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  1. What if the Atlanta Braves had not selected Chipper Jones in 1990...

    Dan Szymborski

    What if the Braves had selected Todd Van Poppel with the No. 1 pick in the 1990 draft instead of Chipper Jones? Dan Szymborski projects how many playoffs Atlanta would have missed by drafting one of the most disappointing top picks in baseball history.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  2. Projecting second-half power numbers

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Let's get this out of the way right now: Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau might not have a spectacular second half in the power department, but you're kidding yourself if you think it's because his swing "got all out of wh...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. Is Adam Jones poised for a big May?

    Eric Karabell

    Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones entered Wednesday's game hitting .252 with one home run in five weeks, this after consecutive 30-plus homer campaigns plus enough stolen bases to matter earned him second-round status in ESPN leagues. Naturally...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  4. Consider picking up these Marlins

    Eric Karabell

    No team has a better home record than the surprising Miami Marlins (15-5), who entered Monday hitting .307 with power (.865 OPS) at spacious Marlins Park, and then came back to win in the final innings against the New York Mets as players other than ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  5. Time for change in Seattle OF?

    AJ Mass

    The Seattle Mariners have tried to be patient with starting center fielder Abraham Almonte, but with his batting average falling all the way to .198 and more strikeouts (40) than all but one player in the league, manager Lloyd McClendon has decided t...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  6. O's defense key to contender status

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- There was no batting practice for the Boston Red Sox or Baltimore Orioles here Saturday morning, despite the warm sunshine that enveloped Fenway Park. The warning track around the entire field was filled with fans waiting to take photograph...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  7. Opening Day closer shake-ups

    Eric Karabell

    If the first full day of the 2014 major league season is any indication, it's going to be a ridiculous season for big league closers, more so than normal. In a span of a few hours Monday there was one news item after another affecting the crazy world...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  8. 10 guys scouts are raving about

    Jim Bowden

    While you never like to put too much stock in spring training performance, there is no question that scouts, coaches and execs take notice when a player looks particularly good during camp. I'm not talking about the stat sheet, but rather their actio...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  9. Position battle: White Sox closer

    AJ Mass

    With Addison Reed having been traded to Arizona, the Chicago White Sox enter this spring without a clear-cut favorite to replace the pitcher who successfully closed out 40 games for the team in 2013. Pitching coach Don Cooper has said he expects one ...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  10. Virginia loaded with draft talent

    Keith Law

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Virginia Cavaliers are absolutely loaded with draftable talent this year, likely losing five juniors in the first three rounds of this year's draft, while also sporting a few potential high picks for 2015 and 2016. I was i...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  11. White Sox still waiting on reliever

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago White Sox spent the offseason revamping their bullpen in a big way, having parted ways with Jesse Crain, Matt Thornton and Addison Reed. While a competition to be the closer is expected to take place this spring between Nate Jones, Matt L...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  12. Position battle: White Sox closer

    AJ Mass

    With Addison Reed having been traded away to Arizona, the Chicago White Sox enter this spring without a clear-cut favorite to replace the pitcher who successfully closed out 40 games for the team last year. Pitching coach Don Cooper has said that he ...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  13. O's still looking for another arm

    AJ Mass

    The Baltimore Orioles continue to scour the free agent market in the hopes of signing at least one more starting pitcher to join their rotation, but as of yet, the team has not held a press conference to announce a signing. "We've been looking for...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  14. White Sox have faith in Cooper

    AJ Mass

    There's plenty of reason for optimism with the pitching staff that the Chicago White Sox already have in the fold as teams around the league continue to count down the days until their hurlers report for the start of Spring Training. As Doug Padil...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  15. The unprecedented Tanaka negotiations

    Buster Olney

    Masahiro Tanaka's locker in the Rakuten clubhouse was close to the lockers of Casey McGehee and Andruw Jones, and on Nov. 3, 2013, the day of Game 7 of the Japan Series, McGehee and Jones watched Tanaka. They were stunned by what they saw. The day...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  16. Where will Andruw Jones play in 2014?

    Joe Kaiser

    Veteran outfielder Andruw Jones, now 36, spent last season in Japan after playing the previous two years with the Yankees. Where will he play in 2014? Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com writes that the speculation around the league is that Jones wi...

    Blog | January 04, 2014