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  1. Will Posey end up at first base?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Francisco Giants could borrow a page out of the Minnesota Twins' playbook and move a high-priced power-hitting catcher to a new position. Joe Mauer is no longer a catcher for the Twins, and the Giants could consider a similar move for B...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  2. More incentive to deal in LA?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Francisco Giants upped the ante in the National League West race, acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. With Matt Cain on the disabled list for an unknown period due to e...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  3. Could the D-backs shop Aaron Hill?

    Doug Mittler

    The Arizona Diamondbacks own the worst winning percentage in the National League, so it is no longer of question of if general manager Kevin Towers assumes the role of trade deadline seller, but when. Towers told Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizo...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  4. Possible landing spots for David Price

    Doug Mittler

    The odds of the Tampa Bay Rays pulling the trigger on a blockbuster deal for David Price appear to be increasing by the day. The question may now be who has the desire and resources to land the three-time All-Star. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Ti...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  5. Giants, Jays eye Daniel Murphy?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Francisco Giants and Toronto Blue Jays, two clubs that could use a second base upgrade, have done "preliminary homework" on the Mets' Daniel Murphy, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. The Giants gave Brandon Hicks every ...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  6. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  7. Monday roundup: Hellickson's injury

    Doug Mittler

    With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report in less than two weeks, the Tampa Bay Rays suddenly have a hole to fill at the back of their rotation. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports right-hander Jeremy Hellickson had arthroscopic surger...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  8. Brett Gardner a fit in SF?

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Yankees have a surplus of outfielders after working out deals for Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran, leaving Brett Gardner as the obvious odd-man out. Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com gives his take on how Gardner could very well b...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  9. Giants looking for a left fielder

    Doug Mittler

    The San Francisco Giants chose Black Friday to announce their deal to re-sign Ryan Vogelsong, likely completing their rotation for 2014. Earlier in the offseason, the Giants re-signed Tim Lincecum and landed Tim Hudson to join Matt Cain and Madiso...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  10. 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
  11. MLB: Position battles that could be won by rookies

    Jason A. Churchill & Doug Mittler

    Names such as Kyle Drabek, Brandon Belt and Hank Conger dot a list of rookies who have a chance to get their call-up before the season even starts. The Rumor Central crew takes a look.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2011
  12. MLB: Status updates and picks for all the top spring training pos...

    Doug Mittler

    In this, Doug Mittler takes a close look at all the top position battles across the National League. Spring training will sort them out, but we also have some early hunches on who might win each.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. MLB -- Spring Training -- Your daily rundown of position battle u...

    Jason Catania, Charles Curtis and Doug Mittler

    In the daily look at position battles: Who's the lefty in the Red Sox bullpen, who will start the season closing for the Astros, and more.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 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: Jason Heyward arrives, the Giants declare a fifth starter, who could replace Yadier Molina at catcher and more.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2010