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  1. Ranking the MLB playoff lineups

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday and the playoff bullpens Tuesday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the lineups of the nine remaining playoff teams. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB ranks (regular season): Runs: 6th | OPS: 3rd...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. Ranking the playoff bullpens

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the bullpens of the 10 playoff teams. 1. Kansas City Royals Closer: Greg Holland Setup man: Wade Davis Situational righties: Kelvin Herrera, Aaron Cr...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. The Pittsburgh Pirates' struggles versus lefties among notable tr...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down the key stats, trends and matchups for the upcoming wild-card games, plus lays out the ZiPS projection odds for who will win.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  4. Playoff starting pitcher, rotation rankings

    Jim Bowden

    The most important element of every major league team in the playoffs is its starting rotation; it's the closest equivalent to a quarterback on an NFL team or the top three players on an NBA team. History has shown us that elite starting pitching has...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  5. Pittsburgh Pirates lead MLB in use of the shift - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt of Baseball Info Solutions looks closer at the shifting tendencies of MLB playoff teams. The Pirates, for example, have a near-300-shift edge over the other four NL playoff teams.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2014
  6. Who starts in NL wild card?

    AJ Mass

    If the season ended after play on Thursday, the San Francisco Giants would be squaring off against the Pittsburgh Pirates in next Wednesday's wild card showdown. Although the Pirates still have a chance to catch the St. Louis Cardinals and avoid that...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  7. Why Josh Harrison is worth considering

    Eric Karabell

    A few weeks ago, Pittsburgh Pirates utility player Josh Harrison was one of the rare hitters chosen as an All-Star that fantasy owners could still find in free agency in many leagues. Harrison remains available in roughly half of ESPN's standard leag...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  8. Hanley Ramirez has pitchers figured out

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Hanley Ramirez attends the meetings that the Dodgers hold for the hitters at the outset of every series to go over scouting reports, but he does this to be respectful and polite of the process and not because he actually gleans informa...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  9. Picking division and award winners

    Keith Law

    Keith Law offers up his win-loss predictions for all 30 teams and winners for the six major postseason awards. Furthermore, explanations for each team are included, along with notes on key players or possible impact call-ups. Award predictions follow...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  10. MLB division previews based on formula for clubhouse chemistry --...

    Jeff Phillips

    For ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, experts built a fancy algorithm that measures clubhouse chemistry. The result? The Rays should ready themselves for lots of Champagne showers come October.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  11. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2014

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  12. Ranking strength of early NL schedules

    Buster Olney

    In following Tuesday's column ranking the American League's early-season schedules, Wednesday we have the National League. The teams are ranked toughest to easiest in caliber of early-season schedule. 1. Chicago Cubs Games vs. teams with reco...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  13. Top 100 prospects of 2014 including Byron Buxton, Xander Bogaerts...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 100 prospects of 2014, starting with Twins outfielder Byron Buxton.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  14. Houston Astros top farm system rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks all 30 farm systems, with the Astros coming out on top.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2014
  15. The missing link for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    For the vast majority of major league teams, pitchers and catchers will report to spring training exactly a month from now. Usually teams are simply fine-tuning their rosters, whether it's that last utility bench guy or an additional bullpen arm. ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  16. Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw among young big leaguers who proje...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at which current players under the age of 30 project as Hall of Famers, with Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw leading the way.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014