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  1. How Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff dominates opposing hitters - ES...

    Eddie Matz

    This summer, like every summer, The Rays pitching staff has owned opposing hitters. In ESPN The Magazine, Eddie Matz writes about the man behind that domination, a former substitute teacher known simply as "Hick.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2013
  2. Texas Rangers to call up Justin Grimm, move Koji Uehara to DL

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers will call up right-hander Justin Grimm from Double-A Frisco to start Saturday's game against the Houston Astros in place of the injured Alexi Ogando.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  3. 10 bold predictions for 2012

    Jim Bowden

    With the season beginning today in Japan, it's that time of year when everyone is making predictions. I figure it's about time that I get in on the act. 1. The Philadelphia Phillies will not make the playoffs. With Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Col...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  4. A shift in the spring trade market

    Buster Olney

    There is always some degree of trade conversation occurring at any time of year. Put two scouts in the same room and they'll swap information about their respective teams, like who might be available and what their team could be looking for in r...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  5. The Detroit Tigers are the latest example of teams looking to fil...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the trade market has been unusually quiet this spring, and it could indicate a shift is happening throughout baseball. Teams are beginning to value low-cost alternatives more than well-traveled veteran talent.

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  6. Carlos Gonzalez was helped by Coors Field, but Justin Smoak wasn'...

    Ben Lindbergh

    In baseball, not all ballparks are equal. Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus digs behind the ballpark factors writes about the hitters and pitchers who were helped, and hurt, most by their stadiums in 2011.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  7. With Stephen Drew recovering from injury, the Diamondbacks may ha...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Stephen Drew unlikely to be ready by Opening Day, Arizona may be forced to come up with an immediate replacement. This isn't a pressing issue for the D-backs, but crucial long-term decisions hinge on Drew's health.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  8. MLB -- National League spring training capsules

    Peter Pascarelli

    Check out the spring training capsules for every National League team.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  9. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2012 (Nos. 30-21)

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    ESPN Insider kicks off it's first edition of the MLB Future Power Rankings, as Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney break down how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  10. Wells, Dunn among those on notice

    Buster Olney

    Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols are about to start the first season of their new massive contracts, and they will presumably remain star-level players in 2012. Even if they struggle, however, they'll still have their names written into the line...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  11. Vernon Wells, Adam Dunn and others whose jobs are on the line

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at Vernon Wells, Adam Dunn and a number of other players who will lose their job if they don't perform well early in the 2012 season.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  12. Matt Moore, Jesus Montero and other prospects who could make the ...

    Buster Olney

    With Keith Law's top 100 prospects debuting today, Buster Olney looks at 10 guys who may not have to wait to make the big leagues.

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2012
  13. With Prince Fielder gone, Milwaukee Brewers turn attention to def...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Prince Fielder in Detroit and Ryan Braun facing a possible 50-game suspension, the Brewers are going to be a much different offensive team in 2012 and have begun focusing on defensive improvements.

    Blog | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  14. The budding rise of the Royals

    Buster Olney

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Dozens of players in shorts and T-shirts navigated around each other in the weight room at the Royals' spring training complex Monday, like boats in a busy port. The right of way went to those in the midst of another set of pu...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  15. Kansas City Royals have a new energy and are building to win in t...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there are already 60 Royals working out in Arizona, weeks before camp is scheduled to open, and the feeling around the players is that their time to win in the AL Central is near.

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2012
  16. Miguel Cabrera's hot corner debate

    Buster Olney

    During the past couple of days, some rival executives have debated whether the Detroit Tigers are serious about playing Miguel Cabrera at third base, or if this is just early lip service until they get to spring training and Jim Leyland gets a chance...

    Blog | January 28, 2012