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  1. Harper's imminent return raises questions

    AJ Mass

    The Washington Nationals have been without Bryce Harper since April 25, the day it was reported the outfielder would need surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. It's now looking like the team will finally be able to wel...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  2. Closer concerns for O's?

    AJ Mass

    Although Tommy Hunter has successfully closed out 11 wins for the Baltimore Orioles so far this season, he's now allowed runs in four consecutive outings, the last two resulting in blown saves. That raises questions as to who might be called upon the...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. Stock Watch: Baez up; Corbin down

    Eric Karabell

    Raise your hand and groan if the ulnar collateral ligament in your pitching elbow hurts just from watching pitcher after pitcher after pitcher go down so far in March. Dr. James Andrews is already a busy man, er, doctor, but even more so these days! ...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  4. Willingham happy in Minnesota

    Doug Mittler

    The late Ralph Kiner routinely told the story of how he went into the office of Pirates general manager Branch Rickey after the 1952 season in search of a raise after winning his seventh straight home run title. Rickey instead proposed cutting his...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  5. Will Iwakuma's injury alter Seattle's plans?

    Joe Kaiser

    The Seattle Mariners announced Wednesday that they will likely be without their No. 2 starting pitcher, Hisashi Iwakuma, during the early part of the season due to a strained tendon in the middle finger of his right throwing hand. Does that raise the...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  6. Ike likes being on the Mets

    AJ Mass

    As Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports, the New York Mets and Ike Davis have avoided arbitration, as the first baseman has settled on a deal worth $3.5 million, a raise of $375,000 from last year's disappointing campaign. However, as Anthony Rieb...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  7. Size matters for Sandoval, Hamilton

    AJ Mass

    When players report to their respective training facilities each spring after several months left to their own devices, there are always a few who raise some eyebrows when walking through the door due to drastic changes in their weight. For many ...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  8. Mets shopping Daniel Murphy?

    Doug Mittler

    There were conflicting reports Monday on whether the New York Mets were looking to deal second baseman Daniel Murphy, who hit .286 last year and is due for a nice raise in his second year of arbitration. Once the Mariners signed Robinson Cano last...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  9. Rangers built on all the right moves

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A few bits of confetti stuck to Nolan Ryan's shoes, and he had to raise his voice above the celebration that was lingering in the stands on Saturday night. "We really weren't surprised when we found out Cliff Lee was si...

    Blog | October 16, 2011
  10. MLB - Texas Rangers' playoff run built on a series of crucial mov...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Texas Rangers advanced to the World Series on a series of shrewd moves after missing out on Cliff Lee in the offseason. Plus, notes from the NLCS and other news from around MLB.

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2011
  11. MLB - The Cincinnati Reds will soon be forced to decide on the fu...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that a tricky situation is brewing in Cincinnati with first baseman Joey Votto. He will soon earn a huge raise and could be too expensive for the Reds. Plus, notes on the ALCS, NLCS, Theo Epstein in Chicago and more.

    Blog | Conversation | October 09, 2011
  12. Matt Barnes has some command issues

    Keith Law

    Matt Barnes is one of the top college starters in this year's draft, but it's a draft class that's exceptionally deep in college pitching, which raises the standard for a college starter to get into the top 10 overall picks. Pitching a...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  13. Matt Barnes has some command issues

    Keith Law

    Matt Barnes is one of the top college starters in this year's draft, but it's a draft class that's exceptionally deep in college pitching, which raises the standard for a college starter to get into the top 10 overall picks. Pitching a...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  14. 2011 MLB Draft: Scouting Matt Barnes, George Springer and other d...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law scouts UConn pitching prospect Matt Barnes, noting that he has two strong pitches, but struggles with his command.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2011
  15. Tim Lincecum is called The Freak, but he's looked freakishly norm...

    Buster Olney

    You can be pardoned for wondering what is wrong with Tim Lincecum when he has a couple of starts where he doesn't look positively dominating. He's that good. But after a couple in which he gets torched -- well, that's just downright odd.

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2010
  16. MLB draft 2010 - Jason A. Churchill: Bryce Harper should go No. 1...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Here's a philosophical question: if you're likely to be drafted No. 1 overall, can you technically "raise" your stock? In the case of Bryce Harper, you can. Let Jason A. Churchill explain -- and also guide you to sleeper pitcher and catcher picks.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2010