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  1. Eduardo Rodriguez, Collin Moran, Peter O'Brien among top prospect...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford discusses the fantasy implications of the top prospects moved at the trade deadline.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Rare opportunities for All-Star players

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The itinerary for the players here this week includes the Home Run Derby, the gala and Tuesday night's All-Star Game. But if you want to know the real reason a lot of players are still emotionally invested in this event, forg...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  4. Don't buy post-derby slump talk

    Eric Karabell

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It certainly seems like fantasy owners view the annual Home Run Derby with scared skepticism, as they assume the players in the competition drop off heavily in the power department for the second half. Or is it only for the player...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  5. Prince Fielder of Detroit Tigers shouldn't experience any letdown...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses why he isn't concerned about the second-half power numbers of any Derby participants after a fine show in Kansas City.

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  6. Why players still enjoy participating in All-Star Game festivitie...

    Buster Olney

    There isn't one player whose mind and body couldn't use a three-day break in July. But as Buster Olney writes, there are still unique incentives for players to participate in the All-Star Game, like the chance to pick the brains of their peers.

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  7. Adam Dunn, Jose Bautista, Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson among ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses players who are bound to finish the season with at least 35 homers.

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2012
  8. Picking Home Run Derby dream teams

    Buster Olney

    CINCINNATI -- Prince Fielder was on his way to the cage for batting practice Saturday afternoon, and he didn't pause when asked, hypothetically, whether he would participate in the Home Run Derby in Kansas City on July 9. "Yeah, I'd do t...

    Blog | June 10, 2012
  9. Prince Fielder, Matt Kemp and Home Run Derby dream teams - MLB

    Buster Olney

    If you could pick any four players for the American League and National League Home Run Derby teams, who would they be? Beginning with team captains Robinson Cano and Matt Kemp, Buster Olney fills out the rest of his rosters.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2012
  10. ESPN The Magazine - Robinson Cano and Home Run Derby curse

    Peter Keating

    Robinson Cano could be the latest victim of the Home Run Derby curse ... maybe. Peter Keating explains why hot homer hitters often go cold after the all-star break.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2011
  11. Jose Bautista, who participates in Home Run Derby on Monday, is o...

    Eric Karabell

    Per his annual tradition, Eric Karabell predicts the end-of-season homer totals for the eight Home Run Derby participants, including Jose Bautista and David Ortiz.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2011
  12. MLB: Jose Bautista is in the Home Run Derby, so is his personal p...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney tells the story of Jose Bautista's personal pitcher for the derby, and the flight connection he'll need to make to help Jose win.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2011
  13. MLB: The Los Angeles Dodgers are on the edge of serious rebuildin...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at the state of the Los Angeles Dodgers before the All-Star break and provides a variety of All-Star Game and Home Run Derby updates.

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2011
  14. Peter Keating: The Home Run Derby curse - 2010 All-Star Game

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating writes that there's no such thing as a HR Derby curse -- just an awesome force called regression to the mean.

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2010
  15. How will Derby contenders fare after break?

    Eric Karabell

    Of all the eight participants in Monday night's Home Run Derby, I have to think Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Corey Hart is the most unlikely entrant. Hart was terrible in 2009, and his starting job was in serious jeopardy for this season. I mean...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  16. How will Derby contenders fare after break?

    Eric Karabell

    Of all the eight participants in Monday night's Home Run Derby, I have to think Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Corey Hart is the most unlikely entrant. Hart was terrible in 2009, and his starting job was in serious jeopardy for this season. I mean...

    Blog | July 12, 2010