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San Diego Padres: Myers Ready to Assume Leadership Role by Example

Through his demeanor thus far in the early stages of spring training, first baseman Wil Myers has proven himself to be ready to assume leadership of the young San Diego Padres. Ever since the departure of the great Trevor Hoffman, the San Diego Padres have been in search of a true leader, a true face […] San Diego Padres: Myers Ready to Assume Leadership Role by Example - Friars...
Via Friars on Base
2 hours ago

Schwarber on being ready to catch late in games

Kyle Schwarber discusses how he's handling his catching duties.
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

Maddon: 'I'm really not concerned' about rain

Joe Maddon talks about what the team does at spring training when the weather doesn't cooperate.
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

Zobrist: 'It's even harder to try and do it the second time'

Ben Zobrist talks about the Cubs' quest to repeat as World Series champions.
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

Yankees agree to minor league deal with Jon Niese

According to multiple reports, the Yankees have agreed to a minor league deal with left-hander Jon Niese. He is reportedly in Tampa and either has taken his physical already, or will do so soon. Niese’s season ended in late-August due to knee surgery, so the physical isn’t necessarily routine. More to come on the signing, but my quick take: I like it. I wrote a Scouting the Market...
Via River Avenue Blues
2 hours ago

Mike Trout talks about 'frustrating' struggles of Angels

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim boast the best player in baseball, but the team has made the playoffs in just one of Mike Trout’s five MLB seasons.After a 74-88 season in 2016, Trout admitted that the team’s repeated failure to make the playoffs has grown frustrating for him.“It’s frustrating, for sure,” Trout said, via Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today. “You want to get...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonathon Niese Signs Minor League Deal With Yankees

According to Joel Sherman on Twitter, the Yankees have signed Jon Niese to a minor league deal after a physical. Sherman also reports that the Yankees had been interested in lefties Boone Logan and Jerry Blevins but they were deemed too expensive. Niese, 30, was ineffective with the Mets and Pirates this season, going 8-7 with a 5.50 ERA in 121 innings as a starter and reliever...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

Yankees kicking the tires on Jon Niese

The Yankees are taking a flier on Jon Niese. The Yankees will give the veteran left-hander a physical Monday, an organizational source told The Post’s George A. King III. There is a minor league deal in place with an invite to spring training if Niese passes the physical. Niese, 30, would offer the Yankees pitching flexibility,...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

First impression: Mariners’ Felix Hernandez looks new and improved

PEORIA, Ariz. — Despite the rain Sunday, I was able to check in on what was No. 1 on the priority list to watch in spring training: Felix Hernandez. Felix and the other members of pitching “Group 2” were able to throw their bullpen sessions. And aside from the usual great-to-hear-the-pop-of-the-glove good feelings about baseball, there was also a sense of security in seeing...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 hours ago

Verlander benefits from showdown with Miggy

Miguel Cabrera was joking around with Tigers ace Justin Verlander on Sunday. With pitchers facing hitters at this stage of camp, teammates were pitted against each other. In this case, the teammates were the two most recognizable faces on the team.
Via Tigers.com
2 hours ago

Vidal Nuño Traded To Orioles In Exchange For Ryan Moseley

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded relief pitcher Vidal Nuño to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Minor League pitcher...
Via Dodger Blue
2 hours ago

Report: Niese agrees to Minor League deal

The Yankees and veteran left-hander Jonathon Niese agreed to a Minor League deal pending a physical, according to multiple reports on Sunday. The club has not confirmed them.
Via Yankees.com
2 hours ago

Bochy may open season with 5 outfielders

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that he is "leaning toward" opening the regular season with a five-man outfield contingent. That's standard operating procedure for many teams, but not always for the Giants, who frequently find themselves adding extra pitchers, not position players.
Via Giants.com
2 hours ago

Orioles acquire Vidal Nuño from Dodgers - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter mentioned today that his club had 54 players in major league camp, the lowest total in baseball. Left-hander Vidal Nuño will make it 55. The Orioles have acquired Nuño from the Dodgers for minor league pitcher Ryan Moseley. They had been awaiting the ... Read More
Via MASN
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Beltran returns to Houston in very different role

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) The last time Carlos Beltran shared a team with Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch they were playing together with the Royals in 2002. And when the 39-year-old Beltran arrived at spring training and ran into Adam Everett, his teammate from his brief stint with Houston in 2004, he learned Everett was now a coach in the team's minor league system. Back...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Matt Shoemaker Return to 2014 Form?

2014 was a glorious year for Matt Shoemaker. What is amazing is that he was not even penciled in on the squad’s original starting rotation, and, in spite of that, he managed to finish second in ROY voting. After putting up a strong 16-4 record and a head-turning 3.04 ERA, that kind of recognition is beyond understandable. In fact, Mike Scioscia went so far as to assert near the...
Via Halo Headquarters
2 hours ago

Jayson Werth’s seventh, and perhaps final, year with Nats will define his tenure

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Clouds and humidity hovered harmlessly over the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Sunday morning as fans braved newly forged sidewalks to see the Washington Nationals hold their first full squad workout of the 2017 season. A few hours before activity began, the eldest National, Jayson Werth, 37, dressed for […]
Via Nationals Journal
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fowler quickly making an impression on Cardinals teammates

JUPITER, Fla. -- Dexter Fowler breezes through the center of the Cardinals' clubhouse leaving a trail of handshakes and hellos in his wake before landing at his locker and chatting with a handful of players about the merits of a new album. Fowler is the new guy with the Cardinals, but he's already a clubhouse favorite despite spending last season helping the rival Chicago Cubs win...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Joe Maddon wants to see next from Javier Baez

After Javier Baez broke out last season, the Cubs are looking for him to do more in their quest to repeat as World Series champions. 
Via CSN Chicago
3 hours ago

Dodgers Rumors: Vidal Nuño On Verge Of Being Traded To Orioles

Last November the Los Angeles Dodgers traded backup catcher Carlos Ruiz to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for...
Via Dodger Blue
3 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Ranking the best moments of the 2016 season

In a year capped by a World Series championship, the Chicago Cubs put together countless memorable moments, ranging from walk-off wins to no-hitters. When we all sit down and talk about the Chicago Cubs’ 2016 season, there’s one moment we’ll always remember. Kris Bryant coming in on a chopper, throwing across the diamond to Anthony […] Chicago Cubs: Ranking the best moments...
Via Cubbies Crib
3 hours ago

Baseball’s best fans weren’t happy when Dexter Fowler spoke out against the travel ban

Dexter Fowler was a pivotal player for the Chicago Cubs in 2015 and 2016, right down to his home run to lead off game 7 of the World Series. He deservedly cashed in on that performance, signing a 5-year/$82.5 million deal with the Cardinals. Fowler’s game and personality were beloved in equal measure by Chicago fans, and it seemed likely that he’d charm another audience in St...
Via The Comeback
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Great expectations: Indians eye Series title after '16 run

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Above the small cactuses and flowering plants dotting the concrete-blocked plaza outside the doorway to Cleveland's training complex is a new sign that serves as both a reminder and motivator. ''American League Champions 2016,'' it says. The Indians have some unfinished business. One swing away from beating the Chicago Cubs in an epic World Series last year...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles add to bullpen by trading for Nuno

The Orioles acquired left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno from the Dodgers on Sunday in exchange for right-hander Ryan Moseley.
Via Orioles.com
3 hours ago

Report: Orioles close to acquiring Vidal Nuno from the Dodgers

The Orioles are reportedly close to acquiring pitcher Vidal Nuno from the Dodgers.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 hours ago
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