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  1. 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
  2. MLB: Oakland is battling with an injury to a star, but they may h...

    Buster Olney

    Oakland's starting staff has an ERA of 2.01, which means it has been far and away baseball's best. Will Dallas Braden's injury diminish that? Maybe. But maybe you haven't seen Tyson Ross.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  3. A talent that can't be faked

    Buster Olney

    Gio Gonzalez is "the fakest Latin guy on the planet," teammate Dallas Braden jokes, because Gonzalez doesn't seem to like Latin food. But sometimes Braden will take him to get Mexican food, or Cuban fare, and the two will talk baseball. Pitch se...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  4. MLB: Oakland A's may have best No. 4 in baseball, if they can kee...

    Buster Olney

    Gio Gonzalez may be fake in some areas, but his talent is the real deal. That said, even he knew he'd need to learn a lot more to stick around at the major league level. His constant attempt to pick up more tricks has taken him to the next level.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2011
  5. Daisuke Matsuzaka, Dallas Braden make for solid fantasy baseball ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell scans ESPN Fantasy's live draft results and discusses a handful of quality starting pitchers who aren't being drafted in standard leagues, such as Daisuke Matsuzaka and Dallas Braden.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  6. MLB: The Oakland Athletics' 2010 recap and 2011 prospects

    Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Rumor Central have combined for the Kiss 'Em Goodbye series, a look at every team's 2010 fate -- once it's eliminated -- with a long look ahead to 2011 and beyond. This is the entry for the Oakland Athletics.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2010
  7. MLB - On Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay's perfect game and S...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney chimes in with his two cents on Roy Halladay's perfect game -- as well as the 2010 Big Red Machine and why Buster Posey's call-up this weekend is inherently confusing on at least five levels.

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2010
  8. Box Score Bits: Lee, Reyes heating up

    Eric Karabell

    • Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee homered, doubled and knocked in all of his team's runs in a 3-0 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. Lee raised his batting average to .231, still well below career numbers, but hopeful...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  9. Chicago Cubs' Derrek Lee, New York Mets' Jose Reyes rounding into...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the events from Tuesday's baseball games.

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2010
  10. MLB Player X: Dallas Braden and Chris Carpenter showed that pitch...

    Player X

    MLB Player X takes you inside the squabbling that goes on between hitters and pitchers during at-bats.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  11. Dallas Braden delivers perfection

    Jayson Stark

    STRIKE ONE -- MR. PERFECT DEPT. Well, Dallas Braden finally found the perfect solution Sunday to make sure no misguided baserunners cut across his mound: Just don't allow any baserunners. Braden On a day when that mound was the center of t...

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  12. Powell a perfect complement

    Buster Olney

    Dallas Braden struck out B.J. Upton to end the top of the eighth inning Sunday, and catcher Landon Powell jogged back to the dugout, ball in hand. On most days, he would have idly flipped it into the stands. But not on this day. Not with a perfect ga...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  13. Still tough to determine Braden's value

    Eric Karabell

    While there are (obviously) many pleased Dallas Braden fantasy owners Monday, there are also many owners kicking themselves about missing the perfect game Braden threw against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. You see, just more than a week ago, Braden ...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  14. Box Score Bits: Braden, Kershaw shine

    Eric Karabell

    • Oakland Athletics lefty Dallas Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history Sunday, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0. Braden is owned in 53 percent of ESPN.com standard leagues, down 19.4 percent from last week but up 8 percent ...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  15. Buster Olney: Landon Powell proved to be the perfect battery mate...

    Buster Olney

    Nobody knows more intimately what it took for Dallas Braden to throw a perfect game than the guy putting down the signs. Landon Powell relays to Buster what he was thinking, before, during and after Dallas Braden's perfect game.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  16. Dallas Braden's fantasy value similar to fellow perfect-game pitc...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the fantasy reaction to Dallas Braden's perfect game, and lays out his remainder-of-2010 expectations for the 26-year-old lefty.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2010