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  1. Ventura left to pick bullpen's lock

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Like using chess pieces to play checkers, or fixing your car with lawnmower parts, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura is going to have to figure out a way to be creative when it comes to his struggling bullpen. Fresh off the latest...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. Maddon, Farrell in a chess match

    Buster Olney

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As Dustin Pedroia walked into Tropicana Field early Monday afternoon, a young Rays fan said to him, with all good humor, that he was hopeful that Tampa Bay might win a game, and that there would be a Game 4 Tuesday night. ...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  3. Chess match: Tigers versus A's

    Christina Kahrl

    Our final look at the managers ... Detroit Tigers versus Oakland Athletics What Jim Leyland likes to do: While the Tigers stole the fewest bases in baseball, barely averaging an attempt every three games, Leyland has been exceptionally aggressi...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  4. Chess match: Rays versus Red Sox

    Christina Kahrl

    Continuing our look at the strategies the managers employ, we move on to the American League. Boston Red Sox versus Tampa Bay Rays What John Farrell likes to do: Maybe it's the ex-pitcher in him, and maybe it's just having Jacoby Ellsbury and S...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  5. Chess match: Dodgers versus Braves

    Christina Kahrl

    Here's a look at some managerial tactics that Clint Hurdle and Mike Matheny employ. Now let's check in on Don Mattingly and Fredi Gonzalez. Los Angeles Dodgers versus Atlanta Braves What Mattingly likes to do: On offense, Mattingly isn't especi...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  6. Chess match: Pirates versus Cardinals

    Christina Kahrl

    Baseball managers are never more scrutinized than they are right now. From the roster selections they help make -- selecting what options they want to have on hand -- to the way they use those players to the best advantage, the short series of the po...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  7. Rafael Soriano gains in value after deal with Washington National...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft looks at the fantasy impact of the Washington Nationals' deals for Adam LaRoche and Rafael Soriano, as well as their trade of Michael Morse to the Seattle Mariners.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  8. Mo playing chess with media as pawns

    Wallace Matthews

    Mariano Rivera seems to be enjoying his little game with the media, the game of "Will he or won't he retire," and after he pitched a scoreless (eight-pitch) inning against the Astros on Saturday, the man who throws nothing but cutters decided to fee...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  9. 2011 World Series: St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa wins...

    Jayson Stark

    Tony La Russa has been making all the right moves this postseason. The Cardinals' skipper outfoxed his opponent again in Game 1, guiding St. Louis to a 3-2 victory over the Rangers in the World Series opener.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2011
  10. Chess game continues in Epstein saga

    Bruce Levine

    A game of chess continues between Theo Epstein, the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs. Boston ownership, led by owner John Henry and president Larry Lucchino, voiced displeasure with information getting out that the Cubs had asked to interview E...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  11. 2011 ALDS -- Strategy tips Game 3 scale toward Texas Rangers

    Richard Durrett

    The Rangers are closing in on checkmate after winning a Game 3 chess match.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  12. Breaking down AL postseason managers

    Christina Kahrl

    Rays versus Rangers The tactical matchup between Texas' Ron Washington and Tampa Bay's Joe Maddon figures to be a particularly interesting in-game chess match. That's because both managers have so many moving parts in their lineups, making this a ...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  13. Phillies-Brewers chess match begins

    Buster Olney

    There might not be any playoff races left, a longtime evaluator mused the other day, but there is a lot at stake in the four-game series that the Phillies and Brewers begin today, in Miller Park. "Because if you're Milwaukee, do you want to pla...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  14. MLB - Philadelphia Phillies-Milwaukee Brewers series has postseas...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Phillies-Brewers series beginning Thursday has postseason implications, as Milwaukee will look to position itself so that it doesn't have to face Philadelphia in the divisional round.

    Blog | Conversation | September 08, 2011
  15. Los Angeles Dodgers James Loney's future in L.A. at risk

    Tony Jackson

    Once the cornerstone of the Dodgers' future, James Loney's future is in doubt.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2011
  16. ALCS between New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels has become a...

    Howard Bryant

    The ALCS continues, and so too will the examination of the jobs being done by managers Mike Scioscia and Joe Girardi.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2009