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  1. Pair of Reds pitchers done for year?

    AJ Mass

    Test results are still pending for injured pitcher Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds, but the longer he goes without beginning a throwing program, the less likely it becomes that he'll be back on the mound at some point in 2014. As C. Trent R...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. September call-up for Gallo unlikely

    Doug Mittler

    Texas Rangers' fans have had little to cheer about this season, so you can't blame them for wanting to get a September look at top prospect Joey Gallo, who hit his 40th homer of the season Sunday night for Double-A Frisco. Those fans will have to...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  3. Myers ready to return?

    Doug Mittler

    The Tampa Bay Rays could have outfielder Wil Myers back in the lineup this week, perhaps as soon as Tuesday against the Tigers. Myers, sidelined since the end of May with a right wrist fracture, was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Sunday in a rehab ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  4. Twins top prospect done for season?

    AJ Mass

    When ESPN.com's Keith Law ranked the top 100 prospects at the beginning of the year, this is what he had to say about Byron Buxton, who he placed at the top of the list: "Buxton could be the next 20-homer/50-stolen base player, with high averages and...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  5. Remaining value of Darvish, Bailey

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Wednesday, five of the top 20 starting pitchers by ESPN average draft position this season -- a quarter of them! -- had that annoying asterisk next to their name denoting their place on the disabled list, and as we found out earlier this wee...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  6. Markakis' future in Baltimore

    Doug Mittler

    Sunday was a big day for Nick Markakis, who had a homer and three hits, including the 1,500th of his career, in the Baltimore Orioles' 1-0 win over Seattle. Markakis is enjoying a solid season with a .282 batting average and 131 hits, even if the...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  7. Inactivity at an all-time high in baseball

    Buster Olney

    Brady Anderson swung as hard as he possibly could throughout the 1996 season and blasted 50 homers. He swung hard on the first pitch, he swung aggressively when the count was 0-2, he swung aggressively always. He scored 117 runs and compiled 92 e...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  8. Reds hoping rest restores rotation

    AJ Mass

    Although the Cincinnati Reds are feeling some pain in their starting rotation as the team gets ready for a few days off at the All-Star break, manager Bryan Price is optimistic that he'll have all hands on deck and ready to go once games resume again...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  9. Comparing Chris Davis' 2013 success to his 2014 struggles - MLB

    Justin Havens

    Justin Havens uses some key splits to explain why Chris Davis has struggled so much this season.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  10. Who's on pace for 20/20 seasons?

    Eric Karabell

    It's not easy as it used to be to finish a baseball season with more than 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Nine players achieved the feat last season, 10 the year before and 12 in 2011. Basically, the trend of five-category fantasy options continues...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  11. Making room for d'Arnaud

    Doug Mittler

    Convinced that Travis d'Arnaud has regained his stroke, the New York Mets will recall their Opening Day catcher in time for Tuesday night's opener of a two-game series against Oakland. D'Arnaud hit .436 (24-for-55) with eight doubles, six homers a...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  12. Twins to showcase Willingham?

    Doug Mittler

    One of baseball's biggest surprises in April was Chris Colabello, who batted .295/.343/.484 with three homers and 27 RBI in April. But he's gone hitless in his last 22 at-bats and was sent back to the minors Sunday as part of a series of roster move...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  13. Redrafting the 2004 first round

    Keith Law

    Continuing a tradition we started two years ago, I've gone back 10 years and redrafted an old draft class, this year going back to 2004. Once again the player taken first overall (Matt Bush) hasn't turned out to be among the 30 best players in the cr...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  14. Versatile Ben Zobrist could be DL-bound

    Eric Karabell

    I've long been a fan and defender of Tampa Bay Rays switch-hitter Ben Zobrist, enjoying his versatility and 20-homer, 20-steal potential. However, being objective, I was also planning to write a blog entry wondering whether he's become a bit overrate...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  15. Is Adam Jones poised for a big May?

    Eric Karabell

    Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones entered Wednesday's game hitting .252 with one home run in five weeks, this after consecutive 30-plus homer campaigns plus enough stolen bases to matter earned him second-round status in ESPN leagues. Naturally...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  16. How Bailey changed the pitching market

    Buster Olney

    Homer Bailey's career ERA is 4.30, and he's had two seasons in which he has thrown over 200 innings. He has not pitched to the level of a Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander, or even a Matt Cain. He's never had any kind of a vote for the Cy Young Award...

    Blog | May 07, 2014