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New York Yankees' Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

The New York Yankees have already given us a lot to analyze in the season's first couple of weeks. A rash of injuries in 2013 led to a reconstruction of the roster this offseason by general manager Brian Cashman, and the new faces have (for the most part) been major contributors. Show More Summary

Bryce Harper's New Gatorade Commercial Is Wet, Screaming Insanity

Intense? Screaming? Soaking wet? Yup, it’s a new Bryce Harper commercial. The Washington Nationals slugger is soaked head to toe in a new commercial by Gatorade. He’s also tearing the covers off balls and yelling like a wild beast, which...Show More Summary

Mid-April Report Card Grades for All 30 MLB Teams

A team's win-loss record early on during the season is not always the best indicator of how the team has performed, simply because it is such a small sample size to work with. With that in mind, what follows is a breakdown of all 30Show More Summary

UTK: Matt Moore Heads to Surgery, Becomes First Ray in Years to Have Tommy John

The streak is over. Whether you count Jason Isringhausen against the Tampa Bay Rays or not, it's still an incredible streak of health. It doesn't help Matt Moore now, as detailed by USA Today, who tested the elbow out on Monday afternoon and immediately knew that rehab wasn't going to work. Show More Summary

How Freddie Freeman Is Becoming One of MLB's Biggest Offensive Forces

In early February of this year, after a mostly quiet offseason, the Atlanta Braves surprised the baseball world by signing their young first baseman Freddie Freeman to an eight-year, $135 million contract. It was the largest contract,...Show More Summary

UTK: The Yankees Infield Is Broken with Injuries to Teixeira, Roberts and Jeter

Right now, the MVP of the Yankees is not a player, but Steve Donahue. The longtime Yankees athletic trainer has been holding the team together with white tape and long hours, but the team is falling apart due to its very construction. Show More Summary

Atlanta Braves' Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

The Atlanta Braves are a streaky team, so naturally they will pull off a thrilling comeback (Monday night) while mixing in some clunkers (two shutout losses). To this point the Braves have been mostly up as they sport a 9-4 record and...Show More Summary

Locking Up Jose Fernandez, Giancarlo Stanton Key to Rebuilding Marlins' Image

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. For the Miami Marlins, owner Jeffrey Loria and young, ascending stars like Jose Fernandez and Giancarlo Stanton, that famous phrase should serve as the backbone for long-term contract negotiations. On the surface, the Marlins are a confounding and embarrassing franchise. Show More Summary

New York Mets: Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

While the season is still young, the New York Mets have had a number of surprising starts as well as some disappointing ones from key players. The Mets are currently sitting one game under.500 13 games into the season. The surprising starts by some of their key players could help them break past the.500-level plateau. Show More Summary

UTK: Craig Kimbrel Latest Atlanta Braves Pitcher with Arm Issues

The season hasn't started well for the Atlanta Braves. Before they even got to Opening Day, they'd lost two of their starters (Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy ) to Tommy John surgery. Again. They've had a below-average record with pitchers...Show More Summary

UTK: How Good Is 'Good News' on Dustin Pedroia Wrist Injury for Red Sox?

Good news is always good, but when it comes to medical information, "good news" can often be a term of art. People usually learn that quickly, with things like a negative X-ray being a positive outcome, but in a case like Dustin Pedroia, good news on his wrist might be relative. Pedroia played most of last season with a sprained thumb. Show More Summary

UTK: Mets' Curtis Granderson Collides with Wall, Comes Away Lucky

"I fought the wall and the wall won." If only I could have gotten Joe Strummer to do a version of that before he passed, we might have less stars running headlong into walls. Curtis Granderson is the latest to test the wall and comeShow More Summary

Who Is the Red Sox's Biggest Pitching X-Factor: Jake Peavy or Clay Buchholz?

If the Boston Red Sox are to make a serious bid for back-to-back World Series championships, Jake Peavy and Clay Buchholz will be big parts of the reason why. Jon Lester is the unquestioned ace of the staff, yes, and John Lackey has revived his career to become a dependable middle-of-the-rotation arm once again. Show More Summary

'Buy or Sell' with MLB's Top Early Rookie Performances of 2014

There's nothing quite like April in Major League Baseball. Truth, for now, is in the eye of the beholder and mind of the believer. That's especially true when it comes to rookie performers who qualified for 25-man rosters out of spring...Show More Summary

Danny Ainge Thinks Rondo Will Have ‘Career’ Year in 2014-15

Is Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge above premature attempts to drum up a player’s trade value? I’m not sure. Kidding. Or am I? No, I’m definitely kidding. But that doesn’t make Ainge’s infinite faith in Rondo any less weird. Speaking with The Boston Globe‘s Gary Washburn, Ainge made it crystal clear he expects big […]

The Cardinals Are Rediscovering What Made Them the Class of the NL Central

Fueled by a batch of struggling stars Tuesday night, the St. Louis Cardinals cooled off the red-hot Milwaukee Brewers on the road for a second straight game, proving that they're rediscovering the form that has made them the class of...Show More Summary

Yordano Ventura Flashes True Stopper Potential in Netting Royals' First Road Win

Yordano Ventura picked up the first win of his promising career on Tuesday night against the Astros, and he set new career highs with seven strikeouts and seven innings pitched. More importantly, the 22-year-old right-hander guided the...Show More Summary

Toronto Blue Jays: Biggest Early Season Surprises and Disappointments

After being criticized throughout the offseason for not making any major moves, the Toronto Blue Jays have silenced the critics for now after getting off to a decent start in the 2014 season. Toronto are currently in first place in the...Show More Summary

Sanchez Lifts Giants Over Dodgers 3-2 in 12

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Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night after Brandon Belt's tying double in the ninth.

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