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  1. Wieters likes new rule on collisions

    Jayson Stark

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- He was steamrolled at the plate by Sean Rodriguez in 2012. He was flattened by Ryan Kalish at Fenway in 2011. So to Matt Wieters, the issue of "protecting" catchers is more than just a fascinating talk-show debate. "I've been for...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  2. The late and lovable Jim Fregosi never met a debate he couldn't w...

    Jayson Stark

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- I felt as if I heard from every scout in America on Friday morning. And even a word such as saddened wouldn't be adequate to describe their feelings on the day they learned that one of their favorite people on the baseball eart...

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  3. Is Andy Pettitte a HOFer? Not quite

    Jayson Stark

    Elsewhere on this site, my friend Wally Matthews tells us he'd love to get mixed up in a good, old-fashioned Hall of Fame debate on the candidacy of Andy Pettitte -- but he can't. Because of PEDs. Which render the whole conversation moot. ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  4. Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte falls short of Cooperstown

    Jayson Stark

    Left-hander Andy Pettitte was dependable, durable and brought a special presence to October, but he's not a Hall of Famer.

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  5. Former umps chief on replay: 'Let's go'

    Jayson Stark

    Can we get a replay on that instant-replay debate? It was just last week that I wrote a column laying out baseball's glacier-esque progress on every sports fan's favorite use of modern technology -- instant replay. If you missed it ...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  6. Former umpires chief Mike Port shares his thoughts on instant rep...

    Jayson Stark

    Mike Port, who spent six years as baseball's vice president of umpiring, makes many tremendous points about baseball's use of replay -- or lack thereof.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  7. Shut down Stephen Strasburg, or just let him pitch?

    Jayson Stark

    The Nationals will call an end to Stephen Strasburg's season sometime in September. The debate about that decision continues to rage.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  8. What age are we living in?

    Jayson Stark

    Elsewhere on this site, you can find my look at a fascinating question: Is this the Age of the Pitcher -- or just the Age of No Offense? I don't think I settled that debate. But it did inspire me to spend a lot of time kicking around ano...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  9. Is this the Age of the Pitcher -- or just the Age of No Offense?

    Jayson Stark

    Is this the Age of the Pitcher -- or just the Age of No Offense?

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2012
  10. Jayson Stark: Rumblings and Grumblings on the great realignment d...

    Jayson Stark

    Would realignment be good or bad for MLB? Special guest Buster Olney joins Rumblings to discuss the pros and cons, including the DH, unbalanced schedules, the playoffs and more.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2011
  11. Breaking down the impact of an expanded postseason

    Jayson Stark

    Ever since Bud Selig announced a desire to add two teams to the postseason mix, the debate has been raging about the potential impact it will have on the sport.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  12. Baseball's All Underrated Team

    Jayson Stark

    A position-by-position look at the most underrated players in the major leagues.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2011
  13. Brandon Morrow tosses an absolute gem

    Jayson Stark

    I once had a memorable debate with my friend Lee Sinins, inventor of the amazing Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, over this seemingly non-controversial subject: Is a no-hitter actually a meaningful event? You think I'm kidding, right? Ohhhh, no...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  14. Interleague schedules need more balance

    Jayson Stark

    As Round 2 of interleague play gets cranking, it's time to slip into your favorite debate-team uniform so we can revisit everybody's favorite interleague topic -- the schedule. I got lots of reaction to my blog post a few weeks ago on the ...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  15. MLB: Interleague schedules filled with imbalance

    Jayson Stark

    As Round 2 of interleague play gets cranking, it's time to slip into your favorite debate-team uniform so we can revisit everybody's favorite interleague topic -- the schedule. I got lots of reaction to my blog post a few weeks ago on the extra-myst...

    Blog | Conversation | June 18, 2010
  16. Jayson Stark: Johnny Damon lands with the Detroit Tigers

    Jayson Stark

    Johnny Damon insists he "always" wanted to land with the Tigers. Whether that's actually true is open for debate, but he arrives with a presence, something Detroit certainly lacked.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2010