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  1. Potential changes to development of under-20 players - NHL

    Corey Pronman

    Could there be changes on the way in terms of how NHL teams develop their under-20 prospects? Corey Pronman examines, with insight from executives and scouts.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2014
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  3. Playoff starting pitcher, rotation rankings

    Jim Bowden

    The most important element of every major league team in the playoffs is its starting rotation; it's the closest equivalent to a quarterback on an NFL team or the top three players on an NBA team. History has shown us that elite starting pitching has...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. How to fix the league's back-to-back problem - NBA

    Tom Haberstroh

    In the second installment of a two-part series on the NBA's unsustainable schedule, Tom Haberstroh outlines the league's best options to reduce the number of back-to-backs while maintaining its brand and economic momentum.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  5. Should playoffs determine head coaching jobs? - NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    Should a coach's future hinge on his team's playoff outcome?

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  6. NBA - Examining parity and the rebuilding cycles in the NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton looks at parity as a product of the cyclical nature of rebuilding in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2014
  7. Kansas City Royals' postseason blue print - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan outlines what must break right for the Kansas City Royals to get to the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2014
  8. Los Angeles Dodgers come out on top of peak value rankings - MLB

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross ranks all 30 teams assuming every player is at his peak, with the Dodgers coming out on top.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  9. Why the NBA should eliminate its divisional format - NBA

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle writes that given the NBA's current two-conference, six-division format that often produces skewed playoff seedings -- as well as a lack of divisional rivalries -- it's time for the league to change its structure.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2013
  10. How to fix the L.A. teams

    Jim Bowden

    No, it isn't a very happy time in Southern California. SoCal fans just watched as the Lakers and Clippers got bounced out of the NBA playoffs in the first round, while the Dodgers and Angels have looked like they might not even make the playoffs. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  11. NBA - How much is LeBron James worth?

    Tom Haberstroh

    How much would LeBron James earn if the league didn't have a salary cap?

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  12. Bobby Valentine can thank social media for recent firing - ESPN T...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, Buster Olney writes that thanks to the 24-7 world of social media, baseball has lost a former mainstay: The quotable, hot-headed manager.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  13. NBA - Why an 82-game season might be unnecessary in the NBA

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine argues that an 82-game season isn't really necessary in today's NBA and should be shortened.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  14. Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout should win the AL MVP according to ...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating examines the case for the AL MVP, arguing that supporters of Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera both get it wrong, while the innovative stat called WPA provides the real answer.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  15. San Francisco 49ers Alex Smith, Pittsburgh Steelers Lawrence Timm...

    Mag Staff

    Every athlete seeks that sweet spot between development and decline. But how many know exactly when that is? In ESPN The Magazine's Age Issue, stats gurus pick peak performance ages for key positions in NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  16. Relative to sports teams' values, athletes are underpaid - ESPN T...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating says even though athlete salaries continue to rise, so do the value of sports teams. In comparison to that, athletes are rather underpaid.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  17. MLB Draft - LSU pitcher Kevin Gausman could be a top-5 pick

    Keith Law

    Keith Law watched LSU take on Alabama on Friday night and came away with notes on several prospects, including Tigers pitcher Kevin Gausman, who could be a top-5 pick in this year's NBA draft.

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2012