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  1. Jim Leyland's curious decisions opened the door for a Red Sox com...

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple looks at how the eighth inning -- and Game 2 -- got away from the Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2013
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  3. George Springer scouting profile; Mike Olt moves up in top 10 fan...

    Jim Callis

    Jim Callis profiles hot-hitting Houston Astros prospect George Springer and updates his top-10 prospect rankings for the remainder of the 2013 fantasy season.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  4. Reporter debate: Hitter or pitcher at No. 2?

    ESPNChicago.com

    There's much debate over who the Chicago Cubs should draft with the second overall pick on Thursday evening. With top third base prospects available as well as two high-caliber pitchers, our baseball beat reporters, Jesse Rogers and Bruce Levine, deb...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  5. Debate: Who is game's best leadoff hitter?

    David Schoenfield

    With Mike Trout currently batting second for the Angels, Eric Karabell wondered: Who is the game's best leadoff hitter right now? Time for a quick debate! Eric: Austin Jackson I'll go with Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson. He's not of...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  6. Execs pick their top 10 players for 2013

    Buster Olney

    The American League Most Valuable Player debate last summer illuminated the significant difference between the way folks in front offices evaluate players and how uniformed personnel view them. For managers, coaches and players, Miguel Cabrera was a ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  7. MLB execs pick the top 10 players for 2013 - BBTN 500

    Buster Olney

    With ESPN unveiling the top 10 of the BBTN 500, Buster Olney polled 21 MLB execs to pick their top 10 players for 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  8. Ranking the best starting rotations

    Bill Baer

    Continuing the theme started last week of ranking the top five teams at a given position, we move on to starting rotations. Unlike with outfields, there is a lot more room for debate and diverging methods of evaluation with pitchers. Do you consider ...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  9. Fantasy ranks summit: Notes and themes

    Eric Karabell

    It started Tuesday morning with much debate about the great -- or perhaps merely very good -- Mike Trout and ended during the evening Wednesday with closers and Cabreras (Melky and Asdrubal) sliding into our Top 100. In between, the ESPN Fantasy team...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  10. Mike Trout, Buster Posey among hotly contested players at 2013 fa...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers a brief summary of some of the players (including Mike Trout and Buster Posey) and topics (starting pitching depth) that were discussed at the 2013 ESPN Fantasy baseball rankings summit.

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  11. Making sense of the HOF character clause

    Buster Olney

    The so-called character clause is at the heart of the debate over what to do with the Hall of Fame candidates who have been linked to performance-enhancing drugs. The criterion sent to the voters annually (including this week): V...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  12. The Giants will win WS in Detroit

    Jim Caple

    Already up two games to none, the energized Giants have caught the rested Tigers flat-footed and figure to win it all in Detroit.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  13. Another post about the AL MVP race

    David Schoenfield

    Is there really anything new to say about the most controversial debate in baseball since the Oakland Athletics first soiled the national pastime by allowing their players to grow whiskers? Probably not. So let's do a few links. Jeff Passan, natio...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  14. The split within baseball over the AL MVP debate - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there is a definitive split within baseball over who should win the AL MVP award: Players and managers believe Miguel Cabrera should win, but front-office types overwhelmingly favor Mike Trout.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2012
  15. Does Miguel Cabrera have an American League MVP case over Mike Tr...

    Buster Olney

    If we used old ways of determining value -- primarily home runs and RBIs -- then Miguel Cabrera could be the choice for AL MVP. But as Buster Olney writes, the way we evaluate players has changed, and it's hard to put Cabrera ahead of Mike Trout.

    Blog | Conversation | September 19, 2012
  16. Debating the dominance of Josh Hamilton, Matt Kemp, Stephen Stras...

    Our experts discuss the early-season dominance of Matt Kemp, Josh Hamilton, Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  17. Chipper Jones will retire after the 2012 season and is a no-doubt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Chipper Jones announcing he will retire at the end of the 2012 season, he is set to appear on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2017. There shouldn't be a debate: He's a no-doubt Hall of Famer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2012