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  1. Hammel's fate in October

    Doug Mittler

    The Oakland Athletics have shuffled their rotation to allow Scott Kazmir, Jeff Samardzija and Sonny Gray to pitch in a three-game series against the Rangers that begins Tuesday. As noted by MLB.com's Jane Lee, "this allows the A's to start Gray,...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. Will the Braves shop Gattis?

    Doug Mittler

    The slumping Atlanta Braves have played the last six games without Evan Gattis, who remains sidelined due to lingering effects from strep throat. Gattis is a native of the Dallas area and had looked forward to playing in a weekend series against...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. The market for Russell Martin

    Doug Mittler

    With his two-year, $17 million deal nearing its conclusion, Russell Martin picked a perfect time to put up solid offensive numbers. Martin draws consistent praise for his work behind the plate in Pittsburgh, and the 31-year-old has become a more ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. Baltimore Orioles will hold up well in playoffs despite lackluste...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why the likely playoff-bound Orioles, still being dismissed by many, will hold up well in the postseason despite having what many feel is a lackluster starting rotation.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  5. Wacha to the bullpen?

    Doug Mittler

    The St. Louis Cardinals decided to skip Michael Wacha's turn in the rotation after the righthander struggled with his command in his first two starts back from a shoulder injury. Wacha completed a bullpen session Sunday morning that went well, re...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. To-do lists for Orioles, Angels, Nationals

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- There will not much rest at all for Miguel Cabrera, it appears, no chance for him to stay off his right ankle and let the pain from his bone spur subside. If Wade Davis becomes weary in the next 14 days, he probably won't have much choic...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  7. The value of Holliday, Taveras in 2015

    Eric Karabell

    It's going to be interesting to see how much fantasy owners really want St. Louis Cardinals outfielders Matt Holliday and Oscar Taveras for fantasy purposes next season. The two players will likely handle the corner outfield slots for the perennial N...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  8. Angels bullpen reason for second-half success

    Mike Petriello

    In ESPN The Magazine, Insider Mike Petriello explains how the Angels turned their bullpen from the worst to arguably the best, and Jim Keller shows how other contenders turned their seasons around.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  9. Stewart a GM in Arizona?

    Doug Mittler

    Dave Stewart faces a Catch 22 when it comes to the vacant job of Arizona Diamondbacks' general manager. Stewart, the former major league pitcher and coach who is currently a player agent, has been mentioned as a leading candidate to replace the d...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  10. Audition time for Nick Franklin

    Doug Mittler

    The Tampa Bay Rays will get a late-season look at infielder Nick Franklin, who was called up after Triple-A Durham's loss Saturday in the International League championship series. Franklin, another of the pieces acquired in the trade for David Pr...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  11. Could Daniels promote from within?

    Doug Mittler

    A dismal season for the Texas Rangers took another unexpected twist earlier this month when popular manager Ron Washington abruptly resigned, citing a personal matter. There was no talk of Washington's job being in jeopardy, so general manager Jo...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  12. Late scouting notes on Franklin Barreto, Aaron Blair, Stephen Pis...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford has some late prospect scouting reports on Stephen Piscotty, Aaron Blair, Franklin Barreto and the Houston Astros' draft class.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2014
  13. Castillo nearing Red Sox debut?

    Joe Kaiser

    The Boston Red Sox are expected to soon see what they have in their $72.5 million man, Rusney Castillo. Over the past two weeks, the speedy 5-foot-9 outfielder has played in three levels of the Red Sox farm system, first with the Gulf Coast League...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  14. Could Ryan Howard thrive as a DH?

    Joe Kaiser

    The five-year, $125 million extension that Ryan Howard signed back in April 2010 hasn't worked out well for Philadelphia, and the slugger's days in a Phillies uniform could very well be numbered. The 34-year-old first baseman has seen his production ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  15. How long will Morneau be out?

    Joe Kaiser

    Is the injury to Justin Morneau's rib cage serious enough to keep him out of the Colorado lineup for an extended period of time? Fortunately, the Rockies believe Morneau -- who was injured Friday and sat out Saturday -- avoided serious injury and ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  16. Yankees to target Nelson Cruz this winter?

    Joe Kaiser

    Nelson Cruz's huge season in Baltimore (.263, 39 HR, 102 RBI) is sure to make the 34-year-old slugger one of the biggest names on the free agent market this winter. Will the New York Yankees be one of his main suitors? Nick Cafardo of The Boston ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014