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  1. Dioner Navarro, Erik Kratz of Toronto Blue Jays not in favor of p...

    Jayson Stark

    Even as baseball officials are finalizing a new rule designed to protect catchers from home plate collisions, they are hearing dissent from a group they didn't originally expect: catchers themselves.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  2. Burnett closer to home with Phils

    Jayson Stark

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Down the spring training highway in Pirates City, Jason Grilli was already jokingly referring to A.J. Burnett on Sunday as "the ghost of A.J." But as the Pirates embarked on their first official day of Life After A.J., their on...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  3. MLB briefs managers, GMs on new replay system

    Jayson Stark

    Major League Baseball officials spent two hours Wednesday briefing managers and general managers about tentative details of the new, challenge-based instant-replay system which will go into effect next season.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers place Carlos Marmol on outright waivers, hope...

    Jayson Stark

    The Los Angeles Dodgers placed reliever Carlos Marmol on outright waivers, with the intention of sending him to the minor leagues, sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  5. Jean Segura should've been called out

    Jayson Stark

    It's now official. Jean Segura has "stolen" first base for the last time. And so, for that matter, has everyone else. This is it, friends -- the third and final episode of our Jean Segura baserunning trilogy, soon not to be...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  6. The final ruling on Jean Segura's baserunning misadventures

    Jayson Stark

    It's now official. Jean Segura has "stolen" first base for the last time.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  7. Major League Baseball officials set to study replay at World Base...

    Jayson Stark

    Several Major League Baseball officials will travel to World Baseball Classic games in Miami this month to explore potential options for an extensive expansion of instant replay, baseball people familiar with the trip told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2013
  8. Examining the potential trade market for starting pitchers

    Jayson Stark

    Cole Hamels, Zack Greinke and Matt Garza highlight a potentially interesting trade market for starting pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  9. MLB -- All-Star Giants prove everyone wrong

    Jayson Stark

    Those who doubted the inclusion of Melky Cabrera, Pablo Sandoval and Matt Cain as starters looked foolish after the Giants led the National League to an 8-0 All-Star rout.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  10. MLB, union will deny Albert Pujols-type deals in future

    Jayson Stark

    MLB and the union have informed teams and agents that they will no longer approve personal-service deals and special "milestone" bonus clauses similar to those contained in Albert Pujols' contract with the Angels, officials of both agencies told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  11. 3-way tie would create logistical headache

    Jayson Stark

    As the AL wild-card gap shrinks, baseball officials are sweating out the possibility of a three-way tie that could wreak havoc with next week's American League Division Series. The Boston Red Sox hold a 2.5-game lead over both the Tampa Bay Rays an...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  12. Three-way tie in American League wild-card race would cause logis...

    Jayson Stark

    As the AL wild-card gap shrinks, baseball officials are now sweating out the possibility of a three-way tie that could wreak havoc with next week's American League Division Series.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2011
  13. Spring training 2011: Philadelphia Phillies' Charlie Manuel confu...

    Jayson Stark

    While manager Charlie Manuel professed publicly that he was "not disappointed", Phillies officials clearly were confused, and at least mildly frustrated, by Luis Castillo's absence.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2011
  14. Sources: Brandon Webb agrees to one-year deal with Rangers

    Jayson Stark

    Free-agent pitcher Brandon Webb has agreed to a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, pending a physical, an official of a club that had interest in Webb told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2010
  15. Favorite baseball books of 2010

    Jayson Stark

    Judging from the demolition parking derby currently in progress at the mall, a lot of you still have shopping to do this holiday season. And now that I'm an official two-time author, I know exactly what you're looking for that ca...

    Blog | December 17, 2010
  16. St. Louis Cardinals have 2½ months to extend Albert Pujols' ...

    Jayson Stark

    Could Albert Pujols play for a team other than the Cardinals? It's possible if he doesn't sign a contract extension before the start of spring training.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2010