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  1. 2015 MLB free-agency catchers buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law provides his buyer's guide for catchers, looking at both free agents and potential trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2014
  2. 2015 MLB free-agency middle infielders buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law provides his buyer's guide for middle infielders, looking at the best and worst values, along with the top trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2014
  3. 2015 MLB free-agency outfielders buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law provides his free-agency buyer's guide for outfielders, looking at the best and worst values, along with the top trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2014
  4. 2015 MLB free-agency corner infielders buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law provides his buyer's guide for first and third basemen, looking at the best and worst values, along with the top trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2014
  5. MLB - Rebuilding the Detroit Tigers a better bullpen

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at how the Detroit Tigers can improve a Tigers bullpen that was 28th in the majors in reliever ERA.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
  6. High demand for Hochevar?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals have demonstrated that a talented and deep bullpen can go a long way toward playing deep into October. The corps of relievers might have been even better if not for an injury to Luke Hochevar. The first overall pick in the...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  7. Who's the next lights-out middle reliever? - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Which former starters could become lights-out relievers next season? Mike Petriello leads with former Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  8. What's next for the St. Louis Cardinals?

    Jim Bowden

    Of all the postseason teams, the St. Louis Cardinals have the least amount of work to do this offseason. GM John Mozeliak has built this team for the long haul, and the only significant free agent he has to be concerned about is All-Star reliever Pat...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Why middle relievers are as important as ever, and which ones cou...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler uses recent usage data to show why middle relievers are so important in today's playoffs, then lays out some difference-makers in recent years and which ones could make a difference this year, such as Kevin Gausman.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  11. Will Angels turn to Rasmus?

    AJ Mass

    Although he's yet to make it through five full innings as a starter since the Los Angeles Angels began the process of converting reliever Cory Rasmus to a member of their rotation on the fly back on August 30, the pitcher may be asked to play a huge ...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  12. Royals ready to return to Holland?

    AJ Mass

    The Kansas City Royals have been quite fortunate to have Wade Davis in their bullpen. The reliever has now gone 30 2/3 innings without allowing a run -- a streak that spans his last 32 outings -- but none as important to the team's playoff hopes as h...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  13. Could Miller close for Red Sox in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    At this season's July 31 trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox traded away reliever Andrew Miller to their divisional rival, the Baltimore Orioles. However, Miller will be a free agent at the end of the season and may be interested in returning to Bosto...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  14. Venters ready to call it quits?

    Joe Kaiser

    On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves announced that they had shut down 29-year-old reliever Johnny Venters for the rest of the season after it was discovered that the once-dominant reliever had torn an elbow ligament while trying to come back from his sec...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  15. MLB should consider rules for relievers

    Buster Olney

    A couple of years ago, a longtime player noted the workload of one of his teammates, a reliever, who had been asked to work day after day after day, in keeping with the general credo of the bullpen. As a reliever, you do everything you can do to take...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  16. Can you still trust in Chris Davis?

    Eric Karabell

    Baltimore Orioles first baseman/third baseman Chris Davis entered Monday as the No. 23 player on his own team over the past 30 days on the ESPN Player Rater, well behind the injured Manny Machado, but also after relievers T.J. McFarland, Brad Brach a...

    Blog | August 26, 2014