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  1. Sox hope they drafted a game-changer

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox are going back to the future in their pursuit of impact players. With the 17th pick in the draft, the Sox took Tim Anderson, a junior college shortstop out of Decatur, Miss. Anderson was rated the second-best shortsto...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  2. Hot Button topic of the week for ESPN Chicago

    ESPN Chicago's Hot Button topic of the week: Who will have a bigger impact the rest of the season, Kevin Youkilis or Anthony Rizzo?...

    Page | Conversation
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Cooper defends White Sox farm system

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox minor league system hasn't exactly been proficient at producing impact position players lately, but pitching coach Don Cooper has no issue with its output. With Andre Rienzo, Charlie Leesman and Erik Johnson on the...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  6. Age and injuries catching up to Konerko

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Even the best baseball player can't dodge the cruel impact of injuries and attrition that comes with a long career forever. Such seems to be the case of Chicago White Sox captain Paul Konerko, who will miss his second straight game on Wedn...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  7. Sox draft needs not limited to one position

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox need help in many different areas as the Thursday night amateur draft approaches. One concern centers around impact position players. Scouting director Doug Laumann has done a nice job of directing No.1 picks quick...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Best trade fits for the Reds, Dodgers and Indians - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    With the first half of the season almost in the books and the trade deadline coming up, Dave Cameron lists the players who could make the most impact on the Dodgers, Reds and Indians if acquired in a deadline deal.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Ranking 2011's impact prospects

    The most frequent question I received on last week's top 100 prospects package -- other than "Why do you hate my team?" and "Where's Ryan Kalish?" -- was about the players on the list most likely to make an impact in 2011. The 20 prospects...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  16. MLB: These prospects will impact the majors in 2011

    Keith Law

    Keith Law has already released his list of the Top 100 prospects. But that list is all about a career arc, and not about 2011. Here, he ranks guys who will actually make their mark on major league rosters in 2011.

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2011