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  1. Fister lesson: Good arms can come cheap

    Buster Olney

    Three years ago, the Detroit Tigers surprised folks with an under-the-radar trade at the deadline, when they plucked an unspectacular right-hander with average fastball velocity from the Seattle Mariners. That pitcher, Doug Fister, was attractive to ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Homer Bailey's breakout season might be a bit misleading - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron explains why we should be careful not to overrate players who see a jump in strikeout rate, and Homer Bailey could be another cautionary tale.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  3. Lessons from the offseason thus far

    Jim Bowden

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The hot stove season typically doesn't get white-hot until the winter meetings, but general managers decided to break the rules this year and we've seen tons of action already, with the Robinson Cano contract and Prince Fiel...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  4. Adam Jones, Justin Upton and others showing off new skills in wee...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks at what we've learned through the first week of the season.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  5. Norichika Aoki and Anibal Sanchez have taught us important lesson...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at what we've learned about trades and free agency in the past year and explains how it can be applied this winter.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2012
  6. Fantasy lessons learned so far in 2012

    Eric Karabell

    If asked to name the biggest story of the 2012 fantasy baseball season, most people would highlight the extraordinary performance of Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout. Not only has he locked up AL Rookie of the Year honors, but regardless of w...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  7. Mike Trout, Aroldis Chapman, Adam Dunn among biggest fantasy stor...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses some of the many lessons he's learned about fantasy baseball based on the returns so far this season.

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  8. Lessons from AL MVP voting

    Buster Olney

    Matt Kemp was to the National League what Jose Bautista was to the American League -- a dominant offensive force who played exactly no games when his team was regarded as a legitimate playoff contender. Bautista became the most dangerous hitter in th...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  9. 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
  10. MLB - Jered Weaver's new contract a lesson for the free agent cla...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski examines Jered Weaver's new contract, and calculates how much money he left on the table by signing his deal a year before free agency. This tactic is nothing new for ace pitchers, and the free-agent class of 2012 should take notice.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2011
  11. Lessons from the signing deadline

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball's signing deadline for the 2011 draft is midnight ET on Monday. The stress is now being felt by the teams, players and agents. Everyone is trying to make the best deal, with the agents trying to break new ground and the clubs ho...

    Blog | August 14, 2011
  12. Kevin Goldstein: When will Mike Trout or Bryce Harper arrive in t...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein looks at the four factors behind a prospect's timetable to rise towards the major leagues, applying those lessons to some of the top players and performers currently in the minor leagues.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  13. MLB: Oft-used scouting terms, plus context

    Keith Law

    Keith Law often uses scouting terms to describe everything from a less-than-average pitch (fringy) to a guy who many never crack the big leagues (org player). Here he explains some of the nuances of scouting terms he often litters his posts with.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2011
  14. MLB: How to rebuild the Kansas City Royals

    Dan Szymborski

    A great farm system is nothing without an effective development plan -- just ask the Arizona Diamondbacks. Dan Szymborski offers some advice to the Kansas City Royals, current owners of MLB's best farm system, as to how to get the most from their talent.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2011
  15. MLB: Lessons from Dustin Ackley, Domonic Brown and other top mino...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein looks at 10 key minor leaguers who were recently promoted -- including Dustin Ackley, Domonic Brown, Eric Hosmer and Josh Vitters -- and what those promotions have taught us so far.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2010
  16. Daily Futures: Stephen Strasburg's (likely) final Double-A start ...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein reports on what was ostensibly Stephen Strasburg's last start at Double-A. His line was human, but apparently his stuff was good; some of the hits were "dinky" and the strike zone was small. Plus: Florida's Mike Stanton? Straight raking.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2010