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  1. Tanaka timetable becoming clear?

    The New York Yankees appear to be very optimistic that Masahiro Tanaka will be able to pitch again for the team before the end of the season following a strong simulated game Thursday morning. Bob Nightengale of USA Today offered up the following ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. Add Yadier Molina now

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals had to be hoping that when superb catcher Yadier Molina was lost for a few months with a thumb injury, they could merely remain within striking distance of the NL Central lead. Mission accomplished there. The Cardinals are NL ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  3. Rookie rankings: Jose Abreu still top dog

    Jim Bowden

    This spring, many analysts predicted that this year's best rookies would likely consist of a group of position players that included Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  4. Non-closer RPs to consider adding

    Eric Karabell

    Saves aren't everything. Sure, the most popular relief pitchers in fantasy leagues are the ones who pitch the ninth inning with small leads for that very statistic, but as we approach September, it's time for many fantasy owners to take another look ...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. Vogt's determination paying off for A's

    Buster Olney

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Vogt played eight years in the minors and knows what it feels like to ride a bus overnight all the way from Gwinnett, Georgia, to Norfolk, Virginia, only to be told the hotel rooms aren't ready. He understands what it means...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  6. Montreal Expos...1994 champs?

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks closer at the Montreal Expos' chances of winning the 1994 World Series had there not been a strike.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  7. Don't overrate Wil Myers' current value

    Eric Karabell

    It's difficult to tell if Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers would be owned in roughly half of ESPN's standard leagues, and be one of the most-added players over the past week, had he not won the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2013. It might sound u...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  8. Will Tanaka pitch again in 2014?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Yankees are still hoping that they'll be able to get Masahiro Tanaka back before the end of the season, and it appears as if the next big hurdle for the pitcher will take place on Saturday. According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  9. MLB - What if Jeremy Giambi had slid and was safe in 2001 ALDS

    Dan Szymborski

    What were the Oakland A's chances of winning the 2001 World Series if Jeremy GIambi had slid in safe during the 2001 ALDS?

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  10. What to do if you own Garrett Richards

    Eric Karabell

    A wonderful Wednesday night of baseball -- both at the big league level and for the teens and tweens in Williamsport, Pennsylvania -- was a bit overshadowed by the knee injury suffered by Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards at Fenway Par...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  11. Oswaldo Arcia is worth a look

    Eric Karabell

    We spent the first two days of this week in this space discussing struggling lefty power hitters in Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton and Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez. Let's talk about someone playing well for a change. Minnes...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  12. When McCann returns to Yankees

    Joe Kaiser

    Brian McCann is eligible to come off the seven-day concussion disabled list on Saturday, but will that happen? And if not, when will the New York Yankees catcher return? According to George A. King III of the New York Post, McCann won't play again...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Best pitching tools in MLB

    Keith Law

    Our evaluation of the best tools in the game concludes with the pitching tools. On Wednesday, we at ESPN Insider laid out the best defensive tools, and on Thursday, we had the best hitting and baserunning tools. Keith Law looks at nine different pitc...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Astros' Chris Carter keeps on slugging

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps Houston Astros outfielder Chris Carter will never win a batting title -- hey, crazy things do happen in this sport -- but let's give this low-average hitter plenty of credit for the fine season he's having. Carter smacked two more home runs T...

    Blog | August 13, 2014