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  1. Remaining schedules key in NL

    David Schoenfield

    An early theme of the 2014 season was parity: Through the first two months, just about every team could still sell themselves on a potential playoff chase. But the last month changed all that, especially in the National League, which has sorted itsel...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  2. A's clearly now the World Series favorites

    David Schoenfield

    Billy Beane had to make this trade. The Oakland A's might not be in this position a year from now, let alone three years or five or 10. The A's have been the best team in baseball in this season of parity, a season without a clear title favorite. ...

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  3. Baseball in need of more run production

    Buster Olney

    The topic of parity came up Thursday on "Baseball Tonight," and Rick Sutcliffe mentioned how the sport has changed over the last decade, in the wake of the steroid era. Many, many pitchers have used performance-enhancing drugs, for sure, but the s...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  4. Parity killing off the seller's market

    Buster Olney

    The volume of calls and text messages between general managers is growing as teams look to improve through trades, through adding help from outside of the organization. But as has been noted many times since Major League Baseball expanded its play...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  5. In season of parity, one great team exists

    David Schoenfield

    Pete Rozelle would have loved this baseball season. The former longtime NFL commissioner loved parity in his league. He once publicly admitted dissatisfaction with the Pittsburgh Steelers winning three Super Bowls in five years, leading Steelers c...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  6. Top 10 early trade candidates

    Jim Bowden

    The July 31 trade deadline is a little less than three months away. While every team is focused primarily on the draft right now, they're also realizing that because of the sport's parity and competitive balance, there could be fewer "sellers" at thi...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  7. NBA - Examining parity and the rebuilding cycles in the NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton looks at parity as a product of the cyclical nature of rebuilding in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2014
  8. MLB has never had more parity

    Jim Bowden

    One of the main purposes of ESPN Insider's Future Power Rankings is to offer fans hope. Even if your team is bad now, it might be really good in three years. The rankings are designed to peer into the projected future. However, this year's FPR als...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  9. MLB has greater parity than NFL

    Jayson Stark

    I know you've been waiting for this. If it's Super Bowl week, it must be time for that annual thing I do, which you all love so much. And you know what thing I'm talking about: The blog where I just happen to subtly mention that mayb...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  10. MLB has greater parity than NFL

    Jayson Stark

    Don't let the facts get in the way, brainwashed football fans. When it comes to parity, MLB beats the NFL.

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2014
  11. 20 hitters who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Parity has really put a damper on baseball's trade market. Several contending teams are looking to add bats, but the problem is that there are so many buyers and so few sellers. The law of supply and demand is skewed. In my opinion there are just...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  12. Alarming defensive trends for New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angel...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions examines five alarming defensive trends for MLB teams, including issues for the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2013
  13. Poll results: National League predictions

    David Schoenfield

    In my previous post, I ran down the American League poll results from the offseason report cards. Here are the National League results. As in the AL, fans are optimistic cross the board. For those who argue baseball lacks parity, tell that to base...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  14. MLB World Series race is wide open - ESPN The Magazine

    Dave Cameron

    In ESPN The Magazine, Dave Cameron writes about how parity has made MLB more unpredictable than ever.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2013
  15. NFL has more parity than MLB? Hah!

    Jayson Stark

    Well, this is it. That annual blog post you've been waiting for all year if you're a baseball fan -- and dreading all year if you're an unabashed drinker of the NFL Kool-Aid. Yep, it's that one. The one where I fulfill my ...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  16. MLB has more parity than NFL

    Jayson Stark

    Well, this is it. That annual blog post you've been waiting for all year if you're a baseball fan -- and dreading all year if you're an unabashed drinker of the NFL Kool-Aid.

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2013