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  1. Francona's decision pays off

    Buster Olney

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The first pitch of Sunday's game here was still more than an hour away and Terry Francona was chewing gum at a record-setting rate, faster than any creature in history -- faster than any cud-chewing Holstein or Jersey cow, ever. ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
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  3. Bits: Nationals continue to tear it up

    Eric Karabell

    The hottest team in the National League, much to the chagrin of the suddenly vulnerable Cincinnati Reds, is the Washington Nationals. The Nats have won eight of 10 games and 19 of 25, and among the key hitters in the surge to contention have been thi...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  4. Cleveland Indians being held back by a surprising weakness - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt explains that while many picked the Cleveland Indians as a sleeper team because of their potentially improved defense, the Indians D has let them down this season.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  5. Future in doubt for Jason Grilli

    Eric Karabell

    Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jason Grilli entered Monday as the No. 2 closer on the ESPN Player Rater, but when the day ended he had left his save opportunity with a few more runs allowed and a sore forearm, with his future in doubt and with plent...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  6. New York Yankees and Brian Cashman are frugal yet still winning

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, MLB Insider Buster Olney examines how GM Brian Cashman is leading the Yankees in cutting payroll to get below the salary cap while still fielding a winning roster.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  7. Struggling New York Yankees need Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis...

    Dave Cameron

    The Yankees' pitchers have been lucky with men on base, and the team needs some help on offense. Dave Cameron explains.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  8. How Shin-Soo Choo and others who switched positions are faring in...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt looks at how Shin-Soo Choo and others who switched positions are faring in their new spots.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  9. Players I like more than most

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper forced his way into my overall top 20, and I've confidently penciled him in as National League MVP for 2013. It's safe to say I like him a bit more than most do, whether for fantasy baseball or o...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  10. Ryan Howard of Philadelphia Phillies, Eric Hosmer of Kansas City ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lists players he likes more than most do in fantasy drafts this season, including Ryan Howard, Bryce Harper and Eric Hosmer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  11. Bourn deal hurts Stubbs' value

    Eric Karabell

    Kudos to the Cleveland Indians for Monday's splashy signing of free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn, as he'll surely help the squad as a leadoff hitter who steals bases and adds significant defensive value. Of course, it's interesting t...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  12. Michael Bourn deal with Cleveland Indians hurts Drew Stubbs' valu...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy fallout of Michael Bourn's signing with the Cleveland Indians and how it could hurt the value of a potential sleeper in Drew Stubbs.

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  13. Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners among teams who have misse...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the teams that have missed big opportunities to improve this winter.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  14. Five offseason moves that will backfire

    Jim Bowden

    Recall the saying "it seemed like a good idea at the time" and you'll be able to apply it to a number of baseball's 30 teams. Indeed, most general managers would love to call a mulligan or two during their careers. As such, the following five players...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  15. A potential free-agency loophole

    Buster Olney

    Nick Swisher tweeted that he's going home, after finishing his four-year, $56 million deal with the Cleveland Indians. But the fact that Swisher attended Ohio State was only part of the reason the Indians pursued him so aggressively. He is a goo...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  16. Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse could be helped by a possible free a...

    Buster Olney

    Draft-pick compensation is hurting guys like Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse in free agency, but Buster Olney outlines a possible loophole.

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2012
  17. Swisher is good value for wrong team

    Keith Law

    Given the state of the free-agent market this winter, it's not surprising that Nick Swisher would get a four-year deal or an annual salary of $14 million, with a vesting option for a fifth season at the same rate. The surprise is that the contra...

    Blog | December 23, 2012