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  1. Early 2015 top-20 rankings, draft strategy

    Eric Karabell

    The first pick in 2015 fantasy baseball drafts is obvious, and while we can poke holes in the Mike Trout argument if we really want to, it's mostly nitpicking. Sure, the massive increase in strikeouts is concerning, he has little motivation to return...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  2. Mariners not done making moves?

    AJ Mass

    The Seattle Mariners traded outfielder Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for pitcher J.A. Happ in a move that may be a precursor to even more wheeling and dealing by the American League West club. As Bob Dutton of the Tacoma Ne...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  3. Potential winter meetings trades

    Jim Bowden

    As we are just a week away from the Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego, we are reminded of how much fun trading can be -- particularly when clubs get together to make three-way blockbusters. It was just five years ago at the winter...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  4. Left field ranks: Where would Hanley fit?

    Buster Olney

    Hanley Ramirez has joined the ranks of left fielders now, and although we have no idea how quickly he'll learn to play the caroms off the Green Monster, or how much range he'll have out there, or how quickly he can learn to throw like an outfielder i...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  5. Top 10 players most likely to be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Get ready for a busy MLB offseason. Here is a ranking of the 10 players who I think are the most likely to be traded, from the most likely (No. 1) to the least likely (No. 10) among the group. 1. Cole Hamels, LHP, Philadelphia Phillies The Phil...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  6. Will Cole Hamels reject a deal to the AL?

    Buster Olney

    Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux has long been known as a great source of wisdom, and other pitchers quote him the way that politicians draw on the words of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. I've never actually heard Maddux discuss the differe...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  7. My 2014 fantasy baseball MVPs

    Eric Karabell

    When I spoke to Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley at the All-Star festivities in Minneapolis and asked him about his shocking statistical season, he made it seem like it was no big deal at all -- just a maturing player becoming smarter wi...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  8. What to expect from Michael Wacha

    Eric Karabell

    St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha never really had a chance to help fantasy owners much in his return to the mound Thursday, but that shouldn't be a problem moving ahead. Wacha tossed 50 pitches in three innings in what ended up being a ...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  9. Five moves I'd like to see before Aug. 31

    Jim Bowden

    As front-running teams gear up for the home stretch, these leading clubs have the chance to impact the last month of the season with a significant move or two. Making these moves could mean the difference in having great postseason success or perhaps...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  10. 21 hitters who could be dealt this summer

    Jim Bowden

    With MLB's trade deadline just five weeks away, 23 teams are within six games of making the playoffs. This means just seven teams can be considered sellers at this juncture, with some of those still considering themselves either holding or buyers. ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  11. Could Rockies shop Cuddyer, Stubbs?

    Doug Mittler

    The Colorado Rockies have come back down to earth following a "sky-high" start, and that dose of reality could make them trade-deadline sellers. The Rockies have lost 19 times in a 26-game span, including an eight-game losing streak, and are alrea...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  12. Scherzer tops list of impending free agents

    Buster Olney

    Max Scherzer had his worst outing of the season Wednesday, and even in that he showed a side of himself that will be valued when he becomes a free agent in the fall. Scherzer allowed seven runs in the first three innings, with his pitch count spinnin...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  13. Without Mujica, Red Sox RP in flux

    AJ Mass

    Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald says the Boston Red Sox remain concerned about the health of pitcher Edward Mujica, who says he still feels "weird" after initially feeling a twinge in his right oblique while warming up in last Saturday's game....

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  14. How will Yankees replace Pineda?

    AJ Mass

    After Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox for having pine tar on his neck in violation of major baseball rules, the New York Yankees are fully expecting a suspension to be forthcoming. As Wallace Matth...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  15. Five top prospects on the spot at NHSI

    Christopher Crawford

    One of the more difficult things about scouting amateur baseball -- particularly on the prep side -- is that the level of competition that top prospects face is generally so poor that it's difficult to take much context out of the games. Any pitcher ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  16. Derek Fisher's injury could shake up draft

    Christopher Crawford

    Injuries are an unfortunate -- but unavoidable -- part of the draft season; and while the class has stayed relatively healthy to begin the year, one of the best offensive prospects for the 2014 draft wasn't so fortunate. Virginia outfielder Derek ...

    Blog | March 20, 2014