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  1. Japanese players like Yu Darvish star in MLB but others fall shor...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes about a stathead who may have unlocked the mystery surrounding how Japanese baseball players fare in America.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  2. NBA -- NBA teams with players that have defined roles succeed

    Peter Keating

    Believe it or not, there are stats to prove chemistry is necessary in the NBA. And it's all about role players doing their thing. Plus, NFL fourth down update and quantifying the nostalgia (or lack thereof) for the San Francisco/New York Giants.

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2010
  3. MLB - Fantasy - Matt Wieters, Geovany Soto, other young stars shi...

    Jay Jaffe

    When evaluating the league's young positional talent, catcher, center field look strong.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2009
  4. World Series needs warmth, neutral site

    My first memories of the World Series, from 1973 and 1974, are vivid. I remember watching Willie Mays stare into the sun as he tried unsuccessfully to track a fly ball, then seeing him plead without success after a Mets teammate -- Bud Harrelson, I t...

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2008
  5. Nobody talks about Robinson's defense

    Rob Neyer

    We'll remember Jackie Robinson as a pioneer in baseball, but we shouldn't forget what a great player he was.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2005
  6. In the company of greatness

    Rob Neyer

    New Angels center fielder Steve Finley is a unique ballplayer – part Willie Mays and part Paul Molitor.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2004
  7. Crawford's speed changes the game

    Jerry Crasnick

    Carl Crawford could be the first player since Willie Mays in '57 to lead the majors in triples and stolen bases.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2004
  8. Willie worthy of ultimate respect

    Jim Baker

    Insider's Jim Baker had the honor of witnessing the final home run in Willie Mays' illustrious career.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2004
  9. Mays the greatest living player

    Jim Baker

    Despite the numbers, Barry Bonds still compares unfavorably to his boyhood hero, Willie Mays.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2003
  10. Robinson slipping through the cracks

    Jim Baker

    Frank Robinson is often overshadowed by contemporaries Willie Mays and Hank Aaron.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2003