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  1. El Duque, pitchers in the news

    We hear far more about the pitchers than the hitters at this point of spring training. Pitchers (and the catchers, of course, because who would catch the pitchers?) report to camps first, take longer to get ready, need a few weeks to get going and pr...

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2007
  2. Davis on the market again?

    AJ Mass

    Last winter, when he was still with the New York Mets, Ike Davis's name came up time and again as a potential trade candidate. It wasn't until mid-April, though, that the Pittsburgh Pirates finally decided to take the first baseman for a test drive a...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  3. Ausmus' impact on Tigers' basepaths

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- From the first day of spring training, the Detroit Tigers players say, Brad Ausmus talked about the running game. But not only the running game of the Detroit baserunners, who were told to look for opportunities to take a bas...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  4. How Masterson stays in Cleveland

    Doug Mittler

    What will it take for Justin Masterson to remain with the Cleveland Indians? Maybe the franchise's first World Series title since Harry Truman was president. Cleveland had engaged in extension talks with the righthander throughout the offseason an...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  5. Behind the scenes with Clayton Kershaw

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA -- A couple of leftovers from my Clayton Kershaw feature that comes out in ESPN The Magazine this week: 1. The first time I met Kershaw, a few winters ago, he had agreed to take us through his offseason workout regimen, which started early i...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  6. Are Mariners hiding something?

    AJ Mass

    On Thursday, Seattle Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker is scheduled to take the mound in the bullpen, his first throwing session since being shut down for a week due to shoulder bursitis. However, no outsiders will be allowed to see it. According to...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  7. 2014 values of two Hamiltons, Bits

    Eric Karabell

    Take out a $10 bill and celebrate because Wednesday night was one for the Hamiltons. Josh Hamilton, a polarizing figure in baseball with a monster contract and less-than-stellar numbers in his first year with the non-contending Los Angeles Angels, sm...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  8. Colorado Rockies should be looking to trade for hitting not pitch...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan takes a look at Colorado's offensive concerns. While talk has been about improving pitching through trades, he believes the hitting must be addressed first for the Rockies to contend.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  9. 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
  10. National League West team needs and targets for 2013 MLB Draft

    Jason A. Churchill & Chris Crawford

    A comprehensive look at what every NL West team needs and wants heading into the 2013 MLB draft.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  11. National League Central team needs and targets for 2013 MLB Draft...

    Jason A. Churchill & Chris Crawford

    A comprehensive look at what every NL Central team needs and wants heading into the 2013 MLB draft.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2013
  12. American League West team needs and targets for 2013 MLB draft

    Jason A. Churchill & Chris Crawford

    A comprehensive look at what every AL West team needs and wants heading into the 2013 MLB draft.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2013
  13. American League Central team needs and targets for 2013 MLB Draft...

    Jason A. Churchill & Chris Crawford

    A comprehensive look about what every AL Central team needs and wants heading into the 2013 MLB Draft.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Houston Astros do not take Mark Appel in first mock draft of 2013...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law unveils his first mock draft for 2013, and the Astros are being linked to a surprising name at No. 1 overall.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  16. American League East team needs and targets for 2013 MLB Draft

    Jason A. Churchill & Chris Crawford

    Breaking down the needs, desires and impulses of every AL East team in advance of the 2013 draft.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013