If the Mariners hope to move toward respectability this season, they'll need the kids to grow up in a hurry and the veterans to bounce back.
Free agent pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has reached agreement on a one-year, guaranteed $1.5 million contract with the Seattle Mariners, his agent, Paul Cobbe, told ESPN.com.
The gloom is gone in Seattle, where Ken Griffey Jr. has helped forge a strong chemistry in a clubhouse ready to challenge the Angels in the AL West.
In 2003, Major League Baseball began awarding home-field advantage in the World Series to the league that wins the All-Star Game. Six years later, the sport still wrestles with the emphasis this places on an exhibition game.
The Cubs are still learning how to relate to Kosuke Fukudome, but early indications are that their new teammate's a perfect fit for their primary needs.
There are still plenty of high-caliber center fielders on the market. Here's where things stand for the principals.
The Matsuzaka-Ichiro matchup calls to mind nine other anticipated hitter-pitcher confrontations in baseball history.
Dice-K-Ichiro was Wednesday's main event at Fenway Park, but Felix Hernandez forcefully put his stamp on last night's game in a big way.