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  1. Phillies to go with 1B platoon?

    AJ Mass

    Could Ryan Howard's days as a full-time starter be over? According to Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News, that very well may be the case, as the Philadelphia Phillies look to try and jump start an offense that has hit just .233 in May. L...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  2. Miguel Cabrera deal a disaster for Detroit

    Keith Law

    In analyzing Miguel Cabrera's enormous contract extension with the Detroit Tigers, I might as well just rerun my column on the Ryan Howard contract from April 2010: Teams just do not need to extend veteran players who are two years from free agency o...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Players, teams in need of strong springs

    Buster Olney

    Eduardo Perez spoke on the podcast Thursday about how his perspective on spring training changed after Tino Martinez joined the Cardinals in 2002. The numbers don't count, the wins and losses evaporate once the regular-season starts, but what Perez t...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  5. Compared to recent mega-contracts Jacoby Ellsbury's $153 million ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski explains why Jacoby Ellsbury's $153 million deal fits the template for a successful mega-contract.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  6. MLB - Predicting the biggest free agent busts of the 2014 offseas...

    Dan Szymborski

    With baseball's hot stove season heating up, Dan Szymborski projects which free agents' massive contracts will leave their new teams with buyer's remorse in the years ahead. Masahiro Tanaka, Nelson Cruz and Carlos Beltran make the list.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  7. Moving the "immovable" contracts

    Jim Bowden

    In 2008, the Toronto Blue Jays shocked the baseball world when they signed outfielder Vernon Wells to a seven-year, $126 million deal. His career .319 OBP and a dismal 2009 season and perceived decline as well as a base salary that escalated to $21 m...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  8. Morse undervalued; other injured sluggers

    Eric Karabell

    The Seattle Mariners entered the week third in baseball in home runs, which is incredible considering the player that many predicted to lead the team in the category hasn't hit any since May. The Mariners brought outfielder Michael Morse back from...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  9. Ryan Howard's contract a total loss for the Philadelphia Phillies...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski explains why Philadelphia Phillies fans shouldn't be disappointed in Ryan Howard's performance, but that it doesn't make his big contract any easier to swallow.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  10. Bits: Ruf gets chance; Hefner pitching well

    Eric Karabell

    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard smacked a long home run off Atlanta Braves lefty Paul Maholm on Friday night, and it understandably sent some fantasy owners into a tizzy on Twitter. After all, Howard used to be one of baseball's preem...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  11. Ryan Dempster among pitchers thriving despite bad circumstances -...

    Scott Spratt

    Three starters are making the most of their new but difficult situations, writes Scott Spratt. He points to Ryan Dempster's success at Fenway Park, typically a hitter-friendly stadium, as an example of this.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2013
  12. Philadelphia Phillies need to rebuild - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski says it's time for the Phillies to rebuild, and taking a page out of the Red Sox's playbook is a good place to start.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  13. Deciding on divisive fantasy players

    Keith Law

    Editor's note: Our fantasy staff has identified a dozen key questions that are on the minds of fantasy owners and asked Keith Law to provide his thoughts. The questions are in bold, and Law's answers follow. Ryan Howard: Do we throw ou...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  14. How to handle divisive fantasy players such as Tim Lincecum, Bryc...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law gives his thoughts on what to expect from divisive fantasy players such as Ryan Howard, Tim Lincecum and Bryce Harper.

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  15. Roy Halladay determines so much for Philadelphia, maybe too much ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at the Phillies, a team that has showed a lot of positive signs this spring. But one not-so-good sign has been the performance of Roy Halladay.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  16. Players I like more than most

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper forced his way into my overall top 20, and I've confidently penciled him in as National League MVP for 2013. It's safe to say I like him a bit more than most do, whether for fantasy baseball or o...

    Blog | March 12, 2013