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  1. Buster Olney: Is Albert Pujols among the most perfect players eve...

    Buster asks if Albert Pujols is among the most perfect players ever, points to a possible major shakeup for the Mets and wonders how the Royals would look with a different draft strategy. Plus notes, player movements and injuries.

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2009
  2. Eleven undrafted free agents to watch

    Scouts Inc.

    A scout's toughest job is at the end of the draft. That's when the bidding war for the best free agents ensues.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2008
  3. Thomas dealing with family ties

    When the news came the other day -- lousy news that would hurt any family -- I realized who is going to have the toughest job this season. He's going to have to lead through pain. He's going to have to lead in a presumably uncomfortable position. He'...

    Blog | Conversation | July 12, 2006
  4. New Division I-A coaches face tough jobs

    This week's list focuses on the 10 Division I-A head coaches taking over new jobs. Which one has the toughest job ahead of him? Take a look: 1. Turner Gill, Buffalo: Most people don't even know what the Bulls' helmet looks like. They've never eve...

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2006
  5. Prem managers on the hot seat

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Could Stoke City manager Mark Hughes be on his way out? END# The influx of money and exposure within European football has made the job of manager one of the toughest in the world. The pressure to win and the threat of re...

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  6. GMs with the toughest offseason jobs

    Jim Bowden

    Most assume the general managers of baseball's small-market teams have the toughest jobs in baseball. After all, when you're hamstrung by limited finances, it can be tough to win. However, it's the general managers of teams in baseball's biggest m...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  7. GMs with the toughest jobs this winter

    Jim Bowden

    Even though the offseason has only just commenced for the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers, general managers of 28 other teams already have been pondering their futures for some time. For five GMs in particular, their jobs for the next thr...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  8. North Carolina and Duke make it difficult for coaches to survive ...

    John Gasaway

    John Gasaway looks at the toughest coaching jobs in America, and a pattern emerges: With Duke and North Carolina, the ACC is brutal on coaches trying to gain traction and compete for recruits.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  9. NBA - Lakers, Rockets toughest jobs for new coaches

    Chris Palmer

    Chris Palmer says the four new coaches in the NBA are facing tough situations.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2011
  10. MLB: Nobody will face a tougher early slate than the Toronto Blue...

    Buster Olney

    Last season, the Baltimore Orioles played a terribly difficult early-season schedule. It may well have cost their manager a job. This year, it doesn't get much easier. But at least a rival takes their place with the toughest early slate.

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  11. College Football: Nobody wears a bigger target than an NCAA compl...

    Seth Wickersham

    In ESPN The Magazine's college football preview, Seth Wickersham examines the role of NCAA compliance directors, who have a thankless job which might be the toughest in all of sports.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2010
  12. NFL Hall of Fame 2010 - K.C. Joyner: Based on the core metrics fo...

    K.C. Joyner

    This weekend, Hall of Fame voters face a logjam at wide receiver. While Jerry Rice is in, voters will have to choose which, if any, of Cris Carter, Tim Brown and Andre Reed will be headed to Canton as well. K.C. Joyner breaks down the stats.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2010
  13. College football's toughest jobs

    This week's list topic is the toughest jobs in college football, or at least toughest jobs connected to college football. I spent a fair amount of time interviewing folks in pretty much every facet of the game for this one and the responses were pret...

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2007
  14. For the children

    Bill Walton

    Bill Walton discusses why the Stan Van Gundy decision was the right one for the former Heat coach to make.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2005
  15. Peep Show

    Terry Brown

    ESPN Insider has the latest news and notes from around the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2003