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  1. Phillies seek power bat

    Doug Mittler

    Adding a power outfield bat is one of the primary offseason goals for the Philadelphia Phillies, but it could come down to whether general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is willing to take another huge financial risk. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com repo...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. Projecting Ken Griffey Jr.'s numbers if he had stayed healthy - M...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski uses the ZiPS projection system to forecast what Ken Griffey Jr.'s career stats would have looked like using historical aging patterns. Would The Kid have surpassed Hank Aaron's home run record had he not been so injury-plagued?

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  3. Castillo and Boston a match?

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox are still getting used to the idea of having Allen Craig and Yoenis Cespedes in their corner outfield spots going forward, but when it comes to center field, there's a chance the team may look to add another new face for 2015 -- Ru...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  4. Jackie Bradley Jr. among rookies making a positive impact defensi...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt uses specific Baseball Info Solutions statistics to quantify how effective rookies such as Jackie Bradley Jr., Billy Hamilton and Kevin Kiermaier have been from a defensive standpoint this season.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2014
  5. Scouting Royals, White Sox prospects

    Keith Law

    Some notes from a pair of Class A games I attended in the past week, beginning with a matchup between the Royals' and White Sox's high-A affiliates: • The Wilmington Blue Rocks' lineup is down two bats of note following last month's promotio...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  6. Phillies GM shows support for Howard

    AJ Mass

    On Friday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly followed up on his story from earlier this week that suggested that the Philadelphia Phillies were considering the possibility of releasing Ryan Howard by saying general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. had "emphatically...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  7. Available pinch-hitters

    Doug Mittler

    In an era of increased specialization, one of baseball's unique jobs is not faring well in general. While offense is down throughout the game, pinch hitters are struggling at an even higher rate in 2014. Entering Tuesday, pinch hitters were hittin...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  8. Betts exemplifies new strategy for Boston

    Buster Olney

    NEW YORK -- One evaluator not paid by Boston offered this take on Mookie Betts, who will make his major league debut tonight, when the Red Sox try to take their three-game series against the Yankees on "Sunday Night Baseball" (8 p.m. ET, ESPN and Wat...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  9. Red Sox shopping for outfield help?

    Doug Mittler

    The Boston Red Sox continue to wait patiently for center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr to find his stroke, but a team that has lost 10 of its last 11 games does not have unlimited patience. That could explain why the Red Sox continue to explore the outfi...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  10. Terry Collins and the front office are ruining the New York Mets ...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan examines several positions and players who have been mismanaged by the New York Mets in 2014, and writes that the team's continued lackluster play can largely be pinned on the front office and manager Terry Collins.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  11. Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox demonstrate importance of b...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why good baserunning has been so crucial to the Angels' success this year, and why poor baserunning is costing the Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  12. Young may be odd man out for Mets

    AJ Mass

    The New York Mets are still trying to sort out their starting outfield situation, with four players competing for playing time in the three available spots. At least for the time being, Eric Young Jr. appears to be the odd man out. Young Jr. was ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  13. The Mets' outfield rotation

    Doug Mittler

    When Juan Lagares was activated from the disabled list earlier this week, Mets manager Terry Collins was quick to point out that he would employ a "rotation" of his four primary outfielders, as reported by Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. But some p...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  14. Fresh looks at Manaea, Mondesi, Alfaro

    Keith Law

    I tabbed Wilmington (Royals) and Myrtle Beach (Rangers) as two of the most loaded minor league rosters to start the season, and lo and behold, the two faced each other this week in the first home series for the Blue Rocks. I went to the first two gam...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  15. Is Bradley's stay in Boston permanent?

    AJ Mass

    On March 28, Jackie Bradley Jr. was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket -- the expectation being he'd remain in the minors for some time, with no room on the Boston Red Sox for the outfielder. Things changed just a few days later, as Shane Victorino's ham...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  16. Fantasy potential of Hamilton, Young Jr.

    Eric Karabell

    Two of the five players projected for the most stolen bases in the major leagues this season went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in their season openers Monday, the famed golden sombrero. While it's never a good idea to panic after one game -- there ar...

    Blog | April 01, 2014