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  1. Oakland Athletics take struggling Jim Johnson out of closer role

    Manager Bob Melvin says the Oakland Athletics will move forward with a closer-by-committee approach while they work to get the struggling Jim Johnson back on track.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  2. MLB division previews based on formula for clubhouse chemistry --...

    Jeff Phillips

    For ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, experts built a fancy algorithm that measures clubhouse chemistry. The result? The Rays should ready themselves for lots of Champagne showers come October.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  3. MLB - Dodgers and Diamondbacks further growth of game in Australi...

    Jim Caple

    The Diamondbacks and Dodgers face off to open the 2014 season in Sydney, but the real winner will be Australian baseball.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  4. Eric O'Flaherty agrees to deal with Oakland Athletics

    When Eric O'Flaherty returns to health and his former form, the Oakland Athletics believe they have one of baseball's best left-handers to add to an already stout bullpen.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  5. Grant Balfour, Dale Thayer, John Axford appear to have returned t...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses closer situations in Oakland, San Diego and Milwaukee, where former saves-getters are back in the mix.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2012
  6. Ryan Cook out as closer of Oakland A's

    Oakland A's reliever Ryan Cook has been removed from the closer's role, at least temporarily, by manager Bob Melvin.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  7. Clearing the bases: Milone, platoon fun

    Christina Kahrl

    First: One might be the loneliest number and all that, but it was enough on the scoreboard to turn rookie Tommy Milone into an eight-game winner, as he combined with Grant Balfour and Ryan Cook to spin a shutout. Now sure, you can kibitz over it b...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  8. Oakland Athletics set to use closer by committee

    The Oakland Athletics will use Brian Fuentes, Grant Balfour and Ryan Cook at closer, manager Bob Melvin said Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2012
  9. Hector Santiago, Heath Bell, J.J. Putz among struggling closers w...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft looks at teams that have setup men who could take over for struggling closers sooner rather than later.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  10. Josh Hamilton, Zack Greinke top 2013 free agents to be list

    Brian Gramling

    Brian Gramling lays out the notable players who could become free agents at the end of the 2012 season, including Josh Hamilton and Brandon Phillips, and speculates on what their teams might decide to do with them.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2012
  11. MLB Draft Blog - Weekend roundup - Crow, Scheppers star in indy p...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Aaron Crow and Tanner Scheppers hold the key to the MLB draft's first round, and both right-handers had solid outings this weekend in indy league play.

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2009
  12. MLB Draft Blog -- Top prospect Luke Bailey to have Tommy John sur...

    Jason A. Churchill

    Top prospect Luke Bailey's season is ending due to Tommy John surgery and his draft stock should plummet.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2009