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  1. Rumors Roundup for Monday

    When will Jon Lester make up his mind? That is the question the baseball world is asking, with bated breath, at the winter meetings in San Diego. According to ESPN Insider Buster Olney, "the Lester talks have entered the final turn, with an expec...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  2. Max Scherzer tops this year's free-agent rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents in this winter's class, starting with Max Scherzer and Jon Lester.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  3. MLB - Future Power Rankings heading into 2014 free agency

    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 | October 28, 2014
  4. Why the Nationals will win the World Series

    Dan Szymborski

    In ESPN The Magazine, Insider Dan Szymborski explains why his ZiPS projections system likes the Nats to win the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  5. My 2014 fantasy baseball MVPs

    Eric Karabell

    When I spoke to Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley at the All-Star festivities in Minneapolis and asked him about his shocking statistical season, he made it seem like it was no big deal at all -- just a maturing player becoming smarter wi...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  6. Masterson's new value as a Cardinal

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals acquired right-hander Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians for minor league outfielder James Ramsey Wednesday, a day before Thursday's trading deadline. Although I've never been a big Masterson fan, he really could impr...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  7. Ranking the contenders' schedule strength

    Buster Olney

    On July 23, 2013, the Cleveland Indians were 52-48 and slogging along. But what they had in front of them was opportunity, as noted then, in the form of one of the easiest second-half schedules in the big leagues. They proceeded to take full advantag...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  8. How to solve the Frieri problem?

    AJ Mass

    When Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia needed to turn to a pitcher in order to close out a 3-1 win in extra innings against the Cleveland Indians, he did not summon for Ernesto Frieri -- at least not at first -- and that does not bode well for...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  9. Indians' system among 5 most improved

    Christopher Crawford

    The 2014 MLB draft has come and gone, and although plenty of teams did well over the three days, here's a look at the five teams that improved their systems the most. (Of course, this assumes the teams are able to sign the players they drafted.) 1...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  10. Sell high on Lonnie Chisenhall

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Monday night, the main knocks that a reasonable person -- or a fantasy analyst -- would make on Cleveland Indians corner infielder Lonnie Chisenhall were a lack of actual home run power and a bloated BABIP of .411. After all, Chisenhall neve...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  11. MLB draft: Best and worst of Day 2

    Christopher Crawford

    Law's winners and questions | Pick-by-pick analysis | Best, worst of Round 2 Day 2 of the MLB draft has come and gone. It's not a day that gets a lot of respect, but scouts will tell you that this is a day that can either make or break an organizati...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  12. Top 10 early trade candidates

    Jim Bowden

    The July 31 trade deadline is a little less than three months away. While every team is focused primarily on the draft right now, they're also realizing that because of the sport's parity and competitive balance, there could be fewer "sellers" at thi...

    Blog | May 12, 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. Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants benefiting from injur...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks at the five teams such as the Giants and Mariners benefiting most from injuries to other teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 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 - 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