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  1. Nats seeking a shortstop?

    Doug Mittler

    Unable to reach a long-term extension with Ian Desmond, the Washington Nationals reportedly are seeking a possible replacement. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports the Nats are "actively seeking" a young shortstop now that Desmond, a free agent...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. Possible trade fits for James Russell

    Doug Mittler

    The Chicago Cubs kicked off the July trade deadline sweepstakes with the blockbuster that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland. Could another Cubs pitcher be the next to go? Peter Gammons tweeted Monday that the name of reliever James ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  3. Hammel trade sooner than later?

    Doug Mittler

    All signs point to Jason Hammel having a new home in the next few weeks. But if and when the Chicago Cubs pull the trigger on a deal, the 31-year-old righthander will be open to returning to the North Side next season. "I would assume they are pre...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  4. The market for Samardzija, Hammel

    Doug Mittler

    Earlier this week, we mentioned how the trade buzz regarding the Chicago Cubs involves more than just Jeff Samardzija, who is pitching way better than his 2-6 record might indicate. Could those talks be picking up steam? Gordon Wittenmyer of the C...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  5. Trade value for Jason Hammel

    Doug Mittler

    We are still more than a week from Memorial Day, and the Chicago Cubs are 13 games out of first place. It's not as if the Cubs were viewed as viable playoff contenders to begin with, but a 13-27 record only enhances the speculation that Theo Epstein...

    Blog | May 17, 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. Cubs more open to dealing Samardzija?

    Doug Mittler

    Among the more valuable trade chips in the Chicago Cubs' rebuilding efforts is righthander Jeff Samardzija, a free agent after 2015 who could bring back some of the top-shelf prospects that Theo Epstein covet. Epstein and his staff shopped Samardz...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  8. Why Cubs won't rush Baez

    Doug Mittler

    Once the Chicago Cubs announced that Starlin Castro would be out 7-10 days with a hamstring strain, it was only natural to speculate whether top prospect Javier Baez would now get a chance to be the Opening Day shortstop. But, as Jesse Rogers of E...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  9. Cubs' plans for Javier Baez

    Doug Mittler

    The Chicago Cubs have big plans down the road for top infield prospect Javier Baez, who is expected to begin the 2014 season playing shortstop at Triple-A Iowa, reports MLB.com's Carrie Muskat. The Cubs already have a big league shortstop in 24-ye...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  10. Who could trade for Jeff Samardzija?

    Doug Mittler

    A key bargaining chip in the ongoing makeover of the Chicago Cubs is righthander Jeff Samardzija, who saw his ERA rise to 4.34 last season but has linked to more than a handful of teams in recent weeks. One report earlier this week said there is a...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  11. 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
  12. MLB: Position battles that have popped up as spring training move...

    Jason A. Churchill & Doug Mittler

    Kyle McClellan didn't have designs on starting in the deep St. Louis rotation when he got to camp, but with Adam Wainwright on the shelf, it could be his job. Here are leaders and hunches in other unexpected position battles.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  13. MLB: ZiPS projections of early-season position battles

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski uses the ZiPS projection system to play out the most important position battles of the spring, including how the Dodgers will make up for the loss of Manny Ramirez in left field and how the Cardinals will cope without Adam Wainwright.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2011
  14. MLB: Position battles that could be keys in the pennant race

    Jason A. Churchill & Doug Mittler

    In the second installment of Insider's position battles series, Jason Churchill and Doug Mittler look at the 10 battles that will most affect the pennant races.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  15. 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
  16. 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