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  1. Examining the future of non-playoff-bound teams - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Several MLB teams are already focused on the future, and Paul Swydan looks ahead at what their primary objectives are.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  2. Kris Bryant, Joey Gallo leads top 10 fantasy third-base prospects...

    Christopher Crawford

    Who are the top long-term fantasy baseball prospects at third base? Christopher Crawford offers up his ranking of the top 10, led by Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  3. Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects; analyzing Jake Lamb's value - ...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford updates his ranking of the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects, and provides an in-depth projection for Diamondbacks prospect Jake Lamb.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2014
  4. Any chance for Hamels deal?

    AJ Mass

    August doesn't often bear enormous fruit in terms of blockbuster trades, and it appears that in the case of Cole Hamels, it's highly unlikely that there will be an exception to the rule. The pitcher was reportedly claimed by the Chicago Cubs when ...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  5. Trade deadline objectives: NL Central

    Jim Bowden

    Deadline objectives: NL East | NL Central | NL West | AL East | AL Central | AL West The National League Central has the best four-team race in baseball, with the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds all bat...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  6. Four blockbuster trades I'd like to see

    Jim Bowden

    The Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs kicked off the baseball trade fireworks on the Fourth of July with a blockbuster deal that sent starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for prospects Addison Russell and Billy McKinney, amo...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  7. Complete NL draft breakdown

    Keith Law

    Following up on my American League recaps from Saturday, here is my team-by-team draft breakdown for every National League club. Note: We often use the 20-80 scouting scale when discussing prospects. Arizona Diamondbacks I liked the D-ba...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  8. Top prospects who won't be called up

    Jim Bowden

    Perhaps the most obvious reason a top prospect isn't called up to the big leagues is he's simply not ready. For others, serious injuries have derailed their timeline to the big leagues, such as Miguel Sano (Minnesota Twins), Archie Bradley (Arizona D...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Bonifacio is bona fide for now

    Eric Karabell

    Let's make this clear up front: Chicago Cubs speedster Emilio Bonifacio is not exactly a great baseball player. However, the Cubs have played two games and Bonifacio has nine hits and three stolen bases already. He's the fourth guy in 85 years to sta...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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