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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. 2015 FAs who could be traded: Pitchers

    Jim Bowden

    Much of the talk these days is about the current crop of free agents, but what about next year's crop? Those players could be in demand via trade between now and the July 31 trade deadline. With that, here are the top 10 pitchers set to be free agent...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  3. The top 10 first basemen in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In the second installment of our rankings of the best players at each position -- we ranked the catchers Sunday -- we rank the top 10 first basemen Monday, with the selections following input and observations of MLB evaluators. 1. Paul Goldschmidt...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  4. Why Cincinnati Reds should trade Johnny Cueto now -- MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello states his case as to why the Cincinnati Reds should trade right-hander Johnny Cueto.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2014
  5. 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
  6. How surplus quality wins predicts postseason success

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating reveals a metric that's a reliable predictor of MLB post-season success. Which is good news for one mid-Atlantic, playoff-bound club.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 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. Detroit Tigers' bullpen has been awful, and it's not manager Brad...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello details what has gone wrong with the Tigers' bullpen, which ranks 27th in the majors in ERA.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  9. What to do if you own Josh Hamilton

    Eric Karabell

    Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia certainly raised eyebrows this past weekend when he said outfielder Josh Hamilton, now in his second season with the club, is not the same player he was previously with the Texas Rangers. Perhaps it's a motiva...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Best hitting, baserunning tools in baseball -- MLB

    Manny Acta, Jim Bowden, Christopher Crawford

    Manny Acta, Jim Bowden and Christopher Crawford lay out which players have the best hitting and baserunning tools in baseball.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  12. Glaring holes among playoff contenders

    Buster Olney

    It's easy to imagine the Angels succeeding in October -- for seven innings, at least. Mike Trout is already widely regarded as the best player on the planet, and he is in the midst of what is arguably the best month of his career, sporting a 1.228 OP...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Cardinals inability to hit lefty pitching among contender weaknes...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello examines early-season weaknesses that have emerged for three contenders, including the Cardinals, Dodgers and Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  15. Atlanta Braves are being saved by their defense - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt writes why the Braves' defense deserves credit for saving its pitching staff thus far in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  16. 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