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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. 2013 mlb draft top fantasy prospects quickest eta to majors and t...

    Jim Callis

    Jim Callis introduces the prospects taken in Thursday's MLB draft who could be ready contributors to fantasy teams in 2013 and 2014.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2013
  6. Tigers aren't making it easy on Sox

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The pressure of this late-season pennant race impacts different players in different ways. Watching the Detroit Tigers hold serve before the Chicago White Sox played the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night did not make things any easier for R...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  7. Trade deadline bolsters already strong Rangers, Reds and Angels p...

    Mike Sheets

    Mike Sheets unveils his lineup for Week 17 of Baseball Challenge and assesses the impact of trade-deadline deals to the BCC player pool

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Prospects who may not have to wait

    Buster Olney

    Colleague Keith Law released his top 100 prospects list today, and this includes a bunch of youngsters who won't reach the big leagues until late in 2014 or 2015. But there will be some young players who will have an immediate impact this com...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Keys to victory in ALCS

    Jim Bowden

    The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers followed very similar paths to the American League Championship Series. Over the last 12 months, both signed impact free agents and made shrewd trades for undervalued players in the offseason and at the July 31 tr...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  12. MLB - The Detroit Tigers' rotation is Justin Verlander and little...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh looks at how dominant Justin Verlander is buoying the Detroit Tigers' starting rotation and wonders how Detroit stacks up with other top-heavy rotations from the past while remaining in playoff contention.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2011
  13. Buster Olney: MLB players react to news of earthquake in Japan

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that players and organizations throughout baseball felt the impact of the earthquake in Japan on Friday. Also: lots of news and observations from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2011
  14. Keith Law: Top 25 MLB prospects update -- Stephen Strasburg, Carl...

    Keith Law

    Jason Heyward was the No. 1-ranked major league prospect back in January, but a quarter of the way into the 2010 season, Keith Law has had to make changes. After all, Heyward is crushing the ball in the big leagues, so his prospect status is no more.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  15. Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio: Show in Review May 5, 2010

    • Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland says we should be celebrating Ernie Harwell's life instead of mourning him. He was one of the few announcers that had the impact of a player and he was a friend to everyone. Jim Leyland • Former Detr...

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2010
  16. Starting 9 -- Feeling better headed into '10

    Jerry Crasnick

    After finishing the '09 season on the DL, these nine guys are healthy and ready to make an impact. Is there a comeback player of the year in the mix?

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2010