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  1. Possible fits for Rafael Soriano

    Doug Mittler

    A number of free agent relievers are still available a month before spring training, including Rafael Soriano, the owner of 207 career saves. Soriano had 32 saves last season, but lost his job as closer of the Washington Nationals last season and...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  2. Will James Shields get $100 million?

    Doug Mittler

    Is any team really willing to make James Shields a $100 million man? A number of executives told Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com that they expect the free agent righthander to land a contract of at least five years and $100 million. "Two execs say...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  3. Will Shields get $100 million?

    Doug Mittler

    Rumor Central's AJ Mass reported Sunday that the market for James Shields appears to be getting smaller. But the free agent pitcher may still be in line for a nine-figure payday. A number of executives told Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com that th...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  4. Top 12 surprise stats of 2014 MLB season

    Buster Olney

    No sport overflows with information the way baseball does, with each pitch of each plate appearance adding to the growing expanse of an analytic universe. The players begin generating these numbers in early March, in exhibition games, and this contin...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  5. MLB - Who is more likely to be traded, Cole Hamels or Starlin Cas...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan examines the possibility that Cole Hamels and/or Starlin Castro could be traded this offseason and what precedes a potential deal.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  6. Impact of Chapman switching agents

    Doug Mittler

    Aroldis Chapman, who put up some numbers as historically dominant as any closer this side of Mariano Rivera, reportedly as changed agents. Jeff Passan on Yahoo Sports tweets the Cincinnati Reds' lefthander has switched from Hendricks Sports to Relat...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  7. Does Butler have a future in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals will soon have a decision to make regarding designated hitter Billy Butler, who has a $12.5 million option for next season. Butler posted a .271/.323/.379 slash line, marking the second straight year that all three numbers ...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  8. Will the Royals try to run on Bumgarner?

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- When San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers the ball to home plate with a runner at first base tonight, the numbers that appear on the stopwatch of Kansas City Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz will indicate to him t...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  9. Interest in Tomas increasing?

    The wait continues for Yasmany Tomas, as the free agent outfielder has yet to put his name on the dotted line of any contract, though the number of teams that have been said to be courting him doesn't seem to be getting any lower. According to D...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  10. Jeter's legacy: consistency, reliability

    Buster Olney

    Two camps have warred throughout Derek Jeter's career -- those who claim he has raised his level of play in crucial moments, versus the crowd of skeptics, who countered that Jeter merely cashed in on a fragment of his extraordinary number of opportun...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  11. Metric proof Derek Jeter is winningest ever

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Mets fan (and Numbers columnist) Peter Keating finds a new metric that reaches a troubling conclusion: Derek Jeter is the best player of all time.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  12. Least Valuable Player awards for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    The Texas Rangers, playing better of late but still the worst team in the American League, started seven rookies in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros. The Rangers have used a record number of players to get through the season, and while...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  13. Max Scherzer, Jon Lester are even better than the numbers show --...

    Scott Spratt

    The big three free agent pitchers are even better than you think.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2014
  14. The market for Michael Cuddyer

    Doug Mittler

    Michael Cuddyer is nearing the end of a three-year, $31 contract with the Colorado Rockies, a deal in which the outfielder/first baseman put up solid numbers - when he was able to stay on the field. Cuddyer is hitting .318 with a .532 slugging pe...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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