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  1. The 30 Linchpin Players of 2014

    Buster Olney

    The Cardinals would love for a strong season from Matt Adams, but you know what? If he requires more time to settle in as a regular, they've got enough other parts to win without a big contribution from the first baseman. The same could be said for R...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  2. Bullpens: Recycled closers on the radar

    Eric Karabell

    Major league managers sure seem to love their closers being old and experienced as opposed to being young and, well, good. The past few weeks is a clear reminder of this, with recycled closers again being all the rage. A few weeks ago, the Detroit T...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  3. Sadly, Jose Valverde, Francisco Rodriguez, Kevin Gregg back on th...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell attempts to sort out the messy closer situations in Detroit, Milwaukee and the north side of Chicago and passes along other fantasy-relevant bullpen notes.

    Blog | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  4. Orioles stalled by a perception problem

    Buster Olney

    The truth is that Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos is much more of a lawyer than a baseball owner, and he spends almost all of his days involved in lawsuits. And the truth is that in Buck Showalter's perfect world, he'd love to work wi...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  5. In a fast-paced business, the Baltimore Orioles always seem to be...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Baltimore Orioles are fighting a perception problem, seemingly always one step behind their competitors. Plus, notes on prospective buyers for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the latest hot stove buzz.

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  6. Start 'em/Sit 'em: Can we trust Bartolo?

    Eric Karabell

    It's that time of the week -- ah, who doesn't love Fridays? -- when we take a deeper look at the readily available starting pitchers that would make for fine spot starters. But today there's a twist, as we point out available pitchers ...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  7. Randy Wolf, Juan Nicasio serve as good fantasy spot-start options...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell scans this weekend's pitching matchups and offers a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" on several probable pitchers.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  8. MLB: Several people who worked or played with Trevor Hoffman chim...

    Buster Olney

    A likely first-ballot Hall of Famer, Trevor Hoffman is hanging up his spikes. But Buster has gone ahead and picked up some anecdotes that could be used when the great reliever is set to join Cooperstown.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  9. 2010 MLB free agency: Carlos Pena could add a ton of punch to the...

    Keith Law

    In breaking down the deal that sends Carlos Pena to the Cubs, Keith Law writes that while Pena represents an ideal highly-motivated one-year flyer, at $10 million, he's not exactly a discount.

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2010
  10. Zack Greinke's most likely destinations

    Buster Olney

    There will be teams that would love to add Zack Greinke but don't have the caliber of prospects necessary to get him. There will be teams that would love to have Greinke but, like the Kansas City Royals, are concerned about matching the timing o...

    Blog | October 17, 2010
  11. MLB - Examining Kansas City Royals trade partners for starter Zac...

    Buster Olney

    As the ALCS and NLCS unfold, Buster Olney evaluates every possible landing spot for Zack Greinke.

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2010
  12. MLB - Re-scaling the home run leaderboard

    Peter Keating

    The value of a home run has changed over time, but Peter Keating takes care of that in this Next Level analysis by re-scaling the all-time leaderboard based on dominance. And wouldn't you know it, we have a new leader.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2010
  13. June 8 makes sense for Stephen Strasburg debut

    Buster Olney

    Speculation is running rampant as to when star prospect Stephen Strasburg will make his major league debut. But a June 8 home matchup against the Pirates seems to be as good a time as any. Plus, why the Red Sox could already be looking to next season.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2010
  14. Daily Futures: Mike Stanton is clearly the best offensive prospec...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein used to have nothing but love for Josh Vitters. He still does, but these days the love flows most freely for Mike Stanton, who is now labeled "clearly the best offensive prospect in the minor leagues." Plus: Aroldis Chapman's struggles.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2010
  15. Matt Meyers: For players like Derek Jeter, Chone Figgins or Darin...

    Matt Meyers

    Can we find a stat that somehow measures baseball intangibles -- that helps us evaluate players like Derek Jeter, Chone Figgins and David Eckstein? Well, we can try.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2009
  16. Insider - Baseball Prospectus - Big markets surge to NL front

    Jay Jaffe

    Our projections for this year's National League standings aren't likely to receive much brotherly love from Philadelphia, the home of the defending World Series champions.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2009