What to watch for today at spring training:
TIME TO PLAY
It's opening day for the exhibition season, with the Philadelphia Phillies hosting the University of Tampa in the only game of the day. Paul Clemens starts for the Phils - he pitched parts of two years for Houston. Darin Ruf is set to bat cleanup for the Phillies at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida.
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago
It may not look like it with the slush and snow on the ground but the calendar confirms that it is, in fact, February. February – the month of love, the month of presidents, and, most importantly, the month of pitchers and catchers. The Phillies are now under three weeks away from loading up the bats, balls, catching equipment, and more and heading down to Clearwater. Let’s...
That headline reminds me of the 90's when Ken Hill and Roger Clemens were racking up the wins. Fast forward to 2014 and we're referring to Koyie Hill and Paul Clemens...not quite the same. Koyie Hill was with the Phillies organization last season, even saw action in 10 games. The 11 year MLB journeyman catcher is a career .207/.553 hitter over 341 games. However, he's always...
The Houston Astros have signed free agent relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth.
Farnsworth was recently let go by the New York Mets, even though he had pitched fairly well. The Mets cut Farnsworth in an effort to avoid paying him a salary for the full season.
Farnsworth has a 3.18 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP in 17 inning of work. He has a 10/6 K/BB ratio this season.
With the Astros it could...