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  1. Ortiz leads majors in 'hard-hit average'

    Gordon Edes

    CLEVELAND -- It's a subjective stat to be sure, but David Ortiz leads all major leaguers in "hard-hit ball average," a stat our resident guru at ESPN Stats and Information, Mark A. Simon, has been compiling, tracking hard-hit averages through the use...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
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  3. Samardzija, Giants might be a good fit

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN FRANCISCO -- On a recent Baseball Tonight podcast, ESPN reporter Buster Olney and prospects guru Keith Law discussed the possibility of Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija ending up with the San Francisco Giants this season. While there's no...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  4. Opening notes: The Shesta files

    Gordon Edes

    BALTIMORE -- A few facts about Opening Day, courtesy of Red Sox information guru Jon Shestakofsky: * The Sox have won four of their last six openers, but had lost two straight before beating the Yankees 8-2 in New York last April. * This is the...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  5. Rangers Fantasy Countdown: No. 1

    Richard Durrett

    We've finally hit the top spot in our Texas Rangers fantasy countdown and there was total agreement on that player by fantasy gurus Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft. No. 1: Adrian Beltre Of course it's Beltre. He's been a consistent...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  6. Rangers Fantasy Countdown: No. 3

    Richard Durrett

    With the help of fantasy gurus Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft, we continue our look at the top-5 Texas Rangers in terms of fantasy value for the 2014 season. No. 3: Yu Darvish For those of you expecting to see Darvish on top of th...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  7. Snowy Cell looks great to groundskeeper

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- While most Chicago-area residents have been cursing all of the snow this winter, one guy says all the frozen precipitation has played right into his hands. Chicago White Sox head groundskeeper and field guru Roger Bossard says t...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  8. Long: I wasn't malicious

    Andrew Marchand

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Kevin Long-Robinson Cano "dog" story got new legs on Tuesday when Jerry Crasnick spoke with Lloyd McClendon. Long reacted to McClendon's reaction, in which the Mariners' manger mocked Long for acting like a "hitting guru" in hi...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  9. Q&A with Keith Law on Rangers prospects

    Richard Durrett's Keith Law, our MLB prospect guru and a very busy man these days, chatted with me for a few minutes this morning about his top-10 Rangers list and what he expects from some of the club's prospects in 2014. You can see Law's top-10 here (ins...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  10. Times scrutinizes Mets minority owner

    Adam Rubin

    Richard Sandomir in the Times wonders how the Wilpons and MLB should handle Mets minority owner Steven A. Cohen after the hedge-fund guru's company, SAC Capital Advisors, reportedly pleaded guilty to insider trading Monday and agreed to a $1.2 billio...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  11. Herd on ESPN Radio: Show in Review

    ESPN CBB analyst Jay Bilas gives his take on the NCAA's decision to reduce the penalties against Penn State by restoring some of the scholarships that were forfeited and more. Bilas CFB guru Phil Steele covers the NCAA's restoration of Penn State's...

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  12. Numbers: Some other near perfect games

    Richard Durrett

    Mark Simon, a stats guru at ESPN Stats & Information, passes along this list of those in the past 25 seasons that have had perfect games broken up with two outs in the ninth inning. Yu Darvish was the fifth. Here are the other four: Armando...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  13. Why Astros GM likes move to the AL

    Christina Kahrl

    The Astros are already in the business of doing things their own way. They've made that clear from the outset, going back to 2011 when they tabbed talent guru Jeff Luhnow from the Cardinals' front office to be their new general manager. They made the...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  14. Your call: Trade Jurickson Profar for David Price?

    Richard Durrett

    Would you trade shortstop Jurickson Profar straight up for Tampa Bay Rays' pitcher David Price?'s Keith Law wouldn't. The minor-league guru told The Ben & Skin Show on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM that he values six years of Profar -- Law puts a pre...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  15. Q&A with international scouting guru Bob Engle

    Mark Saxon

    There was a time, not that long ago, when the Dodgers dominated international scouting. Pedro Guerrero. The Martinez brothers, Pedro and Ramon. Fernando Valenzuela. Hideo Nomo. Chan Ho Park. Wilton Guerrero. If you could hit, pitch or field with a...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  16. Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio: Show Preview October 19, 2012

    Greeny and Golic welcome ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney (7:00 a.m. ET), ESPN New York 98.7 FM's Michael Kay (8:00), ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski (8:15), ESPN MLB analyst Mark Mulder (8:30), ESPN football guru Mel Kiper Jr. (9:15) and ESPN NASCAR anal...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  17. San Francisco 49ers Alex Smith, Pittsburgh Steelers Lawrence Timm...

    Mag Staff

    Every athlete seeks that sweet spot between development and decline. But how many know exactly when that is? In ESPN The Magazine's Age Issue, stats gurus pick peak performance ages for key positions in NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012