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  1. Top 10 shortstops in MLB

    Buster Olney

    The question of whether you'd prefer to have Buster Posey or Yadier Molina at catcher has lots of layers, as does the debate about whether Miguel Cabrera is the game's top first baseman. But with Troy Tulowitzki coming back from major surgery and ...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. My NL Rookie of the Year ballot

    Keith Law

    For the third time in the past four years, I had the National League Rookie of the Year ballot -- which is fine with me, given how much of my job revolves around watching young players -- and found it to be a debate between two players for the top tw...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  3. What will Cards rotation be in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    The debate as to whether or not St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny made the right call in summoning Michael Wacha to pitch in what turned out to be the final inning of the NLCS on Thursday will likely continue for quite some time. However, look...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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