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  1. Chicago White Sox need to rebuild for the future, and that will b...

    Matt Meyers

    ESPN Insider Matt Meyers writes that the Chicago White Sox probably won't contend in 2012, have a farm system in need of repair and face new CBA rules that will affect the future value of assets. This means one thing: It's selling time on the South Side.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2011
  2. MLB - C.J. Wilson has been productive starter, but how much of th...

    Matt Meyers

    ESPN Insider's Matt Meyers writes that while C.J. Wilson is one of the top pitching free agents available, teams thinking about offering him a nine-figure deal should be aware of the warning signs, namely a great defense in Texas and weak AL West foes.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2011
  3. MLB - CC Sabathia's case for Cy Young over Justin Verlander

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers examines the stats and explains why CC Sabathia deserves the Cy Young award -- or at least serious consideration for it -- over Justin Verlander.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2011
  4. MLB - The Toronto Blue Jays should sign Prince Fielder

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers explains that the Toronto Blue Jays are a team on the rise, but they need one more piece to get over the hump. The perfect fit? Prince Fielder.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2011
  5. MLB - Do the Philadelphia Phillies have any weaknesses?

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers examines the Philadelphia Phillies' apparent weakness: beating up on bad teams. However, looking back at the past 10 World Series champs, it doesn't appear to matter much in the end.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2011
  6. MLB: What exactly constitues an "ace?"

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers serves up what criteria is needed to define exactly what and who is an "ace".

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  7. Why pitching could be New York Yankees downfall this season -- ML...

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers examines the New York Yankees' pitching problem: None of their pitchers are missing bats. While it isn't a death sentence, only one playoff team since 2002 has had a swinging strike percentage as low as the Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2011
  8. MLB: Chicago Cubs take big risk extending Carlos Marmol

    Matt Meyers

    The Chicago Cubs recently handed reliever Carlos Marmol a three-year, $20 million extension. But in locking up one of MLB's most volatile players at the league's most volatile position, the Cubs may soon find it doesn't pay to pay relievers not named Mariano Rivera.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2011
  9. MLB: Jose Reyes figures to be second to Albert Pujols in terms of...

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers looks at Jose Reyes, around whom trade rumors are already swirling. People are sleeping on his value because of injuries and other issues with the Mets, but if Reyes comes back strong in 2011, he'll be next winter's second-biggest free-agent catch after Albert Pujols and could break the bank for a SS.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2011
  10. MLB: A look at Albert Pujols' options, including the St. Louis Ca...

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers looks at the current Albert Pujols situation and proposes three ways it could play out: Either he stays with the Cardinals, he gets dealt in July 2011 (in which case the Red Sox may be an option), or he goes elsewhere next winter (Wrigley Field, anyone?).

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  11. MLB: Despite losing Carl Crawford to Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Ba...

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers evaluates the 2011 Tampa Bay Rays. They lost three notable players (Carl Crawford, Matt Garza and Carlos Pena), but with a little creative work before spring training (and one notable in-house move), they could contend with Boston and New York yet again.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  12. MLB draft 2010 - Ryan Howard was the most valuable MLB draft pick...

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers of ESPN Insider uses the WAR metric and signing bonuses to determine the most valuable MLB draft pick of recent years. Ryan Howard is the primary winner here -- which helps correct some awful drafting by the Phillies in the 1980s.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  13. MLB: Philadelphia Phillies thrive by avoiding wasted outs

    Matt Meyers

    The introduction of a new stat -- wasted outs -- demonstrates philosophies of playoff clubs when it comes to moving runners around the bases. And it's a window into why the Phillies have been so successful in recent seasons.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2009
  14. 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
  15. MLB -- New York Yankees -- Is Yankee Stadium a homer haven?

    Matt Meyers

    The new Yankee Stadium is surrendering home runs at a ridiculous pace, but it's too early to pass judgment on anything in baseball. Hey, Emilio Bonifacio had a big week, too.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2009
  16. MLB - Minnesota Twins - Twins can't win?

    Matt Meyers

    With irreplaceable catcher Joe Mauer out, it will be hard for the Twins to finished above .500 come May. But if any team can come back from that kind of hole, the Twins can.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2009