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  1. Series preview: Mets at Phillies

    Adam Rubin

    Getty ImagesThe Mets will face A.J. Burnett, Cole Hamels and Kyle Kendrick in the opening three games of the series, as they did July 28-30 in New York.METS (54-61, fourth place/NL East) vs. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (52-63, fifth place/NL East) Frida...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  2. Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers feels free on baseball dia...

    Johnette Howard

    Cuban defector Yasiel Puig thinks baseball should be entertaining, and based on his past, you can understand why he won't change, Johnette Howard writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  3. Series preview: Mets at Phillies

    Adam Rubin

    Bill Streicher/USA TODAY SportsDavid Buchanan makes his second major league start Friday against the Mets.METS (24-28, fourth place/NL East) vs. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (23-27, fourth place/NL East) Thursday: RHP Zack Wheeler (1-5, 4.63) vs. RHP Dav...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers may not win World Series but massive payroll ...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that the Dodgers' high payroll has brought the team a whole lot of scrutiny. But even if they don't win the World Series, it's money well-spent.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  5. Los Angeles Dodgers top spender, end New York Yankees' 15-year ru...

    Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  6. MLB division previews based on formula for clubhouse chemistry --...

    Jeff Phillips

    For ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, experts built a fancy algorithm that measures clubhouse chemistry. The result? The Rays should ready themselves for lots of Champagne showers come October.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  7. What happens to PED users after retirement? - ESPN The Magazine

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Howard Bryant writes that some players linked to PEDs have been banished from baseball, but others have been granted redemption. There's something troubling with the justice there.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  8. What happens to PED users after retirement? - ESPN The Magazine

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Howard Bryant writes that some players linked to PEDs have been banished from baseball, but others have been granted redemption. There's something troubling with the justice there.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  9. Robinson Cano, Clayton Kershaw will keep the big-money contracts ...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's college hoops preview, Howard Bryant writes that although blockbuster deals of huge money and long commitments frustrate fans and almost never pay off for teams, MLB owners will keep handing them off.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  10. Moving the "immovable" contracts

    Jim Bowden

    In 2008, the Toronto Blue Jays shocked the baseball world when they signed outfielder Vernon Wells to a seven-year, $126 million deal. His career .319 OBP and a dismal 2009 season and perceived decline as well as a base salary that escalated to $21 m...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  11. Let Yasiel Puig be himself on the diamond

    Johnette Howard

    Forget about the Unwritten Rules of Baseball, enthusiasm like Yasiel Puig's makes the game fun to watch, Johnette Howard writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  12. Howard Bryant: Restoring the Dodger Way

    Howard Bryant

    After years of rust, new ownership has steered the Dodgers back to elite status and the October stage.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  13. Series preview: Mets vs. Phillies

    Adam Rubin

    USA TODAY SportsRyne Sandberg has replaced Charlie Manuel as Phillies manager.METS (58-70, third place/NL East) vs. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (59-71, third place/NL East) Monday: RHP Zack Wheeler (6-2, 3.49) vs. LHP Cliff Lee (10-6, 3.16), 7:10 p.m. E...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  14. Bud Selig's best interests in Alex Rodriguez case

    Howard Bryant

    With what appears to be an overwhelming amount of evidence against Alex Rodriguez, plus the internal anger in the commissioner's office toward him for his defiance, why didn't Bud Selig use his "best interest of baseball" power to ban the Yankees third baseman for life?

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2013
  15. Mike Adams of Philadelphia Phillies facing season-ending surgery

    Philadelphia Phillies right-handed reliever Mike Adams still feels discomfort in his pitching shoulder and might be headed for season-ending surgery.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  16. Yasiel Puig's first 4-hit game lifts Dodgers over Phillies

    Yasiel Puig ended his sensational first month in the major leagues with his first four-hit game, Stephen Fife scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 Sunday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | June 30, 2013