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  1. A Hamilton absence won't hurt Angels

    Buster Olney

    The Angels are bracing themselves for the possibility that Josh Hamilton will be disciplined by Major League Baseball, as Mike DiGiovanna reported. Hamilton's father-in-law told Steven Marcus that he has hit a bump in the road. Hamilton is a big n...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  2. Is Bryant on third, or on hold?

    One of the big questions this spring for the Chicago Cubs is whether or not prospect Kris Bryant will end up making the big league team or instead start the season at Triple-A. Another question is what position he might end up playing if he does make...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  3. 2015 sleepers and busts: Hitters

    Eric Karabell

    Let's be honest, I prefer to use the word value when describing players I like more or less than most in whatever fantasy league we're talking about because the simple terms "sleepers" and "busts" are oft-misinterpreted. For example, look no further ...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  4. Phillies trade talk continues?

    AJ Mass

    No sooner had the Boston Red Sox signed Cuban free agent Yoan Moncada than the rumors of a potential Cole Hamels deal picked up yet again. As Mike Axisa of CBS Sports writes, the Moncada signing "makes it easier for the team to part with the prosp...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  5. Notes: Matuella scratched, Tate sparkles

    Christopher Crawford

    The story of this weekend in terms of MLB draft prospects was not who performed well or who played poorly, but who didn't participate at all. Duke right-hander Mike Matuella was scratched for the weekend because of forearm tightness -- that might exp...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  6. Potential 2015 bounce-back candidates

    Eric Karabell

    Many of you would be shocked at how the top 20 in ESPN live drafts looked one year ago. A guy who ended up hitting .196 was actually a first-round pick! A pair of first basemen chosen in the second round combined for nine home runs and 39 RBIs, and o...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  7. 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
  8. Angels arming for future?

    AJ Mass

    While there may not be an incredible amount of depth in the minor league system of the Los Angeles Angels, when it comes to young pitching, there does seem to be a lot of optimism regarding the future. As Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Time...

    Blog | February 08, 2015
  9. Indians 3B prospect ready to go?

    AJ Mass

    There's expected to be a competition this spring to see who might be playing third base on a routine basis for the Cleveland Indians. While Lonnie Chisenhall, Mike Aviles and Zach Walters may all be in the mix, it's prospect Giovanny Urshela who may ...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  10. Red Sox set with starting five?

    AJ Mass

    As the Boston Red Sox look ahead to the 2015 season, their entire rotation has seemingly gotten a face-lift, with Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, Justin Masterson, Joe Kelly and Clay Buchholz set to handle starting duties for the club. Mike Petriello ...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  11. Reds rotation far from settled?

    AJ Mass

    The Cincinnati Reds are pretty much set at the top of their rotation for 2015 with the trio of Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey and Mike Leake. However, when it comes to filling out the rest of the starting five, things begin to get a bit murky. As C. T...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  12. Would the Nats shop Strasbug?

    Doug Mittler

    Uber agent Scott Boras got Max Scherzer the blockbuster deal he predicted. But could Scherzer's deal ultimately move Stephen Strasburg, another of Boras' clients, out of the nation's capital? If Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo is indeed look...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  13. Young Marlins trio tops outfield rankings

    Buster Olney

    Giancarlo Stanton got a lot of attention in 2014 for his record-setting contract, for leading the National League in homers, and for that frightening moment when he was hit in the face by a Mike Fiers fastball. All of that obscured Stanton's improvem...

    Blog | January 18, 2015
  14. 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
  15. Atlanta cleans up in Gattis trade

    Keith Law

    In dealing a trio of prospects for Evan Gattis, I really don't understand what the Astros are doing. The prospect depth they have in their system could allow them to acquire a player of a much higher caliber than Gattis, preferably a younger one as w...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  16. Time for Gee to move?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Mets currently have one too many pitchers for the five available spots in their 2015 starting rotation, and as a result, the team is actively seeking to rid themselves of one of their veteran arms. Mike Puma of the New York Post write...

    Blog | January 07, 2015