1. Hamilton's Life Top Priority as Reports of Relapse Grow

    Upon hearing the grim news about Josh Hamilton, I went back and checked what I wrote on the outfielder's finest hour, the night in May 2012 when he hit four two-run homers and a double at Camden Yards...

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  2. Correa's Spring Focus Is Baserunning

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- One of the things top prospect Carlos Correa wants to work on this spring is sliding into bases, which he hasn't done since he broke his right ankle sliding into third...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 15 reads 0 comments

  3. Twice-Traded Alvarez Eager to Make Mark with A's

    MESA, Ariz. -- R.J. Alvarez is a right-handed third-round Draft pick who believes he could've been a left-handed first-round Draft pick....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 19 reads 0 comments

  4. Fangraphs: The Nature of Trout's Problem

    The default introduction: Mike Trout is among the least-troubled players in baseball. By WAR, you could split him into four or five parts and have four or five decent everyday players, at least given good enough prosthetic limbs...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 15 reads 0 comments

  5. Baldoquin's Camp Debut Stalled by Visa Issues

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels are going to have to wait a little longer to get their first look at Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 8 reads 0 comments

  6. Mike Scioscia Looks Ahead, Not Behind

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- On the morning before the Angels first full squad workout of the spring, Mike Scisocia made his customary address to the team.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 6 reads 0 comments

  7. Yu Darvish Pleased with 1st Throwing Session

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish threw to hitters for the first time since Aug. 9, 2014, on Wednesday.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 341 reads 0 comments

  8. Huston Street Still Inspired by His Late Father

    TEMPE, Ariz. – He serves as his own agent, this spring possibly negotiating a contract extension with the Angels .....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 6 reads 0 comments

  9. Crane: Goal Is to Make Playoffs This Season

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Astros manager A.J. Hinch has said expectations are high this year, and general manager Jeff Luhnow is on the record as saying his team could finish 2015 with its first winning record since 2008...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 6 reads 0 comments

  10. Alfaro Learning What It Takes to Make Majors

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rookie catcher Jorge Alfaro is in big league camp for the first time. The Rangers are hoping he backs up what he is saying and pays attention to what is going on around him...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 13 reads 0 comments

  11. Building Chemistry a Spring Priority for A's

    MESA, Ariz. – A's co-owner Lew Wolff addressed his team Wednesday morning, but only after being introduced by a doctored version of “Louie, Louie” as his walkup song...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 18 reads 0 comments

  12. Angels' Garrett Richards: 'Opening Day Is Still Very Possible'

    Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards told reporters Wednesday his goal is to be ready for opening day, regardless of the team's expectations...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 1 month ago 20 reads 0 comments

  13. A's Middle Infielders Zobrist, Semien Get Early Start

    MESA, Ariz. — The A's have a new double play combo, and second baseman Ben Zobrist is anxious to get as much playing time with his right-hand man once Cactus League games start next week as possible...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 72 reads 0 comments

  14. Cano Arrives to Camp Focused on Reaching Postseason

    PPEORIA, Ariz. -- As Mariners position players reported for camp on Tuesday, Robinson Cano arrived with a breath of fresh air and a healthy dose of optimism...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 269 reads 0 comments

  15. Gentry Looks to Bounce Back from Injury-Marred 2014

    MESA, Ariz. -- The A's started and finished the 2014 season without Craig Gentry, who is eager for a second chance to introduce himself to fans after multiple injuries interrupted his first season in green and gold...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 24 reads 0 comments

  16. Under-the-Radar Seattle Mariners Players Ready to Impress This Spring

    Position players reported to the Seattle Mariners ' team complex in Peoria , Arizona , on Tuesday, meaning the team is ready to begin organized workouts ahead of its first spring training game on March 4...

    Nathaniel Reeves Written by Nathaniel Reeves about 1 month ago 8,507 reads 1 comments

  17. Joyce May Help Scioscia's Lineup Fall in Order

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- In his first year with the Angels , and his last before free agency, Matt Joyce could find himself either hitting in front of Mike Trout or behind Albert Pujols.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 61 reads 0 comments

  18. Mariners' Hernandez Eager to Help Bring Playoffs to Seattle

    PEORIA, Ariz. — When we last saw the Mariners , a crestfallen crowd was rising as one to recognize arguably the greatest right-handed pitcher of his generation...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  19. Zito Revamps Motion in Effort to Make A's Rotation

    MESA, Ariz. — Wearing No. 75, his hair long and shaggy again, Barry Zito looks much as he did during his A's heyday a decade earlier...

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  20. What a Difference a Year Makes for Lefty Danny Hultzen

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  21. Mariners Closer Rodney in Good Spirits, Health

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Fernando Rodney enjoys baseball. He shoots pretend arrows when he racks up a save. He dances in the practice field when the mood strikes in spring. And this spring, the veteran closer is ready to cut loose...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 94 reads 0 comments

  22. Rangers Claim Edgar Olmos from Mariners

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 201 reads 0 comments

  23. Can Angels Hit the Jackpot with Matt Lindstrom?

    Every major league camp is filled with “lottery tickets,” players on minor league deals who bring with them little risk and potentially high reward...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 month ago 149 reads 0 comments

  24. Manfred's 'New Stand' on A's Ballpark Situation Not New Stand at All

    Rob Manfred, the Bud Selig for the 21st Century, has decided to weigh in on the Great Oakland Matter, and unlike his predecessor, he decided to make a stand...

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  25. How Adrian Beltre Has Defied Father Time | FanGraphs Baseball

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