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  1. Ranking the playoff bullpens

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the bullpens of the 10 playoff teams. 1. Kansas City Royals Closer: Greg Holland Setup man: Wade Davis Situational righties: Kelvin Herrera, Aaron Cr...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. 10 key matchups in the wild-card games

    Buster Olney

    Ten crucial matchups to watch in the AL and NL wild-card games: 1. The Royals versus the Jon Lester mystique The left-hander's performance in the postseason last year established him as one of the best October pitchers of his generation. In 13 ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. Playoff starting pitcher, rotation rankings

    Jim Bowden

    The most important element of every major league team in the playoffs is its starting rotation; it's the closest equivalent to a quarterback on an NFL team or the top three players on an NBA team. History has shown us that elite starting pitching has...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. Why the Nationals will win the World Series

    Dan Szymborski

    In ESPN The Magazine, Insider Dan Szymborski explains why his ZiPS projections system likes the Nats to win the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  5. Ramirez out for regular-season finale?

    Joe Kaiser

    Various injuries have limited Hanley Ramirez to 128 games this season. So will the shortstop play in Sunday's regular season finale vs. Colorado? According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Don Mattingly indicated after Saturday's game tha...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  6. Pittsburgh Pirates lead MLB in use of the shift - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions looks closer at the shifting tendencies of MLB playoff teams. The Pirates, for example, have a near-300-shift edge over the other four NL playoff teams.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2014
  7. Bochy staying positive amid Giants slump

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Hours before the Giants stepped in front of the pitching bulldozer otherwise known as Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday evening, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy had a quandary: What should be done if his team were to lose yet still...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  8. Metric proof Derek Jeter is winningest ever

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Mets fan (and Numbers columnist) Peter Keating finds a new metric that reaches a troubling conclusion: Derek Jeter is the best player of all time.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  9. St. Louis Cardinals have hidden NLCS edge in game of shifting - M...

    Scott Spratt

    Neither the Cardinals or Dodgers like to aggressively shift their defense. But, as Scott Spratt explains, this works in St. Louis' favor.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  10. Pace of play committee lacks right voices

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Another in the season-long burst of complaints erupted recently over one of the on-the-fly rule changes that were implemented in 2014. An official with Major League Baseball privately conceded that the criticism, in this particular cas...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  11. MLB - Late-season marquee pitching matchup such as Tuesday's Bumg...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski takes a closer look at how rare marquee pitching matchups -- such as Tuesday's Madison Bumgarner-Zack Greinke duel -- are, and lays out the Giants' dwindling division-title chances.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  12. What will Giants do with OF?

    AJ Mass

    Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports that neither Mike Morse nor Angel Pagan will be in the lineup for the San Francisco Giants as they prepare to kick off a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers with a chance to secure a highly-coveted p...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  13. When to draft Kemp, Puig in 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The words likely most associated with the Los Angeles Dodgers outfield early in the season were expensive, crowded and mostly unproductive. However, while the first word remains true, the other two don't fit any longer, as Matt Kemp has been resurgen...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  14. Can the Giants win without Pagan?

    Joe Kaiser

    Back in early August, we speculated along with the baseball world about whether Angel Pagan's return after a lengthy absence could really ignite the San Francisco Giants, which had fallen on hard times and been overtaken by the Los Angeles Dodgers fo...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  15. Impact of Ryu injury on Kershaw

    Doug Mittler

    The Los Angeles Dodgers received some encouraging news Monday when an MRI of Hyun-Jin Ryu's left shoulder showed no structural damage. Ryu was pulled after one inning against the Giants Friday night in San Francisco and rookie Carlos Frias will s...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  16. Will Haren be with Dodgers in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    The 2014 season has been a bit of a roller coaster ride for Dan Haren of the Los Angeles Dodgers. After going 0-5 with a 10.03 ERA in his first five starts after July 1, the pitcher has seemingly righted the ship with a 4-1 record and 2.04 ERA in his...

    Blog | September 10, 2014