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  1. Reasons for Wainwright's success

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- Oh sure, Adam Wainwright would rather have been on the field in 2011 doing what he loves to do. But he explained on Saturday that while he has always loved baseball, he sort of renewed his vows with the sport that summer as he went throu...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  2. Twins set up for promising future

    Buster Olney

    Piece by piece, the Minnesota Twins are getting better. It's just that you can't really see it yet -- not at Target Field, anyway. The big league Twins have been something of a surprise in how effective their pitching has been, and Minnesota begi...

    Blog | May 18, 2013
  3. Hicks struggling, Mastroianni worth a look

    Eric Karabell

    Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire might not want to admit it, but rookie outfielder Aaron Hicks is clearly overmatched at the plate. I caught a few of Hicks' at-bats over the weekend and again Monday, with each of them ending in strikeouts,...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  4. Rookie Aaron Hicks struggling to hit at big league level; Darin M...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy highlights from Monday's games, including rookie Aaron Hicks' continued struggles and Wei-Yin Chen's outing versus the Red Sox.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  5. You Can't Predict Baseball: Bold predictions

    You Can't Predict Baseball

    Every year we at You Can't Predict Baseball try to predict baseball with some, well, rather bold predictions. At the end of the season we like to go back and see just how right or wrong we were. Sometimes, we nail it. Sometimes, we predict Vernon Wel...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  6. Philadelphia Phillies get Ben Revere from Minnesota Twins to play...

    The Phillies filled their biggest need right before the winter meetings ended, acquiring center fielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins for right-handers Vance Worley and Trevor May on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  7. Plan B for facing Josh Hamilton

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton has 18 homers in the Rangers' first 34 games, something nobody has ever done in the history of baseball. But here's another number that is a little stunning: Hamilton has just 13 walks, with five of those b...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  8. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  9. Breaking down Hamilton's homer barrage

    ESPN Stats & Information

    AP Photo/Tony GutierrezJosh Hamilton tied an MLB record with his 18th homer in the Rangers' 34th game Saturday.Josh Hamilton homered for the ninth time in his past six games Saturday, sending C.J. Wilson's 80 mph curveball into the right-field seats ...

    Blog | May 12, 2012
  10. Los Angeles Angels are trying to survive injuries, poor performan...

    Buster Olney

    From Jordan Walden's struggles to recent injuries to Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins, the Angels' bullpen has taken a beating so far this season, writes Buster Olney. At 6.5 games back in the AL West, the club is hanging on while its 'pen is repaired.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  11. Start/sit advice, two-start pitchers, rankings for the Week 5 of ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft breaks down the schedule for the week of May 7-13 for the best hitter matchups, two-start pitchers and streaming opportunities.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2012
  12. Bryce Harper, Dellin Betances and other top prospects off to slow...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus looks at five of baseball's top prospects who are off to slow starts in 2012, providing reasons you should, and should not, be concerned.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  13. Yu Darvish's specialized skill

    Buster Olney

    There was a moment during Yu Darvish's start against the New York Yankees on Tuesday when Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli dropped into a squat to call a pitch and made an unusual sign -- sort of an upside-down L, aimed in the direction of the ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  14. Yu Darvish has a special ability that few pitchers share - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Yu Darvish's expansive arsenal of pitches is impressive, but as Buster Olney writes, it's his ability to maintain the feel and effectiveness of all of them that makes the Rangers pitcher special.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  15. Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Young continues to improve ...

    Buster Olney

    Arizona's Chris Young is constantly evaluating and tweaking his swing, and his latest adjustments, Buster Olney writes, have helped him find some rhythm at the plate and get off to a hot start in 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  16. MLB predictions: divisions and awards

    As usual, I've sketched out my win-loss predictions for all 30 teams and winners for the six major postseason awards. Usually, I find it's easy to pick a few teams I think will run away from their respective packs -- which isn't to say...

    Blog | April 03, 2012