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  1. Chase Headley a potential free-agent bargain - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    While there's plenty of free-agent buzz surrounding Pablo Sandoval, Mike Petriello details why fellow third baseman Chase Headley should provide a much better return on investment.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2014
  2. A-Rod's fate in Yankees hands

    AJ Mass

    Although Bud Selig is retiring and won't be around next season to deal with any potential controversies that may arise in baseball, he did offer up a parting opinion regarding the status of Alex Rodriguez going forward. Selig said Tuesday "that is...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  3. Closer controversy in Toronto?

    Joe Kaiser

    When Aaron Sanchez recorded a six-out save for Toronto on Saturday, it raised questions about whether Casey Janssen is still the Blue Jays closer. Who will take the ball in the ninth for the Jays over the final month of the regular season? "We're ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  4. All-Star roster surprises and snubs

    Keith Law

    The MLB All-Star Game rosters always spur controversy for who's out and who's in, but also because there aren't clear rules on what makes an All-Star in the first place. I've never bought the maxim that it should just be the players who are having th...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  5. Bryce Harper already causing controversy

    Buster Olney

    Bryce Harper returned to the Nationals with an attitude, writes Thomas Boswell. From his column: Instead of "Nothing But Natitude," Harper's box could've read, "Nothing But Attitude." The 21-year-old exposed the fissures that have gotten more publi...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  6. Trevor Bauer looking to reach Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects l...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford ranks the top 10 MLB prospects in terms of potential value in fantasy baseball in 2014 and also assesses the value of the Indians' Trevor Bauer.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2014
  7. How MLB can fix rule problems right now

    Jim Bowden

    The three major rule changes/adjustments that MLB made over the winter -- instant replay, banning collisions at home and the "transfer" rule -- have already caused a lot of controversy this season. On one hand, I think MLB should be commended for bei...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  8. Closer controversy for Cubs?

    AJ Mass

    Is there a closer controversy brewing for the Chicago Cubs? Although we're just one week into the 2014 season, there's already a growing concern that Jose Veras might not be the right pitcher to handle ninth-inning duties for the team. As Jesse Ro...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  9. Closer controversy brewing in Milwaukee?

    AJ Mass

    On Opening Day, manager Ron Roenicke surprised a lot of people when he gave the ball to Francisco Rodriguez when the first ninth-inning save situation of the season arose instead of Jim Henderson, who was expected to be the team's closer for 2014. ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  10. Yasiel Puig issues are no myth

    Buster Olney

    We aim to dispel a handful of myths today. Let's get to it. Myth No. 1: Controversy swirls around Yasiel Puig because a stodgy media picks on him. The reality: Controversy swirls around Puig because the media's coverage of him reflects the inte...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  11. Scherzer takes big risk shunning big offer

    Jim Bowden

    For those who weren't interested in the Dodgers-Diamondbacks series in Australia -- and the latest Yasiel Puig controversy -- the big story of the weekend was the Detroit Tigers' announcement that Max Scherzer has turned down a "substantial" contract...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  12. NFL - Changes in Indianapolis Colts offense under Pep Hamilton

    Gary Horton

    The Indianapolis Colts' offense is different in 2013 with Pep Hamilton as the offensive coordinator, and ESPN Insider Gary Horton offers his analysis of what's happened so far and what to expect for the rest of the season.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  13. Using age to predict closer success of Kelvin Herrera and Jim Hen...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions uses age to predict the success of Kelvin Herrera and Jim Henderson.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2013
  14. PED mess a tough spot for Rizzo, Daniels

    Jim Bowden

    There is nothing worse for a general manager than to be blindsided by allegations of impropriety by one of your players. True or false, the news causes an immediate maelstrom of controversy, uncertainty and turmoil. And that's exactly what happen...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  15. Giants' Belt, Theriot flying under the radar

    Eric Karabell

    Three San Francisco Giants players were voted in as National League All-Star starters over the weekend, and there was a bit of controversy surrounding the choices. Personally, I have no issue with overzealous fans stuffing ballot boxes so they can se...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  16. San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt, Ryan Theriot quietly producin...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks past the big names in the Giants' lineup to examine the real June producers, Brandon Belt, Ryan Theriot and Gregor Blanco.

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2012