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  1. Audition time for Nick Franklin

    Doug Mittler

    The Tampa Bay Rays will get a late-season look at infielder Nick Franklin, who was called up after Triple-A Durham's loss Saturday in the International League championship series. Franklin, another of the pieces acquired in the trade for David Pr...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. Oakland Athletics need to make a move at the trade deadline - MLB...

    Paul Swydan

    The time has come for the Moneyball A's to cash in and chase a title, writes Paul Swydan.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  3. Pittsburgh Pirates unlikely to return to postseason - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    A return trip to the playoffs is looking less and less likely for the Pirates, writes Paul Swydan.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2014
  4. NBA - Examining parity and the rebuilding cycles in the NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton looks at parity as a product of the cyclical nature of rebuilding in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2014
  5. Two small-market clubs going all-in

    Buster Olney

    When the New York Yankees really go for it, when they unleash their financial might in an effort to protect their brand and win a championship, that means firing almost a half-billion dollars at the best and most expensive players. Two...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  6. Monday Roundup: Mattingly deal near?

    Doug Mittler

    Don Mattingly has made no secret of his desire to land a contract extension after leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to an NL West title and a trip to the League Championship Series. With spring training about six weeks away, that may soon be happening....

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  7. Could Jameis Winston land with Rangers?

    Doug Mittler

    Jameis Winston has things other than baseball on his mind right now. Specifically, the Heisman Trophy winner will be behind center for Florida State in Monday's BCS championship game against Auburn. Winston also was used as a reliever and an outfi...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  8. How the Red Sox can repeat

    Jim Bowden

    Right now, the most pressing thing for the Boston Red Sox is the parade celebrating their World Series championship -- the first won in Fenway Park since 1918. However, once all the celebrations are completed, the Red Sox will begin the same ardu...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  9. Top 10 tussle in Tallahassee

    Kevin Weidl

    There is no bigger game this weekend than when the No. 7 Miami Hurricanes travel to No. 3 Florida State for a battle with heavy ACC and national championship implications on the line. I was able to dig deep into the coaches' copy tape to look at each...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  10. How Tigers can take the next step

    Jim Bowden

    The Detroit Tigers were swept in the 2012 World Series by the San Francisco Giants four games to none and this year weren't able to get back after losing in the American League Championship Series to the Boston Red Sox. This despite the fact that the...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  11. Collision ban seen as inevitable

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- In the aftermath of two home plate collisions in the American League Championship Series on Thursday, officials from other teams reiterated that they expect the topic of banning that play to be raised again in meetings this winter. Given...

    Blog | October 19, 2013
  12. Evaluating closers-in-waiting for 2014 like David Robertson and B...

    Scott Spratt

    Closers are made, not born, and Scott Spratt looks at some pitchers who could be the 2014 version of Koji Uehara.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  13. Data, scouting fuel Red Sox win

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Think of the postseason as a final exam, and the pitchers in the American League Championship Series as summa cum laude-caliber students: former Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, presumptive Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, Cy Young candidate...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  14. Eight make-or-break players in the LDS

    Jim Bowden

    This October, most of the ink will be used on the likes of Clayton Kershaw, Miguel Cabrera and Dustin Pedroia, but it's nondescript, under-the-radar players who write history in the postseason. Winning championships isn't about stars; it's about play...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  15. Ranking aces of NL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    As we've all learned by now, baseball's postseason is pretty much a crapshoot, with all 10 participants having a legitimate chance at a world championship. Just before last year's postseason began I predicted the San Francisco Giants would win th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  16. Managers, GMs who must finish strong

    Jim Bowden

    Stability and continuity in the general manager and field manager positions are how an organization wins championships. In the early 1990s, the Atlanta Braves' combination of general manager John Schuerholz and manager Bobby Cox set the bar. Afte...

    Blog | August 16, 2013