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  1. Kinsler, Seager, biggest All-Star snubs

    David Schoenfield

    We've reached the most fun part of the All-Star Game: Arguing about the final rosters. The starters and reserves were named on Sunday and it was interesting to note the different philosophies of managers John Farrell and Mike Matheny in filling ou...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  2. Darling backs Mex in Hudgens squabble

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- SNY teammate Ron Darling defended Keith Hernandez's pointed on-air critiques of the team's hitting philosophy after fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens took swipes at the popular broadcast team. Joel Auerbach/Getty ImagesRon Darli...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  3. Cubs' lineup philosophy unchanged

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - True to his word, Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria still isn't letting the previous game's outcome determine his starting lineup the next day. One night after taking over the team lead in home runs (eight), third baseman Mike Olt is back ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  4. Yankees shifting philosophy on defense

    Danny Knobler | Special to

    About the time the "Moneyball" movie came out, a spoof trailer made its way around the Internet. "Too Much Moneyball," it was called, and it presented the New York Yankees as the very opposite of everything Moneyball and the Oakland A's stood for. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  5. Mets invent, implement 'Bases Per Out' stat

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Terry Collins defines the Mets' hitting philosophy as: "It's not about when you swing, it's about the damage you do when you swing. It's not early in the count necessarily. It's not deep in counts. It's when you get a ball that you can hi...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  6. MLB 20-Day Warning: Learning to Beat the Big, Bad Shift

    Ben Lindbergh

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days remain until the start of the MLB season? Well, you're in luck! We at the Triangle are set to spend spring training giving you a daily reason to get excited about base...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  7. TC eager to see Plawecki catch

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets drafted catcher Kevin Plawecki with the 35th overall pick in the 2012 draft in large part because he reflected their organizational hitting philosophy. In fact, during his final season at Purdue, Plawecki had a .44...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  8. Five questions about the bullpen

    Mark Saxon

    One of the themes of this Dodgers off-season has been to bake as little risk as possible into the cake, to patch every hole before it exists. Nowhere has that philosophy been more obvious than in the team's moves to water-proof the bullpen, which ...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  9. Stan Kasten on Bobby Cox and rebuilding the farm

    Mark Saxon

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- When Ted Turner asked Stan Kasten to go from running one of his sports teams, the Atlanta Hawks, to another, the Atlanta Braves, 26 years ago, Kasten came into the job with a staunch philosophy he'd had in the NBA. Acquir...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  10. Colin Cowherd writes that Boston is the most self-obsessed sports...

    Colin Cowherd

    In ESPN The Magazine's QB Issue, Colin Cowherd writes that the Red Sox's eighth championship is just the latest crowning achievement of the most self-obsessed sports city in the nation.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  11. Quick take: Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 4

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Apparently, the Los Angeles Dodgers could still learn a thing or two about grittiness. The Arizona Diamondbacks, the team that makes pluckiness an organizational philosophy, kept the Dodgers' season stuck on miserable with a ninth-i...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  12. Draft rules could impact Houston's plan

    Jason A. Churchill

    The MLB draft's new rule may be only a year old, but clubs already have their strategies down to a science. It may differ from team to team depending on philosophy, preferences, even organizational need. Yes, need. Unlike their counterparts in ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  13. New draft rules could impact Houston Astros strategy with No. 1 o...

    Jason A. Churchill

    The new draft rules could once again change the way Houston uses the No. 1 overall pick, writes Jason A. Churchill. Plus a look ahead to the weekend for the top prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  14. Justin Verlander, Derek Jeter, Ryan Howard get bumps in ADP; Carl...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass looks at players whose average draft position rank differs from their rank according to ESPN Fantasy staff.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  15. Strategy: Justin Verlander, other elite starting pitchers not wor...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his philosophy pertaining to when to take starting pitchers in 2013 drafts.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  16. Statistical impact of newest Boston Red Sox Jonny Gomes, Mike Nap...

    Jeremy Lundblad

    What kind of statistical impact will Napoli, Gomes and Victorino bring?

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012