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  1. Los Angeles Dodgers may not win World Series but massive payroll ...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that the Dodgers' high payroll has brought the team a whole lot of scrutiny. But even if they don't win the World Series, it's money well-spent.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  2. What happens to PED users after retirement? - ESPN The Magazine

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Howard Bryant writes that some players linked to PEDs have been banished from baseball, but others have been granted redemption. There's something troubling with the justice there.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  3. What happens to PED users after retirement? - ESPN The Magazine

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Howard Bryant writes that some players linked to PEDs have been banished from baseball, but others have been granted redemption. There's something troubling with the justice there.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  4. Robinson Cano, Clayton Kershaw will keep the big-money contracts ...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's college hoops preview, Howard Bryant writes that although blockbuster deals of huge money and long commitments frustrate fans and almost never pay off for teams, MLB owners will keep handing them off.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  5. Angels, Rangers, Tigers and others still trying to reach Red Sox ...

    Howard Bryant

    For a decade and a half, the Yankees and the Red Sox have been in a club by themselves. But the Tigers, the Rangers and the Angels are knocking on the door to superpower status.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  6. Players at spring training like expanded MLB playoffs

    Howard Bryant

    Making a pennant run just got harder for teams that don't win their division. Howard Bryant was cynical about the playoff expansion before talking to players at spring training softened his stance.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  7. The Albert Pujols and Chris Paul situations point out baseball's ...

    Howard Bryant

    Albert Pujols' contract with the Angels is a clear indication of Major League Baseball's strength and stability next to the uncertainty of Chris Paul's future in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2011
  8. MLB contenders, pretenders have month to get in races

    Howard Bryant

    Although there are more high-profile spots on the calendar, the next six weeks of the baseball season is by far the most intriguing. This period of discovery foreshadows the pennant finale and October glory.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  9. Oakland A's and Tampa Bay Rays are baseball's most troubled franc...

    Howard Bryant

    The Rays and the A's keep learning the hard way that people won't watch baseball in a bad ballpark. But the problems in Tampa Bay and Oakland don't stop with their stadium issues.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  10. Baseball talks about parity, but winter moves make MLB more inequ...

    Howard Bryant

    Bud Selig talks about parity, but winter moves shift the power in baseball even more firmly to the east. A salary cap or other equalizing measure would limit the ability of its biggest, most watched teams to dominate.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2010
  11. The Los Angeles Dodgers and their owners, Frank and Jamie McCourt...

    Howard Bryant

    Their tawdry divorce is the last straw in Frank and Jamie McCourt's ill-starred ownership of the once-proud (and now irrelevant) Dodgers. Can this franchise be saved, even if their marriage can't?

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2010
  12. The Tampa Bay Rays behind Evan Longoria, Carl Crawford and David ...

    Howard Bryant

    They're one of the best and most exciting teams in baseball, but you wouldn't know it by the size of the crowds in Tropicana Field. The Rays are in trouble.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2010
  13. Salary-cap talk will dominate Major League Baseball's offseason, ...

    Howard Bryant

    Did the Yankees buy a World Series celebration? Their money didn't hurt, but that $207 million payroll is the least of baseball's competitive-balance problems.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2009
  14. Manny Ramirez and Terrell Owens learned hard contract lessons

    Howard Bryant

    What have we learned from Manny Ramirez and Terrell Owens in the past few weeks? Maybe it's that the balance of power is shifting to ownership in pro sports.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2009