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  1. Laying out expectations for international signees, including Yasm...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford looks at what four international signees, including Yasmany Tomas and Jung-Ho Kang, bring to the table and areas of concern while laying out his expectations for these players.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2015
  2. Is Kemp deal in trouble?

    AJ Mass

    The San Diego Padres have a deal in place with the Los Angeles Dodgers that would bring outfielder Matt Kemp to the team. However, with a Thursday deadline to finalize the trade, there are concerns as to why the transaction has yet to become official...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  3. Marlins looking at Alvarez?

    AJ Mass

    The Miami Marlins are still looking to make more moves after a successful start to the offseason that has yielded them the likes of Dee Gordon and Mat Latos. One of their primary positions of concern is first base. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Po...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  4. What's next for the Kansas City Royals?

    Jim Bowden

    The Kansas City Royals' immediate concern will be the impending free agency of both right-handed pitcher James Shields and DH/1B Billy Butler. The team has said all the right things about Shields, that it would like him back and will make a sincer...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  5. Pitching a big concern for Giants?

    Joe Kaiser

    Pitching is the primary reason the San Francisco Giants were able to rattle off World Series Championships in two of the last four years, and by pitching we mean all phases -- the starting staff, the setup men and a lock-down closer (first Brian Wils...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  6. Contingency plans for Avila

    Doug Mittler

    There is increasing concern in Detroit over the status of catcher Alex Avila, who continues to suffer the aftereffects of a concussion suffered Sunday when he was tagged in the head against the Cleveland Indians. "The way things are going, the Ti...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  7. Hamilton's injury cause for concern?

    AJ Mass

    The good news for the Los Angeles Angels is that they continue to win games, even as they face the possibility of being without outfielder Josh Hamilton for yet another stretch of extended time. As Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times writes, ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  8. What's left in Verlander's tank?

    AJ Mass

    When Justin Verlander takes the mound on Wednesday to face the Cleveland Indians, the pitcher concedes he might not be at 100 percent -- and should he struggle to work deep into the contest, there could be some concern as to how many more innings he'...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  9. Mets catcher on the move?

    AJ Mass

    Travis d'Arnaud has been a reliable starter for the New York Mets behind the plate this season, but when the organization looks ahead to the future, there are some concerns as to exactly how long that statement will be true. Andy Martino of the Ne...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  10. Why Justin and B.J. Upton have struggled - MLB

    Justin Havens

    Justin Havens looks closer at the struggles this season from B.J. and Justin Upton in Atlanta. He sees their declining production against pitches up in the zone a concern for the Braves.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  11. Will George Springer's low contact rate limit his ceiling? - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello examines George Springer's season thus far, shining a spotlight on his impressive power numbers and, more importantly, his contact issues. Will Springer's high miss rate ultimately make him only a good player rather than a great one?

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2014
  12. Is Pedroia injury cause for concern?

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox played without Dustin Pedroia on Saturday, as the second baseman sat due to an injured right hand he had suffered the night before. The team is optimistic that this is nothing more than a day-to-day concern. As Scott Barboza of ...

    Blog | June 01, 2014
  13. OF woes mount for Brewers

    AJ Mass

    The Milwaukee Brewers finished action on Thursday down two members of their usual starting outfield as concerns surrounding the health of both Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun grow deeper. As Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports, G...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  14. Closer concerns for O's?

    AJ Mass

    Although Tommy Hunter has successfully closed out 11 wins for the Baltimore Orioles so far this season, he's now allowed runs in four consecutive outings, the last two resulting in blown saves. That raises questions as to who might be called upon the...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  15. Reason for concern with Morneau?

    AJ Mass

    The Colorado Rockies are hoping that Justin Morneau is not going to need to miss too much action after the first baseman had to be scratched from Thursday's game with a stiff neck. According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, manager Walt Wei...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  16. Wieters' elbow injury a major concern

    Eric Karabell

    The No. 2 catcher on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater started at designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, hitting a pair of singles in five at-bats and raising his batting average to an impressive .341. Then again, nobody knows when Matt ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014