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Final Predictions for Cincinnati Reds' Key Spring Position Battles

The few position battles that were happening within the Reds spring training camp are just about over. When last we visited this topic, the only true battles happening were for the back of the rotation and the bullpen, with a potential for a shortstop scrap. Show More Summary

Starting Pitchers Trying to Reinvent Themselves This Spring

Pitchers are ever evolving, constantly altering mechanics, tweaking their deliveries just so or even working on adding new pitches. Spring training is the best place to try to implement those changes, because the exhibition season presents...Show More Summary

Ranking MLB's Top 10 General Managers

The MLB clubs that consistently make October runs don't just have stars on the diamond and master button-pressers in the dugout, they also have savvy general managers calling the shots in the front office. From Brian Cashman in the Bronx...Show More Summary

Pittsburgh Pirates: Young Aces and Athletic Nucleus Give Buccos Huge Potential

After going two decades without making the playoffs, the Pittsburgh Pirates have cracked the postseason in each of the past two seasons. Maybe it's not completely accurate to call them a team "on the rise," but they have the pieces to...Show More Summary

MLB's Luckiest 2014 Players Who Could Struggle in 2015

Earlier this week, we looked at poor souls who were victimized by bad luck during the 2014 Major League Baseball season and who are therefore due for good luck in 2015. 'Twas a happy discussion, as forecasting good luck is cheerful work. Show More Summary

MLB Spring Training 2015: Who's Hot, Who's Not Through 3 Weeks of Games

Most everyone knows by now not to put too much stock into spring training performances for any number of reasons. Pitchers are building up innings, hitters are getting back into the, uh, swing of things, and prospects and non-rosterShow More Summary

Complete Chicago Cubs 2015 Season Preview

There is an overwhelming hope that the 2015 Chicago Cubs will be a competitive group. That hope comes from the fact the team made several savvy offseason moves and its prospects are finally ready to make an impact at the big league level. In...Show More Summary

Adam Eaton, Chris Sale Give White Sox a 'Good Day' and Friday MLB Takeaways

A new contract for Adam Eaton and a much-anticipated bullpen session by Chris Sale added up to a spring day that should leave Chicago White Sox fans smiling. First, let's talk Eaton, who inked to an extension, per's Scott Merkin: Bob...Show More Summary

Would a Cole Hamels Trade Be Enough to Save Rangers' 2015 Season?

The Texas Rangers could have chosen to wave a white flag when they found out Yu Darvish had been lost for the 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery, but they're not. Instead, they may have it in mind to acquire a suitable replacement:...Show More Summary

Domonic Brown Injury: Updates on Phillies Star's Achilles and Return

Domonic Brown gave the Philadelphia Phillies a scare after leaving Thursday's spring game with a left Achilles injury, though it's not as bad as it could have been. Continue for updates. Brown Has Achilles Tendinitis Friday, Mar. Show More Summary

Clayton Kershaw Takes Liner to Face During Spring Training, Stays in Game

While many in the United States were stressing about their NCAA tournament brackets Friday, Los Angeles Dodgers fans received a bit of a scare when ace Clayton Kershaw took a broken-bat line drive to the face. In the bottom of the third...Show More Summary

Adam Eaton, White Sox Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

The work of Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn hasn't slowed down even in spring training, as the team worked out a long-term contract extension with center fielder Adam Eaton on Friday. According to the White Sox's official...Show More Summary

Team-by-Team Top Prospect Report Cards Midway Through Spring Training

With spring training halfway over and the start of Major League Baseball's regular season a little more than two weeks away (yay!), now is the time when teams start making cuts and sending prospects to minor league camp. Those youngsters...Show More Summary

Jon Lester Injury: Updates on Cubs Star's Arm and Return

When Joe Maddon signed to be the Chicago Cubs manager and Jon Lester was signed this offseason to be the team's ace, the pair were seen as the saviors of a franchise desperate to end their famous World Series drought. However, Lester...Show More Summary

Tony Sanchez: Pittsburgh Pirates Biggest Feel-Good Story This Spring

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez has shown glimpses of stellar play at times with his bat over the last two seasons as one of the Pirates' backups. At other times, he has looked completely lost. Such is not the case this spring,...Show More Summary

MLB Prospects Who Will Make an Impact in 2015

Over the past several years, Major League Baseball has seen a youth movement in the sport as teams put more emphasis on young prospects. Bleacher Report Lead MLB Prospects Writer Michael Rosenbaum joins Adam Lefkoe to discuss some young prospects to look out for in 2015. Who are you most excited about? Check out the video and let us know! Read more MLB news on

MLB Players Suddenly Facing Skyrocketed Expectations in 2015

Nobody needs to be told that guys like Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Andrew McCutchen are facing high expectations heading into 2015. For players like them, high expectations come with the territory. What's more interesting are the players who are facing expectations that are growing higher by the day. Show More Summary

David Price Named Tigers' 2015 Opening Day Starter over Justin Verlander

For the first time in seven seasons, Justin Verlander won't take the hill for the Detroit Tigers on Opening Day, as that honor has instead been given to David Price. MLB's official Twitter account reported the decision by Tigers manager...Show More Summary

Final Prediction for San Francisco Giants' Key Spring Training Position Battles

As the San Francisco Giants prepare for their regular-season opener, there are still a few roster questions that must be answered. Fortunately, the starting eight position players appear set, even with the injury to Hunter Pence. Manager Bruce Bochy and general manager Brian Sabean will make the remaining roster decisions. Show More Summary

Final Prediction for the Cleveland Indians' Key Spring Position Battles

Prior to the start of spring training, I wrote a piece covering everything you need to know about the Cleveland Indians, including the following: prospects to watch, breakout candidates, the projected lineup, bullpen/rotation and position battles. Spring position battles are a fun and fickle thing to watch. Show More Summary

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