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  1. My awards voting, playoff notes and more

    Buster Olney

    Lockers are being cleaned out these days, first in Oakland, then Pittsburgh, Detroit and Anaheim. Goodbyes are being said, perhaps temporarily or maybe for longer than that. Victor Martinez's season is over, and maybe his time with the Tigers is f...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  2. Will Martin be back with Pirates?

    AJ Mass

    While the Pittsburgh Pirates played the last game of their 2014 season on Wednesday night, their fans certainly made it clear that they're hoping Russell Martin has not played his last game for the team. As Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Revi...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  3. Pirates hoping Martin comes back?

    AJ Mass

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are crossing their fingers that they won't be without Russell Martin for long after the catcher had to leave Wednesday's game with tightness in his left hamstring. As Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette notes, the i...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  4. Previewing the qualifying-offer market

    Buster Olney

    As the saying goes, those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Not one of the 22 players who were extended qualifying offers the past two winters accepted them, and in a lot of cases, that made sense. But it's a strategy that failed...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  5. The market for Russell Martin

    Doug Mittler

    With his two-year, $17 million deal nearing its conclusion, Russell Martin picked a perfect time to put up solid offensive numbers. Martin draws consistent praise for his work behind the plate in Pittsburgh, and the 31-year-old has become a more ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. Is Pirates future catcher in camp?

    AJ Mass

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have seen some offensive spark from catching prospect Tony Sanchez this spring. He's already hit a home run and driven in three runs through five games of his first big league camp. However, the former 2009 first-round draft pi...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  7. Russell Martin among unsung heroes of 2013 season - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Russell Martin leads a list of 2013's unsung heroes.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  8. Jonathan Lucroy and Yadier Molina deserve MVP consideration becau...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains why Jonathan Lucroy and Yadier Molina should be in the MVP discussion.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  9. Baseball's best bargains of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    Let's be honest, the top two position players in last year's free-agent class were complete disasters. Outfielder B.J. Upton has reciprocated his five-year, $72.5 million deal with the Atlanta Braves by posting a .183 AVG/.265 OBP/.294 OPS slash...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  10. Yadier Molina's injury, potential fill-ins

    Eric Karabell

    Things were looking so good for the St. Louis Cardinals last week, but now the losses are piling up. For one, the team has lost six consecutive games, including Tuesday's doubleheader sweep by the legitimate Pittsburgh Pirates. A bigger loss, however...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  11. Manny Machado and Andrelton Simmons lead the defensive All-Star t...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt provides his lineup for the 2013 All-Star defensive team. Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons, who leads MLB with 24 defensive runs saved this season, is the top shortstop.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  12. New York Yankees and Brian Cashman are frugal yet still winning

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, MLB Insider Buster Olney examines how GM Brian Cashman is leading the Yankees in cutting payroll to get below the salary cap while still fielding a winning roster.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  13. Struggling New York Yankees need Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis...

    Dave Cameron

    The Yankees' pitchers have been lucky with men on base, and the team needs some help on offense. Dave Cameron explains.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  14. Top 10 free-agent signings of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    The cream of the 2013 free-agent crop was obvious and expensive. Teams entered the offseason flush with cash and spent prodigiously. Outfielder Josh Hamilton was the best position player, while B.J. Upton and Michael Bourn followed not far behind...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  15. Defense has Pittsburgh Pirates in contention - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    The Pirates have been a losing team for two decades, but an improved defense is what will put them over .500 this season, writes Scott Spratt.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  16. Thoughts on Pirates' lineup, Pedro Alvarez

    Eric Karabell

    Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez continues to be dropped by many of his fantasy owners, to the point that he's owned in barely half of ESPN standard leagues. But after he mashed his third home run of the season Monday night -- and ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013