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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. What to do about Matt Cain?

    Eric Karabell

    By the second inning of Thursday night's game between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies, the concerned, panicked and, let's face it, angry tweets about right-hander Matt Cain started flowing in consistently. Cain allowed three home runs e...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  6. Boston Red Sox starting Jackie Bradley Jr. among best spring trai...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the best and worst decisions of spring training. Atop his list is the Boston Red Sox deciding to start Jackie Bradley Jr. in left field as a beneficial move.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  7. The beauty of MLB Opening Day - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about why Opening Day is great in baseball, revisits his divisional and World Series predictions and gives insight on news and notes around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2013
  8. Mike Trout and Bryce Harper will be the best players in baseball ...

    Dan Szymborski

    As part of the Future Power Rankings, Dan Szymborski ranks the top 30 players in 2018.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  9. Fantasy baseball postseason rankings led by Justin Verlander, Mat...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell ranks the top 165 players from the 10 playoff teams for your postseason fantasy baseball pools.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  10. Early guesses on MVP, Cy Young and ROY voting - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the scramble for baseball's most coveted awards. Would Mike Trout hold off Miguel Cabrera? Would R.A. Dickey really win a Cy Young? It's all here.

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  11. R.A. Dickey is on an amazing run, changing his career projections...

    Dan Szymborski

    R.A. Dickey is on an incredible and improbable run, and Dan Szymborski writes that it's not entirely credited to luck, either. Dickey has smashed his 2012 projections, he's also changed his projected career arc in the process.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2012
  12. First guesses: AL All-Star team

    Jim Bowden

    After two months of the season, there are already some clear and obvious choices for the 2012 All-Star Game. But there are also some not so obvious names, as well as intriguing names among as possible first-time All-Stars, too. The fans will vot...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  13. Justin Verlander, Jacoby Ellsbury could make history when they me...

    Buster Olney

    If Jacoby Ellsbury hits leadoff for the Red Sox on Opening Day against Justin Verlander, a little bit of MVP history and trivia will be made, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  14. Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw, Roy Halladay and the best pitc...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if you were picking the best pitcher in baseball right now -- not based on track record or anything other than current ability -- it'd be hard to pass up Justin Verlander. But other arms would have a say in the debate.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  15. MLB - Comparing Yu Darvish to Justin Verlander, Zack Greinke and ...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus asked 10 execs and scouts to compare Yu Darvish to a number of elite pitchers, including Justin Verlander, Zack Greinke and Matt Garza. The results will surprise you.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2011
  16. Like Jose Bautista, Matt Kemp could be affected by not playing fo...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP vote proved voters consider playing for a winning team to be a big part of the "most valuable" argument. Matt Kemp may not be able to overcome this in the NL MVP voting. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 22, 2011