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  1. Red Sox whine, but Price shines

    David Schoenfield

    1. OK, the call was wrong. Daniel Nava was safe, sliding under Jose Molina's tag. Jerry Meals missed the call. Rays 2, Red Sox 1. 2. It probably wasn't one of the 100 worst calls of the season -- certainly not in the league of Angel Hernandez not ...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
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  3. San Francisco 49ers Alex Smith, Pittsburgh Steelers Lawrence Timm...

    Mag Staff

    Every athlete seeks that sweet spot between development and decline. But how many know exactly when that is? In ESPN The Magazine's Age Issue, stats gurus pick peak performance ages for key positions in NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  4. Prospect mania! Is it out of control?

    David Schoenfield

    Rany Jazayerli has a column on Grantland subtitled "Once upon a time, teams got great value by trading for minor league studs. Not anymore." Rany's point is that front offices are smarter than a generation ago, making it difficult to pilfer players l...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  5. Rays need to get out of Tampa Bay

    Steve Berthiaume

    The Tampa Bay Rays must be moved. The Rays' barely tenable existence in St. Petersburg, Fla., is getting worse and it's becoming, to borrow a word from star pitcher David Price in describing a critical but sparsely attended game late last season, "em...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  6. The real national pastime: Bashing baseball

    David Schoenfield

    It was snowing Wednesday night in Minneapolis. It was snowing, and we're supposed to lament that Target Field was only half-filled with hardy Minnesotans? We're supposed to lament that Mariners fans are setting record-low attendance numbers for Sa...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  7. MLB is primed to make a comeback

    Joe Aiello

    The 2010 NFL season was one of the best I can remember when it came to parity. Each week we saw upset after upset, and team after team go from being the unquestioned favorite to win the Super Bowl to in danger of missing the playoffs entirely. It was...

    Blog | March 06, 2011
  8. Aromashodu's finally found a home

    Michael Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Devin Aromashodu might finally be done bouncing around the league. Having spent time on rosters in Washington, Miami and Indianapolis prior to catching on in Chicago, Aromashodu seems to be entering the sweet spot of his career;...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  9. Does MLB have a PR problem?

    Rob Neyer

    Good stuff from Rational Pastime about competitive balance. The big finish: So there you have it--based on win distributions, the MLB is clearly the most balanced American sports league, and the NFL the least balanced, contrary to popular opinion....

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  10. Dodgers a good bet to just keep winning

    Rob Neyer

    More about the Dodgers and various other ambitions from Frank McCourt, who's been talking a lot lately: Court filings in the divorce case revealed that McCourt also remains active in planning for an NFL stadium in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. ...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  11. Moneyed clubs cleaning up in '09

    Rob Neyer

    As Forbes.com's Tom Van Riper writes, it's not been a good season for teams with low payrolls. And you can imagine what the owners of teams with low payrolls might think about that ... Should the Tigers hang on, this season will mark the fir...

    Blog | October 01, 2009
  12. News Flash: Baseball isn't Football

    Rob Neyer

    Dirty Harry on the baseball draft: I have a ton of complaints about baseball's draft (the lack of slotting system, rules against trading picks, etc.) but at least this year it's generating more interest than normal, so I suppose sportsbook f...

    Blog | June 09, 2009