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  1. The Consigliere Commissioner

    Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts

    If Major League Baseball were the Genco Pura Olive Oil Company, then Robert D. Manfred Jr. - exiting commissioner Bud Selig's longtime adviser and MLB's current chief operating officer, who will inherit the game&rsquo...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  2. Jason Heyward, Baseball Enigma

    Michael Baumann

    There was a moment after the 2010 MLB draft when four NL East teams suddenly had a young right fielder who was either in the majors or on the way there, and who was expected to one day challenge for MVP awards. Division partisans were suppos...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  3. SLOW DOWN, BASEBALL! Making Sense of the (Roughly) 4,971 Moves We...

    Michael Baumann

    Who needs the winter meetings? Apparently not Major League Baseball's general managers, who, while evidently hopped up on krokodil, executed a flurry of trades and free-agent deals a week before the sport's offseason confab at Disney World. The 48-ho...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  4. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 1

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove is absolutely scorching. But following a year of seismic shifts in the sport, how do baseball's most valuable assets really stack up?

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  5. Ben Lindbergh on the possibility of machines replacing umpires

    Ben Lindbergh

    Even though the MLB schedule is now computerized, don't expect the guy behind the plate to be replaced anytime soon.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  6. Jonah Keri hands out the major MLB awards

    Jonah Keri

    Now that the regular season is officially over, it's time to hand out some well-deserved hardware.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  7. Atlanta Braves Shortstop Andrelton Simmons Will Challenge Your Me...

    Michael Baumann

    The reason we use statistics, whether in sports or in medicine or in demography, is because they help us to see the whole picture. If I tried to judge, say, the defensive abilities of major league shortstops by using my eyes alone, I'd have a rough g...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  8. Japan's Next Big Thing

    Jonah Keri

    As major league teams rush to re-sign star players before they can hit the open market, the supply of quality free agents continues to dwindle. The biggest pitching names that immediately come to mind in the coming free-agent crop are Matt Garza, Erv...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  9. Guilty Pleasures: The Little League World Series

    Shane Ryan

    A fact about me: There are two levels of baseball I enjoy watching on television. 1. The major leagues — No-brainer. The best players in the world, the most intense competition, the highest stakes. 2. The Little League World Series &#8212...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  10. Defending A-Rod: Breaking Down the Rodriguez Appeal

    Gabe Feldman

    It finally happened. After months of rumors and speculation surrounding the Biogenesis fallout, Major League Baseball suspended 13 players for performance-enhancing drug violations this week. The suspensions included a 211-game ban for Alex Rodriguez...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  11. Jonah Keri on the Biogenesis suspensions

    Jonah Keri

    With the Biogenesis suspensions, the worst-kept secret in MLB history is finally out.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  12. Trade Deadline Goes Out With a Whimper

    Jonah Keri

    Major League Baseball's non-waiver deadline came and went with no major trades happening after most sellers refused to budge from their price tags, negating what was widely predicted to be the best seller's market in years. The biggest name changi...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  13. Ryan Braun's Inconvenient Truth

    Jonah Keri

    Major League Baseball suspended Ryan Braun for the rest of the 2013 season, crossing the league's most wanted PED user off its target list and serving notice to other players implicated in the ongoing Biogenesis case that more suspensions are likely ...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  14. The Six Skill Competitions That Could Fix MLB All-Star Week

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball might be the only one of the four major sports in which the All-Star Game is more entertaining than its baggage. The Pro Bowl is awful, a chore so eye-roll worthy that players routinely look for reasons to beg out of a free postseason trip t...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  15. How Will Possible PED Suspensions Affect MLB Teams?

    Jonah Keri

    Sometime after the All-Star break, Major League Baseball plans to suspend Ryan Braun along with as many as 20 other players accused of performance-enhancing drug use, ESPN's Outside the Lines reported Tuesday. The report highlights the latest chap...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  16. The Other MLB All-Star Game Final Vote Controversy

    Michael Baumann

    In recent years, Major League Baseball has added another wrinkle to an increasingly convoluted All-Star Game selection process: the Final Vote. After the fan-determined starters and player-and-manager-determined reserves are set, the fans are given a...

    Blog | July 08, 2013