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  1. Indians stuck in contention limbo

    Matt Meyers

    I'm not sure there is any team in a more difficult spot leading up to the trade deadline than the Cleveland Indians. No one -- and this probably includes members of the Indians' front office -- thinks they are as good as the Detroit Tigers. However, ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  2. MLB - Texas Rangers better off without Yu Darvish

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers writes that the Texas Rangers might be better off not signing Japanese free agent Yu Darvish, and they have other options if they don't.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2012
  3. 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
  4. MLB - Nuanced view of Adrian Beltre's career shows it's elite whe...

    Matt Meyers

    While Adrian Beltre continues his assault on playoff pitching, Matt Meyers looks at the third baseman's career and writes that, despite popular opinion, Beltre is making a strong case for the Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2011
  5. 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
  6. MLB: The San Diego Padres need to deal Heath Bell before the clos...

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers analyzes why the San Diego Padres need to trade closer Heath Bell soon, before the already-low demand for closers is diminished further.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2011
  7. MLB: Why Neftali Feliz should be a starter for the Texas Rangers ...

    Matt Meyers

    The Texas Rangers face a difficult decision with rising star Neftali Feliz -- should he start or relieve? Matt Meyers writes that the Rangers should use a Yankees' plan, but instead of the flawed "Joba Rules", he looks back to the Goose Gossage era.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2011
  8. MLB: Gap between Los Angeles Angels, Oakland A's, Texas Rangers n...

    Matt Meyers

    Though they caught a lot of flak this offseason, the Los Angeles Angels aren't nearly as far out of AL West contention as many believe. Matt Meyers explains why the Halos could still make a run at the division this season.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  9. MLB: Michael Young is vital for the Texas Rangers primarily becau...

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers looks at the Michael Young situation in Texas. Because of Young's base versatility, Meyers believes he is a hugely important piece of the Rangers' puzzle as they attempt to repeat in the AL West (and AL). As such, they should consider a plan used by the 2008 Chicago Cubs to manage personnel.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  10. Cliff Lee scouting report: Game 5

    Matt Meyers

    Since we all know the Yankees will be hot on the trail of Cliff Lee, is providing a scouty look at his World Series starts. They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. And really, you never get another shot t...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  11. Cliff Lee scouting report: Game 1

    Matt Meyers

    Since we all know the Yankees will be hot on the trail of Cliff Lee, is providing a scouty look at his World Series start(s). Sometimes athletes are so good that they become victims of expectations. For Cliff Lee, who had a 1.26 ER...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  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 - Texas Rangers defense has been as big a boon as improved pi...

    Matt Meyers

    Many have pinned the Rangers' improvement to a better pitching staff, but not all the credit rests on the mound. The team's defense has vastly improved as well.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2009
  14. The Atlanta Braves' moves, like trading for Nate McLouth, could d...

    Matt Meyers

    The Atlanta Braves used to value talented prospects above all else, but now they're dealing them in exchange for immediate dividends. That could lead to a long-term problem.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2009
  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. Meyers: MLB ROY awards may already be in the bag

    Matt Meyers

    In looking back at the history of the MLB Rookie of the Year awards, we see a trend towards players who come out on fire in April.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2009