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  1. Sox upbeat, not despondent, after loss

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox's offense was dominated Thursday in a 4-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers, yet the postgame talk was positive from a team confident in who it is and where it is headed. Realistically, the odds are still long that the Whi...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
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  3. Buck's 2-run HR powers Mariners past Braves 7-5

    Buck's 2-run HR powers Mariners past Braves 7-5

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  4. Former BC High star beating the odds

    Kyle Brasseur

    BOSTON -- On the night that a local kid, Alex Hassan, spent his first game in a Red Sox uniform, Norm Walsh, his coach at Boston College High, told this story: "He was taking the French [Advanced Placement] exam and we got a late start up at St. ...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  5. Tote board: Odds for new Sox closer

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago White Sox will need a new closer now that Matt Lindstrom is on the disabled list, so in the spirit of horse racing's Triple Crown season, we will break down the contenders to win this particular race. Ronald Belisario Post Position: 1...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  6. Can Ortiz go where no Sox has tread?

    Gordon Edes

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few quick hits before Thursday's matinee from Target Field: * No Sox player has ever had three consecutive multi-homer games, so the odds aren't stacked in David Ortiz's favor. Only one big-leaguer since 1970 has done it: During a...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  7. Strange routes to pro baseball

    Tim Kurkjian

    Baseball history is filled with players who've taken strange routes and overcome long odds to play professionally.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2014
  8. Tigers World Series favorites entering May

    David Schoenfield

    From Bovada.lv, updated odds to win the World Series: Tigers: 13/2 Dodgers: 15/2 Yankees: 10/1 Cardinals: 10/1 Braves: 11/1 Nationals: 11/1 A's: 12/1 Red Sox: 14/1 Brewers: 14/1 Giants: 14/1 Those are the top 10. The biggest drops from...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  9. Mets beat the odds in bottom of the ninth

    Mark Simon

    The mathematics of baseball are such that the sacrifice bunt is often viewed with disdain by the sabermetrically-inclined fan. And if you were on Twitter when New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud bunted in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday ni...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  10. Agent for Archie Bradley, Arizona Diamondbacks at odds

    Hard-throwing pitcher Archie Bradley, the Arizona Diamondbacks' top prospect, will remain in the minor leagues despite a push by his agent to have the 21-year-old brought up to the big league club, according to a report.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  11. Oakland A's Josh Donaldson beat all the odds to become star third...

    Eddie Matz

    For ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, Eddie Matz writes that after his father went to prison, Josh Donaldson found an escape in baseball -- then became one of the best third basemen in the game.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  12. Herrera wins utility job; De La Rosa, Holt to Pawtucket

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jonathan Herrera, the odds-on favorite to win the job from the time the Red Sox acquired him in a trade from Colorado for left-hander Franklin Morales, appears set to open the season as the team's utility infielder. Herrera bea...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  13. MVP, Cy Young, HR leader odds

    David Schoenfield

    I'll do a post closer to the start of the season on awards prediction, but here are the early odds for MVP, Cy Young and the MLB home run leader, courtesy of Bovada.lv. 2014 American League MVP Mike Trout -- 5/1 Miguel Cabrera -- 6/1 Jacoby Ell...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  14. Sale has fifth best Cy Young odds

    Doug Padilla

    Chris Sale finished sixth in the Cy Young Award voting in 2012 and fifth in 2013, and according to the betting odds this year, he isn't projected to move any higher. According to the betting website bovada.com, the Chicago White Sox's Opening Day ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  15. Brent Lillibridge making an impression

    Richard Durrett

    Brent Lillibridge deals in reality. The utility man knows his odds to win a spot on this Texas Rangers team. But it hasn't deterred him. "For a guy in my situation, you need to have some results," Lillibridge said this week. "It's tough. You hope ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  16. Dunn confident for Oscars celebration

    Doug Padilla

    Odds are that Adam Dunn will be on a successful team Sunday night. Away from his day job as Chicago White Sox designated hitter/first baseman for about 48 hours, Dunn traveled to Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon to attend the 86th Annual Academy Aw...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  17. Early returns on Sizemore: Promising

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Caution remains the byword. Everyone involved knows the history, and the odds against this thing working. But Red Sox manager John Farrell sounded pretty bullish Saturday about the Grady Sizemore Resurrection Tour. With the ...

    Blog | February 22, 2014