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  1. Robinson Cano, Clayton Kershaw will keep the big-money contracts ...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's college hoops preview, Howard Bryant writes that although blockbuster deals of huge money and long commitments frustrate fans and almost never pay off for teams, MLB owners will keep handing them off.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  2. Oakland A's still need a postseason hero

    Howard Bryant

    The Oakland A's keep failing in the MLB postseason because no one steps up to save them -- propelling himself and the team to greatness, Howard Bryant writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  3. Today's pro players overscheduled, overstretched

    Howard Bryant

    Professional sports has reached its tipping point. The players, already too big, already too fast, already too strong, are now engaged in a game of attrition not against the other team, but against the regular season.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  4. MLB -- San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy must now be cons...

    Howard Bryant

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy deserves strong consideration as a Hall of Fame manager after securing his second World Series title in three years.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2012
  5. MLB -- It's make-or-break for Detroit Tigers

    Howard Bryant

    For the Tigers to avoid a 3-0 deficit, they need to make the breaks go their way at Comerica Park.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2012
  6. San Francisco Giants crushed Justin Verlander to set themselves u...

    Howard Bryant

    By torching Justing Verlander, the Giants crushed the Tigers' aura and set themselves up well for the World Series, writes Howard Bryant.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  7. The power of Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland

    Howard Bryant

    In guiding the Tigers to the World Series for the second time in the past seven years, Jim Leyland has shown his unique style of leadership.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  8. Johnny Cueto is Cincinnati Reds' invisible star - MLB

    Howard Bryant

    Any way you crunch the numbers, Johnny Cueto comes out near the top. But for some reason, the Reds' ace and Game 1 starter still flies under the radar.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2012
  9. Washington Nationals need Stephen Strasburg in September

    Howard Bryant

    The Washington Nationals are making a mistake with Stephen Strasburg. If they want to limit his innings, they should do it in a way to make him available for a late-season playoff push.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012
  10. A look at the Rangers-Angels rivalry

    Howard Bryant

    Two and a half years ago, in the fall of 2009, Arte Moreno believed the Los Angeles Angels had arrived. After major disappointments in 2004, 2007 and 2008, his team had finally beaten the Boston Red Sox in a playoff series, sweeping the Red Sox in th...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  11. Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers now among baseball's superpower...

    Howard Bryant

    The Angels and Rangers have legitimately joined the Yankees and Red Sox in terms of operating on an extremely high payroll level.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  12. Players at spring training like expanded MLB playoffs

    Howard Bryant

    Making a pennant run just got harder for teams that don't win their division. Howard Bryant was cynical about the playoff expansion before talking to players at spring training softened his stance.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  13. What we've learned about the Texas Rangers and World Series champ...

    Howard Bryant

    The World Series champion Cardinals discovered an unexpected foundation of talent and toughness that should serve them well in the coming years. The Rangers, meanwhile, must resist the temptation to let this crushing loss ruin them.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2011
  14. 2011 World Series -- Albert Pujols' impending free agency remains...

    Howard Bryant

    Returning to St. Louis and with his free agency looming, Albert Pujols remains at the epicenter of the World Series, and the enigmatic slugger has an opportunity to embrace the stardom he's tried hard to avoid.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2011
  15. 2011 World Series -- Ron Washington's fight for managerial respec...

    Howard Bryant

    The stakes are higher for Rangers manager Ron Washington than they are for Cardinals manager Tony La Russa because Washington must overcome perceptions about his competence.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  16. 2011 ALCS -- Baseball fans should be abuzz about Texas Rangers

    Howard Bryant

    It's too bad non-playoff news has drawn more attention than the Texas Rangers, who are most worthy of the game's attention after winning their second straight American League pennant.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2011