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  1. White Sox's chemistry test begins in earnest

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Adding a glut of experienced major league players is one thing. Getting them to play together and transform the Chicago White Sox into a winner will be something else entirely. The White Sox introduced three of their new additions Tuesd...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
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  3. Dodgers add versatility to bag of tricks with unlikely rally

    Mark Saxon

    CHICAGO -- One talent evaluator who has been shadowing the Los Angeles Dodgers for the past several days noted the team's body language in recent games and wondered whether tales of the team's lack of chemistry might be entirely apt. In the next b...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  4. Better winning through chemistry?

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Sometimes players say things in the course of a postgame interview that fly over your head at that moment, but jump out at you when you listen back to the tape. So it was with CC Sabathia after Thursday night's 10-2 Yankees win over...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  5. 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
  6. J.P. Arencibia adds to clubhouse chemistry

    Richard Durrett

    Walk into the Texas Rangers' clubhouse in Surprise, Ariz., and you're likely to hear J.P. Arencibia before you see him. It's not that the catcher is a loudmouth, particularly. But he has a knack for making teammates laugh and relaxing the mood whe...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  7. Padres move on from Everth Cabrera's drug suspension

    Chase Headley has accepted his apology. Jedd Gyorko is more concerned in rekindling their double-play chemistry. Yasmani Grandal has offered guidance.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  8. Olney thinks Pierzynski a good fit for Sox

    Catcher A.J. Pierzynski comes to the Red Sox with a reputation as being one of players' most-hated opponents, which begs the question: Will he disrupt the clubhouse chemistry that was so integral to Boston's run to the World Series? After talking ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  9. Finding right mix is no easy task

    Tony Lee, Special to

    BOSTON -- To follow the Boston Red Sox in 2013, one practically needed a working knowledge of the periodic table of elements. If you couldn't understand chemistry, you just didn't get it. Indeed, chemistry was the buzzword surrounding a championsh...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  10. Focus, hard work continue to define Sox

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- For the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday was just another day in 2013, with the players and staff scattered all over Fenway Park. Before the workout began just after 5 p.m., Dustin Pedroia stood inside the batting cage, wearing a ski hat and chattin...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  11. Oakland Athletics success due to player chemistry not metrics -- ...

    Sam Miller

    In ESPN The Magazine's Bay Area Issue, Baseball Prospectus' Sam Miller analyzes team chemistry, how it can actually be measured, and how it deserves much of the credit for the Oakland Athletics' surprising success over the past two seasons.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  12. Video: Hair-raising tale of Sox beards

    We talked to the Red Sox about the whiskers that have brought them together and into the playoffs: * Jonny Gomes: "It's just one of those quirky things that you know teams stick together and just show the chemistry. I'm glad everyone is on board, ...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  13. Will Boston Red Sox's talent, effort, chemistry, luck coalesce in...

    Gordon Edes

    Will Boston's talent, effort, chemistry and luck coalesce into a World Series title?

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2013
  14. Dodgers sailing through chemistry class

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Somebody asked Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly after Tuesday night's 4-2 win over the New York Mets how tough it will be to take Nick Punto out of his lineup Wednesday. "It's pretty easy, honestly," Mattingly said. Punt...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  15. Ortiz sweetens Pedroia deal with gift

    Kyle Brasseur

    BOSTON -- Among the many reasons for the success of the Red Sox this year, it's been noted often by both coaches and players that the team's improved clubhouse chemistry has been one of the biggest changes after last year's tough season. The Wednesd...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  16. Ortiz: Guys want to go all-out for Farrell

    In a blog post early Sunday,'s Buster Olney wrote about the 180 he observes in the Red Sox clubhouse this season compared to the toxic atmosphere that existed when Bobby Valentine ran things in 2012. David Ortiz noted the chemistry as wel...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  17. That's what team chemistry looks like

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- One of the questions that set off Don Mattingly's now-famous rant about wanting to see more fight centered around a comparison of this season's team to last year's. In Game 48 of the 2012 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers had a lineup...

    Blog | May 27, 2013