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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. MLB: Why Neftali Feliz should be a starter for the Texas Rangers ...

    Matt Meyers

    The Texas Rangers face a difficult decision with rising star Neftali Feliz -- should he start or relieve? Matt Meyers writes that the Rangers should use a Yankees' plan, but instead of the flawed "Joba Rules", he looks back to the Goose Gossage era.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2011
  15. Fantasy owners need to worry about Manny Ramirez this year

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the plight of Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2010
  16. The leftovers tell us a lot from Game 2

    Buster Olney

    It has been a World Series of pitching so far, with the inevitable umpiring controversy sprinkled in. Some leftovers from Game 2: Mariano Rivera is a legend because of the weapon that is his cut fastball, the pitch that veers in on the hands of le...

    Blog | October 30, 2009