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  1. Could Craig be dealt?

    AJ Mass

    In talking about Allen Craig's 2014 journey, ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes: "He went from being the heart of the Cardinals' attack, consistently generating some of the best production with runners on base in the history of baseball, to unloaded in a...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  2. Is Yasiel Puig baseball's worst baserunner?

    David Schoenfield

    (Hal) McRae was the most aggressive baserunner of the 1970s, a man who left home plate thinking "double" every time he hit the ball. The rule allowing the second base umpire to call a double play if the runner from first leaves the baseline to take o...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  3. Japan beats MLB All-Stars in exhibition game

    Yuki Yanagita drove in two runs in the eighth inning as Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 6-4 Thursday in an exhibition game following their five-game postseason tour.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  4. Top stats to know: MVP preview

    ESPN Stats & Information

    MLB awards season concludes Thursday with the announcements of the Most Valuable Player awards in each league. In the American League, Mike Trout is looking for his first MVP award after finishing runner-up in each of the past two seasons. He fa...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  5. Felix Hernandez of Seattle Mariners disappointed as Cy Young runn...

    If he needed any extra incentive going forward, Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez found some on Wednesday when he finished second in the AL Cy Young voting.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2014
  6. TC appears on manager of year ballot

    Adam Rubin

    PHOENIX -- Terry Collins appeared on one ballot for NL Manager of the Year. ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers placed Collins third on his ballot. Thirty ballots were cast. Washington's Matt Williams won the award, topping runner-up Clint Hurdle of th...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  7. Russell Martin set up for big payday

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- The final innings of the 2014 Major League Baseball season will play out here in the next 36 hours; meanwhile, executives from 28 other teams and dozens of agents are lining up for the start of the offseason, like runners lining up for...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  8. Jake Smolinski with 10 RBIs in winter ball

    Calvin Watkins

    We take a look at five Texas Rangers who are participating in winter ball. *Jake Smolinski, LF: Playing in the Mexican leagues, Smolinski has 10 RBIs on the season, all with runners in scoring position. Overall, Smolinski is hitting .276/.333/.414...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  9. Will the Royals try to run on Bumgarner?

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- When San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers the ball to home plate with a runner at first base tonight, the numbers that appear on the stopwatch of Kansas City Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz will indicate to him t...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  10. Five NLCS keys for the Giants

    Andrew Tweedy

    We've watched the San Francisco Giants pull wins out of thin air all season long, but how much longer can they survive while failing to drive in runners in scoring position and allowing game-tying Ruthian home runs to Bryce Harper? Here are the five ...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  11. Abreu playing days not quite over

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Veteran Bobby Abreu appreciated the sendoff from the Citi Field crowd after he singled in the fifth inning and was removed for a pinch runner. Abreu, who is retiring, received a standing ovation from the Mets faithful. "The way that...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  12. As league's best, Justin Turner just keeps producing with runners...

    Dan Arritt

    LOS ANGELES -- Ever since he was taken in the seventh round out of Cal State Fullerton in 2006 and pocketed his $50,000 bonus, Justin Turner has been scratching and clawing his way through professional baseball. And this season he has lifted his g...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  13. Dodgers beat Rockies 7-4 for 3rd straight win

    Dodgers beat Rockies 7-4 for 3rd straight win

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 26, 2014
  14. Derek Jeter plays final home game for New York Yankees

    Wallace Matthews

    Derek Jeter closed the Bronx chapter of his career with a walk-off win for the Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  15. Tigers escape late jam to increase lead over Royals to 2½ ga...

    Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 20, 2014
  16. Pirates get late break in playoff push on Red Sox baserunning gaf...

    The Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL race.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 18, 2014