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  1. Notes, Stats and Trends from Research: April 14, 2009

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Insider digs into the day's hot topics, from Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko's historic night to Orlando Hudson's cycle to the career of late Tigers' pitcher Mark Fidrych.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2009
  2. 'Rewarding cheaters' suddenly a hot offseason topic

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Cardinals' signing of Jhonny Peralta has some players up in arms about PED users cashing in despite previously serving suspensions.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2013
  3. San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval feels 'great,' has more musc...

    Pablo Sandoval understands the questions about his weight but no longer cares what people say.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  4. Anonymous MLB player poll answers 20 questions - MLB - ESPN The M...

    Morty Ain, Anna Katherine Clemmons and Molly Knight

    An even 100 players answer 20-odd questions for ESPN The Magazine. Should Barry Bonds be enshrined in Cooperstown? How many players are still taking PEDs? What would the clubhouse reaction be to news of a gay player? MLB stars reveal all.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2010
  5. MLB - Hot Stove U - Baseball Prospectus: Why all third-base coach...

    Russell A. Carleton

    Stop signs are fine at intersections, but they're not worth much at the hot corner. Baseball Prospectus explains why teams would be better off in the long run if they always sent the runner.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2010
  6. Hot Stove U - FanGraphs: Why this may be as good as it gets for t...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron of FanGraphs explains why young, elite fireballers like the Dodgers' ace start going downhill earlier than you may think.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2010
  7. MLB - Hot Stove U: Tim Lincecum's changeup is baseball's best pit...

    Jason Catania

    The two-time Cy Young winner's fastball gets the glory, but it's not even his best offering.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2010
  8. MLB - Hot Stove U. - Kevin Goldstein: Why the Boston Red Sox have...

    Kevin Goldstein

    General assumption about the Boston Red Sox: rich team, big market, AL East, they buy people. (See: Lackey, John.) Actual situation with the Boston Red Sox: They scout, draft and develop talent better than anyone. Kevin Goldstein explains.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2010
  9. Hot Stove U.: Matt Klaassen/ Dave Cameron - WAR is the single bes...

    Matt Klaassen and Dave Cameron explains why Wins Above Replacement is the best statistic for comparing players. Who topped the list in 2009? It may surprise you.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2010
  10. MLB - Hot Stove U: Why pinch-hitting is often a bad idea

    Matthew Carruth

    Matthew Carruth of FanGraphs examines the pros and cons of pinch-hitting. Did you know pinch-hitting results in a 10 percent drop in production? So a .300 hitter bats .270 off the bench? That turns Evan Longoria into Skip Schumaker. (Ouch.)

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2010
  11. Why stat-oriented teams like the Boston Red Sox are looking incre...

    Dave Cameron

    Why stat-oriented teams like the Red Sox and Athletics have decided to go increasingly old-school in their approach to team-building.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2010
  12. Hall of Famers take innocent-until-proved-guilty approach

    Jerry Crasnick

    Barry Bonds and steroids have become the hot-button topic in Cooperstown, where most Hall of Famers are taking an innocent-until-proved-guilty approach on the Giants' slugger.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2007
  13. Bonds a hot topic as Giants report to spring training

    Barry Bonds was the hot topic of conversation Wednesday when pitchers and catchers reported to the San Francisco Giants' camp for the start of spring training even though he was nowhere to be found.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2006
  14. Cubs manager against 'Darren Baker rule'

    Major league general managers probably will make a recommendation of a minimum age for bat boys when they meet Monday on the final day of the winter meetings.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2002
  15. Bonds homers, walks three times in loss

    Charles Johnson and Juan Encarnacion drove in two runs apiece, helping the Florida Marlins overcome Barry Bonds' first home run in seven games and beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 Saturday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 17, 2002