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  1. MLB - James Shields a good buy for San Diego Padres

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski says the signing of right-hander James Shields by the San Diego Padres

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2015
  2. Top 10 bullpens in MLB: Royals No. 1

    Buster Olney

    When baseball executives and players try to explain why run production has plummeted in recent seasons, they offer a range of theories, from MLB played without amphetamines and steroids to the impact of defensive shifts. But there is one common threa...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  3. No perfect time to pull a starting pitcher

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- If there's a common denominator in the first extraordinary week of the playoffs, it is this: There is no perfect time for a manager to pull his starting pitcher. On one day, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was ...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  4. Rodon's draft stock continues to drop

    Christopher Crawford

    We're now less than two months away from the MLB draft, and while common sense would tell you that the consensus at the top would be clearing up, things are much murkier than they were in February. This weekend did very little to change that situatio...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  5. Justin Verlander among MLB's most indispensable players - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down the most indispensable players in MLB, led by Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  6. Dunn not yet done

    AJ Mass

    It's not a common occurrence for a baseball player to have to decide whether or not to ask permission to leave spring training in order to attend the Academy Awards, but that's what Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox is currently debating. Dunn wa...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  7. Position eligibility report entering 2014

    Eric Karabell

    One of the most common mistakes fantasy baseball owners make during drafts is selecting players without actual knowledge of which position(s) they are actually eligible to play. Obviously, this can be a pretty big deal. This also happens when owners ...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  8. Cubs new manager will connect quickly

    Buster Olney

    Rick Renteria dreams in two languages: Spanish and English. This is not unusual for folks who know more than one language. But when he speaks in his sleep loud enough to wake up his wife, there's one common denominator. He's talking about baseball. ...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  9. Josh Donaldson put up one of unlikeliest MVP-caliber seasons ever...

    Dan Szymborski

    Josh Donaldson put up one of the unlikeliest MVP-caliber seasons ever, and his future is bright. Dan Szymborski explains why the A's third baseman isn't a fluke.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  10. Albert Pujols and Yu Darvish among those projected to be much bet...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus looks at 10 players who project to be much better in 2013, including Albert Pujols and Yu Darvish.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2013
  11. The Royals are patching together what they feel can be a contende...

    Buster Olney

    It's pretty common to build hope for a Royal return to glory, only to have the idea effectively smashed by the end of April. But KC has been aggressive so far this offseason, and the team should be better in 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2012
  12. Common thread for Angels, Giants, Rays

    Jim Bowden

    It was a year ago when the St. Louis Cardinals sat five games over .500 at 67-62, 10 games behind the National League Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers and 10.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves for the NL wild card. The Cardinals ended up going 23...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  13. Calculating a contract extension for Mike Trout - MLB

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein talks to 10 MLB execs to try and figure out what a long-term contract extension for Mike Trout would look like.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  14. Speedy Emilio Bonifacio, Jordan Schafer quite valuable via trade ...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola lays out the thought process fantasy baseball owners should have when a trade offer comes in, and common misperceptions regarding trades.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  15. No discount for Greinke, Cain or Hamels

    Jim Bowden

    While their negotiations will differ greatly, the common refrain from Cole Hamels, Matt Cain and Zack Greinke is that the current teams shouldn't expect any hometown discounts. As the three top pitchers of the 2012 free-agent class, the Philadelph...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  16. MLB - Seattle Mariners shouldn't assume they can't compete

    Dave Cameron

    MLB general managers love to preach a slow rebuilding process, but as Dave Cameron points out, a quick leap to prominence is more common than most realize.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012