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  1. What to do with struggling James Shields

    Eric Karabell

    Kansas City Royals right-hander James Shields is putting his fantasy owners in quite a spot, as Tuesday evening was the sixth time in eight outings the top-20 starting pitcher from draft day and long-time reliable had permitted four or more runs in g...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  2. The art of the fantasy trade keeps evolving

    Todd Zola, Special to ESPN.com

    With Eric Karabell on a well-deserved vacation this week, we've got a collection of guest bloggers filling in. Jim Bowden batted leadoff Monday, Keith Law had the honors on Tuesday, Tom Lasko stepped in Wednesday, and Scott Spratt took over Thursday....

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  3. MLB - Kansas City Royals need to upgrade offense at deadline

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski says the Royals need to add a bat at the deadline if they hope to contend this season and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014
  4. Will Shields get moved this summer?

    AJ Mass

    On Tuesday night, James Shields of the Kansas City Royals got roughed up for seven runs (five earned) on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings of work. It was the pitcher's third consecutive shaky outing, and opposing teams have hit .342 against him in those ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  5. Toronto's quest for pitching

    Doug Mittler

    The Toronto Blue Jays are the surprise leaders in the American League East, and they just might need to add another starter if they intend to keep it that way. After balking at adding a free agent starter such as Ervin Santana over the winter, the...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  6. Johnny Cueto among pitchers you cannot steal a base against - MLB...

    Jared Cross

    Stolen bases are decided by the pitcher, not the catcher, and Jared Cross looks at the easiest (and hardest) pitchers to steal on.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2014
  7. A record-setting day for pitchers

    Buster Olney

    There had never been a day in which at least eight different Major League Baseball starters each threw at least seven innings while allowing no more than three hits. Well, on Sunday, this happened a record 10 times. From ESPN Stats and Info, how h...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  8. Where will Shields pitch in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    While the Kansas City Royals plan to have James Shields on the mound for Opening Day 2014, when it comes to looking ahead to Opening Day 2015, it's anybody's guess as to what mound (or team) he'll be on. Shields is in the final year of his contract a...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  9. Position battle: Royals 5th starter

    Joe Kaiser

    Since the Kansas City Royals were able to retain veteran left-hander Bruce Chen, who joins Jason Vargas, James Shields and Jeremy Guthrie in the starting rotation, the one major question remaining is who will be the team's No. 5 starter. Here's a bre...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  10. Royals feel Emilio no longer bonafide

    AJ Mass

    On Saturday, the Kansas City Royals officially announced the signing of pitcher Bruce Chen, and manager Ned Yost says the left-hander will slot right into his starting rotation alongside James Shields, Jason Vargas and Jeremy Guthrie. However, in...

    Blog | February 02, 2014
  11. Diamondbacks might stand pat

    AJ Mass

    How will things turn out for the Arizona Diamondbacks pitching staff now that Masahiro Tanaka is no longer an option? ESPN.com's Jim Bowden predicts that the Diamondbacks will be in competition with the Los Angeles Angels to sign Matt Garza and, if t...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  12. Elite pitchers set for big 2015 paydays

    Jim Bowden

    Clayton Kershaw's seven-year, $215 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers has set the ceiling for next offseason's free-agent starting pitching market. This is a significant event for a market that's seen record-breaking deals for almost every...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  13. Billy Butler is underrated and a good fit for the Baltimore Oriol...

    Scott Spratt

    Billy Butler is reportedly on the trade block, and Scott Spratt explains why the Orioles should target the underrated player.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  14. These teams won't miss playoffs in 2014

    Jim Bowden

    With the introduction of a second wild-card team in 2012, teams are in the postseason hunt later and longer than ever. Three teams in particular were expected to contend for a playoff berth but fell short for various reasons. What sets them apart is ...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  15. Ranking aces of AL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday, I ranked all the National League aces of postseason contenders. The list featured a mixture of young power arms and seasoned veterans with postseason experience. What's more important: ability or experience? While veteran savvy is importan...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  16. Fernandez wraps up impressive season

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners really could not have asked for much more of Miami Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez this year. The Cuban import surprisingly made the Marlins out of spring training at age 20, became a popular fantasy free-agent pickup immediately, ...

    Blog | September 12, 2013