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  1. Why Justin and B.J. Upton have struggled - MLB

    Justin Havens

    Justin Havens looks closer at the struggles this season from B.J. and Justin Upton in Atlanta. He sees their declining production against pitches up in the zone a concern for the Braves.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  2. Arizona looking to Japan for SP?

    AJ Mass

    This season, the Arizona Diamondbacks have seen their starting rotation struggle, with a combined record at 16 games under .500 and an ERA of 4.55 that ranks 27th in all of baseball. If the team is going to have success next season, starting pitching...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  3. Comparing Chris Davis' 2013 success to his 2014 struggles - MLB

    Justin Havens

    Justin Havens uses some key splits to explain why Chris Davis has struggled so much this season.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  4. Whose spot will Gee take in Mets rotation?

    Joe Kaiser

    When Dillon Gee (strained lat) returns from the disabled list, someone in the New York Mets rotation will have to move to the bullpen. Who will it be? Mike Puma of the New York Post speculates that the recent struggles of rookie Jacob deGrom (0-2...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  5. Angels' bullpen struggles continue

    Buster Olney

    An evaluator mentioned to me earlier this week that the Angels' bullpen is the worst he has seen on that team in 20 years. I disagree, but his point was that the team lacks relievers who consistently throw strikes and get ahead in the count. His w...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  6. Solarte's struggles require attention

    AJ Mass

    Is it time for the New York Yankees to stop playing Yangervis Solarte every day? That may be a decision manager Joe Girardi has already made, as Kelly Johnson has been at third base the last two games -- hitting safely in both. So, with Solarte's bat...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  7. Brewers express confidence in Estrada

    AJ Mass

    On Wednesday, we wrote about the recent struggles of Milwaukee Brewers starter Marco Estrada and the possibility that his time in the team's rotation might soon be coming to an end, with the team perhaps looking to find an opening for Triple-A starte...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  8. Will Tigers stick with Coke?

    AJ Mass

    There's been a lot of worry of late about the Detroit Tigers bullpen, much of it specifically focused on the struggles of Joe Nathan and Joba Chamberlain. However, a lot of heat has also been directed at left-handed set-up man Phil Coke. Terry Fos...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  9. Fantasy Baseball - Kyle Crick, Zach Lee, Arismendy Alcantara amon...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford looks at the five hitting and five pitching prospects who might be good sell-high options.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  10. Catching still in Santana's future?

    Joe Kaiser

    Only after Carlos Santana's struggles at third base did the Indians start to use him more at his former position behind the plate. But with only three hits in 34 at bats as a catcher and a recent concussion that forced him to miss nine games, will th...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  11. Is Betances the true heir to Rivera?

    AJ Mass

    After going a perfect 9-for-9 in save chances to start the season, New York Yankees closer David Robertson has now blown two saves in his last six appearances, with an ERA of 11.81 and a batting average against of .308. Could the recent struggles hav...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  12. Nathan's closer job in jeopardy?

    Joe Kaiser

    Joe Nathan has already blown more saves (4) this season in Detroit than he did all of last season in Texas (3), and the Tigers have to be worried about the 39-year-old's struggles over the first two months of the season. Worried enough to make a c...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  13. Top 10 fantasy baseball prospects; Javier Baez's chances of 2014 ...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford ranks the top 10 MLB prospects in terms of potential value in fantasy baseball in 2014 and assesses the chances that Chicago Cubs prospect Javier Baez makes an impact this season.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2014
  14. Will Rollins sit out some games?

    AJ Mass

    The Philadelphia Phillies are uncertain as to whether or not Jimmy Rollins will be able to take part in this weekend's series with the New York Mets, as the shortstop continues to struggle with a right groin injury. As Todd Zolecki of MLB.com poin...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  15. Continued struggles a concern for Rodon

    Christopher Crawford

    It was a bit of a mixed weekend for the prospects of the 2014 MLB draft, with some of the upper-echelon talents having their worst showings of the year, and some helping re-establish their once promising stock. We saw the top arms coming into the yea...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  16. Royals defense may struggle early

    AJ Mass

    Ned Yost is hoping to lock down his 25-man roster by Wednesday of next week, but a lingering injury to one of his middle infielders may end up changing those plans, much to the Kansas City Royals manager's chagrin. According to Andy McCullough of ...

    Blog | March 23, 2014