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  1. Decision time for Pirates?

    AJ Mass

    As Karen Price of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes, only four of the six pitchers who ended up with more than 100 innings pitched in 2014 for the Pittsburgh Pirates -- Gerrit Cole, Vance Worley, Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke -- are under contract ...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  2. Previewing the qualifying-offer market

    Buster Olney

    As the saying goes, those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Not one of the 22 players who were extended qualifying offers the past two winters accepted them, and in a lot of cases, that made sense. But it's a strategy that failed...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  3. Eric Hosmer among second-half bounce-back candidates - MLB

    Dan Syzmborski

    Dan Szymborski highlights eight players who are due to bounce back in the second half of the 2014 season, including Eric Hosmer and Francisco Liriano.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  4. Pirates SP takes another hit

    AJ Mass

    Although there's a newfound sense of excitement in Pittsburgh following the debut of outfield phenom Gregory Polanco, he's a hitter and not a pitcher -- and it's arms that appear to be in increasingly short supply for the Pittsburgh Pirates these day...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  5. CC Sabathia, Francisco Liriano among pitchers losing velocity - M...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross looks at CC Sabathia and other pitchers losing velocity and explains how we should adjust our ERA projections accordingly.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2014
  6. Fantasy potential of Hamilton, Young Jr.

    Eric Karabell

    Two of the five players projected for the most stolen bases in the major leagues this season went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in their season openers Monday, the famed golden sombrero. While it's never a good idea to panic after one game -- there ar...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  7. MLB division previews based on formula for clubhouse chemistry --...

    Jeff Phillips

    For ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, experts built a fancy algorithm that measures clubhouse chemistry. The result? The Rays should ready themselves for lots of Champagne showers come October.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  8. Danny Salazar among those projected to break out based on 'stuff'...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross looks at 10 pitchers whose "stuff" makes them good bets to break out, including Cleveland Indians hurler Danny Salazar.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  9. Pirates starting to make decisions

    AJ Mass

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates kick things off on March 31 against the Chicago Cubs, the pitcher who will be on the mound for the team is expected to be Francisco Liriano. According to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, manager Clint Hurdle...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  10. Home-field advantage in wild-card game crucial for Cincinnati Red...

    Mike Petriello

    Home-field advantage in the National League wild-card game matters more than you think. Mike Petriello explains.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  11. Ranking aces of NL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    As we've all learned by now, baseball's postseason is pretty much a crapshoot, with all 10 participants having a legitimate chance at a world championship. Just before last year's postseason began I predicted the San Francisco Giants would win th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  12. Baseball's best bargains of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    Let's be honest, the top two position players in last year's free-agent class were complete disasters. Outfielder B.J. Upton has reciprocated his five-year, $72.5 million deal with the Atlanta Braves by posting a .183 AVG/.265 OBP/.294 OPS slash...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  13. Liriano fires another gem; Taveras out

    Eric Karabell

    Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher in baseball, someone I'd be comfortable handing the NL Cy Young and MVP awards to this season, but the most surprising pitcher in baseball also has amazing numbers: One outing after being ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  14. Yoenis Cespedes showing signs of life

    Eric Karabell

    It's been two weeks since Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes delivered an impressive, winning show at the Home Run Derby at Citi Field, and finally he's hit a blast in a game that counts. More are forthcoming. Is it a Derby jinx or just one...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  15. Unlikely stars key for Pittsburgh Pirates - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan breaks down which unlikely stars have been key for the Pirates this season. One such player is starter Wandy Rodriguez, whose lower walk rate is a major reason for his success.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2013
  16. What to do about Matt Cain?

    Eric Karabell

    By the second inning of Thursday night's game between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies, the concerned, panicked and, let's face it, angry tweets about right-hander Matt Cain started flowing in consistently. Cain allowed three home runs e...

    Blog | May 17, 2013