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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. Five offseason moves that will backfire

    Jim Bowden

    Recall the saying "it seemed like a good idea at the time" and you'll be able to apply it to a number of baseball's 30 teams. Indeed, most general managers would love to call a mulligan or two during their careers. As such, the following five players...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  3. Best fits for 10 elite free agents

    Jim Bowden

    Every team entering the offseason would love a shot at even one (if not several) of the top available players on the free-agent market. But that often only comes with a particular equilibrium of financial resources and baseball needs. Below are 1...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  4. Don't worry too much about Eric Hosmer

    Eric Karabell

    It's early enough in the season that a player's batting average can be greatly affected by the statistic we know and love as BABIP, or batting average on balls in play. Really, a batting average can be affected all season -- Detroit Tigers ...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  5. Eric Hosmer struggling with batting average early but should rebo...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at Eric Hosmer's batting woes early on and says not to worry too much about it.

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  6. Identifying five future closers

    Jim Bowden

    All general managers would love to have a Mariano Rivera or Trevor Hoffman anchoring their bullpens and closing games, but that's not always realistic. It would be ideal to buy a free agent such as Jonathan Papelbon, but not every team can afford tha...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  7. MLB - Seattle Mariners shouldn't assume they can't compete

    Dave Cameron

    MLB general managers love to preach a slow rebuilding process, but as Dave Cameron points out, a quick leap to prominence is more common than most realize.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  8. Why no love for R.A. Dickey, Mets staff?

    Eric Karabell

    As a fantasy owner, knuckleball pitchers scare me, and apparently that's the case for many other fantasy owners as well, because New York Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey is owned in a mere 4.7 percent of ESPN standard (10-team) leagues despite bei...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  9. Kevin Goldstein: Panned picks who prospered

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein writes that properly judging a draft pick can often take years, so here are 10 recent examples of when the industry rushed to judgment far too soon on a first-round pick.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2011
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Brian Matusz, Mitch Moreland should provide great fantasy basebal...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey pulls out his rankings lists and tells the world which 10 guys he is heavily targeting in drafts and auctions.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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