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  1. Pedro Alvarez, Zack Wheeler, Rex Brothers, Victor Martinez among ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft lists 20 top fantasy values heading into the season.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2014
  2. Five most improved players in 2013

    Jim Bowden

    Every year there's always a group of players who reward their general managers' or signing scouts' belief in them. Struggling and failure is a fact of life in baseball, but for the players who fight through it, redemption is that much sweeter. Th...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  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. A shift in the spring trade market

    Buster Olney

    There is always some degree of trade conversation occurring at any time of year. Put two scouts in the same room and they'll swap information about their respective teams, like who might be available and what their team could be looking for in r...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  6. 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
  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. Rockies-Brewers Preview

    Rockies-Brewers Preview

    Preview | May 20, 2011
  11. Closer notes: Broxton, Rodney look shaky

    Eric Karabell

    Opening Day of a baseball season is always awesome, but for quite a few closers on Thursday, it certainly was not. There were six games played, and in each one of them there was either a save or a closer directly figuring into the decision (and not i...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  12. Jonathan Broxton, Fernando Rodney look shaky while recording save...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at a handful of save situations following Opening Day action, passing along his thoughts on Craig Kimbrel, Fernando Rodney, Jonathan Broxton and others.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Danny Valencia, Danny Espinosa, Carlos Ruiz among potential surpr...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft picks out one 'fantasy unsung hero' from each team who could shine in September.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2010