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Could the Marlins and Rays combine to form a competitive team in 2018?

The Miami Marlins’ fire sale has been a popular talking point this winter. After all, it’s not every offseason where you see a team trade their entire starting outfield (including the reigning league MVP), along with a starting infielder while a young catcher also stumps for a trade. But in recent weeks, the Tampa Bay Rays have followed in the footsteps of their cross-state rivals...
Via The Comeback
11 hours ago

National Baseball Writers: Your Rays Hot Takes are Bad

Pre-Moneyball intellectually dishonest articles make their (triumphant?) return I was a huge fan of the site FireJoeMorgan.com. It was funny, biting snark criticism of terrible sports writing and broadcasting. It was the perfect place to go in a time when “Moneyball” and “SABERmetrics” were starting to hit the mainstream, and old timers were not happy about it. Countless articles...
Via DRaysBay
12 hours ago

Colby Rasmus returns, signs with Orioles

Outfielder Colby Rasmus has decided to return to baseball after walking away last summer, and has signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles.
Via ESPN
12 hours ago

Breakout candidates for the Chicago Cubs in 2018

With spring training underway, there are several players that the Chicago Cubs will be looking toward to have a breakout season and take on a bigger role this year. Having a “breakout” year could really mean anything, and it does have a different significance to each guy on this list. One player listed here hasn’t had a full opportunity to prove himself as a daily staple in the lineup...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Contreras earning respect as young leader

When Cubs pitcher Jon Lester got off to a slow start last season, Willson Contreras was worried.
Via Cubs.com
12 hours ago

Lowrie helps youth baseball grow in Nicaragua

A's second baseman Jed Lowrie got a first-hand look at Nicaragua's baseball-mad scene in January while conducting three clinics in four days with help from Nicaragua native and Angels pitcher J.C. Ramirez and former big leaguer John Mayberry Jr., who roomed with Lowrie at Stanford.
Via Athletics.com
12 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Weighing in on the Nolan Arenado-Kris Bryant debate

In recent years, a rivalry between the Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant and Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado has developed. It’s time to break down the numbers. When you think of the words ‘rivalry’ and ‘Chicago Cubs’ – the Colorado Rockies probably aren’t what come to mind. But when these teams boast the two best third baseman […] Chicago Cubs: Weighing in on the Nolan Arenado-Kris Bryant...
Via Cubbies Crib
12 hours ago

WATCH: Yankees acquire Brandon Drury from Arizona

One day after acquiring Brandon Drury from Arizona, Yankees GM Brian Cashman joins the Michael Kay Show to discuss why he made the deal, how the team feels Drury fits in, and what may be next for the team this spring.
Via YES Network
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adam Eaton: Left Field ‘Hardest Position In The Outfield’

With the Jayson Werth era over in Washington, Adam Eaton is poised to take over in left field, the “hardest position in the outfield,” Eaton says. It’s a position at which Eaton’s played only 36 career games. “It’s terrible in left. It really is. It is by far the hardest position in the outfield,” Eaton told 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier. This is of course contrary...
Via CBS DC
12 hours ago

Buried the Lede

Jabari Blash is gone! We never got a chance to hear The Master's home run call for him!(Another Blast from Blash? A Smash from Blash? It's on Safari with Jabari? We'll never know!)Life is so unfair!

MLB responds to insane Rich Eisen rule that would make Yankees deadly

At least one rule change is too ridiculous for baseball to consider implementing. According to Rich Eisen, an MLB exec recently shared with him that a rule was being discussed that would allow the manager of a trailing team to send any three players to the plate in the ninth inning, regardless of the team’s...
Via New York Post
12 hours ago

Lindor only has eyes on World Series prize

Francisco Lindor had not stopped thinking about the Indians' early exit from the October stage last season. The star shortstop still has a pit in his stomach at the thought of how close they came to winning the World Series two years ago.
Via Indians.com
12 hours ago

Dave Roberts Anticipating ‘Learning Curve’ With New Pace Of Play Guidelines

After months of speculation over potential changes, MLB announced pace of play initiatives that are taking effect...
Via Dodger Blue
12 hours ago

Font to start building case in spring opener

With a handful of pitchers looking to position themselves well on the Dodgers' depth chart behind the five who will make up the rotation, Wilmer Font sees Friday as a big day in his spring audition.
Via Dodgers.com
12 hours ago

WATCH: New York Mets Sights and Sounds from PSL: Wednesday 2/21/18

SNY.tv captures the sights and sounds of Wednesday's workout at New York Mets Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, featuring Noah Syndergaard, Jose Reyes, Todd Frazier, Wilmer Flores, and more!
Via SNY
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Back spasms have Andrus out as precaution

Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus sat out of Wednesday's workout while dealing with back spasms. The Rangers said it was more precautionary than anything because it is early in Spring Training. If this were the regular season, Andrus would have been in the lineup. He usually is.
Via Rangers.com
12 hours ago

What are realistic expectations for Greg Bird in 2018?

As expected, the No. 1 story so far this spring has been Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Every single day it’s Judge and Stanton, Stanton and Judge. And that’s understandable. They’re both great and now they’re teammates. When the Yankees have players like that, they’re the center of attention. It’s a good thing for baseball. While Judge and Stanton hog all the headlines, other...
Via River Avenue Blues
12 hours ago

MLB unveils Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps teams will wear

Major League Baseball on Wednesday tweeted out an image of the caps all 30 teams will wear in memory of the 17 students and faculty slain last week during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Major League Baseball announced earlier this week that every team will honor the victims by wearing Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday before spring training games...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 hours ago  |  Discuss
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