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  1. Evidence suggests the famed "Moneyball" mindset has run its cours...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler lays out recent evidence suggesting that the teams that have succeeded in recent playoffs and during the regular season are the teams that have a more aggressive approach at the plate, then details why they might have that approach.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  2. Contingency plans for Avila

    Doug Mittler

    There is increasing concern in Detroit over the status of catcher Alex Avila, who continues to suffer the aftereffects of a concussion suffered Sunday when he was tagged in the head against the Cleveland Indians. "The way things are going, the Ti...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  3. Indians looking for a starter

    Doug Mittler

    The Cleveland Indians would like to acquire a top-shelf starting pitcher by the end of August, even if that seems "improbable at the moment," reports Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer. A deal for a No. 1 starter such as David Price would require the...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  4. Toronto's quest for pitching

    Doug Mittler

    The Toronto Blue Jays are the surprise leaders in the American League East, and they just might need to add another starter if they intend to keep it that way. After balking at adding a free agent starter such as Ervin Santana over the winter, the...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  5. Chisenhall on the bubble in Cleveland?

    Doug Mittler

    The Cleveland Indians need to clear a roster spot to make room for outfielder Michael Bourn, who is expected to come off the disabled list in time for Tuesday's contest in Detroit. Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer says the "easy move" would be to o...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  6. Playing it safe with Kazmir

    Doug Mittler

    Scott Kazmir insists he will make his next start after pitching six scoreless innings against the Mariners Sunday, but the Oakland Athletics have every reason to be cautious. Trainers were seen trying to work out the tightness in Kazmir's arm in ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  7. Could a Masterson deal be next?

    Doug Mittler

    The Cleveland Indians have aggressively pursued multi-year contracts with their core players, the latest coming Friday when second baseman Jason Kipnis agreed to a six-year, $52.5 million deal. Since the start of spring training, GM Chris Antonetti h...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  8. How Masterson stays in Cleveland

    Doug Mittler

    What will it take for Justin Masterson to remain with the Cleveland Indians? Maybe the franchise's first World Series title since Harry Truman was president. Cleveland had engaged in extension talks with the righthander throughout the offseason an...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  9. Tuesday Roundup: Deal for Masterson

    Doug Mittler

    Homer Bailey is believed to be closing in on a six-year, $100 million deal with the Cincinnati Reds, and the progress just may have helped Justin Masterson complete a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians in advance of an arbitration hearing. A...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  10. More leverage for Masterson?

    Doug Mittler

    The Cincinnati Reds may be closing in on a long-term deal with righthander Homer Bailey, a deal that could have a significant ripple effect on negotiations between Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians. Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer reporte...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  11. Jimenez price still high?

    Doug Mittler

    The Cleveland Indians skillfully demonstrated patience last offseason. Could they do it again in their effort to retain Ubaldo Jimenez? Last winter, the Indians were late entrants in the race for Michael Bourn, who agreed to a four-year, $48 mill...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  12. Masterson's future with Cleveland

    AJ Mass

    As my Rumor Central colleague Doug Mittler wrote Saturday, there is still a chance that Ubaldo Jimenez may end up returning to the Cleveland Indians when all is said and done. However, the grief that the Indians have endured this offseason in trying ...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  13. Tribe waiting for Jimenez price to fall?

    Doug Mittler

    The Cleveland Indians skillfully demonstrated patience last offseason. Could they do it again in their effort to retain Ubaldo Jimenez? Last winter, the Indians were late entrants in the race for Michael Bourn, who agreed to a four-year, $48 milli...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  14. MLB: Here are 10 MLB veterans in danger of losing their jobs

    Jason A. Churchill & Doug Mittler

    Every year, veterans are forced to give way as younger players assume their positions. This year, here are 10 still fighting to hang on, and what will likely come of it.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2011
  15. New MLB playoff format lowers the bar

    Doug Mittler

    At this week's owners meetings, Bug Selig indicated he would like to move ahead with expanding the playoffs. The commissioner should study the last few seasons before making that decision, because there would surely be some unintended consequences.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  16. MLB -- Spring Training -- Your daily rundown of position battle u...

    Jason Catania, Charles Curtis and Doug Mittler

    In the daily look at position battles: the Rangers' platoon at catcher, who will replace Daniel Murphy at first for the Mets, the Indians' new left fielder and more.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2010