1. 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...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 16 hours ago 40 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 16 hours ago 56 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 16 hours ago 21 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 17 hours ago 477 reads 0 comments

  5. 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...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by James Wrabel about 17 hours ago 168 reads 0 comments

  6. 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...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 17 hours ago 63 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 17 hours ago 69 reads 0 comments

  8. 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...

    Gabe Zaldivar Written by Gabe Zaldivar about 17 hours ago 13,005 reads 21 comments

  9. 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 ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 17 hours ago 25 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 17 hours ago 142 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 17 hours ago 58 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 17 hours ago 12 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 17 hours ago 72 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 17 hours ago 34 reads 0 comments

  15. 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...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 17 hours ago 8 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 17 hours ago 72 reads 0 comments

  17. 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...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 17 hours ago 22 reads 0 comments

  18. 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...

    Brian Chen Written by Brian Chen about 17 hours ago 84,908 reads 33 comments

  19. 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...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 17 hours ago 138 reads 0 comments

  20. The Rays Tank: Oviedo Called Up

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  21. 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...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 17 hours ago 2 reads 0 comments

  22. 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.....

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 17 hours ago 8 reads 0 comments

  23. How Disappointing Have the St. Louis Cardinals Batters Been so Far?

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 17 hours ago 259 reads 0 comments

  24. What Would an Average Bullpen Mean for the Mets?

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 17 hours ago 101 reads 0 comments

  25. Choosing Sides: Schierholtz Eyes Full-Time Role

    MESA, Ariz. -- The numbers don't make sense. In 2009, Nate Schierholtz, a left-handed hitter, batted .370 against left-handed pitchers, and just .242 against right-handers. The next year, he batted ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 17 hours ago 3 reads 0 comments