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  1. Top storylines for 2015 MLB draft

    Christopher Crawford

    If there is such thing as a draft season, it begins this week. College baseball will begin its season Friday, and high schools in warm-weather states will get their campaigns started as well. And like every year, there are several intriguing plotl...

    Blog | February 09, 2015
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Rangers check in on Saunders

    Doug Mittler

    The Texas Rangers are looking for an outfielder and have checked in with the Mariners on Michael Saunders, tweets Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. Saunders, who is arbitration-eligible for the second time, posted a career-best .273/.341/.450 slash lin...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Rangers looking to Young?

    AJ Mass

    Because Ron Washington unexpectedly resigned as manager of the Texas Rangers on September 5, general manager Jon Daniels certainly didn't yet have a plan in place in terms of finding his replacement. Now that a few weeks have passed, the names of som...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Fantasy takeaways from Futures Game

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Sunday's All-Star Futures Game at beautiful Target Field showcased plenty of power-hitting prospects on the rise, with myriad reporters congregating around the lockers of Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Texas Rangers third b...

    Blog | July 13, 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. Yet another Rangers starter out?

    AJ Mass

    Nothing seems to be going right for Ron Washington and the Texas Rangers these days. Still reeling from the loss of Prince Fielder, on Saturday the manager set into motion a new plan for his everyday lineup going forward -- one that returned Shin-Soo...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  12. Fielder to miss reunion in Detroit?

    AJ Mass

    It's looking more and more like the Texas Rangers are going to end up placing Prince Fielder on the disabled list as the team announced Wednesday that the first baseman would not be traveling to Detroit for the upcoming weekend series with the Tigers...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  13. Prospects facing make-or-break months

    Chris Crawford

    We're just six weeks until the start of the 2014 draft, which means that players have only 42 days to leave their lasting impressions on prospective clubs. While consistency for the entire season is something that teams admire, there's no questio...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  14. Rangers crossing fingers with Choo

    AJ Mass

    Although X-rays after the game were reportedly negative, the Texas Rangers are still nevertheless concerned after outfielder Shin-Soo Choo had to leave Monday's game with what was being called a sprained ankle. According to a report on ESPN Dallas...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Oakland A's GM Billy Beane found old trend that works like magic ...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that A's GM Billy Beane is at the forefront of another new trend in baseball -- which is actually an old trend in baseball. But it works, well, like magic.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014