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  1. New collision rule is protecting catchers

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- In the days ahead, Major League Baseball will likely announce some tweaks and adjustments with the way that rules are being interpreted, including an affirmation of the new regulations attached to home plate collisions. The catchers ...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  2. Miguel Cabrera and Robinson Cano among next wave to get to 500 ho...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski projects which current players will reach baseball's major milestones, such as 500 homers, 3,000 hits and 300 wins.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  3. Making room for Abreu

    Doug Mittler

    Bobby Abreu's long journey back to the major leagues is complete after the 40-year-old was called up by the New York Mets on Sunday night. Abreu, who last played in the majors in 2012 with the Dodgers, was hitting .395 with four doubles, a home ru...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  4. Examining how shifts help team defense

    Keith Law

    One of the major questions around the increasing use of defensive shifts is whether they can help teams reduce the incidence of hits on balls in play, especially line drives and other "well-hit" balls in play that are more likely to become hits. (Lin...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  5. Manny happy returns?

    AJ Mass

    Could there be a spot on a roster for Manny Ramirez, whose last appearance in a major league uniform came during a brief five-game stint with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011? According to Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors, Ramirez "has interest" from sev...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  6. How MLB can fix rule problems right now

    Jim Bowden

    The three major rule changes/adjustments that MLB made over the winter -- instant replay, banning collisions at home and the "transfer" rule -- have already caused a lot of controversy this season. On one hand, I think MLB should be commended for bei...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  7. Blue Jays pen cause for concern?

    AJ Mass

    All major league teams lose games from time to time, but it's the rare loss that leaves a manager in a state of utter disbelief. That's what happened to John Gibbons and his Toronto Blue Jays in what Scott MacArthur of TSN Radio is calling an "histor...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  8. Javier Baez, Joey Gallo among top power-hitting prospects in the ...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford ranks and discusses the top five power hitting prospects for 2014, including Javier Baez, and ranks the top five for 2015 and beyond, including Joey Gallo.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  9. George Springer's here, so who's next?

    AJ Mass

    This season's first highly anticipated prospect has arrived. Speedy and powerful George Springer will get the chance to prove that the hype was indeed warranted. As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle writes, "With their major league offense strug...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  10. Call-up Springer already top-20 outfielder

    Eric Karabell

    There's big news in the fantasy baseball world today, as the Houston Astros made the surprising but welcoming decision to promote intriguing outfield prospect George Springer to the major leagues for Wednesday's game. Springer was ESPN Fantasy's No....

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  11. Houston Astros' George Springer could be major fantasy star

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford discusses the fantasy value for George Springer for now and long term.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  12. Happ's return not happening yet?

    AJ Mass

    Pitcher J.A. Happ of the Toronto Blue Jays is just about ready to return to the major leagues after making two minor-league rehab starts following a stint on the disabled list due to a lower back problem. However, the timing of Happ's recovery doesn'...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  13. Exec: 'Games should be 7 innings'

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- A high-ranking executive melded all of the lingering issues of the era into one conversation, as if listing a recipe for change. The games are often played too slowly, he noted. The audience of Major League Baseball is aging, with ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  14. Will White Sox make RP changes?

    AJ Mass

    Even though they won two out of three games, the Chicago White Sox bullpen struggled mightily in the team's opening series of 2014, with a 7.84 ERA and a league-worst three blown saves. Overall, the staff ranks tied for next to last in the majors wit...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  15. Opening Day closer shake-ups

    Eric Karabell

    If the first full day of the 2014 major league season is any indication, it's going to be a ridiculous season for big league closers, more so than normal. In a span of a few hours Monday there was one news item after another affecting the crazy world...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  16. Fantasy potential of Hamilton, Young Jr.

    Eric Karabell

    Two of the five players projected for the most stolen bases in the major leagues this season went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in their season openers Monday, the famed golden sombrero. While it's never a good idea to panic after one game -- there ar...

    Blog | April 01, 2014