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  1. Los Angeles Dodgers begin new era with next ownership group comin...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with the Dodgers' new ownership group, significant change for the franchise could come immediately. No longer will the Dodgers have a sagging payroll and fail to be impact players in the free-agent market.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  2. Big Papi rips 3-run double to give Red Sox walk-off win vs. Tiger...

    David Ortiz lined a three-run double to the left-center gap with one out in the ninth inning Saturday to give the Boston Red Sox a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 31, 2010
  3. Pittsburgh is getting close because it has more than mere good pl...

    Buster Olney

    Pittsburgh has had some good players come through in recent years, but the Pirates haven't had the kind of impact players that a franchise can build around. That may be changing, and so too might the fortunes of this underperforming franchise.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2010
  4. Picking division and award winners

    Keith Law

    Keith Law offers up his win-loss predictions for all 30 teams and winners for the six major postseason awards. Furthermore, explanations for each team are included, along with notes on key players or possible impact call-ups. Award predictions follow...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  5. Wed. Roundup: Cuban impact in MLB

    AJ Mass

    Cuban players have made quite an impact in the major leagues over the last few seasons, from Aroldis Chapman and Jose Fernandez on the mound to Alexei Ramirez and Yasiel Puig at the plate. In 2014, Jose Abreu and Alexander Guerrero may both become ho...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  6. Ranking the 50 World Series players

    Jim Bowden

    With the start of the World Series just two days away, let's take a look at both rosters. Every year someone rises to the occasion and has a profound impact. It could be one of the team's stars, or it could be a role player called upon to do one spec...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  7. Matt Adams, Christian Yelich, Alex Rodriguez could be late-season...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft offers up a handful of hitters not owned in many leagues who could still provide decent stats down the stretch.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  8. The Boston Red Sox are unhappy with negative media coverage; here...

    Gordon Edes

    Here's how the Red Sox, unhappy with negativity, would like their story told.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  9. Kalish thinks he could be better than ever

    Joe McDonald

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Ryan Kalish knows he may never be the same player who made an immediate impact for the Boston Red Sox during the 2010 season, but now that he's a step closer to returning to the big leagues, the 24-year-old outfielder believes he c...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  10. 2012 MLB draft: Evaluating the draft classes of AL teams

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the work done in the MLB draft by American League teams. The Blue Jays employed a solid strategy and may have added a lot of talent, but they weren't alone.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  11. Carlos Pena, Ross Detwiler, Dustin Pedroia among rising options i...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass looks at the risers and fallers in points leagues early in the season.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 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. Q&A with new GM Jerry Dipoto

    Jim Bowden, Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

    Rick Scuteri/US Presswire Jerry Dipoto said the Angels won't "lock the door" on going after an impact player.Jerry Dipoto was named senior vice president and general manager of the Los Angeles Angels on Oct. 29, replacing Tony Reagins after the Ange...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  14. Ex-mates not fazed by Schilling's opinion

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- As far as the current members of the Boston Red Sox are concerned, former pitcher Curt Schilling can say anything he wants because it won't impact the club or its attempt to earn a postseason berth. Many players had some colorful c...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  15. Stephen Strasburg leads notable players who could make fantasy im...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey lists a number of younger players who could make an impact in September once they join their teams.

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2011
  16. Dan Uggla of Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox pitching staffs great...

    Mike Sheets

    Mike Sheets looks at the best options for the fifth week of Segment 2 of Baseball Challenge.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2011