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  1. Versatile Ben Zobrist could be DL-bound

    Eric Karabell

    I've long been a fan and defender of Tampa Bay Rays switch-hitter Ben Zobrist, enjoying his versatility and 20-homer, 20-steal potential. However, being objective, I was also planning to write a blog entry wondering whether he's become a bit overrate...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. Five trades for Matt Wieters

    Jim Bowden

    Matt Wieters is one of the best all-around catchers in baseball. The Baltimore Orioles' 2007 first-round pick is entering what should be the prime years of his career. He is a 27-year-old switch-hitter, a two-time All-Star and has hit at least 20 hom...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  3. Scott Boras needs to let Robinson Cano go, without a fight - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why Scott Boras would be wise to let Robinson Cano leave and switch agents to Jay-Z without a fight.

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2013
  4. Scouting Billy Hamilton, George Springer and other top prospects ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the performances of Billy Hamilton, George Springer and other top prospects in the Arizona Fall League.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  5. Bits: Dropping Chase Headley a bad idea

    Eric Karabell

    San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley homered and knocked in three runs Wednesday. Headley already has five home runs, after hitting four in 113 games a year ago. The switch-hitter isn't hitting for average, but he shouldn't be on ES...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  6. Chase Headley of San Diego Padres on pace for a fine season, desp...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Wednesday's games and wonders why Chase Headley is on the most-dropped list.

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  7. Neftali Feliz has tried to develop his pitches and make the switc...

    Chris Cwik

    Chris Cwik of FanGraphs writes that we are seeing a different Neftali Feliz as he tries to transition to the Rangers' starting rotation. Feliz is throwing a lower percentage of fastballs while continuing to develop his breaking ball and changeup.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  8. Big switch for Cabrera, Ramirez, Trumbo

    Jim Bowden

    JUPITER, Fla. -- The beaming smile on Hanley Ramirez's face wakes me up more than the Starbucks coffee in my hand. Ramirez is happy once again and the Miami Marlins will be the beneficiaries of that new, great attitude. Ramirez is one of three high-p...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  9. The market for Carlos Beltran

    Buster Olney

    The Carlos Beltran trade didn't work out for the Giants, who surrendered their top pitching prospect for the veteran switch-hitter only to see him get hurt early in his tenure with the team. San Francisco was basically out of contention the last...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  10. The market for Carlos Beltran has been cut down to five teams - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the field of bidders to land Carlos Beltran has been cut down to five teams.

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2011
  11. A hard reality check for Hanley Ramirez

    Buster Olney

    Ozzie Guillen understands Hanley Ramirez's unhappiness about being asked to switch positions, writes Juan Rodriguez. He has a right to be upset, says Guillen. The Miami Marlins are all being very polite to Ramirez now, mostly because of how g...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  12. With Jose Reyes now a Marlin, Hanley Ramirez should openly accept...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Hanley Ramirez is facing a reality check now that Jose Reyes is a Marlin. While Ramirez has the right to gripe a little about being asked to switch positions, he also must realize he's the reason Miami pursued Reyes.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  13. Beltre injury hurts Rangers' D

    Jim Bowden

    While talking to Texas Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan yesterday, he intimated to me that when his team missed out on signing Cliff Lee last offseason, it had to switch to Plan B. He and his staff identified the best way to improve the Rangers' ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  14. MLB - Lance Berkman, Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter are defensive...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions lists the five players who are the biggest defensive liabilities for playoff teams.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2011
  15. First-guessing the AL All-Stars

    Jim Bowden

    In baseball, everybody likes to second-guess. It doesn't matter whether it's the manager's eighth-inning double-switch, the GM's trade three years later or the pitcher's 2-2 slider that's hit out of the park. It's easy, after something doesn't work o...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  16. Jemile Weeks scouting report

    Jim Bowden

    PLAYER POS TEAM BATS THROWS HT WT Jemile Weeks 2B Oakland A's Switch Right 5-9 172 Jemile Weeks was the Athletics' first-round selection (12th overall) in the June 2008 free agent amateur draft out of the Universi...

    Blog | June 09, 2011