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  1. Minors update: Arms showing promise

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs might wait until later in the summer to bring up any of their top hitting prospects from the minors, but that doesn't mean a pitcher or two couldn't make an appearance at Wrigley Field sooner than that. It's common to see a hurle...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  2. What geeky stats can say about starts from Miguel Cabrera, Chris ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft looks at what geeky stats can say about starts from Miguel Cabrera, Chris Colabello, Edwin Encarnacion and more.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  3. 5 Issues: Tanaka arrives, Ells back at Fens

    Andrew Marchand

    Heading into the Yankees-Red Sox series in Boston, we take a look at five issues surrounding the first-place New York Yankees (11-8). 1. Tanaka's time, Ells' return: Masahiro Tanaka and Jacoby Ellsbury have a couple of things in common as they arr...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  4. Rays-Royals Preview

    Rays-Royals Preview

    Preview | April 08, 2014
  5. Dose of (Yu) Darvish: Close game numbers

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- As we dissect Yu Darvish's season, a few common themes come up. The first is his high pitch count per inning and start, which we have discussed this offseason. Darvish averaged 107.8 pitches per start, which was the fourth-most in ...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  6. Assael - Is it time to weed out old rules on pot?

    Shaun Assael

    Shaun Assael asks, with some states no longer banning marijuana, is it time for leagues to change their policies against recreational use?

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  7. Beltre, Utley among all-time great gloves

    Mark Simon

    There is an interesting common thread among some of those under consideration for the Hall of 100 this season, and that's how much defensive play impacted their overall value. Baseball Info Solutions has been tracking defensive runs saved as a st...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  8. Don't discount free agents Shin-Soo Choo, Curtis Granderson and S...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross says that you shouldn't discount free agents Shin-Soo Choo, Curtis Granderson and Stephen Drew because they can't hit lefties.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  9. Colin Cowherd writes that Boston is the most self-obsessed sports...

    Colin Cowherd

    In ESPN The Magazine's QB Issue, Colin Cowherd writes that the Red Sox's eighth championship is just the latest crowning achievement of the most self-obsessed sports city in the nation.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  10. Renteria, Martinez are intriguing candidates

    Jesse Rogers

    Padres bench coach Rick Renteria and Rays bench coach Dave Martinez both have at least one thing in common: The ability to relate and teach the game to Latin-American players, according to those who have worked with the Chicago Cubs managerial candid...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  11. Sox = Soggy Bottom Boys reincarnated?

    Gordon Edes

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- What do such Red Sox players as Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Carp have in common with Ulysses Everett McGill and his fellow escapees, Delmar and Pete, from a Mississippi chain gang? Some of you might th...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  12. Adam Dunn squashes retirement talk

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox designated hitter/first baseman Adam Dunn reiterated Monday he isn't about to retire, despite recent speculation on the subject. Confusion arose last week following a story that addressed one of Dunn's common themes: I...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  13. Russell heading towards 80?

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- It's an almost unheard of idea: Shutting down a reliever after he's thrown too many pitches. It's common practice for starters -- see Jeff Samardzija or Stephen Strasburg circa 2012. As for healthy relievers, no team would ever do it in a ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  14. Can Honeycutt work his magic on Volquez?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- If there is a common thread between the acquisitions of Carlos Marmol and Edinson Volquez, it's pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. In both cases, general manager Ned Colletti asked Honeycutt to look at tape of the struggling pitchers be...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  15. Wil Myers, Bryce Harper among best bets for Week 19 of Baseball C...

    Mike Sheets

    Mike Sheets highlights some of the best options for Week 19 of Baseball Challenge.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2013
  16. Rangers sweep Angels with third straight walk-off home run

    Adrian Beltre led off the bottom of the ninth for Texas with a home run to beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game series sweep in which the Rangers won each on game-ending homers.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 31, 2013