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  1. Least Valuable Player awards for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    The Texas Rangers, playing better of late but still the worst team in the American League, started seven rookies in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros. The Rangers have used a record number of players to get through the season, and while...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  2. Detroit Tigers' bullpen has been awful, and it's not manager Brad...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello details what has gone wrong with the Tigers' bullpen, which ranks 27th in the majors in ERA.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  3. MLB - Is this the last hurrah for AL Central leader Detroit Tiger...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan says that despite all the big names on their roster, this season could be the last hurrah for this iteration of the Detroit Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2014
  4. Players who outperformed or underperformed their preseason ZiPS p...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski lays out the five players who most outperformed their preseason projections (like Victor Martinez), and the five who most underperformed (like Chris Davis).

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  5. What's left in Verlander's tank?

    AJ Mass

    When Justin Verlander takes the mound on Wednesday to face the Cleveland Indians, the pitcher concedes he might not be at 100 percent -- and should he struggle to work deep into the contest, there could be some concern as to how many more innings he'...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  6. Verlander ready to return?

    AJ Mass

    It looks as though the Detroit Tigers will be getting their ace pitcher back on the mound this weekend, as Justin Verlander appears to be ready to return to action for the first time since August 11. According to Tigers beat writer James Schmeh...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  7. Verlander facing first DL stint?

    AJ Mass

    Admitting that he is nervous, Justin Verlander is getting ready to undergo an MRI in Detroit on Tuesday to figure out what's going in his right shoulder. Until the results come in, both the pitcher and the Detroit Tigers organization will have to hop...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  8. Bullpen the key to Yankees' playoff run?

    Joe Kaiser

    The New York Yankees enter Wednesday night's big matchup against Detroit's Justin Verlander six games behind Baltimore for the AL East lead and a mere game back in the Wild Card standings. As long as things continue to play out how they have all seas...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  9. When Tony Gwynn spoke up

    Buster Olney

    Memories of Tony Gwynn kept welling up Monday, as the reality of his death sunk in. He was one of the best hitters ever, yes -- he hit over .300 in his last 19 seasons, which is unfathomable -- and he was such a good person, as borne out by the overw...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  10. Redrafting the 2004 first round

    Keith Law

    Continuing a tradition we started two years ago, I've gone back 10 years and redrafted an old draft class, this year going back to 2004. Once again the player taken first overall (Matt Bush) hasn't turned out to be among the 30 best players in the cr...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  11. How Bailey changed the pitching market

    Buster Olney

    Homer Bailey's career ERA is 4.30, and he's had two seasons in which he has thrown over 200 innings. He has not pitched to the level of a Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander, or even a Matt Cain. He's never had any kind of a vote for the Cy Young Award...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  12. Miguel Cabrera and Robinson Cano among next wave to get to 500 ho...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski projects which current players will reach baseball's major milestones, such as 500 homers, 3,000 hits and 300 wins.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Justin Verlander among MLB's most indispensable players - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down the most indispensable players in MLB, led by Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  15. Yasiel Puig issues are no myth

    Buster Olney

    We aim to dispel a handful of myths today. Let's get to it. Myth No. 1: Controversy swirls around Yasiel Puig because a stodgy media picks on him. The reality: Controversy swirls around Puig because the media's coverage of him reflects the inte...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  16. Best and worst of last year's contract extensions - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron looks back at last year's big contract extensions and explains why David Wright is a bargain and Elvis Andrus is a bust.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014