Chicago Cubs: It’s Time to End the Jose Veras Experiment

Veras

Wins are going to be a precious commodity for the Chicago Cubs this season. Given that, the Cubs simply can’t afford to have alleged closer Jose Veras be ineffective when it’s time to put games away. Up 3-1 in the […]

Philadelphia Phillies Need More From Several Top Stars

Howard

The Philadelphia Phillies probably should be in a transition year. Gone are the days in which the Phillies ruled the roost in the National League East, appearing in back-to-back World Series and winning one. But some of those players still […]

Early Outings Suggest Scott Kazmir Was Worth Risk for Oakland A’s

Kazmir

The approach to player acquisition used by the Oakland Athletics has always been a bit different. And while much of that focus has been on how the A’s select offensive players, Oakland took a calculated risk this offseason by acquiring […]

Miami Marlins Will Be Best MLB Team Nobody Cares About

Fernandez

The Miami Marlins may surprise some people in the NL East this season if the first couple of the games are any indication. Of course, to be surprised, that would assume people are actually paying attention, and whether anyone in […]

New York Yankees Face Heisman Winner Jameis Winston Before Serious Spring Business Begins

Winston

Playing a game against one of the excellent college baseball teams from the state of Florida is nothing unusual for Major League Baseball clubs. Two MLB teams did just that on Tuesday afternoon, with the Detroit Tigers blanking Florida Southern, […]

Kansas City Royals 2014 Spring Training Profile: Mike Moustakas

Moustakas

If Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is going to be a reliable MLB player, the 2014 season may be his last chance for him to show what he is capable of. Moustakas was a solid prospect for the Royals, […]

Kansas City Royals 2014 Spring Training Profile: Billy Butler

Butler

Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler enters the 2014 MLB season trying to determine whether the power he showed in 2012 was one fleeting season of excellence, or a standard he can reattain that will make him a more […]

Tampa Bay Rays 2014 Spring Training Profile: Matt Moore

Moore

During the offseason after 2012, when the Tampa Bay Rays made the bold move of trading starting pitcher James Shields to the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Will Myers, everyone knew the Rays would have to replace Shields’ innings with […]

Tampa Bay Rays 2014 Spring Training Profile: Will Myers

Myers

The Tampa Bay Rays paid a high price to get right fielder Will Myers from the Kansas City Royals. Acquiring Myers cost the Rays an established front-line starter in James Shields, who struck out 448 batters and won 31 games […]

Baltimore Orioles 2014 Spring Training Profile: Kevin Gausman

Gausman

For the Baltimore Orioles, one big question surrounds pitching prospect Kevin Gausman. Is he going to be a front-line starter, or is he going to be a future set-up man or closer? In 2014, Baltimore needs to make a commitment […]

Baltimore Orioles 2014 Spring Training Profile: Dylan Bundy

Bundy

Entering the 2014 season, the Baltimore Orioles‘ plan was probably to either have standout pitching prospect Dylan Bundy starting at their Class AAA minor-league affiliate in Norfolk, VA with a call-up to the big club, or if everything went perfectly […]

Chicago Cubs 2014 Spring Training Profile: Starlin Castro

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Starlin Castro has no more margin for error. The Chicago Cubs shortstop, once thought of as being the guy who would man that position on the North side of Chicago for solid 10 years, regressed greatly in 2013 and enters […]