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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Jurickson Profar, Wil Myers, Billy Hamilton among top prospects t...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein lists his top 12 fantasy prospects playing at the 2012 All-Star Futures Game, including Jurickson Profar, Wil Myers and Billy Hamilton

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Five up, five down for July

    Eric Karabell

    On this fine first day of August, with the non-waiver trade deadline in our rear view mirror, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look on the field at hitting performances of July that could have taught us something that we can apply moving f...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  7. Dustin Pedroia, Aramis Ramirez among top fantasy performances in ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell points out five good and five disappointing fantasy performances from July and what to expect going forward.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2011
  8. Key American League MLB draft signings

    Jason Churchill

    It's been more than five weeks since the selections were made in the 2011 Major League Baseball first-year player draft and a few major talents have agreed to terms. Most of the key signings have yet to take place, and contrary to what most may ...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  9. Crucial MLB draft signings for American League teams

    Jason Churchill

    Jason Churchill tells you the key signing for each draft class in the American League.

    Blog | Conversation | July 21, 2011
  10. Kevin Goldstein: Panned picks who prospered

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein writes that properly judging a draft pick can often take years, so here are 10 recent examples of when the industry rushed to judgment far too soon on a first-round pick.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2011
  11. Joe Mauer, Ichiro Suzuki, Josh Hamilton likely not worth high dra...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey lists 10 players who probably will not be worth the high draft pick it will take to acquire them this season.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 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: 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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