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  1. 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
  2. Calculating the value of Jon Lester's next contract - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski calculates what Jon Lester is actually worth -- a lot more than $70 million -- and figures out where he will be a fit as a free agent.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  3. Red Sox had reasons to say nothing

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox have been there and done that with the accusations of pitchers using foreign substances, from Clay Buchholz's shiny forearm and game-day wet look to the green stuff seemingly wedged into the leather of Jon Lester's glove last October. The...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  4. Lester prepared to extend Boston stay?

    AJ Mass

    According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox and Jon Lester's agents "have already engaged in at least two conversations concerning an extension for the lefty." As Cafardo writes, "the feeling among GMs is something will get ...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 2015 FAs who should be traded now

    Jim Bowden

    Next year's free-agent class is top-heavy, and features three of baseball's best starting pitchers in Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer and Jon Lester. While seen some big-name players traded a year before free agency, that won't happen with any of these...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  7. Teams best-positioned for the offseason

    Jim Bowden

    In the offseason, teams bid for the same free agents, try to negotiate trades for many of the same players, and even vie for the same players in December's Rule 5 draft at the annual winter meetings. However, that doesn't mean the teams are on a leve...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  8. Ranking the 50 World Series players

    Jim Bowden

    With the start of the World Series just two days away, let's take a look at both rosters. Every year someone rises to the occasion and has a profound impact. It could be one of the team's stars, or it could be a role player called upon to do one spec...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Red Sox succeeding through details

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Jon Lester was about to wade into the marsh of reporters waiting for him Saturday, after he had shut down the Yankees, when catcher David Ross beckoned him to the side. Ross had been looking for Lester since the game ended, wanting to share...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  11. Michael Cuddyer's, Chris Sale's value higher than most fantasy ow...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola explains why he ranked Michael Cuddyer, Chris Sale and others much higher than the aggregate in ESPN's Top 250 second-half rankings, and why he ranked players like Joey Votto and Jon Lester lower.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  12. Aces who will bounce back in the second half - MLB

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross examines why several big-name pitchers, including Tim Lincecum and Dan Haren, will bounce back in the second half of the MLB season.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2013
  13. What to expect from Grant Green

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Sunday, the Oakland Athletics hadn't received any home runs from their second base position, fueling speculation that a trade for someone like Philadelphia Phillies option Chase Utley was a possibility. While Eric Sogard finally hit one out ...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  14. Projecting SP wins: My updated top 10

    Eric Karabell

    Unlike home runs and stolen bases and most offensive statistics, for that matter, pitcher wins are not a good gauge of a player's true ability. They just aren't. We could compare myriad sets of pitchers in this space with similar statistics in ERA, W...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  15. John Lackey's first success in Boston starts with his first pitch...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron takes a close look at what has made Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey successful in 2013. Beyond health, it's been a change in approach starting with strike one.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  16. Starting pitchers Matt Harvey, Jon Lester, others off to hot star...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola examines the peripheral numbers of several starting pitchers off to hot starts, such as Matt Harvey, Jon Lester and Justin Masterson, to see whether they can be expected to maintain their early success.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2013