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  1. Xander Bogaerts, Julio Teheran best picks of Franchise Player Dra...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski uses the ZiPS projection system to determine the best (and worst) picks of the Franchise Player Draft.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2014
  2. Jurickson Profar the steal "franchise player draft" - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down the best picks of the "franchise player draft" based on long-term projections relative to draft spot, and Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar appears to be the steal of the draft.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  3. MLB: Alexei Ramirez might be baseball's most underappreciated pla...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron of FanGraphs says Alexei Ramirez is the best shortstop in the American League, yet he still flies under the radar.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  4. Johnny Manziel headed to Jags at No. 3?

    Joe Kaiser

    Jacksonville has an opportunity to bring in a player with the No. 3 pick of Thursday's NFL draft who will replace Maurice Jones-Drew as the face of the franchise. A day before the Jags make their selection, there's growing belief that that player ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  5. The case for taking Manziel, for 11 teams

    Mike Sando

    One player in the 2014 NFL draft has the power to instantly transform an irrelevant franchise into a compelling one. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel stands alone in that regard. He's the X factor in the top 10 selections, the player hard-cor...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  6. Will Texans take Manziel at No. 1?

    Tom Carpenter

    Most years it's pretty clear by now who the team with the No. 1 overall pick will take in the draft, but there currently is no consensus on which player the Houston Texans will select. The trouble is that the Texans need a franchise quarterback, but ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  7. Will Bucs draft a quarterback?

    Brendan Roberts

    New Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith told ESPN's Pat Yasinskas that a "franchise quarterback" likely will be available when the team picks seventh in May's NFL draft, and the team would consider picking that player, whomever it might be. The...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  8. Top prospects, storylines for 2014 draft

    Chad Ford

    The 2003 NBA draft brought us LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony. The 2014 draft has a chance to bring us one franchise player (Andrew Wiggins) and a host of other ridiculously talented prospects. What a difference a year makes. The 2013...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  9. Andrew Wiggins leads a strong 2014 draft class - NBA draft

    Chad Ford

    With the 2013 draft complete, Chad Ford breaks down his top prospects and storylines for the 2014 draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  10. 2013 NBA draft - ESPN The Magazine holds its fifth players-only m...

    ESPN The Magazine

    ESPN The Magazine conducts its fifth players-only mock draft, asking NBA players to make selections for their own team.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2013
  11. Why Bergeron is a special talent

    Craig Custance

    Patrice Bergeron was the 45th overall pick in the 2003 draft. The Boston Bruins' franchise center, a player who has climbed his way onto the list of arguably the top five centers in the NHL, was passed over 44 times before being picked. Hard to ...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  12. 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Why Patrice Bergeron is a special ta...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the development of Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, and notes a few prospects -- like Bergeron -- who could be second round steals in the upcoming NHL draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  13. NHL - What's holding back the New York Islanders?

    Craig Custance

    The Islanders have been stockpiling top draft picks and feature one of the league's brightest young players in John Tavares, so why does the franchise continue to languish outside of the playoff picture? Craig Custance explores the issues for the Isles.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  14. NBA - Is being a specialist better than being versatile?

    Amin Elhassan

    Amin Elhassan analyzes whether it's better to be an NBA player who specializes in one skill or to be a jack of all trades?

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  15. NBA - Big men DeMarcus Cousins and Greg Monroe are carrying their...

    David Thorpe

    David Thorpe says the fortunes of the Kings and Pistons rest largely on the shoulders of big men DeMarcus Cousins and Greg Monroe.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  16. NHL Draft: A stock watch for Kitchener's Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan ...

    Gare Joyce

    Gabriel Landeskog has often drawn the comparison with Detroit Red Wings power forward/goal factory Johan Franzen. But Gare Joyce says the 2011 draft prospect fare exceeds The Mule at the same age and has "franchise player" written all over him.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2010