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  1. Wainwright decision looms for Matheny

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- The topic was about managing in October with urgency, and San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy stood at the back rail of the batting cage before Game 1 on Saturday night and recalled, with great detail, a bullpen decision he regrets ...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  2. My top 20 players for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann ended his 2014 regular season on a significant high note by no-hitting the Miami Marlins Sunday, but it's still not enough to get him into my overall top 20 for next season. This theme has resonated...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Five things we learned Friday

    Tommy Rancel

    1. Another Friday, another no-hit bid against the Cincinnati Reds Last week Atlanta Braves starter Mike Minor tossed 7 2/3 innings before the Reds put a hit on the board. Friday, it was Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Edinson Volquez who kept Cinc...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  5. Mike Fiers and the sneaky K club

    Eric Karabell

    By dinnertime Thursday a pair of right-handed starting pitchers already had delivered 14-strikeout performances, which seemed awfully rare to me, and then I found out it had happened four times in 40 years. So yeah, it's rare. One of the fellows who ...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  6. Morning Briefing: Sandy thrown under bus?

    Adam Rubin

    Associated PressBartolo Colon makes his final start before the non-waiver trade deadline on Monday.NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: Bartolo Colon makes his final start before Thursday's 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline when the Mets return home to face the P...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  7. Series preview: Mets at Brewers

    Adam Rubin

    Mike McGinnis/Getty ImagesJonathan Lucroy had a two-homer game Tuesday against Cincinnati, including a walk-off shot.METS (48-53, third place/NL East) vs. MILWAUKEE BREWERS (57-45, first place/NL Central) Thursday: RHP Dillon Gee (4-2, 2.92) vs. R...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  8. Ellsbury, McCann beat Chapman's heat

    Mike Mazzeo

    NEW YORK -- Aroldis Chapman is baseball's premiere flamethrower, with a fastball that averages more than 100 miles per hour. On Sunday, he threw nine pitches to Jacoby Ellsbury, which registered 100, 100, 100, 102, 102, 101, 100, 101 and 101 on th...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 3, Reds 2

    Mike Mazzeo

    NEW YORK -- Now that's what you call a gift. There were three Cincinnati Reds around Brian McCann's pop fly with one out in the ninth inning. But none of them called for it. Just like that, a routine out fell in for a walk-off single, and ...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  10. Most important NL players in second half

    David Schoenfield

    OK, we're already a couple of days into the second half of the season, which actually begins well past the actual halfway point of the season, but here are the key players to watch for each National League team. Atlanta Braves: Mike Minor Well,...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  11. Who's on pace for 20/20 seasons?

    Eric Karabell

    It's not easy as it used to be to finish a baseball season with more than 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Nine players achieved the feat last season, 10 the year before and 12 in 2011. Basically, the trend of five-category fantasy options continues...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  12. Results differ as Hamilton, Trout return

    Eric Karabell

    A pair of Los Angeles Angels outfielders returned from injury to the lineup Tuesday in Houston, but only one of them lasted the entire game, and it's not the one who was selected first -- or second, in theory, I suppose -- in nearly every fantasy dra...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  13. Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 4, Reds 3

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- Takeaways from the Fens, where the long New England nightmare is finally over. After eight failed previous attempts to reach the .500 mark, the defending world champion Red Sox can now proudly declare they have won as many games as they ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  14. Peralta among most unlucky hitters so far

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps no hitter illustrates how wildly unpredictable Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP) can be more than St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta. A year ago with the Detroit Tigers, Peralta hit .303 with a .374 BABIP, including a ridicul...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  15. Back spasms end Rizzo's day early

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was pulled from Saturday's game against the Cincinnati Reds with back spasms, but the issue isn't believed to be serious. Rizzo said his back tightened up on him after making a stretch for a high ...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  16. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 8, Reds 4

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs ended a five-game losing streak Saturday with an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. How it happened: Justin Ruggiano, Mike Olt and Starlin Castro all delivered RBIs in the first three innings to get the Cubs started. ...

    Blog | April 19, 2014