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  1. Theo Epstein plans to rebuild Chicago Cubs with blueprint from Bo...

    Tim Keown

    In ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, Tim Keown writes that three seasons into his latest attempt to reverse a curse, Theo Epstein is building on the blueprint he used in Boston and asking Chicago's restless fan base to hold on just a bit longer.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  2. Albert Pujols, big contracts, production and MLB value

    Tim Keown

    Albert Pujols is being held up as the newest and freshest example of why owners and general managers should never consider long-term, big-money contracts for players in their 30s. The industry doesn't forget, right? Of course it does. It always does. And often for good reason.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2013
  3. World without Alex Rodriguez would be less interesting

    Tim Keown

    We don't really want Alex Rodriguez to disappear. The non-playing character provides too many stories that grab our attention.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2013
  4. Who's advising players who allegedly bought PEDs?

    Tim Keown

    Since we know cheating happens and Biogenesis looks like our latest proof, it's worth having a discussion of the lack of intelligence these guys showed in placing their trust in Biogenesis head fraud Anthony Bosch.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  5. With severe punishment of Alex Rodriguez, Bud Selig could send a ...

    Tim Keown

    Tuesday could turn out to be a good day for Bud Selig if he realizes the opportunity he has to close the door on the Old Testament version of the steroid era. What better way than a severe punishment of A-Rod?

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2013
  6. Closers overrated, as 2012 postseason proves

    Tim Keown

    Don't get fooled by the heavy-metal music and the eccentric personalities; the closer job -- getting the last three outs of a game in which your team has a one- to three-run lead -- is just not that big of a deal.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  7. Baseball's unwritten rules scrawled in recent headlines

    Tim Keown

    You could write a pretty accurate history of pent-up frustration in the human race by documenting the way baseball players respond to perceived insults.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2011
  8. MLB Playoffs 2010: Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants and R...

    Tim Keown

    One way to look at the Game 1 mound matchup in the NLCS: old-school (that'd be Roy Halladay) versus new-school (that'd be Tim Lincecum).

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2010
  9. MLB playoff moments we'd like to see

    Tim Keown

    Bruce Bochy provided an unexpected image of joy, circling the stadium with his players after the Giants clinched the NL West on Sunday. Here's hoping for three more weeks filled with those kind of moments.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2010
  10. Alex Rodriguez is still looking for career Home Run No. 600, and ...

    Tim Keown

    A-Rod is going to hit his 600th home run sooner or later, maybe even tonight. But until he does, we continue to wrestle with the existential question: How are we supposed to react?

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2010
  11. Joe West's comments about slow play in baseball: Right idea, wron...

    Tim Keown

    When it comes to issuing an assessment of the speed of play vis-a-vis Red Sox-Yankees, I don't know who the right guy is, but I have an opinion as to who is not the right guy: Joe West.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2010
  12. Yankees fiddle while Bronx burns

    Tim Keown

    Monday's loss and Steinbrenner's edict has Tim Keown wondering who's running the Yankees (and who would want to)?

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2007
  13. Everyone has their own agenda

    Tim Keown

    How do you deal with this steroid controversy? Well, for starters, don't trust anyone -- at least not completely.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2004