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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Best defensive tools in baseball -- MLB

    Manny Acta, Jim Bowden, Christopher Crawford

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

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
  4. Josh Donaldson, Kyle Seager among next wave of talent at third ba...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt identifies the next wave of top-flight talent at third base, including Josh Donaldson and Kyle Seager.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Examining Trout's baserunning 'issue'

    Buster Olney

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A small smile developed on the face of Los Angeles Angels bench coach Dino Ebel when he was asked about Mike Trout's tendency to make his turn on the bases at something close to a right angle, an indication that this imperfection h...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  8. Remaking the Atlanta lineup

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman is now 24 years old and like Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates, he is learning that opposing pitchers have decided they simply have no reason to give him anything to hit. Going into Sunday's game, Freeman had seen the thir...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  9. Father's guidance aided Trout's ascent

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Jeff Trout stays up to watch his son Mike play, no matter what part of the world he happens to be in. Mike knows this because, no matter how late the Angels' games end, he gets text messages from his parents after the final pitch is thrown...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  10. 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
  11. What's going on with Trout?

    AJ Mass

    The Los Angeles Angels were excited to get both Josh Hamilton and Mike Trout back in their lineup on Tuesday night for the first time since April 8. Unfortunately, the happiness did not last long. As Jim Peltz of the Los Angeles Times writes, whil...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  12. Tanaka's edge against Trout

    Buster Olney

    The day after Masahiro Tanaka shut down Boston's lineup, some of the Red Sox hitters noted that you just don't see that many starting pitchers who throw as many splitters as Tanaka. "Closers, yes," said Jonny Gomes. "Relievers, yes. Bu...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  13. Eye-catching early-season numbers

    Buster Olney

    Early-season numbers that catch your eye: 51.1 That is the ground ball percentage of Prince Fielder this season, a significant increase over past seasons. Fielder hit his first home run of the season Tuesday night, but it goes without...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  14. Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and the top 25 players under the age of ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 25 players in baseball under the age of 25.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  15. Justin Verlander among MLB's most indispensable players - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down the most indispensable players in MLB, led by Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  16. Five takeaways from Opening Day

    Jim Bowden

    A large slate of games Monday offered glimpses of what could be an exciting 2014 season. There were unexpected performances (Alejandro De Aza's two home runs) and disappointing ones (Cliff Lee's eight earned runs in five innings), too, as well as a w...

    Blog | April 01, 2014