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  1. Tyler Skaggs among pitchers with improved velocity and ERA projec...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains why the increased velocity from certain pitchers -- including Los Angeles' Tyler Skaggs -- leads to an improvement in their projections.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  2. Friday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Christina Kahrl, Buster Olney and Jim Bowden covered the Miguel Cabrera contract, so there isn't really much more to add. The timing is definitely odd with Cabrera two years from free agency, the money seems extreme and who knows how Cabrera will age...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  3. Colon an extreme strike-thrower

    Adam Rubin

    Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty ImagesBartolo Colon threw his fastball 86 percent of the time in 2013.The following write-up on Bartolo Colon is reprinted with permission from John Dewan's Stat of the Week ... Several of 2013's superlative...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  4. St. Louis Cardinals have hidden NLCS edge in game of shifting - M...

    Scott Spratt

    Neither the Cardinals or Dodgers like to aggressively shift their defense. But, as Scott Spratt explains, this works in St. Louis' favor.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  5. Dodgers lose ground in home-field chase

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly insists he would like to have home-field advantage in the playoffs. He's just not extreme about it. The Dodgers' lineups figure to get more competitive as the team gets closer to its first pla...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  6. Chicago White Sox Philip Humber knows the curse of perfection - E...

    Sam Miller

    In ESPN The Magazine's Perfect issue, Sam Miller writes that in today's extreme-strikeout era, every pitcher -- amazing or awful -- has a chance to throw a perfect game on any day. Case in point: Philip Humber.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  7. Danks to be treated with extreme caution

    Doug Padilla

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While much of the praise for the Chicago White Sox starting rotation depends on a healthy John Danks in 2013, manager Robin Ventura prefers to take the cautious approach. Like general manager Rick Hahn did Monday from baseball's...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  8. Former San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds went to extrem...

    Tim Keown

    In ESPN The Magazine, Tim Keown writes about Barry Bonds and how his chase for history destroyed his narrative.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  9. Ballpark menu gets Texas-sized additions

    Rangers Ballpark is taking its menu to extremes for the playoffs. Already on the menu is the Boomstick, a two-foot long, one-pound hot dog. Here is part of the release from the Rangers on the additions to the menu: * The Totally ROSSome Boomst...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  10. How Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies got back into wild c...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan writes that the Milwaukee Brewers have hit their way back into the NL wild card race, while the Philadelphia Phillies are winning with their pitching.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  11. Orioles starting to look like team of destiny

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the thing about baseball in 2012: The difference between the best teams and the worst teams isn't all that extreme. The New York Yankees, for example, have outscored their opponents by 99 runs. The Minnesota Twins, with one of the worst starti...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  12. Dealing with extreme home/road splits

    Eric Karabell

    Pitching in road games versus at home is not a skill. Let's get that out of the way first. Sure, members of certain rotations are aided by spacious home ballparks, but not everyone in that situation is unusable on the road. Those in fantasy base...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  13. Tim Lincecum of San Francisco Giants among pitchers whose home/ro...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses pitchers who should be benched on the road, as well as those whose splits don't tell the entire story.

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  14. Is Ian Kinsler the key to Rangers' offense?

    David Collier

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The last four games, the Texas Rangers' offense has shown two extremes. On Friday, it was nearly nonexistent until the eighth inning rally that ultimately gave the Rangers a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. The three previous g...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  15. San Francisco Giants' Tim Lincecum working every angle to solve f...

    Tim Lincecum looks back at his extreme, 30-pound weight loss before this season and wishes he had approached it all differently.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  16. TC, Maddon early roles in shifting strategy

    Adam Rubin

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Terry Collins played a role in the early days of the defensive shift. His role was accepting the ideas of his bench coach with the Angels in the late 1990s, Joe Maddon, who has gone on to take it to the extreme as skipper of t...

    Blog | June 12, 2012