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Cliff Corcoran

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Past articles by Cliff:

Ranking the best starting rotations of the 2000s.

The Astros' rotation projects to be the best in baseball in 2018. How those starters will stack up against the best rotations of this century remains to be seen, but one question we can answer now is which rotations set the standard. → Read More

Breaking down possible Yu Darvish destinations.

The pursuit of coveted free-agent starting pitcher Yu Darvish has been narrowed to a handful of teams. Here's what can be expected from Darvish in 2018 and how he might fit with each of his six reported possible landing spots. → Read More

Breaking down MLB's top available outfielders.

Trades have dominated the market for outfielders thus far this offseason, but in terms of the rumor mill, the market is starting to heat up. Here's the latest on the top six free-agent outfielders and two more compelling trade targets. → Read More

The Hot Stove's best available starting pitchers.

The Hot Stove has cooled through the holidays, but come the new year, it is sure to heat up again, especially given the starting pitchers who are still available. Whether it's through free agency or trades, these top pitchers could find new homes soon. → Read More

Early look at next year's star-studded MLB free-agent class.

As this offseason continues to inch along, it's never too early to take a peak at next year's star-studded MLB free-agent class, which is making an impact on the market this year. It's a group set to include Manny Machado, Bryce Harper and more. → Read More

Breaking down a competitive third-base market.

The Winter Meetings are over, but the rumor mill is still sizzling, especially among third basemen. Some of the best are free agents waiting to sign while others are star players on the trade block. Where could and should they end up? → Read More

How Shohei Ohtani would fit with his seven finalists.

Two-way Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani narrowed his list of Major League suitors to just seven this weekend. Which of these teams -- the Cubs, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Angels, Mariners and Rangers -- has the best chance to land him? → Read More

The biggest offseason needs for MLB playoff teams.

The Hot Stove may still be preheating thanks to the Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes leaving the door open, but that gives everyone more time to size up the market. Here's the most pressing need of each of this past season's 10 playoff teams. → Read More

How winning MLB awards impacts Hall of Fame cases.

This week, Max Scherzer won his third Cy Young Award and Corey Kluber won his second. Winning multiple awards in baseball clearly has a significant impact on the chances players have of being voted into the Hall of Fame. How great is that impact? → Read More

How to quantify the Best Pitcher in Baseball debate.

"Best Pitcher in Baseball" is not an official honorific, but it is a title that gets bandied about quite a bit. Clayton Kershaw has held the title for several years, but Max Scherzer is challenging him now. Here's how to put hard numbers behind the debate. → Read More

The Dodgers' future is bright, even after Series loss.

When a team loses the World Series, the most important thing for them to do is turn the page. It might not feel like it at the moment, but the 2017 season for the Dodgers was an utter success. What's more is they have a lot of reasons for optimism in the future. → Read More

3 things you need to know before WS Game 6.

Up 3-games-to-2 in the World Series, the Astros have Justin Verlander on the mound hoping to secure the first title in franchise history. Here are the three most important things you need to know before Game 6 gets underway. → Read More

Lessons learned from a wild World Series Game 2.

Game 2 wasn't just exciting -- it perhaps changed the course of the World Series. Houston now heads home with a split in LA, ready to play in front of a raucous home crowd. The Astros also know that the Dodgers' bullpen isn't untouchable. → Read More

Yankees-Astros ALCS Game 7 should be epic.

The American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros will come down to a decisive Game 7 Saturday night in Houston (8 p.m. ET on FS1). Who has the advantage? Let's break it down. → Read More

How can the Cubs climb back into the NLCS?

Los Angeles has a 2-0 lead in the NLCS over the defending champion Cubs, but the series now heads to Wrigley Field for Game 3. Despite a struggling lineup and bullpen, the Cubbies have a chance to climb back. → Read More

Yasiel Puig is once again showing superstar form.

Yasiel Puig is having fun again. Bat-flipping, tongue-wagging, shot-calling, coach-kissing, bat-licking, hot-dogging, team-leading fun. And, largely because of him, the Dodgers are three wins away from winning their first pennant since 1988. → Read More

Previewing Game 5 of the Cubs-Nationals NLDS.

After Stephen Strasburg's herculean effort in Game 4, the NLDS returns to Washington for a decisive fifth game. Will the Nationals take another step closer to rewriting their playoff history or will the Cubs get the chance to defend their baseball crown? → Read More

Brett Gardner's ninth-inning Game 5 ALDS at-bat was amazing.

The Yankees pulled out a gritty, 5-2 victory in Game 5 of the ALDS against the Indians on Wednesday night in Cleveland, and will now advance to the ALCS against the Astros. Brett Gardner's clutch at-bat in the ninth inning was a big reason why. → Read More

Previewing Game 5 of the Yankees-Indians ALDS.

Only nine teams in baseball history have come back from an 0-2 deficit in a postseason to secure a victory in a winner-take-all Game 5. But when you take a long look at this series, New York may have a better shot than many suppose. → Read More

How MLB teams can build a better pitching staff.

Intrigued by the idea of restoring Major League roster balance via a 10-man pitching staff, I wanted to come up with a new type of pitching plan that a team could implement, if not immediately, then certainly heading into the 2018 regular season. → Read More