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  1. Zobrist on way out of TB?

    AJ Mass

    After dealing away Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, as part of a multi-player three-way trade last week, it's clear that there are no untouchables on the Tampa Bay Rays roster. Which means many more moves could still come this offseason, in...

    Blog | December 25, 2014
  2. Will Gattis stay in Atlanta?

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves plan to have rookie Christian Bethancourt as their primary catcher in 2015, leading to plenty of speculation that Evan Gattis could be shopped elsewhere. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted Monday the Braves were "pushing...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  3. My NL Rookie of the Year ballot

    Keith Law

    For the third time in the past four years, I had the National League Rookie of the Year ballot -- which is fine with me, given how much of my job revolves around watching young players -- and found it to be a debate between two players for the top tw...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  4. Arizona Fall League observations

    Eric Karabell

    For more than 20 years, the Arizona Fall League has been an annual showcase of some of the best baseball prospects. For the past few seasons, I've been lucky enough to attend the First Pitch Arizona symposium over Halloween weekend with other industr...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  5. Taveras no longer untouchable in STL?

    Doug Mittler

    Oscar Taveras has yet to see his name in the St. Louis Cardinals' starting lineup this October, but the rookie outfielder made his mark in the NLCS as a pinch-hitter Sunday night, connecting for a seventh-inning homer off the Giants' Jean Machi. ...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  6. Could Red Sox deal Betts?

    AJ Mass

    One of the brighter spots in the otherwise dreary 2014 season for the Boston Red Sox was the play of rookie Mookie Betts, who hit .291 over his 52 games with the team. Yet, there's a chance Betts will not be seen around Fenway Park on a regular basis...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  7. Update on Astros managerial search

    Joe Kaiser

    UPDATE: Three more names were added to the lengthy list of Houston Astros managerial candidates on Saturday. Astros third base coach and former American League Rookie of the Year, Pat Listach, interviewed for the job on Saturday, according to Bria...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  8. Least Valuable Player awards for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    The Texas Rangers, playing better of late but still the worst team in the American League, started seven rookies in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros. The Rangers have used a record number of players to get through the season, and while...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  9. How to value deGrom for now, 2015

    Eric Karabell

    It's certainly possible that Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton will be given the NL Rookie of the Year award for his flashy contributions in stolen bases, but New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom really should be earning more attention. Fa...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  10. Impact of Ryu injury on Kershaw

    Doug Mittler

    The Los Angeles Dodgers received some encouraging news Monday when an MRI of Hyun-Jin Ryu's left shoulder showed no structural damage. Ryu was pulled after one inning against the Giants Friday night in San Francisco and rookie Carlos Frias will s...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  11. Is Betts' future still in the outfield?

    Joe Kaiser

    Boston manager John Farrell said before Thursday's game in Kansas City that rookie Mookie Betts will move to second base and play there "fairly regularly" for the remainder of the season due to the injuries to Dustin Pedroia (thumb/wrist) and Brock H...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  12. Soler out through the weekend?

    Joe Kaiser

    Just when it sounds like there's a chance that Anthony Rizzo may return to the Chicago Cubs' lineup, hard-hitting rookie outfielder Jorge Soler will miss the next few games. When can the Cubs expect him back? Soler is missing the weekend series in...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  13. Alcantara in Cubs leadoff plans for 2015?

    Joe Kaiser

    So far in 2014, 22-year-old rookie outfielder Arismendy Alcantara hasn't performed very well in his limited chances as the Chicago Cubs leadoff hitter. And that may be putting it nicely -- entering Monday, he has just 12 hits in 70 at-bats as a leado...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  14. Possible pennant race X factors

    Jim Bowden

    It's coming down to the wire, and every game counts in the pennant race. With several teams still clinging to postseason hopes, even the slightest developments -- an injury, a surprise performance, an emerging rookie -- can make the difference. These...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  15. Rookie rankings: Jose Abreu still top dog

    Jim Bowden

    This spring, many analysts predicted that this year's best rookies would likely consist of a group of position players that included Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  16. Top 10 sustainable breakthroughs

    Keith Law

    For these breakthroughs, I considered: • Players who were no longer rookies to start 2014. • Players who either established a substantially higher level of performance, or who established themselves as everyday players/mid-rotation s...

    Blog | August 26, 2014