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  1. Examining the secretly great Cleveland Indians rotation - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello examines a young and talented Cleveland Indians rotation that was gangbusters the second half of 2014, with tangible reasons for the success.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2014
  2. A rebuild of Boston's rotation begins

    Keith Law

    The Red Sox need major league starters badly, front-line guys and mid-rotation horses, preferably with some years of control involved. Left-hander Wade Miley has three years left, all arbitration years, and has thrown right around 200 innings in each...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  3. Reds shopping Mat Latos

    Doug Mittler

    ESPN Insider Keith Law is hearing from a source close to Walt Jocketty that the Reds GM is highly interested in trading starting pitcher Mat Latos, who is set to become a free agent after the 2015 season. Teams have also inquired about starter Mike L...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  4. 'Lovable losers' are winning this offseason

    Keith Law

    I said in early August the Cubs were two very good starting pitchers from contention in 2015. Well, they just landed one of those two starters, and given the alternatives out there in free agency and on the trade market, this was the guy they more or...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  5. What we're tracking ...

    Doug Mittler

    While everyone was waiting for Jon Lester to make up his mind, the Chicago White Sox took the most pro-active approach on Day One of the winter meetings. By the end of the day, Chicago had a new top-tier starter in Jeff Samardzija, according to ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  6. Top 10 starting pitchers in MLB

    Buster Olney

    This is the final installment of the position rankings and it has been an enjoyable exercise, culling through opinions from evaluators, getting feedback from some players, picking the brains of some really smart scouts. Justin Havens, Mark Simon and ...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  7. Crow a starter in Miami?

    Doug Mittler

    The Miami Marlins bolstered their bullpen Friday by acquiring right-handed reliever Aaron Crow from Kansas City for pitchers Brian Flynn and Reid Redman. But could the Fish go in a different direction and use Crow as a starter? Crow was a middle ...

    Blog | November 29, 2014
  8. Hellickson a poor fit for Diamondbacks

    Keith Law

    The Arizona Diamondbacks desperately need starting pitching, Wade Miley was their only bona-fide major league starter who'll be fully healthy coming into 2014 when the offseason began. Trading for Jeremy Hellickson seems like the right idea poorly ex...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  9. Pirates still looking for a starter

    The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased an insurance policy on their starting rotation Friday, agreeing to a one-year, $8.5 million deal with right-hander A.J. Burnett. The deal was $4.25 million less than the player option he turned down with Philadelp...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  10. Bumgarner set to do whatever team needs

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- A small group of reporters waited near Madison Bumgarner's locker Tuesday night as he finished dressing following the Giants' Game 6 loss. He buckled his belt, his back to the room, and as he turned, his hair still damp from the shower...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  11. Top 30 prospects for the 2015 draft

    Keith Law & Christopher Crawford

    The 2015 draft class is about average, certainly not among the better classes, but weak only in specific areas such as college position players and catchers at any level. It's deep in college starters, solid in prep bats and middle-of-the-road for hi...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  12. Who's the next lights-out middle reliever? - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Which former starters could become lights-out relievers next season? Mike Petriello leads with former Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  13. Cards to use young arms in pen?

    AJ Mass

    The St. Louis Cardinals seem fairly confident in their returning rotation for next season, which is why some of their younger pitchers who project to be starters at some point down the road may end up pitching out of the bullpen in 2015, rather than ...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  14. Evidence suggests the famed "Moneyball" mindset has run its cours...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler lays out recent evidence suggesting that the teams that have succeeded in recent playoffs and during the regular season are the teams that have a more aggressive approach at the plate, then details why they might have that approach.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  15. Should Reds lock in some bats?

    AJ Mass

    While much discussion has already begun about the Cincinnati Reds future plans for their starting rotation with four starters entering the final year of their current contracts in 2015, not a lot of buzz around the team's starting lineup has made it ...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  16. Game 4 rematch unlikely

    AJ Mass

    With the Los Angeles Dodgers beating the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of their best-of-five playoff series, we know that there'll be a Game 4 on October 7. What we don't know for sure is if either manager will turn to their Game 1 starter to pitch t...

    Blog | October 05, 2014