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  1. Pirates solidify 1B situation?

    AJ Mass

    In order to free up some room on their 40-man roster for players they believe have a future with the organization, the Pittsburgh Pirates designated Ike Davis for assignment, a move which likely ends his relationship with the team. As Bill Bri...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. Will Ramirez be at SS for Dodgers?

    AJ Mass

    When Hanley Ramirez rejected the qualifying offer made to him by the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was expected that his time with the team was over and done with. However, the relationship may not be completely in the ground just yet. As Chris Cotillo ...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  3. Oritz, Rivera share unique bond

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The phone call was unprompted, but not entirely unexpected, because the relationship David Ortiz has developed with Mariano Rivera is built on honesty, Ortiz has learned. Rivera tells him exactly what he thinks, the way Ortiz's father will,...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  4. Josh Donaldson's, Matt Carpenter's decreased strikeout rates indi...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola examines the relationship between current strikeout rates and hitter projections, and how that pertains to such players as Joe Mauer, Justin Upton, Matt Carpenter and Jay Bruce.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  5. Alex Rodriguez's decline was entirely predictable - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Alex Rodriguez's decline was entirely predictable, and no one should be surprised by it, writes Dan Szymborski.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  6. Francona's first hurdle in Cleveland

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- Two days before his interview to become the next manager of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona explained how the job seemed different to him. "It's like family to me," he said, talking about his relationship with Indians general ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  7. What Terry Francona faces as manager of the Cleveland Indians - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after accepting the managerial job with the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona's first challenge is clear: Make something out of a stumbling starting rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  8. The big hurdle in Cliff Lee trades

    Buster Olney

    As someone noted on Twitter on Monday, the Phillies' relationship with Cliff Lee has been like Ross and Rachel, or like something out of "90210." They get together; they break up; they get back together again; they break up. To review: The Phil...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  9. Cliff Lee could be traded, but the Phillies would have to eat a l...

    Buster Olney

    If the Phillies were determined to trade Cliff Lee, a lot of teams would be interested in him. But as Buster Olney writes, there's a huge hurdle to clear in any potential deal given Philadelphia's financial investment in the left-hander.

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  10. MLB: Player X on the best baseball owner being a quiet, rich one

    Player X

    In baseball, the best owners are quiet and rich, writes Player X, ESPN The Magazine's anonymous star.

    Blog | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  11. MLB Draft: Boras connection won't scare Pirates off of Cole or Re...

    Jason A Churchill

    While Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon stand alone at the top of the draft rankings, could their relationship with Scott Boras impact where they get taken?

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2011
  12. Los Angeles Dodgers' Joe Torre is facing New York, and much has h...

    Buster Olney

    There will surely be some awkwardness when Joe Torre faces the Yankees. That's because Torre has left a trail of tattered relationships within the Yankees organization. It's just not the same.

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2010
  13. The Off Couple

    Buster Olney

    The drama is building in the White Sox organization: Ozzie Guillen and Kenny Williams almost came to blows, reports Joe Cowley. Ken Williams, speaking on the White Sox website about the relationship between him and Ozzie: "We are both very comp...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  14. Strain between Chicago White Sox's Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams...

    Buster Olney

    Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams have always had an interesting relationship, but a World Series title in 2005 may have served as a Band-Aid over a festering situation. Now, in the midst of losing, things seem certain to get messy, or end poorly.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  15. MLB -- Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds' complicated relationship

    Howard Bryant

    Henry Aaron was largely absent during Barry Bonds' assault on his all-time home run record. A new book about Hammerin' Hank, "The Last Hero," details their complex relationship.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  16. MLB Player X: Cheating may be less common, but we have it just as...

    Player X

    MLB Player X discusses how tough it is to maintain a relationship while on the road for most of the year.

    Blog | Conversation | March 30, 2010