1. The 1 Rookie on Every MLB Team to Watch in 2014

    Over the course of the 2013 season, 230 players—103 position players and 127 pitchers—made their major league debuts, according to Baseball Reference's Play Index...

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  2. 10 Bold Predictions for MLB Opening Week

    With a new baseball season quickly drawing near, prognosticators around the country have pulled out their crystal balls and have begun to make their predictions, both for individual players and the teams on which they play...

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  3. Important MLB Questions That Must Be Answered by Opening Day

    Believe it or not, Opening Day and the 2014 MLB regular season are almost upon us—two weeks from now (earlier for some teams) , the games begin to count—and more than ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 12,404 reads 11 comments

  4. Predicting How Derek Jeter's Farewell Tour Will Compare to Mariano Rivera's

    With a pair of exhibition games against the Miami Marlins in Panama City, the New York Yankees ensured that the first act of Derek Jeter 's farewell tour paid respect to ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 13,818 reads 39 comments

  5. Playing 'Reality or Mirage' with MLB's Top 15 Mid-Spring Training Phenoms

    There's no bigger tease in baseball than the spring training phenom. These players' torrid performances draw us into a love affair with the numbers and turn us into hopeful optimists, ...

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  6. Bleacher Report's All-Spring Training Team Through Two Weeks of Play

    It's true—no player in the history of baseball landed a lucrative, multiyear contract based upon their play during spring training action...

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  7. MLB Players Whose Fantasy Stocks Are Soaring in Spring Training

    The exhibition season might only be two weeks old, but on-field performance and injuries have already provided a shakeup among fantasy rankings at multiple positions heading into the regular season...

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  8. MLB Spring Training Stock Watch: Which Teams Are Soaring and Which Are Falling

    Depending on what side of the fence your favorite team falls on, spring training results are either a sign of things to come or something that should be ignored completely...

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  9. 1 Huge Fear Every MLB Team Should Have This Spring

    Fear is a powerful, versatile weapon, one that can be used to motivate—or deflate—hope. Sitting in spring training, every team in MLB is hopeful—hopeful that ...

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  10. MLB Players Who Will Quietly Surprise on New Teams

    While high-profile free agent signings and blockbuster trades are what makes baseball's offseason the most interesting and intriguing in all of sports, the overshadowed, under-the-radar ...

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  11. Updating the Top MLB Players Who Could Be Dealt This Spring

    You won't find Tampa Bay's David Price on this list of MLB players who could be dealt this spring. Back in January, Price told the Tampa Bay Times ' Marc Topkin that he believed ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 15,969 reads 8 comments

  12. Fact or Fiction on All of MLB's Hottest Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

    It's been an odd offseason in Major League Baseball for sure, one that saw the New York Yankees spend nearly half a billion dollars, yet get outbid by the Seattle Mariners for Robinson Cano...

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  13. MLB Teams Who Didn't Do Enough to Keep Up This Winter

    Whether it's to qualify for the playoffs after a lengthy absence or to make a deeper postseason run following an earlier-than-expected exit the season before, every team in baseball ...

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  14. Projecting Each MLB Division's Final Standings at the Start of Spring Training

    After a winter that seemed longer and colder than usual, baseball is back. Spring training is underway, and, while there are still some moves yet to be made, we've got a pretty good idea of what every team's roster is going to look like on Opening Day.

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  15. Reasons for All 30 MLB Fanbases to Be Excited in 2014

    Spring training brings the promise of warmer weather and finds players, coaches, front office personnel and fans all beginning to fill with excitement and optimism over the upcoming season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 12,205 reads 64 comments

  16. Jesus Montero: Former Top Prospect Is His Own Worst Enemy

    After a dreadful 2013 season, one that saw him get demoted to the minor leagues, undergo knee surgery and serve a 50-game suspension for his involvement with the Biogenesis scandal , Jesus Montero heads into spring training with much to prove..

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 7,913 reads 19 comments

  17. 10 Bold Predictions for Spring Training 2014

    Spring training is finally upon us, with coaches and players saying goodbye to their families and heading south for the rest of the winter. They are all set to start gearing up for MLB 's 2014 regular season, which is quickly approaching...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 4,516 reads 11 comments

  18. Pre-Spring Training Injury Updates for MLB's Top Recovering Stars

    Injuries are an inevitable part of baseball, just as they are in every other sport, and they tend to pop up at the most inopportune times...

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  19. 2015 MLB Free Agents Under the Most Pressure Entering 2014

    The pressure that a player feels heading into the last season of his contract can be overwhelming at times, manifesting itself in a costly, mediocre performance on (and sometimes off) the field...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 11,118 reads 9 comments

  20. Fact or Fiction on All of MLB's Hottest Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

    The flurry of moves that many predicted was quick to follow Masahiro Tanaka's signing hasn't materialized as of yet, with the rumor mill eerily silent as it pertains to potential trades that could do down between now and Opening Day...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 14,226 reads 8 comments

  21. Impact MLB Free-Agent Deals That Will Go Down Before Spring Training

    While most of baseball is making preparations for the beginning of spring training, a handful of high-profile, impact free agents remain stuck in limbo, uncertain of where they'll be reporting to camp in the coming weeks...

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  22. 10 Must-Follow Spring Training Storylines as February Kicks off

    While the weather outside might indicate otherwise, spring training is just around the corner. With it comes a multitude of intriguing storylines that sometimes will extend into the regular season...

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  23. Ranking MLB Teams That Have Made Most Impressive Offseason Improvements

    There isn't a team in baseball that doesn't head into the offseason looking to improve, but only a few are typically able to do so in impressive fashion...

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  24. Updates on All the Biggest Masahiro Tanaka Offseason Fallout

    So the story was supposed to go like this: Masahiro Tanaka would pick a team, the floodgates that had brought the offseason to a halt would open and the best players still available would fly off the shelves...

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  25. Updating the Biggest Winners and Losers of the 2014 MLB Offseason

    While the polar vortex continues to chill our bones this winter, we have finally reached a point in the MLB offseason where we can say that spring training—and warmer weather—is drawing near...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 17,221 reads 40 comments