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  1. Whose spot will Gee take in Mets rotation?

    Joe Kaiser

    When Dillon Gee (strained lat) returns from the disabled list, someone in the New York Mets rotation will have to move to the bullpen. Who will it be? Mike Puma of the New York Post speculates that the recent struggles of rookie Jacob deGrom (0-2...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  2. Drastic changes at RP for Mets

    AJ Mass

    The team leader is saves so far this season for the New York Mets is Kyle Farnsworth, who has successfully closed out three victories for the team. However, that total will not be getting any higher, as the Mets unexpectedly and unceremoniously relea...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  3. Could Dice-K get chance to close?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Mets are already on their third closer of the season, with Bobby Parnell's Tommy John surgery and Jose Valverde's ineffectiveness giving way to current ninth-inning option Kyle Farnsworth. The question now is who might take over the role...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  4. When will Dice-K be back?

    AJ Mass

    As ESPN.com's Adam Rubin reports, Daisuke Matsuzaka has been sent to Triple-A despite the fact that the pitcher closed out a very strong spring with five scoreless innings on Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays in Montreal. Matsuzaka lost the N...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  5. Who rounds out Mets pitching staff?

    AJ Mass

    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York has watched a lot of New York Mets in action this spring and believes he knows who the team will end up deciding upon as the final few pieces in their pitching staff for 2014, both in the starting rotation and in the bullp...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  6. Jeff Samardzija to the Arizona Diamondbacks among trades that sti...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron offers up three trades that still should happen before Opening Day. He leads with the Diamondbacks trading for Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  7. From Japan, with an updated plan

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox prepared diligently before investing $101 million in Daisuke Matsuzaka, scouting him thoroughly, evaluating aspects of the transition he would have in moving from pitching in Japan to pitching in Major League Baseball, from diet to langua...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  8. Wednesday Roundup: Beware the Cubs

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs made some of their fan base quite upset earlier this week when then unveiled their new mascot, Clark the Cub. As Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago wrote, "the reaction was swift as the mascot was depicted in unflattering terms on several ...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  9. Bits: Iwakuma fantasy MVP among pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    It's tough to argue against Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer winning the AL Cy Young award. After all, he's the one with the bright and shiny 21-3 record after Wednesday, when he struck out 10 over seven shutout innings against the lowly Minn...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  10. How major league teams became better at scouting Asian pitchers -...

    C.J. Nitkowski

    C.J. Nitkowski examines how major league teams have become better at scouting Asian pitchers. Rather than pitchers from the Far East improving, MLB clubs are better identifying traits that lead to successful transitions, like size and velocity.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  11. Japan's Masahiro Tanaka has talent to follow Yu Darvish's footste...

    C.J. Nitkowski

    Japan's Masahiro Tanaka has talent to follow in Yu Darvish's footsteps, writes C.J. Nitkowski.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  12. Casey Kelly debuts, Thames homers again

    Eric Karabell

    • San Diego Padres right-hander Casey Kelly won his major league debut Monday, tossing six innings of three-hit shutout ball. Kelly, a prize from the Adrian Gonzalez trade to the Boston Red Sox, missed much of this season because of elbow infla...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  13. San Diego Padres' Casey Kelly sparkles in MLB debut; Seattle Mari...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Monday's games, including Casey Kelly's sparkling debut and Eric Thames' continued hot streak.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  14. Bits: Jeff Samardzija strikes out 11

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija fanned a career-best 11 Atlanta Braves on Monday, allowing one run over seven innings. Samardzija hadn't won since May, and it wasn't Cliff Lee-type bad luck, either. Samardzija's June ERA was ...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  15. Chicago Cubs' Jeff Samardzija sets career high with 11 strikeouts...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps some of the fantasy highlights from Monday's games, including Jeff Samardzija's 11 strikeouts.

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2012
  16. Bits: Bud Norris hit hard at Coors Field

    Eric Karabell

    Houston Astros right-hander Bud Norris allowed nine runs while recording five outs Thursday, the second consecutive day an Astros hurler was pounded. (At least Lucas Harrell went five innings Wednesday.) Of course, Norris is a bit different; he enter...

    Blog | June 01, 2012