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  1. Angels going Green at third?

    AJ Mass

    The Los Angeles Angels started Grant Green at third base on Wednesday, marking the first time in his career that the 26-year-old's name was written down on a lineup card at the hot corner. However, manager Mike Scioscia says he remains supportive of ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Five offseason moves that will backfire

    Jim Bowden

    When a general manager makes a trade or a free-agent signing, he must always have significant justification for why the move was made. This could include: • Scouting reports • Advanced metrics and analytics • Medical repo...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  3. Camp Tour: LA's Calhoun ready to shine

    Eric Karabell

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Six players received more than 25 at-bats out of the leadoff role for the Los Angeles Angels last season, including J.B. Shuck, Erick Aybar and the splendid Mike Trout. Then there was Kole Calhoun, a lefty-swinging outfielder who hit ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  4. Cards do better in Freese-Bourjos deal

    Keith Law

    Two players who had been squeezed off their current rosters by better players find themselves in new homes with the promise of more playing time, as the St. Louis Cardinals dealt third baseman David Freese and reliever Fernando Salas to the Los Angel...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  5. How the Cardinals get even better

    Jim Bowden

    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has quickly developed into one of the game's best managers. A year after falling just five wins short of a World Series title, this season he came within two. In order for Matheny to get the Cardinals over the hump ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  6. World Series players possibly on move

    Jim Bowden

    As the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals battle it out in the 2013 World Series, no one's thinking past the next game, with perhaps the exception of the two managers as they plan out their pitching and lineups. For the players, it's the here and...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  7. Bullpen Report: Is Uehara a top-5 closer?

    Eric Karabell

    One could argue that no relief pitcher is playing a larger role in the pennant races these days than Boston Red Sox right-hander Koji Uehara. The Red Sox scored off the great Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning late Thursday night -- his sixth blown s...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  8. Yanks' third-base options after A-Rod

    Jim Bowden

    The New York Yankees should be pleased with how Alex Rodriguez has played since his return from hip surgery and the disabled list. His bat speed and ability to hit a good fastball have improved considerably compared to where he was at the end of the ...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  9. Bits: Freese losing starts; Alexei hitting

    Eric Karabell

    Big league rosters expand in less than two weeks, and fantasy owners will see more interesting prospects get the call. The St. Louis Cardinals decided they didn't want to wait that long for second baseman Kolten Wong, summoning him from Triple-A Memp...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  10. Injured stars could be fantasy bargains

    Eric Karabell

    When it comes to dealing with injured players in fantasy drafts, it's safe to assume no two situations are exactly the same. Even with New York Yankees sluggers Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson expected to miss roughly the same amount of time...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  11. Injured players such as Chase Headley, Hanley Ramirez, Derek Jete...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the plethora of injured star players to start the season, and how some of them could be fantasy bargains because of their DL status.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  12. How Kris Medlen will take down the St. Louis Cardinals - MLB

    Teddy Mitrosilis

    With the help of a big-league scout, Insider's Teddy Mitrosilis explains how Braves starter Kris Medlen will take down the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League wild-card game.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  13. Bits: Dan Haren dominates Mariners

    Eric Karabell

    Los Angeles Angels right-hander Dan Haren fanned 14 Seattle Mariners in his four-hit shutout Thursday, a dominating performance that lowered his ERA to 3.76 and gave his owners hope. Haren, the ninth pitcher and 38th player taken in ESPN average live...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  14. Dan Haren of Los Angeles Angels shows signs of turning things aro...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Thursday's games, including Dan Haren turning things around with a dominant effort.

    Blog | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  15. Why Adrian Gonzalez, David Freese and others get more hits on bal...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec looks at certain players who have a rare ability to generate more hits than expected when they put the ball in play, such as Adrian Gonzalez, David Freese and Ian Desmond.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2012
  16. Derek Jeter, Josh Hamilton and other fantasy fall-off candidates

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski highlights some players who are poised to disappoint fantasy owners in 2012, such as Derek Jeter and Josh Hamilton.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2012