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  1. MLB - Connections through a softball championship and cancer

    Jim Caple

    Former World Series manager Fred Hutchinson died of cancer 50 years ago. When a friend from a championship team of 25 years ago passed this summer, Jim Caple's thoughts turned to the connection the game, and the disease, brings us.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  2. Down with MLB interleague games in September

    Jim Caple

    Interleague series in May? Sure. In June and July? Fine. But not now. Not in the heat of September pennant races.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  3. MLB trading deadline deals and the human element

    Jim Caple

    Could you leave everything behind and start a new life in another city tomorrow? That's what the trade deadline asks of MLB players.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  4. How to make the MLB draft better

    Jim Caple

    They call them "competitive balance" picks. But the way they're going to work in this year's MLB draft is waaaaaay off base.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2013
  5. World Baseball Classic is different things to different teams

    Jim Caple

    Just an exhibition series here. A steppingstone there. A matter of national pride elsewhere. The World Baseball Classic means different things to different teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  6. A shift in the players' view of PEDs

    Buster Olney

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Imagine the player who won his appeal of a positive drug test last week was named John Doe, or Ray Kinsella, or Crash Davis. Because there's something that we've learned about this generation of players that really doesn&#039...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  7. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  8. Seattle Mariners sign Hisashi Iwakuma to one-year deal

    Jerry Crasnick

    Free agent pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has reached agreement on a one-year, guaranteed $1.5 million contract with the Seattle Mariners, his agent, Paul Cobbe, told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  9. MLB - Baseball in Europe is about to take off

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    While providing more prospects to the States, the state of America's pastime in Europe is making big gains in popularity.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2011
  10. For MLB, It's "San Juan Today, Tomorrow, The World"

    Al Bello/Getty Images Baseball in San Juan involves way more dancing. Last night, the Florida Marlins hosted the New York Mets in the last showdown of a three-game series between the NL East rivals. As you may have heard, the series was not - a...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  11. A variety of reactions to Mark McGwire's admission -- Buster Olne...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney speaks with several people from around baseball to try to get a handle on how Mark McGwire's recent confession is being received throughout the sport. Plus, answers to readers' questions on McGwire, and news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2010
  12. Major League Baseball's winter meetings provide lots of news fodd...

    Jim Caple

    We've heard lots of news from the MLB winter meetings, but here are some ultra-secret scoops.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2009
  13. Jim Caple: Jeff Zimmerman is dreaming again of the majors

    Jim Caple

    Former All-Star Jeff Zimmerman had a one-of-a-kind first trek to the majors. Now he's trying to get back.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2009
  14. Ichiro comes through with big hit as Japan wins WBC

    Ichiro Suzuki drove in the winning runs as Japan beat Korea to win the WBC again.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 24, 2009
  15. Steve Phillips: Netherlands' roster not loaded with great talent

    Steve Phillips

    While the Netherlands has taken the WBC by storm with its stunning wins over the Dominican Republic, its roster isn't loaded with great talent.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2009
  16. Jim Caple: How to create more interest in the World Baseball Clas...

    Jim Caple

    We're excited about the World Baseball Classic, but here are 10 ways to make it even better.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2009