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  1. Early 2015 top-20 rankings, draft strategy

    Eric Karabell

    The first pick in 2015 fantasy baseball drafts is obvious, and while we can poke holes in the Mike Trout argument if we really want to, it's mostly nitpicking. Sure, the massive increase in strikeouts is concerning, he has little motivation to return...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  2. The top 10 first basemen in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In the second installment of our rankings of the best players at each position -- we ranked the catchers Sunday -- we rank the top 10 first basemen Monday, with the selections following input and observations of MLB evaluators. 1. Paul Goldschmidt...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  3. My top 20 players for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann ended his 2014 regular season on a significant high note by no-hitting the Miami Marlins Sunday, but it's still not enough to get him into my overall top 20 for next season. This theme has resonated...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. Encarnacion, Votto hurt; trade roundup

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners had a legitimate -- in theory -- decision to make a few months ago if looking at drafting first basemen in the second round. Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Davis were off the board, leaving, essentially, Edwin Encarnacion, Prince Fielder a...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  5. Best and worst of last year's contract extensions - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron looks back at last year's big contract extensions and explains why David Wright is a bargain and Elvis Andrus is a bust.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  6. Red Sox have options besides Napoli

    Buster Olney

    Ben Cherington was honored as baseball's executive of the year the other day, an award that pleased his peers, as well as his friends in the front office. Even throughout the trying 2012 season, Cherington was never caught up in privately placing bla...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  7. My MVP and Cy Young picks

    Keith Law

    On Monday, I revealed my rookie of the year ballots (I voted in the National League). Today I wanted to reveal what my ballots would look like for the other major player awards. Again, I only voted for NL ROY, so this is for the purpose of discussion...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  8. Keeper strategy advice; where to draft Adrian Beltre, Ryan Braun,...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola lays out relevant keeper advice heading into the offseason, including sleepers, posts his early top 10 for 2014, and looks at where he'd draft Ryan Braun, Bryce Harper and others.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  9. Players who've exceeded my expectations

    Keith Law

    I wrote last year about five players on whom I'd been wrong at some point, whether in an initial evaluation or even a second look in pro ball. In that spirit, here's the 2013 edition, looking at six more players who beat my expectations and who I now...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  10. Clayton Kershaw's path to the National League MVP award - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Clayton Kershaw will likely deserves the MVP award, but as Dan Szymborski explains, an outdated statistic could cost him.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  11. All-Star hitter interviews: Kipnis, Zobrist

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals are one of baseball's most successful organizations, in part because they think progressively and try new things. Coaxing more defensive versatility from their hitters is one of the more obvious themes, and certainly the fact ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  12. Manny Machado and Andrelton Simmons lead the defensive All-Star t...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt provides his lineup for the 2013 All-Star defensive team. Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons, who leads MLB with 24 defensive runs saved this season, is the top shortstop.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  13. Peripheral numbers show Carlos Gomez, Hunter Pence, Jeff Samardzi...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola looks at players who have performed above expectations this season and should continue to, such as Carlos Gomez, Hunter Pence and Jeff Samardzija.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  14. Arizona Diamondbacks winning with stars, not grit - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello writes that while Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers intended to build a "gritty" team with the club's many offseason moves, Arizona's 2013 success has been driven by the team's stars.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2013
  15. Believe in Jean Segura, not Edward Mujica

    Jim Bowden

    Sparky Anderson once told me he didn't believe in anything he saw on the field until June 1. Only after two months of baseball could he have confidence a player or team's performance was legitimate. With June just around the corner, there are seve...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  16. Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt setting MVP pace - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Paul Goldschmidt's improved plate discipline, line-drive ability and superb defense have him playing at an MVP-like level for the Diamondbacks, writes Scott Spratt.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013