1. Giants, Rockies testing depth early in season

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  2. Not Quite Time to Panic for Ms, but Its Getting Close

    Lloyd McClendon was asked Monday what message he has conveyed to his players as they weather the first prolonged slump of his regime. “What do I say to my players?'' he repeated with the hint of a smirk...

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  3. B/R's Scott Miller: Monster Trio of Pitchers Make Tigers Top Contenders in AL

    It's still early in the season, but not a single team has separated itself from the pack in the American League . The Detroit Tigers have the right combination of pitching and hitting to make a push up the standings...

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  4. Vintage Wood Reminds He's a Keeper

    Forget about Jeff Samardzija for a moment. If the Chicago Cubs don't lock up starter Travis Wood to a long-term deal sometime soon, their rebuilding plans will really take a hit...

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  5. Rewind: Despite Struggles, Expect Giants to Stand by Vogelsong

    Ryan Vogelsong found a way to halt the Giants ' seemingly endless run of close games. He got blasted in the first inning...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 day ago 65 reads 0 comments

  6. Pitcher Jhoulys Chacin Could Return to Rockies as Soon as Next Week

    With defending National League batting champion Michael Cuddyer going on the 15-day disabled list Monday and all-star left fielder Carlos Gonzalez trying to play through painful tendinitis in his left knee, the Rockies could use an encouraging word...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 day ago 25 reads 0 comments

  7. Mets Need to Make a Big Move to Becomecontenders

    Ike Davis is gone, Jose Valverde demoted from the closer's role and Bobby Abreu arrived from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday. In less than 72 hours, spanning a weekend, the Mets at least showed a willingness to shake up the asylum...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 day ago 575 reads 0 comments

  8. Is Neil Walker Becoming a Star?

    PNC PARK – We know Neil Walker is a consistent, useful player. Walker tallied 2.6 Wins Above Replacement in 2011. He produced 2.6 WAR in 2012. He totaled a 2.7 WAR in 2013...

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  9. Rangers Answer Bell in Opener vs. A's

    Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington wanted to see how his team measured up Monday against the two-time defending American League West champion Oakland Athletics in their first meeting of the season...

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  10. Dodgers' Depleted Bullpen Turns to Jose Dominguez for Help

    As Jose Dominguez unpacked his bags and reclaimed a locker in the Dodgers ' clubhouse Monday, it was another reminder of what makes Clayton Kershaw so good...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 day ago 85 reads 0 comments

  11. Nationals Starting Pitching Is Slowly Trending Up

    Four days ago, the Washington Nationals ' starting rotation was near the bottom of the majors. Through 16 games this season, their starting pitchers had a 5.19 ERA. At one point, only one team had a worse rotation ERA, the Arizona Diamondbacks ...

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  12. Young Rockies Fan's Reaction to Getting a Foul Ball Makes Our Week

    One man's meaningless foul ball into the stands is another's priceless treasure. Next Impulse Sports' Kiley Kmiec spotted a video featuring one of thousands of foul balls that will end up in the stands this season...

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  13. Phillies' Core Four Waiting for Everybody Else to Catch Up

    We've heard all offseason that their core players need to perform, that their big money guys need to earn their big money, that all that has been missing from this club over the past couple of seasons is consistent production from the familiar faces...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 day ago 169 reads 0 comments

  14. Mets Say Farnsworth (Forearm) Is 'Fine'

    Although Kyle Farnsworth was briefly hunched over in the tunnel to the clubhouse and shaking his forearm postgame after converting Monday's save, the Mets say the newly installed closer actually is "fine...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 day ago 85 reads 0 comments

  15. Williams Shows Faith in Clippard Despite Struggles

    Tyler Clippard has been among baseball's most-effective relievers for more than four years now, and he has shown an ability to bounce back from several rough stretches along the way...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 day ago 15 reads 0 comments

  16. Can the Jays Rotation Handle Left-Handed Batters?

    Just a hair away from 20 games into the season, it's easy to feel like we know something about the 2014 Blue Jays while remaining confident that we can't exactly trust what we're seeing...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 day ago 97 reads 0 comments

  17. Miami Marlins' Bench Derek Dietrich to Help 'Regain Confidence'

    Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich has been out of the starting lineup in an attempt to regain his confidence, according to a report. Dietrich was swinging a hit bat but struggled defensively...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 day ago 57 reads 0 comments

  18. Dodgers Option Chone Figgins, Recall Jose Dominguez

    In somewhat surprising news, the Dodgers announced they have optioned infielder/outfielder/utility guy Chone Figgins to Albuquerque, and recalled reliever Jose Dominguez. Why they called up Dominguez and not lefty Paco Rodriguez, is anyone's guess...

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  19. Hanley Ramirez Slumping Since Getting Hit by Pitch

    LOS ANGELES -- Hanley Ramirez entered Monday's game 8-for-16 with three home runs and three doubles against Cliff Lee, but was shutdown — along with every one of his teammates ...

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  20. Royals 1B Coach Rusty Kuntz Suffers Wrist Fracture During Batting Practice

    Rusty Kuntz, the Royals ' first-base coach, suffered a freak injury during batting practice on Monday when a line drive off the bat of Salvador Perez fractured his wrist. He will undergo surgery here on Wednesday...

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  21. Angels' Garrett Richards Throws Wild Pitch to Himself

    When a pitcher throws a wild pitch, it can be a struggle to find and collect the baseball. This was not the case for the Los Angeles Angels' Garrett Richards during the Los Angeles-Washington game...

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  22. Let's Stop Comparing Bryce Harper to Mike Trout

    The Bryce Harper and Mike Trout comparisons may die down now that their respective teams have played, but there was no shortage of Harper-Trout talk yesterday. Several analysts suggested that there isn't much of a comparison to be made...

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  23. The Rays Tank: Oviedo Called Up

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  24. Yelich Setting Tone Atop Lineup

    As the Marlins slogged through an awful April in 2013, Miami outfielder Christian Yelich honed his skills with Double-A Jacksonville. One year later, Yelich has helped revitalize the Marlins offense atop the lineup...

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  25. Saltalamacchia Can't Forget Meeting Boston Marathon Bombing...

    Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has several fond memories from his more than three years in Boston , but one has been indelibly etched into his mind.....

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