With a new name, new ballpark, new manager and several new faces, the Marlins are ready to contend in the NL East.
Theo Epstein has arrived at Wrigley, but difficult years could still be ahead for the Cubs.
Bryce Harper won’t be part of Washington’s Opening Day roster after all. The Nats optioned him to Triple-A despite a .286 average and a three-game spring hitting streak. Part of the issue was his particularly severe strikeout figures: 11 in 28 at-bats, to be precise, including four in Sunday’s loss to Detroit. When he comes [...]
Jimmy Rollins gave a spectacularly boneheaded comment to ESPN’s Jayson Stark on Wednesday, the same day that the Associated Press reported that Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was cleared by doctors to resume light exercise. Now, I’m not going to ask why Jimmy felt the need to opine on the severity of Howard’s injury, because [...]
Yoenis Cespedes made his spring debut on Saturday, and what a debut it was. In Oakland’s 6-3 win over Cincinnati, he drew a walk in the 1st inning against Johnny Cueto, hit an RBI single off Cueto the very next inning, then hit a solo no-doubt home run off Jeff Francis in the 4th before [...]
“Just an outing to build the arm.” That is what Carlos Zambrano, one of a handful of new Marlins, had to say after his debut that included the good (four strikeouts), the bad (three runs allowed) and the ugly (three walks). And that was only in 1 1/3 innings of work. ‘Z’ was traded to [...]