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  1. Oakland A's hurlers achieving unusual success - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains why the A's are enjoying unusual success from their staff of young hurlers.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2014
  2. Kevin Youkilis to the Los Angeles Dodgers among potential bargain...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at five low-cost free-agent fixes that should be made, starting with Kevin Youkilis to the Dodgers.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  3. Under-the-radar weekend starters

    Eric Karabell

    I'm in multiple weekly head-to-head leagues and each weekend I have to decide which unowned starting pitchers I wish to add and rely on to bring me victory, while keeping under the league's start limit. It might sound odd, but those competi...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  4. Jeff Francis, Dillon Gee, Armando Galarraga among best sleeper st...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell notes some top spot-start options this weekend among players barely owned in ESPN leagues.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2011
  5. Box Score Bits: Ramirez, Hunter stay hot

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez continued his July assault on pitchers, smacking three home runs and knocking in seven runs against the beleaguered Houston Astros on Tuesday. Ramirez, wisely on ESPN's most-added list, has 15 home runs ...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  6. Aramis Ramirez of Chicago Cubs hits three home runs, Tommy Hunter...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Tuesday night in the majors, highlighted by Aramis Ramirez and Tommy Hunter continuing their strong play.

    Blog | Conversation | July 21, 2010
  7. Ben Sheets, Jeff Francis struggle in opening spring training star...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey offers his scouting takes on the first spring training starts from Ben Sheets, Yovani Gallardo and Jeff Francis.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2010
  8. Brandon Webb slowly working his way back to fantasy owners' good ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses Brandon Webb, Willy Taveras and others in the latest rendition of his "Whatever happened to ..." series.

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2010
  9. Buster Olney: Rockies will survive without Francis

    Buster Olney

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Rockies knew, after watching Jeff Francis throw the other day, that he probably wasn't going to be part of their rotation this season. They knew that there would probably be a moment when he would finally concede that his shoulde...

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2009
  10. No Beckett on three days' rest

    I might have been the only one in Fenway Park last night who felt sorry for the Colorado Rockies. Jeff Francis is a good pitcher. Not a great pitcher. Not yet. But a good one. In nearly 13 postseason innings this month, he'd given up only three runs...

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2007
  11. Sox over Rox

    Hey, Jayson Stark's not the only one. Tyler Kepner has the Rockies in 6: Of course, the more important factors are the on-field ones. Jeff Francis is for real, and he'll beat Josh Beckett -- if not in Game 1, then in Game 5. The Red Sox have never ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2007
  12. Change is good for Francis

    Rockies ace Jeff Francis will try to make an adjustment against the Phillies after getting hammered in his last start against them.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2007
  13. The Big Rotowski: 10 pitching pickups for the stretch

    Christopher Harris

    If you're looking for some pitching help late in the year, Chris Harris has 10 options to pick up.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2007
  14. Pettitte, Francis have similar approaches

    Left-handers Andy Pettitte and Jeff Francis have very similar approaches when they pitch.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2007
  15. Rockies Rollin'

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    Remember a year ago, when rookie Jeff Francis was supposed to break a 12-year funk of Rockies pitchers being completely unusable in fantasy leagues? He would win 14 games, but be a tremendous disappointment due to a 5.68 ERA and 1.623 WHIP. And for t...

  16. Speed is far more important in college football than in the NFL. ...

    Bruce Feldman

    Speed is far more important in college football than in the NFL. Percy Harvin is a prime example.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2009