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  1. With Max Scherzer, the Washington Nationals have one of the top r...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski dives into the data following the Max Scherzer signing by the Washington Nationals and finds that the team is projected to have one of the most dominant rotations in recent history.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2015
  2. The missing link for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    There have been a lot of trades and signings already this offseason, but there's still time for more. Here's the missing link for each AL team and potential solutions: Baltimore Orioles The Orioles have had a disappointing offseason after reach...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  3. Is Jackson the M's future in CF?

    Joe Kaiser

    Monday is a disappointing day for the Seattle Mariners, which on Sunday finished one-game short of a potential shot at their first playoff appearance in 13 seasons. As the team picks up the pieces in an otherwise uplifting and unexpected 87-win seaso...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. What if the Atlanta Braves had not selected Chipper Jones in 1990...

    Dan Szymborski

    What if the Braves had selected Todd Van Poppel with the No. 1 pick in the 1990 draft instead of Chipper Jones? Dan Szymborski projects how many playoffs Atlanta would have missed by drafting one of the most disappointing top picks in baseball history.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  5. Top landing spots for Uggla

    Joe Kaiser

    Dan Uggla's disappointing four-year run in Atlanta officially came to an end on Friday, as the Braves requested unconditional release waivers on the veteran second baseman and ate the $18 million owed to him for the remainder of this year and next. ...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  6. Ackley's name swirling in trade talks?

    Joe Kaiser

    Dustin Ackley's disappointing run in Seattle could soon be coming to an end, according to reports. Ackley's story is well-documented; dubbed the top college bat in the 2009 draft, he was selected No. 2 overall behind Stephen Strasburg, yet through...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  7. Will the Phillies send Brown to AAA?

    Joe Kaiser

    As ESPN Insider Eric Karabell points out on Friday, few players have had as disappointing of a start to the season in 2014 as Domonic Brown. Brown appeared to be on the right track when he broke out as a 25-year-old last season with 27 home runs. ...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  8. Will the power last for Jose Bautista, Eric Hosmer and others? - ...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt predicts which players with improved power numbers can expect that trend to continue, and which players with disappointing power numbers can expect a turnaround.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2014
  9. Los Angeles Angels miss the strike zone like no other team - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Los Angeles Angels pitchers are missing the strike zone at an historic rate, writes ESPN Insider's Mike Petriello.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  10. Five takeaways from Opening Day

    Jim Bowden

    A large slate of games Monday offered glimpses of what could be an exciting 2014 season. There were unexpected performances (Alejandro De Aza's two home runs) and disappointing ones (Cliff Lee's eight earned runs in five innings), too, as well as a w...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  11. Ike likes being on the Mets

    AJ Mass

    As Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports, the New York Mets and Ike Davis have avoided arbitration, as the first baseman has settled on a deal worth $3.5 million, a raise of $375,000 from last year's disappointing campaign. However, as Anthony Rieb...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  12. Detroit and Texas pull off challenge trade

    Keith Law

    This is a classic challenge trade, my position player for your position player, both guys with huge contracts but who are also coming off disappointing years -- or in Ian Kinsler's case, two disappointing years. In the pending deal that sends Kinsler...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  13. 10 disappointing AFL players

    Keith Law

    On Monday, I wrote about players I saw last week in the Arizona Fall League who made positive impressions on me, some of whom caused me to improve my own evaluations of those players over where they were before my trip. Today I'll look at the oth...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  14. Bits: Josmil Pinto continues to rake

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps it's a Minnesota thing. Major league catchers are hitting a disappointing .247 this season, with a .703 OPS, but the Minnesota Twins laugh at that number. Their catchers are hitting .305 with a .867 OPS. Three-time batting champion Joe Mauer,...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  15. Disappointing Sandoval homers thrice

    Eric Karabell

    San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is listed on his player card at 240 pounds, and perhaps that's accurate, but I'm taking the over. Kung Fu Panda, as he is affectionately known, has battled weight issues in the past, and it's likely a...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  16. Cleveland Indians being held back by a surprising weakness - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt explains that while many picked the Cleveland Indians as a sleeper team because of their potentially improved defense, the Indians D has let them down this season.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013