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  1. Gold Glove winners, by the numbers

    Buster Olney

    This is about the time of year when Gold Glove ballots are dispensed to coaches and managers, and based on my own experience in collecting the votes in past years, I'd say there are two different types of voting styles. 1. Some voters are devote...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  2. Differing GM styles slowing trade market

    Jim Bowden

    When it comes to wheeling and dealing, Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers has a solid reputation as a gunslinger. In fact, at one point in his tenure with the San Diego Padres, he and then-manager Bruce Bochy were depicted in riding ch...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  3. Stephen Strasburg, Miguel Cabrera among surprising picks in ESPN....

    Dan Szymborski

    We gave 30 baseball writers the keys to every MLB team and let them pick the franchise player they wanted. With help from the ZiPS projection system, Dan Szymborski looks at who makes for the best choice and how productive each player will be.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  4. Bryce Harper has surprised players and scouts with two things sin...

    Buster Olney

    For all of his style and flair and bravado, Bryce Harper has surprised players and scouts with two things since making his debut for the Washington Nationals, as Buster Olney writes.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2012
  5. Phillips deal epitomizes ACES' style

    Jim Bowden

    In the end, the town and fans won out over the money. On Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds signed second baseman Brandon Phillips to a six-year, $72.5 million contract extension, which will keep Phillips in the Queen City through the 2017 season and w...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  6. Dave Duncan's lasting impact

    Buster Olney

    From time to time, I've bumped into pitchers who worked under Dave Duncan, and I've asked for their observations about Duncan's teaching style -- and there is near-unanimity about what makes him good at what he does. He doesn't ...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  7. Dave Duncan's lasting impact; the Manny Ramirez market - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Dave Duncan has been so good as a pitching coach, it makes you wonder if the Hall of Fame should take note. Plus, the market for Manny, and how Big Z fits in Miami.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2012
  8. The volatility of relief

    Buster Olney

    Mariano Rivera plays baseball but doesn't watch it much, and he hasn't seen Jonny Venters pitch yet. When Venters' name came up in conversation with Rivera the other day, Rivera had a lot of questions -- about Venters' style (unde...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  9. Joba Chamberlain injury illustrates volatility involved with top ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that, as Joba Chamberlain's injury demonstrates, top relief pitchers can be a volatile bunch -- with steady long-term performers like Mariano Rivera being the exception, not the rule.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2011
  10. MLB: San Diego Padres lead stolen base revolution

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus explains why base stealing is on the rise and identifies which teams are benefiting most from the change in style of play.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  11. MLB: Diminishing power numbers can be traced to left field

    Dave Cameron

    Want to know why run scoring is down? Just look at American League left fielders. Dave Cameron of FanGraphs explains.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2011
  12. MLB: Aroldis Chapman is a model pitcher

    Molly Knight

    As long as Aroldis Chapman can throw a baseball harder than anyone else in the world, his modeling career will have to wait.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2011
  13. MLB: Fellow big leaguers offer Brooks Conrad some advice for over...

    Jeff Bradley

    Brooks Conrad was the goat of the 2010 postseason, but he's not the first player to ever mess up on the biggest stage. Fellow big leaguers, such as Brad Lidge and Mariano Rivera, offer the utilityman some advice on how to overcome his famous flubs.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2011
  14. 2010 World Series: Madison Bumgarner dominated the Rangers with w...

    Buster Olney

    Madison Bumgarner seemed impervious to the typical effects of the World Series stage, and he was utterly baffling to Rangers hitters. Bumgarner's velocity is back, but so is a significant reliance on the soft stuff at a rate he hadn't shown yet.

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2010
  15. MLB: The key to Yankees vs. Twins may be umpire Jerry Crawford

    Jeff Zimmerman

    Jeff Zimmerman of FanGraphs looks at veteran umpire Jerry Crawford, who has the smallest strike zone among all MLB umpires. He's been assigned to Yankees-Twins, so what does that mean? Get ready for some long nights -- and a big series shift.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2010
  16. 2011 MLB draft: Edison H.S. pitcher Henry Owens

    Ben Fawkes

    Pitcher Henry Owens likens his style of play to Cole Hamels, but his high school coach compares the 6-foot-5 left-hander to Randy Johnson.

    Blog | Conversation | August 24, 2010