the 2007 New York Yankees from a fantasy angle.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2007