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  1. Three heated draft debates

    Jim Bowden

    There are spirited debates going on within the walls of big league clubs, as the 2014 draft is just a day away. In my 25 years of draft experience, I've seen my share of drama and water bottles flung across the room. Quite frankly, it was one of my f...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. The Melky Cabrera debate

    Buster Olney

    The player who leads the American League in hits is batting .341, and if he continues on his current path, he'll finish the season with something in the range of 240 hits and 80 extra-base hits. These are numbers that will put him in the conversation...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  3. Deciding on divisive fantasy players

    Keith Law

    Every year, a certain number of fantasy players create a big debate among fantasy owners. We asked Keith Law to give his thoughts on some questions surrounding some of this year's most divisive guys. Q: Jacoby Ellsbury seems to be the one person f...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  4. Kemp's progress up for debate

    AJ Mass

    Because the Los Angeles Dodgers open their season with a two-game series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 22 and 23, they have one less week to prepare for the start of 2014 than most teams. The loss of that week may end up cost...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Mike Trout is ending the debate

    Buster Olney

    Before the season, Mike Trout talked about wanting to be more patient at the plate, about drawing more walks, because in his first full season in the big leagues he had shown some impatience and, naturally, he wanted to get better. Well, a year la...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  7. Is Don Mattingly to thank for the Los Angeles Dodgers recent wins...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's Fighting Issue, Peter Keating writes that for years, statheads have screamed at sports writers that managers don't matter. But a closer look at the evidence reveals a surprising third side to the debate.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Bits: Closer situations surprisingly stable

    Eric Karabell

    The closing situation for the Los Angeles Angels might seem up for reasonable debate, but rest assured that right-hander Ernesto Frieri is the preferred choice for manager Mike Scioscia. Yes, setup man Dane De La Rosa saved Tuesday's victory, but onl...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  10. Why Mike Trout is more valuable than Miguel Cabrera - MLB

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains Mike Trout's hidden value and why he is more valuable than Miguel Cabrera this season.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2013
  11. Three contenders most in need of help

    Buster Olney

    With little more than a day before the trade deadline, these are the contenders most desperately in need of help: 1. Texas Rangers Really, it's not even a debate; they need help. Yes, they added Matt Garza last week, but their offense has bee...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  12. The great white-flag debate

    Buster Olney

    Before the trade deadline in 1996, then-Orioles general manager Pat Gillick assessed his team and decided to blow it up. He arranged trades of Bobby Bonilla and David Wells, believing that Baltimore's organization needed an injection of prospects for...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  13. Harper, Trout ... or Machado?

    Buster Olney

    One of baseball's most popular debates in the past year has involved two players: Mike Trout or Bryce Harper? Harper is perceived to have more power, Trout more speed. Trout is thought to have more range, Harper the better arm. But it's time t...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  14. Stanek shines, Eades sputters in SEC duel

    Christopher Crawford

    This weekend saw a matchup of two first-round arms that didn't quite live up to the hype; Colin Moran continued to kill baseballs, and the debate over where Trey Ball will play at the next level raged on. • You don't generally see po...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  15. Ryan Stanek shins while Ryan Eades sputters in SEC showdown - MLB...

    Christopher Crawford

    Two SEC aces squared off over the weekend, and their draft stock went in different directions. Christopher Crawford breaks it down along with other weekend draft news.

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2013
  16. 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