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  1. Could Samardzija stay with Cubs?

    AJ Mass

    Maybe there's a chance the Chicago Cubs aren't going to trade away No. 1 starter Jeff Samardzija after all. That's the word on Waveland Avenue, as reported by Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Multiple sources told Wittenmyer that the C...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  2. Where there's Smoak...

    AJ Mass

    Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the word around the Seattle Mariners is that Justin Smoak will be the team's starting first baseman in 2014. And given that this word comes straight from manager Lloyd McClendon's mouth, it's probabl...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  3. Brian McCann shaping up to be a free-agent disaster - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    The word on the street is that Brian McCann could get $100 million as a free agent, and Dan Szymborski explains why he's not worth nearly that much.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2013
  4. Harvey, Ciuffo flash first-round potential

    Keith Law

    Right-hander Hunter Harvey of Bandys High School near Charlotte, N.C., is the son of former big league reliever Bryan Harvey. But unlike his dad, Hunter projects as a starter -- emphasis on the word "projects," as taking him high involves a fair amou...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  5. Scouting high school pitcher Hunter Harvey and catcher Nick Ciuff...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down high school pitcher Hunter Harvey (son of former big leaguer Bryan Harvey), and catcher Nick Ciuffo, two first-round talents.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  6. The Nationals' Strasburg decision

    Buster Olney

    When Nationals GM Mike Rizzo speaks of possible innings limits for Stephen Strasburg, as he did over the phone Friday, you're reminded of your parents' use of the word "maybe." As in, maybe they'll let you have the keys to the car. Or...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  7. Washington Nationals will be closely watching Stephen Strasburg's...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Nationals are channeling their inner parent in being noncommittal over Stephen Strasburg's workload this season, because if Washington keeps winning, they know the pressure will be there to use their ace as much as possible.

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2012
  8. Jeff Samardzija a good rotation gamble

    Keith Law

    The word out of Mesa is that Jeff Samardzija has won a spot in the Cubs' rotation, beating out Randy Wells and Travis Wood, who were both demoted to Triple-A Iowa. Samardzija, who began his pro career as a starter in the minors before being ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  9. Chicago Cubs wise to take a chance on Jeff Samardzija in the rota...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law checks in with a scouting report from Jeff Samardzija, who just won a spot in the Cubs' rotation, and says he's a worthwhile gamble.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  10. How the Gio trade went down

    Jim Bowden

    All week, the word around the campfire was that the Oakland Athletics were going to trade left-hander Gio Gonzalez. And sure enough, general manager Billy Beane pulled the trigger Thursday, sending the 26-year-old to the Washington Nationals, along w...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  11. MLB: Projecting rest-of-season performance for Albert Pujols and ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at key players who are off to surprisingly good (and bad) starts. Don't worry, Cardinals fans, Albert Pujols will be just fine.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2011
  12. What I learned: Mock Draft 2.0

    Eric Karabell

    I understand why we use the word "mock" in fantasy sports to describe preseason drafts, but honestly, the most common definition for the word doesn't seem to apply. I'm certainly not treating the exercise with ridicule or contempt. Mock dra...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  13. Robinson Cano, Francisco Rodriguez taken later than expected in E...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell passes along five things he learned from ESPN Fantasy's Mock Draft 2.0 on Tuesday, including thoughts on Miguel Cabrera, B.J. Upton and others.

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  14. Orlando Cabrera, A.J. Pierzynski the epitome of sure things in fa...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a look at the "sure-thing" fantasy options at each position, such as A.J. Pierzynski and Ichiro Suzuki.

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2010
  15. Stephen Strasburg scratched from final Arizona Fall League start

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey wraps up his blog from the Arizona Fall League with a look at a few Yankees prospects and opens the door for more discussion of prospects there.

    Blog | Conversation | November 20, 2009
  16. Tanner Scheppers looks like the real deal

    Keith Law

    Andrew Miller is in the Arizona Fall League to work on some changes that Florida Marlins' coaches have made to his delivery, and while he's no longer a "prospect" in the strict sense of the word, it's a great use of the AFL by the pare...

    Blog | October 19, 2009