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  1. Ryan Dempster could be the next A.J. Burnett - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron identifies three expensive pitchers with upside worth targeting for a salary dump, starting with Ryan Dempster.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  2. Grading the trade deadline

    Jim Bowden

    Now that baseball's July 31 trade deadline has come and gone, it's time to assess the aftermath. The flurry of activity up until the very end underscores just how many teams still feel they are in the hunt for postseason play, as well as some very sh...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  3. Bold predictions for pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg will pitch in September and October. Let's get that out of the way up front. Entering the weekend the right-hander is the No. 10 pitcher on ESPN's Player Rater and one of the most coveted individua...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  4. Bold fantasy predictions for Stephen Strasburg, Fernando Rodney, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks ahead to the final two months of the season and lays out a handful of bold predictions for pitchers, including thoughts on Stephen Strasburg, Tim Lincecum and R.A. Dickey.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  5. Yunel Escobar and other under-the-radar trade targets - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Taking a look through the lens of advanced metrics, Dave Cameron eyes a handful of trade targets that could provide good return at low cost as the deadline approaches.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  6. Paul Maholm, Ryan Dempster among pitching trade targets - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why the Chicago Cubs may need to rework their pitching staff quickly. Paul Maholm, Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza could all be traded by the deadline.

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  7. The Cubs should deal Dempster now

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Dempster's six scoreless innings for the Chicago Cubs on Saturday were probably his last with the team, because now is the best time to trade him. Dempster is healthy now, after being on the disabled list earlier this year, and if the Cubs ...

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  8. Possible trade partners for Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster - ...

    Buster Olney

    Ryan Dempster is pitching better than he has at any point this season, piling up scoreless innings, and Buster Olney writes that now is the time for the Cubs to trade him. That would also open up the market for Matt Garza later this month.

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2012
  9. Jon Lester, Adam Wainwright worth targeting for the second half, ...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola examines such advanced statistical categories as tERA, xFIP and LOB% to determine which pitchers are due for a regression (such as Ryan Vogelsong) and which are good buy-low candidates (Adam Wainwright).

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  10. Evaluating trade deadline sellers

    Jim Bowden

    With just more than six weeks before the July 31 trade deadline, the difference between buyers and sellers remains blurred. Parity and the addition of two wild-card berths has many teams on the fence about being a buyer or seller. For now, there are ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  11. Cubs must trade Garza, Dempster

    Jim Bowden

    Life on the North Side of Chicago has not been easy for club president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer. They only recently snapped a 12-game losing streak and currently rank last in ESPN.com's Power Rankings. Cubs fans realize it will t...

    Blog | June 02, 2012
  12. Adam Dunn, Jason Heyward, Carl Crawford and other bounceback play...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory writes that after falling well short of their ZiPS projections in 2011, these players could be in line for bounceback seasons in 2012. Adam Dunn and Jason Heyward top the list.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2012
  13. Cubs and White Sox face tricky builds - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Chicago Cubs and White Sox are both looking for young pitching to rebuild their rotations.

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2011
  14. Is John Danks struggling or just unlucky?

    Eric Karabell

    I really expected Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks to hurl a gem in Anaheim on Tuesday. Perhaps it was wishful thinking since he's on a few of my teams. Regardless, Danks entered with an 0-5 record but was certainly pitching much better ...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  15. John Danks doesn't have any wins yet, but is he worth dropping?

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at a number of starting pitchers who are probably better than their records indicate.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  16. Bits: Alexi Ogando matches first-start gem

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle tossed eight shutout innings of two-hit ball Monday, but was left with a no-decision after Matt Thornton blew the save. Buehrle's third start was far better than his first two, and lowered his ERA to 4....

    Blog | April 12, 2011