1. New Rule on Collisions Causing Confusion

    CINCINNATI -- Major League Baseball decided to put the safety of its players at the forefront when it instituted an experimental rule this past offseason outlawing old school collisions at the plate...

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  2. Milwaukee Brewers Top Prospect Jimmy Nelson Starting off Strong

    The Brewers farm system isn't exactly highly touted around the major leagues–rather, it's usually the exact opposite. Baseball Prospectus ranked Milwaukee 29th among all teams in their organizational rankings...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 72 reads 0 comments

  3. Notes: Ron Roenicke OK with Free Swingers

    The season is just over two weeks long but it's no secret the Brewers ' lineup is full of free swingers who don't take a lot of pitches. That aggressiveness has worked well to this point, but some question whether it is sustainable over a full season...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 4 reads 0 comments

  4. Joey Votto on Fire After Move to Two Hole

    CINCINNATI -- There are those who don't believe in coincidences, particularly every detective on every cop show ever produced...

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  5. How White Sox's Chris Sale Went from Anomaly to Ace

    When it came time to talk about the tall, skinny kid who threw like nobody else, the debate wasn't much of a debate at all. The Kansas City Royals held the fourth pick in the 2010 draft...

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  6. Aroldis Chapman to Toss Second Bullpen Session

    By the end of their three-city, 10-game road trip, the Cincinnati Reds could have Sean Marshall back in the bullpen and Aroldis Chapman well on his way...

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  7. Verlander Faces Indians' Strikeout Star Danny Salazar Today

    It's not often that Justin Verlander faces a pitcher who has more strikeouts for the season than he does.....

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  8. Brewers notes - Weeks no fan of lesser role

    Brewers veteran second baseman Rickie Weeks is not happy about the dramatic reduction in playing time he is experiencing.....

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 70 reads 0 comments

  9. Oakland A's Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

    The Oakland A's have the best record in the American League and the third-best record in baseball. This is not a surprise if you've been following the team for the last three years...

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  10. Tigers Have Some Problems in Their Lineup

    A young season often hides blemishes. Concealment attracts contentment. If you can't see it, why worry about it? And you fool yourself into believing that a problem doesn't exist.....

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  11. Tigers Will Not Reach Potential Offensively Until Alex Avila Reaches His

    DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have a starting lineup that is predominantly right-handed. Most opposing starting pitchers are right-handed. That combination makes it even more important that the Tigers get production from their left-handed hitters...

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  12. Weaver Looks to Right Ship When Halos Hit Motown

    Detroit left-hander Drew Smyly is set to make his first start of the season in the series opener against the Angels on Friday.....

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  13. Trout Doesn't Expect to Change Approach on Bases

    Just one more reason why the Angels ' cleanup spot in Josh Hamilton's absence remains under pressure: Mike Trout's running game.....

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  14. Angels' David Freese Is Trying to Get His Bat Going

    Many players would be thrilled if even a few weeks of their career mirrored that of probable Hall of Fame member Albert Pujols, but David Freese might be following one part of the script a little too closely...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 38 reads 0 comments

  15. Blue Jays, Twins to Cap Series with Twin Bill

    The Blue Jays and Twins are set to play a split doubleheader on Thursday after their Wednesday game was postponed because of bitterly cold weather and the chance of snow...

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  16. Reviewing the Twins' First-Round Picks from the Last Ten Years

    Including supplemental first-round selections, in ten seasons worth of MLB drafts the Twins have picked 22 first rounders. That's not too shabby. How have the Twins performed when it's come to their most valuable picks? Let's find out...

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  17. With Doubleheader Thursday, Twins Recall Infielder Nunez

    Wednesday's postponement enabled the Twins to promote the infielder for the two games against the Blue Jays ...

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  18. Mets bring up Matsuzaka, outright lefty Lannan

    Seeking to fortify their bullpen while generating a measure of ready-made rotation depth, the Mets on Wednesday recalled right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka from Triple-A Las Vegas, outrighting lefty John Lannan...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 4 reads 0 comments

  19. Mauer Named 2014 All-Star Ambassador

    MINNEAPOLIS - Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has just about done it all: Batting titles, All-Star appearances, league MVP...

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  20. Phillies' Lee Tips Hat to Conqueror in Pitchers' Duel

    CLIFF LEE likes to work quickly, so he made sure the conversation he had with Ryne Sandberg in the bottom of the eighth inning was a brief one...

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  21. Minnesota Twins: 'Nail Issue' Threw a Curve at Phil Hughes

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  22. Eric Young Jr. Has Great Road Trip for Mets

    Eric Young Jr. left New York hitting a paltry .105 with an on-base percentage of .143, but he comes back a changed player. After talking with Terry Collins about getting back to a stance that makes him comfortable, Young had a monster road trip, hitting .

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 2 days ago 75 reads 0 comments

  23. What a Relief! A's Could Use Bullpen Differently Than Other Teams

    The natural question, now that Jim Johnson has thrown five consecutive scoreless innings, is whether the $10 million reliever soon will return to the closer's role...

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  24. Phillies Waste 13-Strike Gem from Cliff Lee in 1-0 Loss to Braves

    Leave it to a guy nicknamed after a polar bear to beat the chilly weather, Cliff Lee and the Phillies Thursday night.....

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  25. Better Late Than Never

    We begin with a caveat that should be included in just about any analysis written about a major-league ballclub before the calendar shifts to May: It's early, so it's entirely possible this trend won't sustain itself over the full season...

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