Our in-depth spring training coverage begins tonight as Matt Meyers travels to Arizona, then Chris Kline will pick up things in the Grapefruit League beginning next week. Until then, we’ll hold you over with links to stories around both leagues as teams gear up for 2007:
BA correspondent Brian McTaggart delivers in this feature on outfielder Hunter Pence who is trying to make it very hard for the Astros to send him down.
BA columnist Tracy Ringolsby says righthander Jason Hirsh is making his case for a spot in the Rockies’ rotation.
BA correspondent George King weighs in on Yankees’ righthander Philip Hughes’ spring–and his chances of making it to the Bronx this season.
Twins’ righthander Matt Garza’s sore neck is apparently better after receiving a shot of lidocaine.
Reds manager Jerry Narron compares Josh Hamilton to Ted Williams in a roundabout way, after discussing the Rule 5 pick’s hot start after such a long layoff.
Not sure if he was “as thin as a reed” when he hit 101 mph in the 2004 Carolina League playoffs, but an interesting piece on Indians righthander Adam Miller nonetheless.
Reds beat writers are quickly finding out Homer Bailey is sure to provide them with plenty of quotable material.
Tigers outfielder Cameron Maybin is enjoying his time in big league camp.
Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton is “scary good.”
Tigers lefty Andrew Miller still has a chance of breaking camp with big league club?
Rays hope outfielder Delmon Young can deliver in the No. 3 hole this year.
Alex Gordon breaks out in Royals’ 11-3 win over Mariners.
Rickie Weeks gives Giants righthander Tim Lincecum a wakeup call.
Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker, Brian Bixler are Pirates’ “priority guys.”
Dodgers’ Andy LaRoche headed for Triple-A?
One giant step for Mets righthander Mike Pelfrey.
Brewers third baseman Ryan Braun still focusing on defense.
Yankees outfielder Jose Tabata drawing Manny Ramirez comps.
Nice feature on Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus.
Rays righthander Jeff Niemann brushes off comparisons to Justin Verlander, a fellow 2004 first-round pick.
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