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  1. 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
  2. Mets outside SS options limited?

    AJ Mass

    As Adam Rubin of ESPN New York points out, because the New York Mets were "able to acquire a starting outfielder on the free-agent market (Michael Cuddyer) and did not have to part with any prospects, it makes the ability to acquire a shortstop via t...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  3. 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
  4. The biggest defensive liabilities on top contenders -- MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions takes a look at the biggest defensive liabilities on potential playoff teams. He leads with second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera, who has cost the Nationals 11 runs since Aug. 1.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  5. Possible pennant race X factors

    Jim Bowden

    It's coming down to the wire, and every game counts in the pennant race. With several teams still clinging to postseason hopes, even the slightest developments -- an injury, a surprise performance, an emerging rookie -- can make the difference. These...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  6. Mariners going all-in on 2014?

    AJ Mass

    The Seattle Mariners have won 10 of their last 12 games and if the season ended today, they'd be owners of the American League's second wild card spot. However, the team ranks last in the AL in on-base percentage, and likely still has some offensive ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Three heated draft debates

    Jim Bowden

    There are spirited debates going on within the walls of big league clubs, as the 2014 draft is just a day away. In my 25 years of draft experience, I've seen my share of drama and water bottles flung across the room. Quite frankly, it was one of my f...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  9. Fantasy Baseball - Daniel Norris, Rio Ruiz among under-the-radar ...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford looks at 10 under-the-radar prospects, five pitchers and five hitters, who aren't being hyped but still could help fantasy owners.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  10. Time for change in Seattle OF?

    AJ Mass

    The Seattle Mariners have tried to be patient with starting center fielder Abraham Almonte, but with his batting average falling all the way to .198 and more strikeouts (40) than all but one player in the league, manager Lloyd McClendon has decided t...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  11. Top college bats are stepping up

    Christopher Crawford

    The last weekend in March was much like the first weekend of the year, with weather seemingly wreaking havoc on every series played. Still, there was some intriguing stuff on display when Mother Nature wasn't acting up; including the best collegiate ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  12. 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
  13. MLB division previews based on formula for clubhouse chemistry --...

    Jeff Phillips

    For ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, experts built a fancy algorithm that measures clubhouse chemistry. The result? The Rays should ready themselves for lots of Champagne showers come October.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  14. Could Mariners and White Sox deal?

    AJ Mass

    Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports that the Seattle Mariners have been taking a close look at Chicago White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo. "Although the White Sox are not shopping (Viciedo) they are listening to other clubs about their interest in th...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  15. Rookies I can't wait to scout this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Every year at spring training there is a lot of focus on the star players who switched teams, with Robinson Cano being a prime example this year. However, what I am most excited about for this spring is the chance to scout some of the game's top rook...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  16. Thursday Roundup: Royals out of dough?

    AJ Mass

    ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick says that the Kansas City Royals don't have the resources to bring back free agent pitcher Ervin Santana, even if he ends up lowering his personal price tag. "The (salary) designated for Santana has already gone to free agen...

    Blog | December 19, 2013