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  1. MLB should consider rules for relievers

    Buster Olney

    A couple of years ago, a longtime player noted the workload of one of his teammates, a reliever, who had been asked to work day after day after day, in keeping with the general credo of the bullpen. As a reliever, you do everything you can do to take...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. Tough standards for midseason trades

    Buster Olney

    Some midseason trades are remembered as the finishing adornment for success -- at least after the final pitch was thrown. The Blue Jays swapped a couple of prospects for David Cone in a stunning late-season trade in 1992, and because Toronto went on ...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  3. Giants waving white flag?

    AJ Mass

    The San Francisco Giants were fairly quiet at the trade deadline, although they did manage to acquire Jake Peavy for two minor leaguers last weekend. But couple that inaction with the decision to designate Dan Uggla and Tyler Colvin for assignmen...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
  4. Ryan Braun's power outage

    Buster Olney

    An experienced and smart evaluator who has seen Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun a couple of times this year noted all the twists in his career in a conversation on Monday. "Wins the Most Valuable Player Award [in 2011] hitting with all ki...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  5. With Encarnacion out, Jays seek a bat

    Doug Mittler

    The Toronto Blue Jays learned Sunday that Edwin Encarnacion has a Grade II strain of his right quadriceps muscle, an injury that could take a couple of weeks to heal, if not longer. Jose Bautista, nursing a hamstring injury, made a rare start a...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  6. When will Wacha return?

    AJ Mass

    Last Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals placed Michael Wacha on the disabled list with what was being called a stress fracture in his pitching shoulder. At the time, the team was hoping that he'd be able to return after a couple of weeks of rest. Ac...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  7. MLB - Why the Minnesota Twins have a playoff shot

    Paul Swydan

    Thanks to some strong contributions from some new faces, the Minnesota Twins might be poised for their first playoff appearance since 2010.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  8. Impact of Polanco call-up on Harrison

    Doug Mittler

    After a couple of false alarms, Gregory Polanco is finally on his way to the major leagues. The Pittsburgh Pirates called up their coveted outfield prospect late Monday night after second baseman Neil Walker landed on the 15-day disabled list fol...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  9. Tyler Skaggs among pitchers with improved velocity and ERA projec...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains why the increased velocity from certain pitchers -- including Los Angeles' Tyler Skaggs -- leads to an improvement in their projections.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  10. Execs put a price on Drew, Morales

    Buster Olney

    Vin Mazzaro could be a useful reliever for a lot of teams, but he cleared waivers Tuesday and a couple of executives speculated that part of the reason for that is Mazzaro makes more than minimum wage -- $950,000. "Once you go to spring training, ...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  11. When will Astros future arrive?

    AJ Mass

    When Keith Law made out his 2014 rankings of all of the major league farm systems, the team sitting at the top of the list was the Houston Astros. "They have depth and they have a couple of high-ceiling guys at the top of the system, getting close to...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  12. Behind the scenes with Clayton Kershaw

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA -- A couple of leftovers from my Clayton Kershaw feature that comes out in ESPN The Magazine this week: 1. The first time I met Kershaw, a few winters ago, he had agreed to take us through his offseason workout regimen, which started early i...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  13. Buzz: Owings will start at SS for Arizona

    Jim Bowden

    This week we checked in at several camps, including the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics. We continue our tour through the Cactus League, with a couple of stop in NL camps, both of which are located at the gorgeous...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  14. Oakland A's GM Billy Beane found old trend that works like magic ...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that A's GM Billy Beane is at the forefront of another new trend in baseball -- which is actually an old trend in baseball. But it works, well, like magic.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  15. Oakland A's GM Billy Beane found old trend that works like magic ...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that A's GM Billy Beane is at the forefront of another new trend in baseball -- which is actually an old trend in baseball. But it works, well, like magic.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  16. Porcello, Polanco looking sharp

    Keith Law

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- I've started a brief run through some Florida spring training games, tied to seeing a couple of potential first-round picks from the high school ranks, before heading to Arizona next week for a longer scouting run. Here are my notes...

    Blog | March 05, 2014