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Last season, I wrote a handful of articles breaking down my position-by-position power rankings. With spring training games underway and the regular season fast approaching, now is as good a time as any to put together my preseason rankings...Show More Summary
Spring training statistics can be horribly misleading. With so many young, inexperienced prospects in big league camp, it’s important that all numbers be analyzed within context. At the same time, it’s hard not to get excited when aShow More Summary
With spring training underway, the first two weeks have brought some interesting news from Dodger camp at Camelback Ranch in Arizona. While it’s still silly to take actual results with more than a couple grains of salt, there are certain...Show More Summary
The orthopedic surgeon invented a transplant procedure that saved the Dodgers pitcher's arm and the careers of many other major leaguers. In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. Show More Summary
When St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak made the decision to pick up free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta, he saw more than just a solid option at shortstop. While many concentrated on Peralta’s prior baggage, in reality he should have been the obvious choice for the Cardinals. Show More Summary
Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese had mixed results pitching in a simulated outing on Wednesday along with Bobby Parnell.
The landmark operation in sports medicine has been duplicated thousands of times and has saved the careers of numerous athletes, most of them pitchers.
Masahiro Tanaka had another strong outing in a 4-3 Yankees win over the Phillies, despite allowing his first home run.
Down in sunny Surprise, Arizona, the Kansas City Royals have quietly been putting together another solid exhibition season. The boys in blue are now 5-2 heading into their game against the Giants on Friday, and are playing well on many levels. Here are four Royals who are turning heads right now in spring training. Begin Slideshow
Spring training is in full swing for the New York Mets, who are doing the best they can to start acting like a team capable of winning 90 games in 2014. The Grapefruit League schedule is underway and position battles at first base, shortstop,...Show More Summary
All 30 teams have at least a handful of position battles going on in camp, though most are of the No. 5 starter, middle relief and bench variety. Not that all those are boring. As a matter of fact, some are very intriguing, especially those with top pitching prospects involved. But the most critical battles are for everyday starting jobs. Show More Summary
Frank Jobe, a pioneer in the field of sports medicine who was the first to perform an elbow surgery that resurrected the careers of countless major league pitchers, has died. He was 88.
Julio Teheran worked around six base runners to match Jordan Zimmermann with three scoreless innings and lead the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.
Allow me to open with a moderately amusing anecdote. Last month, I was sitting in a room with Oakland A's pitchers Jim Johnson and Sonny Gray and maybe a dozen baseball bloggers. At one point, there was an awkward silence and Gray turned...Show More Summary
An already thin Philadelphia Phillies starting rotation may be without Cole Hamels for a while. According to the Associated Press, via FOX Sports, the 30-year-old lefty, who got a late start on spring training because of bicep tendinitis...Show More Summary
Many players would be thrilled to be compared to Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout right now, but that comparison doesn't go over well for the phenom's teammate, Albert Pujols. Trout has put incredible numbers through the first two years of his career. Show More Summary
Manny Ramirez has been living in his own bubble throughout his baseball career. Why would we expect him to stop now? Only in his mind does the 41-year-old have any shot at making a Major League Baseball team ahead of the 2014 season. Man-Ram...Show More Summary
Paul Konerko's career is coming to a close. He didn't make a decision about playing this season until December, and the Chicago White Sox are preparing to use him in a much smaller role than in years past. In all likelihood, he'll platoon...Show More Summary
Travis Wood could be in position to pitch for the Chicago Cubs on opening day and if his first start at spring training is any indication, he's going to make it a tough decision for manager Rick Renteria.