Stuck On The Cusp?
For all the prospects that are on the cusp and that truly are only a phone call away this season, Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has some advice just for you.
Much Needed Power
Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer could give the Royals the sluggers they have long needed.
Stacked In San Jose
Presented this scenario, Tim Alderson broke into a pretty wide grin: What if at midseason the Giants told him to catch an east-bound flight out of the California League? With young lefty Madison Bumgarner sitting in the seat next to him?
A New Weapon
Brewers hard-throwing righthander Jeremy Jeffress hopes a two-seamer keeps him on a starter's track.
Lean and wiry Devaris Gordon of the Dodgers hopes to become more than just a leadoff man capable only of bunting and slap hitting.
Indians catcher Carlos Santana tackles English, something he calls a responsibility.
Angels’ Conger Fired Up To Return To Catching
After injuries limited his defensive duties a year ago, the Angels' Hank Conger is getting regular time behind the plate this year.
A Year-Long Tryout
When the Pirates doled out non-roster invitations this winter to a select number of pitchers, the lucky few consisted mostly of fringe big league arms, guys who may or may not plug a hole in the majors or high minors. Chris Bootcheck, almost nine years since being a first-round pick of the Angels and hoping to catch on, snagged an invite, as did Brian Slocum, a second-round pick of the Indians in 2002. Oddly, the list did not include righthander Brad Lincoln, the fourth overall pick of the 2006 draft and recipient of a $2.75 million bonus who is about to head into—can you believe this?—a sink-or-swim, 40-man "protection" season.
Dodgers Spring Notes: Martin’s Healthy And Ready To Learn
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Ethan Martin, the Dodgers’ 2008 first-round pick who will make his pro debut in a few weeks, isn’t even trying to sugarcoat it. “I’ve got a long [...]