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  1. Can Dick Allen get to the Hall of Fame?

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Howard Bryant writes that Dick Allen's reputation kept him out of the Hall of Fame, but the passion of his advocates might soon correct that error.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2014
  2. Babe Ruth, the billion-dollar ballplayer

    David Schoenfield

    So, Giancarlo Stanton's contract has me wondering: What would Babe Ruth be worth today? In his piece for ESPN Insider, Dan Szymborski projected Stanton will be worth $316 million from ages 25 to 37, just shy of the $325 million he'll be getting. ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  3. Great pitcher-hitter MVP debates

    David Schoenfield

    This year's National League MVP vote promises to be an interesting result no matter who wins -- Clayton Kershaw, Andrew McCutchen or Giancarlo Stanton. If Kershaw wins, he'll be the first NL pitcher to win MVP honors since Bob Gibson in 1968; if McCu...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  4. Five NL wild-card questions for San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh ...

    Tim Kurkjian

    A look at the five most important questions heading into the NL wild-card game between the Giants and the Pirates.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  5. Sixteen painful moments in Cleveland sports history

    Mark Winegardner

    In ESPN The Magazine, Mark Winegardner explains what SportsNation voters got right, in picking off the most painful moments in Cleveland sports history, and what you all got oh so wrong.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2014
  6. George Digby and Willie Mays, the one who got away

    Gordon Edes

    George Digby, the legendary Red Sox scout who died Friday at the age of 96, signed a Hall of Famer in Wade Boggs and other Sox stars in Mike Greenwell and Jody Reed, but could have altered the course of Sox history if he had not been blocked by the t...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  7. MLB - 25th anniversary of 'Major League' movie

    Jim Caple

    "Major League" was released 25 years ago. Here's a good guess at what's become of Rick Vaughn, Jake Taylor, Roger Dorn and the rest of the boys in the last quarter-century.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  8. Happy 80th birthday, Hank Aaron

    David Schoenfield

    When I was in second grade, my teacher, Mr. Nichols, gave me an old, beat-up poster of Willie Mays. I think it had been run through a washing machine because it was all wrinkled and full of creases. I hung it on my wall anyway. At the same time, my g...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  9. What if Willie Mays were a free agent?

    David Schoenfield

    We talked a lot about Mike Trout in Tuesday's chat session. Following up on that, a couple Trout links to check out. Buster Olney writes today: If Trout were a free agent right now and told teams he would only sign a one-year deal, what would he ...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  10. Joe Girardi says New York Yankees in limbo because of Alex Rodrig...

    Andrew Marchand

    New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the drawn-out Alex Rodriguez appeal hearing is complicating their offseason because the team doesn't know whether the third baseman's 211-game suspension will be upheld.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2013
  11. Guess what? New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera never lost it

    Wallace Matthews

    The end of Mo's career says this: I can still do this job. I just choose not to.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2013
  12. Can A-Rod reach 660 this year?

    Andrew Marchand

    On Tuesday, Alex Rodriguez hit home run No. 651 of his career, putting him just nine short of tying Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list. The mark now has more financial importance than historical. As part of A-Rod's 10-year, $275 millio...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  13. Alex Rodriguez of New York Yankees goes deep to pull within 12 of...

    Mike Mazzeo

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez heard more boos than cheers as he stepped into the batter's box in the second inning of Sunday afternoon's game against the Detroit Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2013
  14. Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees: How did it all go so wro...

    Johnette Howard

    A-Rod and the Yankees: A match made in heaven that ended up in hell.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  15. MLB face of baseball at the All-Star Game

    Jayson Stark

    MLB's very best players take the field at the All-Star Game on Tuesday. But which of them is the Face of Baseball?

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2013
  16. 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