1. Scott Miller's Starting 9: From Email to Starbucks, You're Fired!

    Psst, may I have your Delta frequent flier number before we begin, please?... 1. Of Emails, One-Way Flights and Fredi Gonzalez & Friends Knives are never sharp enough ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 days ago 239,355 reads 43 comments

  2. Dream Team: A Week with Cubs' Modern Family Reveals Unmatched Off-Field Bond

    CHICAGO — "Antonio!" Anthony Rizzo, padding across the carpet in the Chicago Cubs ' home clubhouse three hours before game time, grins as he moves toward Grandpa Rossy, ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 days ago 119,193 reads 105 comments

  3. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Early Miseries Indicate Yankees Are in Trouble

    April flowers bring May showers, or something like that... 1. Yankees Feeling the Burn Is this the summer the New York Yankees devolve into also-rans? Everyone knew their ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 24 days ago 22,097 reads 39 comments

  4. Jeremy Hazelbaker, Cardinals Are Match Made in Perseverance Heaven

    Ears. You know something? Over seven or eight seasons of bouncing around the country’s bumpy roads on rattletrap minor league buses, a guy’s ears become pretty finely tuned...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 25 days ago 59,416 reads 15 comments

  5. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Cubs, Bryce, A-Rod, Yankees and More…Do We Believe?

    True fact: We are living in a world in which Mat Latos is 4-0 with an 0.74 ERA for the Chicago White Sox, and Adam Wainwright is 0-3, 7.25 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Yikes… 1...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 60,591 reads 61 comments

  6. Kris Bryant Finds Swimming with Sharks (Literally) Key to a Happy Baseball Life

    Maybe it was because he figured he had already done it in October, so what the heck. So Kris Bryant, the young star of the Chicago Cubs, went swimming with sharks during the winter in Hawaii...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 33,192 reads 13 comments

  7. Mike Trout: To Live or Die in Los Angeles

    Few things excite Mike Trout like the weather. Give him a good storm, and you can see lightning bolts in his eyes. During a blizzard last winter, he phoned in a report to the Weather Channel...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 154,143 reads 130 comments

  8. Zack Greinke's L.A. Return Stirs Up Good Memories, Weird Feelings for Dodgers

    Zack Greinke is renewing acquaintances during his highly anticipated return to Los Angeles this week. Alas, he is not starting in L.A...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 156,893 reads 33 comments

  9. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Set Up to Fail, Yasiel Puig Now Learning MLB Way

    One week in, no wonder the Oriole on Baltimore's cap and the Dodgers are smiling so big... 1. The Yasiel Puig Experience, Year 4 Seven games, two triples, one homer, four RBI and an 1...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 95,124 reads 50 comments

  10. Young Cubs Feel Like Battle-Tested Vets as 2016 World Series Chase Begins

    One year ago this spring, Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Co. had no idea where the keys to the batting cage were. OK, so that's an old joke. But it's a good one: Veteran tells rookie, "Go get me the keys to the batting cage...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 23,847 reads 77 comments

  11. Scott Miller's Starting 9 (+7): 2016 Predictions (Or, Why I Hate Your Team)

    I struggle with predictions the way some folks battle bad hair days and others wrestle with Snapchat. In 2005, I picked the Chicago White Sox to finish last in the AL Central. Of course, they won their first World Series in 88 years that summer...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 151,682 reads 177 comments

  12. Carlos Correa on a Mission to Become Instant MLB Icon, Empower Others

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Here he comes, straight into 2016, streaming like water out of a faucet. Carlos Correa doesn't so much step into the picture as he pours forth, with force, both on time and ahead of his time...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 109,588 reads 44 comments

  13. Big Man, Big Personality: The Oral History of David Ortiz's MLB Adventure

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Once more around the block with David Ortiz , then the retirement papers take effect after the 2016 season and it's off to Legendville. What a ride it's been, fabulous and funny, dramatic and dynamic...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 169,840 reads 87 comments

  14. Scott Miller's Starting 9: With Zack Greinke, Will D-Backs Take Charge in West?

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Know what? A cactus is more prickly than you think it is… 1. Zack Greinke Changes Face of NL West A.J...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 months ago 45,185 reads 29 comments

  15. Chris Sale Rant Takes White Sox Civil War over Adam LaRoche to New Low

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — What began as a quirky story about a boy and baseball has exploded into an ugly rift in the Chicago White Sox organization punctuated by ace Chris Sale's ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 months ago 96,428 reads 236 comments

  16. Don't Flip Out: Game's Young Stars Back Bryce Harper's Call to Play with Flair

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Flip your bat, pump your fist, shoot your imaginary arrow and come sit down with us for a few minutes as we investigate exactly how tired baseball is...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 months ago 36,102 reads 143 comments

  17. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Yankees Try Building Without Opening Their Checkbook

    TAMPA, Fla. — Pass the sunscreen, it's getting hot here amid the palm trees... 1. The "Rebuild" Begins in New York Not only is it the most mind-warping number of the ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 months ago 66,925 reads 42 comments

  18. Mets Generation K 2.0 Rotation Ready 'To Win World Series, Not Just Get There'

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Look at them. Far end of the New York Mets spring clubhouse, short row of lockers, crawling around like scorpions in a box. The most lethal rotation in the game, just waiting to sting someone...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 79,720 reads 125 comments

  19. Scott Miller's Starting 9: David Price Works to Pitch Past Familiar Faces

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — A little sugar on your Grapefruit?... 1. He's Got Friends in Low (and High) Places He is the Rick Steves of the American League East, a man so well-traveled he could author a guide, rate beaches in St...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 46,749 reads 28 comments

  20. Stephen Strasburg Pitches for Elusive Ring and Big 'Pot of Gold' in 2016

    VIERA , Fla. — Stephen Strasburg already knew this year was going to be different. New manager. New expectations. Free agent at year's end...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 32,460 reads 50 comments

  21. Brewers' David Denson Hopes Coming Out Paves Way to Achieving MLB Dream

    LA PUENTE, California — Six months after knocking ignorance and intolerance out of the park, Milwaukee minor league slugger David Denson hops out of his father's white Dodge Charger in a parking lot here and smiles broadly...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 338,759 reads 51 comments

  22. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Yadier Molina, Cards Holding Breath for Healthy Year

    JUPITER, Fla. — Is that coconut smell sunblock or a pina colada? Tough to tell in the Grapefruit League... 1. Yadier Molina Is All Thumbs Along about December, Yadier Molina noticed his left hand just didn't feel right...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 38,133 reads 50 comments

  23. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Reloading Braves About to Add to Shortstop Wave

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Sunshine and grapefruit… 1. That's Dansby with an 'S' First, there was the Houston Astros' Carlos Correa last summer...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 103,363 reads 107 comments

  24. Scott Miller's Starting 9: 56 Reasons to Pay Attention in Spring Training

    From Spotlight to The Big Short , we've seen most of the Oscar contenders (loved both of those, not so hip on The Martian ). From Kendrick Lamar to Alabama Shakes, we tracked the Grammys from start to finish the other night...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 80,826 reads 135 comments

  25. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Last-Minute Bargains as Spring Training Beckons

    1. Best Unemployed, Still-Available, Brother-Can-You-Spare-A-Job Free Agents To quote that great philosopher Cam Newton, “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 81,858 reads 42 comments