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  1. 2014 ALCS Preview: Royals vs. Orioles

    Ben Lindbergh

    "Royals-Orioles ALCS" is a phrase that feels as strange to type as it probably does to read, but it's a reality. The two teams entered the ALDS as underdogs and emerged unscathed, sweeping opponents that seemed...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  2. The Other Guys: How Benches and Bullpens Are Shaping the MLB Play...

    Jonah Keri

    There was never much reason to believe that Kansas City's Terrance Gore would make it to the big leagues. Sure, the 5-foot-7, 165-pounder could run as fast as a politician from a sex scandal, stealing 168 bases with a 91 percent success rate in...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  3. K.C. Masterpiece

    Rany Jazayerli

    It's weird to root for something that goes against what you believe in, but that's where I found myself as I flew out of O'Hare yesterday morning to watch the Royals play the A's in the American League wild-card game, Kansas Cit...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  4. A's emphasizing defense vs. KC?

    Joe Kaiser

    Speed is one of the most potent aspects of Kansas City's offense this season, with the Royals leading all of baseball with 153 stolen bases. That's why Oakland is going with a defensive-oriented lineup for Tuesday's American League Wild Card showdown...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  5. How to value deGrom for now, 2015

    Eric Karabell

    It's certainly possible that Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton will be given the NL Rookie of the Year award for his flashy contributions in stolen bases, but New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom really should be earning more attention. Fa...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  6. No Steals for You: How Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura Became...

    Ben Lindbergh

    "I consider it a fifth pitch," Kansas City Royals starter James Shields says of controlling the running game. His old team, the Tampa Bay Rays, considered it "one of the biggest things we did all season long."...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
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  8. Juan Lagares running wild

    Eric Karabell

    New York Mets outfielder Juan Lagares entered this season known mainly for his elite glove work as opposed to anything he has shown at the plate, but so far his September play has been extremely valuable for fantasy owners looking for an edge in stol...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
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  10. Yasiel Puig among MLB's most mistake-prone baserunners - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt breaks down the worst baserunners in baseball today. He begins with Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, who leads MLB with 25 bad baserunning plays this season.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  11. Jordan Schafer, Jarrod Dyson among sleeper steals guys; Jeurys Fa...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft offers up sleeper options in saves and steals for the stretch run.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  12. Life as a player for the Oakland 'Mathletics'

    Sean Doolittle, Special to Insider

    Baseball is a game of numbers, and we at the Oakland Athletics keep track of everything. From the number of hits in a given number of at-bats to the number of runs allowed to the number of stolen bases, there are numbers for evaluating every aspect o...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  13. Contact rate hints at fantasy value

    Eric Karabell

    Many fantasy owners pay attention only to the offensive statistics that directly affect them, from home runs to stolen bases, but analytical folks look at far more items that matter, one of them being contact rate. When a hitter makes contact, good t...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  14. Yankees hitters to buy and sell

    Eric Karabell

    A mere five players hit more than the 34 home runs outfielder Alfonso Soriano blasted last season, and of the 14 players who reached the 30-home run mark, none registered more than the 18 stolen bases he did. So why did Soriano simply stop hitting an...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  15. Who's on pace for 20/20 seasons?

    Eric Karabell

    It's not easy as it used to be to finish a baseball season with more than 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Nine players achieved the feat last season, 10 the year before and 12 in 2011. Basically, the trend of five-category fantasy options continues...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  16. Dee Gordon's All-Star case

    Mark Saxon

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon isn't coy about his feelings toward making the National League All-Star team. His whole face lights up when he talks about it. "I would absolutely love it," Gordon said. "If I don't, I don't. A...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  17. Rapid Reaction: Indians 3, Red Sox 2

    Tony Lee | Special to ESPNBoston.com

    BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians combined for 19 hits, seven walks, two hit batters and three stolen bases in a three-hour, 24-minute game Saturday at Fenway Park. Yet there were just five runs, as the teams combined to go 0-for-18 ...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  18. Farm notes: Betts continues to impress

    Mike Andrews, SoxProspects.com

    While he certainly cooled off in mid-May after an out-of-this-world April, Double-A Portland second baseman Mookie Betts remains one of the top stories in the Red Sox organization, posting a line of .362/.448/.562 with 6 home runs and 22 stolen bases...

    Blog | June 02, 2014