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  1. Pool of Cuban infielders grows

    AJ Mass

    Andy Ibanez, a second baseman who played for Cuba in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, has reportedly left the island nation and will pursue a major league career. Ibanez becomes the third second baseman believed to have defected from Cuba this year, ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  2. Japan's Masahiro Tanaka has talent to follow Yu Darvish's footste...

    C.J. Nitkowski

    Japan's Masahiro Tanaka has talent to follow in Yu Darvish's footsteps, writes C.J. Nitkowski.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  3. WBC decisions all about self-interest

    Buster Olney

    A player approached the manager of his major league team and asked for some guidance in deciding whether to participate in the World Baseball Classic. The manager carefully explained that he was not allowed to tell the player what to do and that it w...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  4. Decisions to play in World Baseball Classic are all about self-in...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why decisions on whether a player should participate in the World Baseball Classic are all about self-interest.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2013
  5. Make WBC participation mandatory

    Jim Bowden

    In the combined 15 years I served as general manager of both the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, I was always a huge proponent of the World Baseball Classic. Baseball is an international sport, and perhaps someday the World Series will incl...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  6. MLB - How much does the WBC really affect pitcher performance?

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh says there is little proof the World Baseball Classic has a deleterious effect on pitchers' health and performance.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  7. Los Angeles Dodgers' Kenley Jansen makes quick rise to majors aft...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey has a detailed scouting report on Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen, who was converted from a catcher to a pitcher just last year.

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2010
  8. Veteran SS Miguel Tejada has refused to make concessions about pl...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Veteran SS Miguel Tejada has refused to make concessions about playing another position his entire career. Now that he's finally opened up to trying something new, it might be too late for the free agent, unless he's willing to take a pay cut.

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2010
  9. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- With help from the Seattle Mariners, ...

    Buster Olney

    Felix Hernandez may have an ounce of stubbornness, that self-assured nature of the innately brilliant, but by allowing the Mariners to turn his talent into a craft, his dominance has bordered on overwhelming, writes Buster. And there's more to come.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2009
  10. Jorge Arangure Jr: The number of Cuban defectors like Aroldis Cha...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Jorge Arangure examines the sudden rise in Cuban defectors, pointing out seven key reasons behind the movement, ranging from the success of Alexei Ramirez and Kendry Morales to the transition of power from Fidel Castro to his brother, Raul Chavez.

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2009
  11. Keith Law: Ranking Aroldis Chapman, Yu Darvish and Stephen Strasb...

    Keith Law

    Aroldis Chapman, Yu Darvish and Stephen Strasburg have yet to play an MLB game, but scouts are already comparing the elite trio.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2009
  12. Baseball Prospectus: The Ruben Rivera All-Stars

    Christina Kahrl

    Spring training box scores are resplendent with so-called "4-A" guys -- Triple-A quality, but not quite good enough to thrive in the majors. Or maybe they just haven't had enough of a chance.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2009
  13. Breaking down a few of Team Japan's players

    Keith Law

    The Japanese club in the World Baseball Classic is full of award winners, including the runners-up in both Japanese leagues' MVP voting this past year, both 2008 Rookies of the Year, and the past two winners of the Sawamura Award, given to the t...

    Blog | March 12, 2009
  14. Keith Law: Breaking down a few of Team Japan's players

    Keith Law

    The Japanese club in the World Baseball Classic is full of award winners, including the runners-up in both Japanese leagues' MVP voting this past year, both 2008 Rookies of the Year, and the past two winners of the Sawamura Award, given to the top pi...

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2009
  15. Behind the baseball pipeline that is San Pedro de Macoris

    Luke Cyphers

    Behind the rise of the Haitian-Dominican player.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2009
  16. Behind the end of the Milwaukee Brewers' academy in the Dominican...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Why would a MLB franchise close their Dominican academy? And will it come back?

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2009