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  1. Is Ichiro ready to call it quits?

    Joe Kaiser

    This morning my little nephew was wearing the same Seattle Mariners' Ichiro shirt that my son once wore years before, and it got me thinking about Ichiro, a player once regarded as one of the best in the game. Is good 'ol Ichiro ready to hang 'em...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. Best pitching tools in MLB

    Keith Law

    Our evaluation of the best tools in the game concludes with the pitching tools. On Wednesday, we at ESPN Insider laid out the best defensive tools, and on Thursday, we had the best hitting and baserunning tools. Keith Law looks at nine different pitc...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  3. Best hitting, baserunning tools in baseball -- MLB

    Manny Acta, Jim Bowden, Christopher Crawford

    Manny Acta, Jim Bowden and Christopher Crawford lay out which players have the best hitting and baserunning tools in baseball.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  4. Josh Donaldson, Kyle Seager among next wave of talent at third ba...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt identifies the next wave of top-flight talent at third base, including Josh Donaldson and Kyle Seager.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2014
  5. Romo's velocity a concern?

    Joe Kaiser

    Sergio Romo is one of the smallest relievers in the game, and nobody would ever think of the San Francisco closer as having a blazing fastball. But recently, the velocity on Romo's usual low 90s fastball has taken a dive. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Spor...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  6. Top 10 big-game pitchers in MLB

    Jim Bowden

    On Wednesday night, baseball fans will be treated to one of the best pitching matchups of the season, as Felix Hernandez toes the rubber in Texas against Yu Darvish. These are two of the best pitchers in the game in the midst of their respective p...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  7. Will Cruz be a distraction for O's?

    AJ Mass

    Outfielder Nelson Cruz is now a member of the Baltimore Orioles, and should provide the team with plenty of needed pop at the plate. As ESPN.com's Jayson Stark notes, he's still one of the premier power hitters in the game. "Cruz, who has spent th...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  8. Cano improves Mariners, but enough?

    Keith Law

    The contract that will send Robinson Cano to the Mariners is absurdly long, but $24 million a year is very reasonable for a player who's the best in the game at his position and regularly among the top five in his league. He fills a general hole for ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  9. Bits: Billy Hamilton makes debut

    Eric Karabell

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton certainly played a key role in his big league debut Tuesday night, scoring the lone run in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Of course, Hamilton did not bat in the game, or play the field, but he entere...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  10. Jonathan Lucroy and Yadier Molina deserve MVP consideration becau...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains why Jonathan Lucroy and Yadier Molina should be in the MVP discussion.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  11. Bits: Making sense of the Braves' offense

    Eric Karabell

    The Atlanta Braves head into the All-Star break with easily the largest division lead of any team in the game, up six games on the erratic Washington Nationals, but with serious issues offensively. Sunday's outfield starters were Jose Constanza, Reed...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  12. Detroit Tigers will run away with the AL Central - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron breaks down the key to Detroit's disappointing first-half record and outlines why the Tigers are poised to run away with the AL Central.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2013
  13. Gerrit Cole, Mike Zunino scouting profiles; Wil Myers jumps to N...

    Jim Callis

    Jim Callis profiles recent call-ups Gerrit Cole and Mike Zunino and updates his top 10 prospect rankings for the 2013 fantasy season.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  14. Joe West and Jim Joyce among the best umpires in baseball - MLB

    Manny Acta

    Manny Acta explains how technology has changed the game in a way fans don't see, and gives a list of his 10 best umps in the game.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  15. Why the Cleveland Indians are winning - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    The Cleveland Indians are rising thanks to offensive success from unlikely sources, writes Paul Swydan. He focuses specifically on catcher Carlos Santana, who is batting .379 with a .443 BABIP this season.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  16. Mike Trout's one 'weakness'

    Buster Olney

    Mike Trout had a season that nobody has ever had before, with a buffet of home runs and stolen bases and runs and home run-robbing catches. This is why a majority of talent evaluators already believe he is the best player in the game. If you wanted...

    Blog | April 04, 2013