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  1. Nationals the cream of the crop in NL East

    Jerry Crasnick

    Writers for ESPN.com receive a voluminous amount of reader feedback, and much of it comes from fans whose passion outweighs their judgment or even their grip on reality. Readers accuse us of East Coast bias, big-market bias or other personal agendas ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Losing Richards changes Angels' season

    Eric Garcia McKinley

    Here are six names: Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Hector Santiago, Matt Shoemaker, Tyler Skaggs and Garrett Richards. These are the only pitchers to start a game for the 2014 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It's a small list that is an example of good he...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  3. Yesteryear's LLWS hero: M's McClendon

    Jerry Crasnick

    PHILADELPHIA -- Every once in awhile, Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon hauls out the video clip of his performance in the 1971 Little League World Series championship game and watches it for fun. But it's more a bonding ritual with his 26-yea...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  4. Iwakuma gives Mariners a second true ace

    Katie Sharp

    Felix Hernandez has deservedly gotten most of the credit for the Seattle Mariners' success this season, but he is not the only reason that fans in the Emerald City are on the brink of watching October baseball for the first time in 13 years. He's got...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  5. Cardinals' chef helps team eat healthy

    Anna McDonald

    ST. LOUIS -- Chef Simon Lusky strolled through a supermarket just outside of Philipsburg, Pa., with St. Louis Cardinals slugger Matt Adams and his parents. The country store looked like a slice of Americana and they were looking for a lean piece of m...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
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  7. Pirates must rely on big reinforcements

    Christina Kahrl

    This is a big week for the Pittsburgh Pirates, perhaps even a defining week. Monday night's loss to the Atlanta Braves was their sixth straight. They're now two games back in the wild-card standings, with the Braves between them and the Cardinals and...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  8. MLB with Schoenfield

    Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, ESPN.com's SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield stops by to chat some baseball.Schoenfield is a senior writer for ESPN.com and he's been with ESPN.com since 1995 and has served in a variety of roles, including base...

    Chat | August 18, 2014
  9. Pitching carrying first-place Angels

    Jason Collette

    Much attention has been paid to Oakland this season for its play on the field and its acquisitions off the field. The A's have been atop the ESPN Power Rankings for eight consecutive weeks. They've revamped most of their starting rotation by trading ...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  10. Athletics need to be worried for stretch run

    Christina Kahrl

    The A's have been on top for months, with the best record in baseball to brag about, and they're supposed to be the runaway winners in the AL West. But in case you've missed it, they're not running away any more, and not just because the Angels have ...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  11. Buck Showalter: Replay gamesmanship?

    Jason Wojciechowski

    The Cleveland Indians' past five games have gone like so: 3-0 win, 4-1 win, 3-2 win, 1-0 loss (12 innings), 2-1 win (11 innings). The 3-2 victory (over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first of a doubleheader) and Friday's 2-1 win over the Baltimore O...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  12. ICYMI: SweetSpot hits of the week

    Jason Rosenberg

    Pretty historic vote last night, as Rob Manfred was named the 10th Commissioner of Major League Baseball. A boisterous congratulations from us here at ESPN's SweetSpot Network. As the SweetSpot's own Christina Kahrl noted, there's lots of work ahead ...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  13. Unsung pitcher: Jose Quintana

    David Schoenfield

    In the days leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, there were suggestions out there that the White Sox should trade Jose Quintana, or that teams should be going after Quintana. Those aren't quite the same thing, but you can see why the ...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  14. SweetSpot TV: Felix, Kershaw for MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I discuss Felix Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw as MVP candidates. Justin Verlander won in 2011 but that's a rarity for a pitcher. Could both guys win MVP honors this year? (For an excellent breakdown of the history of pitchers as MVP cand...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  15. Nationals starting to live up to expectations

    Christina Kahrl

    Do the Nationals have the NL East won? It's worth asking now, because with a six-game lead over the Braves after their latest victory over the Mets on Thursday night, we might end up with the Nats walking away. That would no doubt be especially sweet...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  16. Commish's election reflects owner issues

    Christina Kahrl

    After decades of Bud Selig's leadership, it's easy to forget that the history of Major League Baseball's executive suite is littered with tales of infighting, stubborn defenses of archaic business practices and a seemingly endless capacity for injuri...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  17. Unsung position player: Anthony Rizzo

    David Schoenfield

    This could just be the circles I hang out in or the articles I read, but doesn't it seem like we've heard more about Javier Baez and Kris Bryant this year than Anthony Rizzo? I mean, I get that we love prospects, we love the hype, we love to build...

    Blog | August 14, 2014