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  1. 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
  2. Defensive implications of deadline deals - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt looks at the defensive implications involved in some of the biggest MLB deadline deals. He believes Jose Iglesias, traded from the Red Sox to the Tigers, could be a long-term option at shortstop.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2013
  3. Who should start the wild-card games?

    Jim Bowden

    This postseason will mark the first time Major League Baseball will feature two wild-card berths for each league. Managers of the contending clubs for the final four spots say they are only worrying about winning each day's game. However, there's no ...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  4. Jed Lowrie, Cliff Lee and others who could be traded this month -...

    Buster Olney

    Just because the non-waiver trade deadline has passed doesn't mean the deals are done. Buster Olney lists 10 players who could factor into trade packages in August.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  5. Bold predictions for pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg will pitch in September and October. Let's get that out of the way up front. Entering the weekend the right-hander is the No. 10 pitcher on ESPN's Player Rater and one of the most coveted individua...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  6. Bold fantasy predictions for Stephen Strasburg, Fernando Rodney, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks ahead to the final two months of the season and lays out a handful of bold predictions for pitchers, including thoughts on Stephen Strasburg, Tim Lincecum and R.A. Dickey.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  7. Jon Lester, Adam Wainwright worth targeting for the second half, ...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola examines such advanced statistical categories as tERA, xFIP and LOB% to determine which pitchers are due for a regression (such as Ryan Vogelsong) and which are good buy-low candidates (Adam Wainwright).

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  8. Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones continues hot streak

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Wednesday's action, including a big game from Chipper Jones, Cliff Lee's first win and Chris Tillman's debut.

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  9. Bits: Jeff Samardzija strikes out 11

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija fanned a career-best 11 Atlanta Braves on Monday, allowing one run over seven innings. Samardzija hadn't won since May, and it wasn't Cliff Lee-type bad luck, either. Samardzija's June ERA was ...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  10. Chicago Cubs' Jeff Samardzija sets career high with 11 strikeouts...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps some of the fantasy highlights from Monday's games, including Jeff Samardzija's 11 strikeouts.

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2012
  11. The drawbacks of the new CBA

    Buster Olney

    There are three ways for teams to acquire high-end talent, an AL executive said Tuesday afternoon in the hours after the new labor agreement was announced: 1. Teams can invest in free agents, as the Philadelphia Phillies did with Cliff Lee, and as t...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  12. By controlling draft spending, the new CBA could further hamper s...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the industrywide perception regarding MLB's new CBA is not unequivocally negative, some clubs feel that limiting draft spending will only continue to harm small-market teams. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  13. Buster Olney: MLB players react to news of earthquake in Japan

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players and organizations throughout baseball felt the impact of the earthquake in Japan on Friday. Also: lots of news and observations from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2011
  14. MLB: Philly's group of aces was introduced, but talk won't be par...

    Buster Olney

    Philly unveiled a Fab Four this week, and the collective quiet signaled what this group will really be all about -- work, not talk. The bottom line is that when it comes to Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, only the results will speak.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  15. MLB: They lost out on Cliff Lee, but the Rangers have stayed aggr...

    Buster Olney

    Both the Rangers and the Yankees were stung by the surprising decision of Cliff Lee. And while the Yankees have seemingly retrenched, Texas has maintained an aggressive stance that could well land them Adrian Beltre.

    Blog | Conversation | January 03, 2011
  16. Philadelphia Phillies rotation unanimously best in poll

    Buster Olney

    After submitting his own ranking earlier in the week, Buster Olney looked to a group of MLB talent evaluators to find out who they think has the best rotation in the majors. The top spot was unanimous (Phillies). Nos. 2-10 were anything but.

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2010