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  1. Could Price stay with Rays?

    AJ Mass

    Although the Tampa Bay Rays continue to occupy the cellar in their division, they have gone 7-3 over their last ten games, and David Price is hoping that his team's momentum can continue so that he can continue to call the Rays "his team." "We're ...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  2. Taveras' wait could be a long one

    AJ Mass

    The buzz surrounding St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras never quite built up a ton of momentum this spring, as the outfielder has dealt with both hamstring and right leg issues in his attempt to recover from last year's ankle surgery in the h...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  3. Ike's fate with Mets in his own hands

    AJ Mass

    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Ike Davis has "already has reported to Port St. Lucie" and that while the New York Mets may well still end up sending him elsewhere before the start of the season, "the momentum has definitely moved as the win...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  4. Cubs closing in on Tanaka?

    AJ Mass

    The deadline for Masahiro Tanaka to make a deal that would bring him the United States to pitch in 2014 is one week away, and while there's no reason to believe a decision is imminent, the Chicago Cubs may be gaining momentum towards possibly nabbing...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  5. Seattle gaining momentum on Tanaka?

    AJ Mass

    Where will Masahiro Tanaka end up pitching in 2014? The signs may be beginning to point towards the free agent pitcher wearing the uniform of the Seattle Mariners. According to's Jayson Stark, although he admits it's still early in the ga...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  6. How Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum can build momentum for 2014 -...

    Manny Acta

    Manny Acta writes that despite the Chicago Cubs' struggles this season, there are steps manager Dale Sveum can take over the next two months to set the team up for success in 2014. It starts with fixing Starlin Castro.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  7. How Washington Nationals will use Stephen Strasburg tops second-h...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks ahead to the biggest storylines in the second half of the baseball season. Will the Nationals really stick to their innings limit for Stephen Strasburg? Can the Pirates keep their momentum going? Those and more.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2012
  8. Arizona delivering in the West

    Buster Olney

    The Rockies lost their best pitcher this week, in Jorge De La Rosa, and then the Giants lost catcher Buster Posey. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks keep winning, keep gaining momentum. With their victory on Thursday night, they are within 1½ g...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  9. MLB: With the competition dinged up, and the scary schedule in th...

    Buster Olney

    Arizona has done some things right this year, but the Diamondbacks should also be encouraged by the struggles (and injuries) of the competition, as well as the fact a good portion of a frightening schedule is now behind them.

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2011
  10. Barnes and Springer gain momentum

    Jason A. Churchill

    Sometimes momentum takes control. Even in baseball, a sport that requires patience, rhythm and discipline as much as athletic skill, momentum often gets its way. The same is true with the draft, to an extent, as it matters not what prospects did in F...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  11. MLB Draft: UConn's Matt Barnes and George Springer are gaining mo...

    Jason A. Churchill

    As the draft approaches, the question isn't "who's the best," but "who's playing the best?" Jason A. Churchill looks at which prospects are playing well down the stretch and gaining draft momentum in the eyes of scouts.

    Blog | Conversation | May 25, 2011
  12. Oakland straddling the tense

    Buster Olney

    It is understood, in the world of baseball players and their fans, that you must respect the karma of momentum. If your team is rallying, then you must not change anything -- not your seat placement, not your posture, not your choice of words. And t...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  13. MLB: Seemingly every A's game will come down to a run or two this...

    Buster Olney

    With a pitching staff that could be among the best in all of baseball, and an offense that can equal that staff only in that they seem capable of consistently keeping the scoreboard inactive, the A's figure to be playing tense baseball all year.

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2011
  14. Philadelphia Phillies benefit from some questionable calls agains...

    Matthew Carruth

    The Phillies got some help from some questionable calls in their Game 2 win against the Reds.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2010
  15. MLB - Momentum is meaningless heading into postseason baseball

    Tom Haberstroh

    In ESPN The Magazine, Tom Haberstroh explains why momentum down the stretch of the baseball season is nothing more than a myth when it comes to playoff success. In fact, playoff-bound teams should be employing strategies that ignore wins and losses.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2010
  16. Momentum is overrated

    Joe Morgan

    The Indians have had an amazing two-week run, but I expect the White Sox (and Yankees) to hold on.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2005