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  1. Mets stuck with Flores at SS?

    AJ Mass

    Wilmer Flores ended up being the butt of the joke on Saturday, albeit indirectly, as New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson prepared to present Cal Ripken Jr. with an award. As Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports, Alderson quipped, "Mets fans h...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  2. The mathematics, dollar figures and less-publicized variables beh...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello examines the mathematics, dollar figures, less-publicized variables and sheer complexity behind a potential trade of Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2015
  3. Nick Franklin, Jackie Bradley Jr., set for make-or-break 2015 sea...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford discusses four players who must prove this season they belong in the majors, or they could be left behind.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2015
  4. Rangers to give DeShields a shot?

    AJ Mass

    When the Texas Rangers take the field on Opening Day in 2015, there's a very good chance that Delino DeShields Jr. will be sitting in their dugout, hoping to provide the team with a little bit of spark on the basepaths. Jeff Wilson, writing for B...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  5. Mets ready to ditch Young?

    AJ Mass

    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that "the Mets are likely to cut loose one player at Tuesday's non-tender deadline, with Eric Young Jr. appearing highly vulnerable and Ruben Tejada appearing safe, according to team insiders." "The outfield a...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  6. Red Sox get premium player at good price

    Keith Law

    I thought Hanley Ramirez might crack the $20 million per year mark given his age, offensive potential and the fact that a "down" year from him still produced 3.5 WAR -- and that's including his atrocious defense at shortstop. Assuming the reported de...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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