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  1. 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
  2. Shaky Nathan still closer?

    AJ Mass

    When all was said and done on Saturday, Joe Nathan earned his 25th save of the season. However, he didn't do so without first allowing two hits and a run -- once again raising some potential red flags for manager Brad Ausmus that perhaps the veteran ...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  3. Papelbon's fate with Phillies

    AJ Mass

    With five losses in their last six games, save opportunities have been few and far between for the Philadelphia Phillies. However, in spite of the emergence of Ken Giles as a strong bullpen option, it's still Jonathan Papelbon who is getting those ra...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  4. Changes ahead in Tigers pen?

    AJ Mass

    According to Detroit Tigers beat writer James Schmehl, "The Tigers were prepared to promote newly signed reliever Jim Johnson to Detroit on Wednesday night. In an odd twist, Johnson actually asked to stay in the minors a bit longer." Manager Brad...

    Blog | August 15, 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. Remaining value of Darvish, Bailey

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Wednesday, five of the top 20 starting pitchers by ESPN average draft position this season -- a quarter of them! -- had that annoying asterisk next to their name denoting their place on the disabled list, and as we found out earlier this wee...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  7. Stats versus strengths for Kershaw

    A.J. Ellis, Special to Insider

    Guest bloggers are stepping in for Buster Olney this week to write the lead item, while Buster still has his news and notes below that. Today's guest blogger is Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis. Almost exactly two hours before he takes the ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Could Mets move Niese?

    AJ Mass

    As Danny Knobler of ESPN New York writes, "It's August, so the New York Mets (like all other teams) will put most if not all of their players through waivers. That's only significant if they actually have any interest in trading the player (e.g. Bart...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  10. Verlander facing first DL stint?

    AJ Mass

    Admitting that he is nervous, Justin Verlander is getting ready to undergo an MRI in Detroit on Tuesday to figure out what's going in his right shoulder. Until the results come in, both the pitcher and the Detroit Tigers organization will have to hop...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  11. Willingham can replace injured bats

    Eric Karabell

    Josh Willingham bashed 35 home runs for the 2012 Minnesota Twins, while also drawing 76 walks, and while it might not seem clear, those skills remain. Sure, Willingham hasn't been able to hit for average or stay healthy since, but the intriguing Mond...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  12. How to value the Rockies for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners are probably getting tired of the top Colorado Rockies players, especially slumping star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who -- while you were all participating in fantasy football mock drafts this weekend -- was again placed on the disabl...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  13. Options for Tigers if Sanchez is out

    AJ Mass

    Should the Detroit Tigers end up needing some more help in the starting rotation -- a distinct possibility as the team awaits an update on the health of Anibal Sanchez -- the answer might end up being Robbie Ray. According to Chris McCosky of th...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  14. How long will Sanchez be out?

    AJ Mass

    The Detroit Tigers are sending Anibal Sanchez back to Detroit so that he can get an MRI on his right side to determine the severity of an injury that forced him from his Friday start. Sanchez left the game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fift...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  15. Jose Peraza leads top 10 fantasy second-base prospects -- fantasy...

    Christopher Crawford

    Who are the top 10 long-term fantasy baseball prospects at second base? Christopher Crawford offers up his ranking.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2014
  16. Detroit Tigers boast best shot of any team to win the World Serie...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski updates MLB playoff odds following the trade deadline. The ZiPS formula sees the Tigers as the new World Series favorites.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014