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  1. Pittsburgh Pirates trade for Jeff Locke, Charlie Morton continues...

    Mike Petriello

    GM Neal Huntington made a trade in 2009 that wasn't popular among the Pittsburgh fan base. Mike Petriello takes a look at how that same trade has contributed to the Pirates being in position for their first winning season since 1992.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  2. National League East team needs and targets for 2013 MLB Draft

    Jason A. Churchill & Chris Crawford

    Keith Law breaks down the top 10 prospects for every NL East team, and also identifies sleepers and guys who could make a big league impact in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  3. Mark Appel still goes No. 1 to Houston Astros in mock draft 2.0 -...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law unveils his second mock draft less than a week before the draft, and Mark Appel and Byron Buxton are looking more like locks for the top two spots.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  4. Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer and Dylan Bundy could help make the 201...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus writes that while it could take a decade to truly evaluate a draft class, the 2011 first round has the potential to produce a historic amount of high-quality starting pitching.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2012
  5. Must-sign draft picks for N.L. teams

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason A. Churchill breaks down each National League draft class, outlining which signings could separate the best classes from the merely mediocre ones.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2011
  6. Closer Report: Craig Kimbrel the real deal

    Eric Karabell

    While I'm still the guy who thinks New York Yankees right-hander Mariano Rivera should be the first closer off the draft board -- though I will never take a closer early -- I'm not blind to the fact that strikeouts are a fantasy statistic i...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  7. Craig Kimbrel, with his high K rate, has the stuff to be successf...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the latest closer updates relevant to fantasy and offers his thoughts on Craig Kimbrel, Mariano Rivera and others.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2011
  8. MLB: With a young, but talented, rotation, Oakland A's can compet...

    Buster Olney

    The first pieces of a rally would start to take shape and it was habit for Gio Gonzalez to immediately imagine, in one corner of his mind, the worst possible outcome. Runners at first and third and nobody out could quickly lead to a three-run inning,...

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2011
  9. MLB: After Cliff Lee signs, it'll be free-for-all; this is how it...

    Buster Olney

    In Troy Tulowitzki, the Colorado Rockies saw a player who could be their Derek Jeter or Cal Ripken, which is precisely what the shortstop wanted. Plus, Buster's advice to Jeter, and a walk around free agency.

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2010
  10. Postseason fantasy baseball rankings

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy baseball postseason pools can be a blast. The important thing to remember is the best players from the regular season often don't get the chance to show their stuff enough in October. Take Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, for ex...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  11. Roy Halladay leads way in postseason fantasy baseball rankings

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell ranks the top 100 players for fantasy baseball leagues taking place specifically during the playoffs.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2010
  12. FanGraphs: Best September performances in MLB history

    Joe Pawlikowski

    Troy Tulowitzki has done wonders for the Colorado Rockies this month, but he's not the first player to carry his team into contention in September. Joe Pawlikowski of FanGraphs takes a look at six more stunning September performances from years past.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2010
  13. Some options, like David Ortiz and Jon Garland, appear to be no-b...

    Buster Olney

    A close look at the options market shows some no-brainers out there, such as the Padres being able to lock up Jon Garland's inning-eating ways for another year at a good rate; in other cases -- we're looking at you, Berkman -- it's a no-brainer to pass.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2010
  14. MLB - Anthony Rendon projects as the No. 1 pick in 2011 MLB draft...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law takes his first look at the 2011 MLB draft -- not in any type of mock format, but in a listing of players to watch for at the college and prep level. The main name to know is Anthony Rendon (Rice), but there are comparisons to Ryan Howard and Scott Kazmir here.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  15. MLB draft 2010 - A team-by-team look at NL drafting philosophies

    Jason A. Churchill

    Jason A. Churchill looks at the scouting director and general draft philosophy of every team in the National League. This is an essential draft-read document because it explains what each squad may do with their highest picks, using history as a guide.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2010
  16. Andrew McCutchen ready to step into outfield for Pittsburgh Pirat...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein notes that Andrew McCutchen is ready to take the next step, but the Pirates will need to clear room for him first.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2009