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  1. Pivot points of the 2014 first round

    Christopher Crawford

    No matter how good a draft class is, there are always going to be pivot points in the first round; points in the draft where groups of similar talents and skill-sets begin to thin out and a team must move on to the next tier of players, however far t...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  2. Yordano Ventura electric in season debut

    Eric Karabell

    In a fantasy baseball world that unfortunately gets cluttered with so many injuries -- and there were more significant ones Tuesday -- it's always nice to see a young pitcher with nasty stuff make us smile. It reminds us why baseball is so awesome an...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  3. Handling a closer's slump no easy feat

    Buster Olney

    If a starting pitcher has a couple of bad starts, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin mused Tuesday, he can always work on some stuff in side sessions in the bullpen. There is time for process, and progress. If a hitter struggles, he can c...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  4. John Axford, Jim Henderson and the trouble with handling slumping...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney talks to Brewers GM Doug Melvin, who explains why it's so tough to deal with a slumping closer.

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  5. The Detroit Tigers are the latest example of teams looking to fil...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the trade market has been unusually quiet this spring, and it could indicate a shift is happening throughout baseball. Teams are beginning to value low-cost alternatives more than well-traveled veteran talent.

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  6. Reality closing in on Utley, Phillies

    Buster Olney

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- When spring training begins, there is always time for the injured to heal. In February, Opening Day participation is never ruled out by wounded players or their managers. For everybody involved, the glass is always half full in Fe...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  7. Chase Utley is in doubt for Opening Day as he battles chronic kne...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that for Chase Utley and the Phillies, reality is quickly closing in, as it's the middle of March and Utley is heading to see a knee specialist instead of taking the field to prepare for Opening Day.

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  8. Dustin Ackley, Matt Wieters and other players who could make or b...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at players such as Dustin Ackley, Matt Wieters and Austin Jackson who could make or break your fantasy season.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  9. Bryce Harper, Nolan Arenado, Christian Bethancourt, Danny Hultzen...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey has 10 items of note for fantasy owners coming out of the Arizona Fall League.

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2011
  10. There's always been an arms race in the AL East, but that mentali...

    Buster Olney

    Boston and New York have been working amid an arms race that goes back decades. But this offseason, so many moves across the league seemed to be in response to others within a division. The trend has certainly moved to the AL West.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  11. 2010 MLB free agency: Freddy Garcia, Felipe Lopez top MLB free-ag...

    Christina Kahrl

    Not all valuable free agents will be signed for top dollar. Baseball Prospectus takes a look at seven players who have plenty of production left in them and, more importantly, won't break the bank.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  12. 2010 MLB free agency: Ideal landing spots include Adam Dunn to Ra...

    Christina Kahrl

    Christina Kahrl of Baseball Prospectus looks at five "must" moves for the 2010 offseason, including Cliff Lee to the -- you guessed it -- Yankees, a counter move by the Red Sox, and Carl Crawford to the -- you didn't guess it -- Padres.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2010
  13. Major League Baseball has an opportunity to simply and effectivel...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there will always be a fringe audience who believes that some umpire is on the take, or the Major League Baseball has a bias that manifests itself on the field. There's a simply way to correct it: expand replay -- now.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2010
  14. MLB Player X: Miguel Olivo talks Ubaldo Jimenez and Zack Greinke

    Player X

    MLB Player X points out that catchers are the reason why certain pitchers are successful. Just look at Miguel Olivo, who caught Cy Young-winner Zack Greinke last year and catches Ubaldo Jimenez this year.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2010
  15. The players have a code, and it's about time the league wises up ...

    Buster Olney

    There has always been a code among players regarding conduct and retaliation, and those in the league office need to finally wise up to reality on the field, writes Buster Olney. Plus notes on possible waiver claims and analysis.

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2009
  16. Buster Olney: It's time for the MLBPA to break with drug cheats

    The players' association of Major League Baseball has showed contempt for replacement players but continues to stand behind drug cheats when both are damaging to the common player. Why? Plus notes, player movements, game analysis and injuries.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2009