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  1. Top 5 Executive of the Year candidates

    Jim Bowden

    Major league general managers have remained busy on the trade and free-agency front all year long, and their hard work has created some of the best pennant races we've seen in years. In fact, as the calendar turned to September, 21 of the 30 teams we...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  2. Foes appreciate Cubs are work in progress

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- It's hard to find an opposing baseball executive that doesn't like how the Chicago Cubs are going about their rebuilding plan. Maybe they like the fact that it's going to take some more time, which means their team can rack up some wi...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  3. Sport Science analyzes Yankees' closer Mariano Rivera - ESPN The ...

    John Brenkus

    In ESPN The Magazine, John Brenkus and the Sport Science team break down Mariano Rivera's lasting arm.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2013
  4. Soaring Nats, passed balls, road warriors

    Jayson Stark

    Here we go again. It's time for another edition of the Five Astounding Facts of the Week: 1 If you live in our nation's capital, or thereabouts, we advise you to stare long and hard at those standings today -- because you'll be ...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  5. Rare feats of the Nationals, Wilin Rosario and the Athletics and ...

    Jayson Stark

    The Nationals are hitting new heights, Wilin Rosario is hitting new lows and the equally amazing A's and Astros.

    Blog | Conversation | September 14, 2012
  6. Cespedes will get paid, but can he hit?

    Jim Bowden

    The fact is, if a guy has never faced big league pitching, it's hard to say he's your classic "five-tool player." It's probably one of the most overused and misused labels scouts place on young players. Why? Of the five baseball "tools" for posit...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  7. Names to watch for the 2012 draft

    Keith Law

    The 2011 draft class was epic, at least on the pitching side, and was particularly deep up top. The 2012 class will be hard-pressed to match it, and the fact that more teams started going over slot more often in later rounds to sign top high school p...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  8. MLB Draft: Lance McCullers Jr. among names to watch for 2012

    Keith Law

    With the 2011 draft behind us, Keith Law takes his first look at the top names to watch for in the 2012 draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2011
  9. Cardinals-Padres Preview

    Cardinals-Padres Preview

    Preview | May 22, 2011
  10. Dunn 0-for-the-season vs. lefties

    Sahadev Sharma

    It's been well chronicled that Adam Dunn has had a rough start the season as his .196 batting average would indicate. However, what even manager Ozzie Guillen found hard to believe was the fact that in 33 plate appearances this season, Dunn has yet t...

    Blog | May 21, 2011
  11. With apologies to Bob Dylan . . .

    Wallace Matthews

    . . . a hard rain's gonna fall. In fact, it is falling right now (3 pm), the field is covered, but according to weather.com, the possibility of rain falls to 10% at 5 p.m. and stays that way until 8 pm, when it rises to 40%. So I guess that means th...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  12. MLB: The 2011 draft could alter the future of the amateur signing...

    Kevin Goldstein

    The 2011 MLB draft will be the last one under the current collective bargaining agreement, and as Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus explains, we could see some sky-high bonuses.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2011
  13. Breaking down the second wild cards

    In Tuesday's Rumblings and Grumblings, I zigzagged through all sorts of subtle ripple effects baseball would feel if it expands the playoffs next year. But now it's time for some cold hard facts -- with or without a cold beverage. I wen...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  14. Spring training 2011: Los Angeles Dodgers' MacDougal could get an...

    Tony Jackson

    The Los Angeles Dodgers' Mike MacDougal could get another chance to pitch in the majors.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  15. Dustin Moseley wins a laugher, but can he and Ivan Nova be enough...

    Wallace Matthews

    It's easy to overlook the hard facts about what lies ahead for the Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2010
  16. MLB: Kolbrin Vitek has down the road star potential for Boston Re...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law checks in with observations from the Lowell Spinners vs. Brooklyn Cyclones game on July 13, 2010, including the fact that Kolbrin Vitek, a Red Sox draftee, has multiple hitting tools -- but fellow draftee Bryce Brentz is trying too hard.

    Blog | Conversation | July 14, 2010