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  1. Yankees face difficult decisions now

    Buster Olney

    Editor's Note: This blog has been updated to reflect official injury news regarding Masahiro Tanaka, released Thursday evening. Somebody wearing a uniform undoubtedly uttered the words "I told you so" on Wednesday night after news of Tanaka's elbo...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. Conditions are perfect for a Price trade

    Buster Olney

    Only the Tampa Bay Rays know for sure what will be deemed acceptable for David Price, or when they'll be ready to say yes. But rival officials are monitoring the market in the way that meteorologists follow weather patterns, and they believe that the...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  3. A's bullpen settling into roles

    AJ Mass

    After not wanting to commit to any one pitcher after removing Jim Johnson from the closer's job for the Oakland Athletics in mid-April, manager Bob Melvin has finally seen enough from Sean Doolittle that he has decided to make things official. "Th...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  4. MLB needs to re-evaluate fly ball ruling

    Buster Olney

    Almost two decades ago, one of the official scorers regularly used by an American League East team was a guy who was always really grumpy, and he seemed to take out his anger on fielders. Baseballs would be hammered at infielders at speeds that might...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  5. Possible roster moves in Baltimore

    Doug Mittler

    The Baltimore Orioles made it official Sunday by placing Chris Davis on the disabled list with a left oblique strain and had just 24 available players for a 9-3 loss to the Royals. Outfielder Nick Markakis started at first base the last two games ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  6. Could Rays be headed to Montreal?

    AJ Mass

    On Friday afternoon, Tampa Bay Rays president Matt Silverman once again met with local officials in an effort to figure out a long-term stadium solution that would keep the team in the Tampa Bay area. As Christopher O'Donnell of the Tampa Bay Tri...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  7. What position will Nick Franklin play?

    Joe Kaiser

    On Friday, it finally became official: Nick Franklin was beaten out by Brad Miller as Seattle's starting shortstop. "They both played extremely well, but Brad separated himself," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon explained of the position battle. S...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  8. O's infield, minus Machado

    AJ Mass

    Manager Buck Showalter of the Baltimore Orioles made it official on Sunday, announcing that third baseman Manny Machado would indeed, as long believed to be the case, begin the season on the 15-day disabled list. "We knew, he knew," Showalter sai...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  9. Top-50 fantasy prospects breakdown

    Eric Karabell

    Wait, so there's an actual top prospects list without the great Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton at the top of it? How could that be! Well, before you get upset while examining the official ESPN Fantasy top-50 prospects list for 2014, note ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  10. Cardinals OF prospect could stick

    AJ Mass

    Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes Sunday about a young prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals organization that is beginning to turn some heads this spring. However, his name is not Oscar Taveras -- it's Randal Grichuk. "Officials h...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  11. M's outfield coming into focus?

    Joe Kaiser

    Seattle's three outfield spots were among the big questions for the club heading into Spring, but on Friday Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon revealed which players have a shot to play at each of the positions. Though no official decisions have bee...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  12. Thursday Roundup: Reds rely on Hamilton

    AJ Mass

    Outfielder Billy Hamilton stole 13 bases last season in just 13 games -- six of which he didn't even get an official plate appearance after being inserted as a pinch-runner. That's why the Cincinnati Reds are optimistic that they've found their repla...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  13. In or out on Tanaka?

    AJ Mass

    Until he ultimately signs a contract, the courtship of Masahiro Tanaka is sure to be a daily soap opera that bears following. While there's no "official list" of what teams are in or out of the pursuit process, two teams seem to have taken up residen...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  14. Tuesday Roundup: Who shines in 2014?

    AJ Mass

    What will 2014 have in store for us? Only time will tell, but don't be surprised if come next October, we're talking about a World Series matchup of the Detroit Tigers versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. That may not be the "official prediction" of ES...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  15. No second thoughts on Choo

    AJ Mass

    Passing a physical prior to a contract becoming official has typically been a mere formality, but after watching Grant Balfour's deal with the Baltimore Orioles crumble just a week ago, perhaps we shouldn't take these things for granted. That said...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  16. A purposeful plan for the Yankees

    Buster Olney

    When Brian McCann arrived at Yankee Stadium earlier this week to prepare for his introductory news conference, club officials were struck by how excited he was, how invested he was. He sounded to them as if he couldn't wait for spring training to sta...

    Blog | December 07, 2013