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  1. Will Shoemaker make it back?

    AJ Mass

    The Los Angeles Angels, having clinched the American League West, now have the luxury of using the remainder of the season to set up their starting rotation exactly how manager Mike Scioscia would like it to be for their first playoff series. Unf...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  2. Red Sox full of fantasy value for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Rusney Castillo era began for the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, as the 27-year-old Cuban made his big league debut in center field, hitting seventh and delivering an infield single in four at-bats of a 9-1 loss. This was my first look at Castillo, an...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  3. The secrets to the Cardinals' success

    Jim Bowden

    They trailed the Milwaukee Brewers for the first five months of the season, were trudging along at six games over .500 as recently as Aug. 12 and have had to hold off the surging Pittsburgh Pirates, but there the St. Louis Cardinals sit, right back o...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  4. To-do lists for Orioles, Angels, Nationals

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- There will not much rest at all for Miguel Cabrera, it appears, no chance for him to stay off his right ankle and let the pain from his bone spur subside. If Wade Davis becomes weary in the next 14 days, he probably won't have much choic...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  5. Angels bullpen reason for second-half success

    Mike Petriello

    In ESPN The Magazine, Insider Mike Petriello explains how the Angels turned their bullpen from the worst to arguably the best, and Jim Keller shows how other contenders turned their seasons around.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  6. Could Daniels promote from within?

    Doug Mittler

    A dismal season for the Texas Rangers took another unexpected twist earlier this month when popular manager Ron Washington abruptly resigned, citing a personal matter. There was no talk of Washington's job being in jeopardy, so general manager Jo...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  7. Collapse of Oakland Athletics has been a team effort - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks for what's behind the Oakland Athletics' August and September collapse, and identifies many reasons.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  8. Chris Sale proving why he should be considered an elite pitcher -...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello examines the metrics of underappreciated White Sox starter Chris Sale, and finds they compare favorably to the best pitcher in baseball, Clayton Kershaw, and then explains what makes Sale so dominant.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  9. 'Keep calm' on these young players

    Keith Law

    A lot of highly touted prospects and other young major leaguers had what might appear to be disheartening seasons in 2014. Here are five examples of players whose stat lines this year shouldn't dampen your enthusiasm about their futures. Javier Ba...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  10. Hamilton's injury cause for concern?

    AJ Mass

    The good news for the Los Angeles Angels is that they continue to win games, even as they face the possibility of being without outfielder Josh Hamilton for yet another stretch of extended time. As Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times writes, ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  11. Rangers' managerial candidates

    Doug Mittler

    A dismal season for the Texas Rangers took another unexpected twist Friday when popular manager Ron Washington abruptly resigned, citing a personal matter. The Rangers have the worst record in baseball this season at 53-88, but there was no talk o...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  12. Instant replay category breakdown, why it's working - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks at what has gone right and wrong with regard to instant replay and provides a helpful table showing all the challenges and results by category.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  13. Cubs losing two infielders?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs are probably thankful that the 2014 season will soon be over, as their starting lineup appears to be falling prey to injury like a bunch of dominoes crshing to the ground one after the other. Early Tuesday, Anthony Rizzo underw...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  14. Why Washington Nationals are NL front-runners to make World Serie...

    Mike Petriello

    Which National League team is the front-runner to make the World Series? Mike Petriello outlines why all signs point to the Washington Nationals playing deep into October.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  15. Will Twins promote Meyer?

    AJ Mass

    There's a very good chance that the Minnesota Twins will be calling up prospect Alex Meyer to their expanded roster at the start of September in order to get the young pitcher a taste of the majors. According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pion...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  16. My early award winners, top contenders

    Keith Law

    With just five weeks left in the regular season, we're approaching peak silliness time, the point in the season when we start to hear narrative-based explanations for why players who weren't actually the best at their respective roles deserve more aw...

    Blog | August 19, 2014