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  1. Phillies GM shows support for Howard

    AJ Mass

    On Friday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly followed up on his story from earlier this week that suggested that the Philadelphia Phillies were considering the possibility of releasing Ryan Howard by saying general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. had "emphatically...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  2. Show of support for Nieuwenhuis?

    Doug Mittler

    Struggling outfielder Chris Young may be on very thin ice with the New York Mets. A team insider tells Adam Rubin of that Young's "days are numbered" and the club is prepared to eat the remainder of his one-year, $7.25 million deal...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  3. Orioles interested in Cubs' Samardzija?

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, Chicago Cubs fans witnessed a first in 2014: Jeff Samardzija actually got enough run support to win a game. The pitcher has a 1-4 record in 11 starts despite sporting a 1.68 ERA, in large part because of the 2.31 runs per game his team has...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  4. Scouting Taijuan Walker, Nolan Arenado

    Keith Law

    Some observations from Monday's messy game between the Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners in Peoria, Ariz. * Seattle's top prospect, right-hander Taijuan Walker, threw two innings in support of Generic Starter, one good and one l...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  5. Taijuan Walker struggles while Nolan Arenado shines in battle of ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down a recent outing from Mariners prospect Taijuan Walker, who looked shaky in giving up a homer to Rockies prospect Nolan Arenado.

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  6. Bagwell, Piazza hold HOF key for PED era

    Buster Olney

    For the first time, there are signs that the morality police among the writers are beginning to recognize the cracks and inconsistency in their logic and voting standards. According the votes compiled over at Baseball Think Factory, the support for J...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  7. Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza will eventually be the Hall of Fame'...

    Buster Olney

    Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza probably won't make the Hall of Fame this year, but they will. And when they do, it will be impossible to keep anyone suspected of PED use out, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2013
  8. Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout should win the AL MVP according to ...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating examines the case for the AL MVP, arguing that supporters of Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera both get it wrong, while the innovative stat called WPA provides the real answer.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  9. Is Melky Cabrera proof that age-27 seasons are designed for break...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Melky Cabrera has been a monster for the Giants this season, and it just so happens it's his age-27 season. Should we have anticipated this breakout? Not really, Ben Lindbergh writes, as there's little evidence to support the "age-27 effect."

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  10. Chicago Cubs' Ryan Dempster puts up impressive numbers despite no...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell forecasts the future fantasy value of Ryan Dempster, who has an ERA of just over 1 in five starts but is just 0-1 overall.

    Blog | Conversation | May 14, 2012
  11. Derek Jeter and Matt Kemp among players not helping their pitcher...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec looks at fielders who are affecting certain pitchers' bottom lines, such as Derek Jeter and Matt Kemp.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  12. Nelson Cruz and Carlos Pena escaped the 4A mold, but they are exc...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus probes scouts and big league executives to find out what exactly makes a player a "4A hitter." Several factors can keep a player out of the big leagues, but it usually comes back to adjustments.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2012
  13. MLB - A.J. Burnett hurt by New York Yankees' poor fielding

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solution writes that a good portion of A.J. Burnett's struggles for the New York Yankees this season can be attributed to the poor defensive support he's had behind him.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2011
  14. MLB: The Detroit Tigers are doing it with offense

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri looks at the resurgent Detroit Tigers, who finally have some bats to support Miguel Cabrera.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  15. Multiple teams may target Luis Castillo

    Buster Olney

    Luis Castillo may have lost his support among New York Mets fans by the time he was placed on waivers Friday, but he has long-standing connections around baseball, established through his past success. Which is why he will almost certainly have a new...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  16. MLB: Philadelphia Phillies, Colorado Rockies may be in on Luis Ca...

    Buster Olney

    He may never have clicked in New York, but there will be no shortage of suitors for 2B Luis Castillo when he clears waivers this afternoon. Plus, an update on the Rangers' tough decision with Neftali Feliz and the Giants' secret weapon at first base.

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2011