Monthly Archives: February 2017

Posted on February 22, 2017 by Bryan Zarpentine The Seattle Mariners spent a good part of the offseason trying to add speed and defense to their roster, as evidenced by the additions of shortstop Jean Segura and outfielder Jarrod Dyson. However, one position where defense remains a question mark is first base. The Mariners are […]

Posted on February 22, 2017 by Bryan Zarpentine It’s been seven years since the Colorado Rockies last made an appearance in the postseason, and six years since they last had a winning season. But heading into the 2017 season, there is a belief within the organization that this is the year that playoff drought comes […]

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Bryan Zarpentine One of the longest, most complicated, and most befuddling free agent sagas in recent memory has finally come to an end. More than a week into the start of spring training, catcher Matt Wieters has reportedly agreed to sign with the Washington Nationals. The deal is reportedly […]

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Bryan Zarpentine It’s never easy for a player to come back from a long-term injury, especially when that player has barely had time to establish himself in the big leagues. But that’s exactly the position that New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird finds himself in heading into the […]

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Bryan Zarpentine For the past two years, the Atlanta Braves have been hard at work on a massive rebuilding project, trading away assets and collecting young talent. Heading into 2017, the Braves finally appear to be ready to start climbing the ladder in the NL East after a National […]

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Bryan Zarpentine As recently as Sunday, there appeared to be great promise in the New York Mets working out an extension with second baseman Neil Walker. Mets GM Sandy Alderson reportedly had discussions with Walker’s representatives, and some reports even indicated that the two sides were close to an […]

Posted on February 20, 2017, by Travis Pulver The Sacramento Kings thought they had the cornerstone of the franchise for the immediate future in DeMarcus Cousins when they drafted him in 2010. But since he joined the team, the Kings failed to make the playoffs or even come close to earning a spot. Of course, […]

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Bryan Zarpentine The Baltimore Orioles have made a late addition to their bullpen by acquiring lefty Vidal Nuno from the Los Angeles Dodgers for pitching prospect Ryan Moseley, an 8th round draft pick out of Texas Tech in 2016. The deal is designed to further boost a Baltimore bullpen […]

Posted on February 19, 2017 by Bryan Zarpentine The Detroit Tigers figure to have an interesting position battle in center field this spring after trading Cameron Maybin to the Angels earlier this winter. There appear to be five candidates fighting for playing time in center field, and now a familiar face is joining the competition, […]

Posted on February 19, 2017 by Bryan Zarpentine It’s less than a week into spring training, but there’s already a former MVP on the shelf. Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has been diagnosed with a right calf strain, an injury he picked up while running sprints during the first full day of workouts. […]

Posted on February 19, 2017 by Bryan Zarpentine Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona resisted the urge to rearrange his bullpen last summer when the team acquired Andrew Miller, despite the lefty being one of the game’s top relievers. After Cleveland’s bullpen became a catalyst for the Indians reaching the World Series last year, Francona still […]

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