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  1. Rookie Rankings: Tanaka dominating

    Jim Bowden

    As we near the halfway point in the season, a dozen rookies are having impact upon their pennant-chasing teams thus far. Let's look at my latest rankings and assess the best of the 2014 rookie class. 1. Masahiro Tanaka | RHP | New York Yankees ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  2. Is Samardzija leaving Chicago this week?

    AJ Mass

    The Milwaukee Brewers crushed the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, tagging starter Jeff Samardzija for eight earned runs in three innings and raising the pitcher's ERA from 1.68 to 2.54 in the process. Could that ignominious effort have been the last one for ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  3. Six teams that need a good draft

    Christopher Crawford

    No matter how many picks a team has or how strong a farm system is, every draft is important for every club, as it's a chance to replenish the farm system with depth and address needs without having to give up anything but cash. That being said, t...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton No. 1 on top 25 prospect ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law updates his ranking of the top 25 professional prospects, with Twins outfielder Byron Buxton still No. 1.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  5. A GM makes the top 10 picks

    Jim Bowden

    As fans of Insider's NFL draft coverage know, Mel Kiper likes to do what he calls the "Grade A" draft, in which he puts himself in the GM's seat for every team and makes a first-round pick for each. I decided it would be fun to try something similar ...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  6. Pivot points of the 2014 first round

    Christopher Crawford

    No matter how good a draft class is, there are always going to be pivot points in the first round; points in the draft where groups of similar talents and skill-sets begin to thin out and a team must move on to the next tier of players, however far t...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  7. Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects; Javier Baez's chances of 2014 ...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford ranks the top 10 MLB prospects in terms of potential value in fantasy baseball in 2014 and assesses the chances that Chicago Cubs prospect Javier Baez makes an impact this season.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2014
  8. Starters who could hit trade market

    Buster Olney

    The Astros traded away Lucas Harrell on Monday, but he won't be the last pitcher traded this season, of course. The market is a long way from fully developing, from being fully defined by failures and successes. A long-time executive said last we...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  9. Best places to watch elite prospects

    Keith Law

    Thursday is Opening Day for the minor leagues, and final rosters have been appearing online over the last 24 hours. Christopher Crawford has compiled lists showing where the top 10 prospects in each organization have been assigned, and here I'll high...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  10. Picking division and award winners

    Keith Law

    Keith Law offers up his win-loss predictions for all 30 teams and winners for the six major postseason awards. Furthermore, explanations for each team are included, along with notes on key players or possible impact call-ups. Award predictions follow...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  11. Seven bold predictions for 2014

    Jim Bowden

    With the start of the 2014 season upon us, it's time to take a guess at what might happen this year. In this space last season, I predicted that Yasiel Puig would become an instant hit in Los Angeles and envisioned a last-place finish for the New...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  12. MLB must stop service time gimmicks

    Buster Olney

    George Springer probably will file a grievance against the Houston Astros sometime in the weeks ahead, because what the Astros will do in the weeks ahead will make no sense in any world other than Major League Baseball. On one hand, t...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  13. Jeff Samardzija to the Arizona Diamondbacks among trades that sti...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron offers up three trades that still should happen before Opening Day. He leads with the Diamondbacks trading for Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  14. 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
  15. MLB has never had more parity

    Jim Bowden

    One of the main purposes of ESPN Insider's Future Power Rankings is to offer fans hope. Even if your team is bad now, it might be really good in three years. The rankings are designed to peer into the projected future. However, this year's FPR als...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  16. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2014

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014