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  1. Rangers met with RHP James Shields

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN DIEGO -- Just before the start of the winter meetings, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels met with free-agent right-handed pitcher James Shields and his agent. Daniels described Sunday's conversation as just that; no financial numbers w...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  2. By the numbers: Which Cain catch is best?

    Mark Simon

    Patrick Smith/Getty ImagesThe metrics rate this catch by Lorenzo Cain as his best of the postseason. One of the nice things about advanced defensive metrics is that we can use them to calculate just how good a play a player made. You've seen some ...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  3. Roster numbers add to Washington's pain

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The manager sat in his chair, legs crossed, and explained his pain very calmly. On Friday night, Ron Washington used his 59th player of 2014, first baseman Ryan Rua, tying a major league record. In about four days, the Texas Rangers wil...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  4. Jon Lester sharp again as Red Sox shut out Royals

    Jon Lester allowed no earned runs for the third time in four starts, and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 6-0 win Sunday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 20, 2014
  5. Major League Baseball -- Jim Bowden's What would it take to get s...

    ESPN Insider

    ESPN Insider offers previews of the top 25 teams most likely to make the inaugural CFB playoff.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  6. Rays, A's leading new non-K trend?

    Tommy Rancel

    On a recent episode of the Jonah Keri Podcast, host Jonah Keri and guest Rob Neyer spoke about the rising strikeout rate in baseball and what teams may do to combat the soaring number of punchouts. One theory tossed around was the return on emphasis ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  7. Signing Haren looks like a sensible move

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers might have been able to wait and acquire a pitcher with better numbers over the past couple of seasons. Dan Haren might have been able to find a better opportunity elsewhere, in which he could have been an entrenched No. 3 or ...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  8. Carlos Gonzalez, Jacoby Ellsbury lose lots of value down the stre...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses a number of hitters whose values make a big move, either up or down, in the final weeks.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  9. CC Sabathia, Felix Hernandez, Ubaldo Jimenez, Anibal Sanchez see ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses players who have made huge gains or falls in starting pitcher rankings for the rest of the season.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  10. Royals score four runs in 8th to beat Astros

    Mike Moustakas tied it with an RBI single before George Kottaras scored the go-ahead run on a bases-loaded walk in a four-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  11. Overbay not underperforming

    Wallace Matthews

    KANSAS CITY -- On this date one year ago, the New York Yankees' everyday first baseman was batting .212, with four home runs, 17 RBIs, an on-base percentage of .269 and an OPS of .634. This season, the numbers for the Yankees' everyday first basem...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  12. Start/sit advice, two-start pitchers, rankings for Week 6 of the ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft breaks down the Monday-through-Sunday schedule and offers helpful tips for Week 6 of the fantasy baseball season, noting that the schedule is surprisingly light in terms of number of games.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  13. What we've learned about the MLB season so far

    Jayson Stark

    There's still a long, long way to go, but here's what we've learned from the first 30 games or so.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  14. Josh Hamilton, Jason Heyward, Matt Kemp all off to slow starts, b...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft says not to panic too much over a number of top hitters getting off to slow starts.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  15. Eric Hosmer, Derek Jeter, Melky Cabrera among those whose spring ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft looks at a number of intriguing fantasy options whose spring training performances are worth watching, such as Eric Hosmer and Derek Jeter.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2013
  16. Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown Coronation

    Anna Clark

    Miguel Cabrera did not sneak onto the throne. He could have sat out Game 162 and saved himself the risk of undercutting his AL-topping numbers: .330 average, which led the MLB, 44 home runs, and 139 RBIs. With the AL Central title locked up, manager ...

    Blog | October 04, 2012