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  1. Harvey-Giolito duel lives up to hype

    Keith Law

    DELMARVA, Md. -- Tuesday rain meant Wednesday's marquee minor league pitching matchup in Delmarva, Md., was a 5 p.m., seven-inning game to start a doubleheader, which meant hitters unlucky enough to have to face Baltimore Orioles prospect Hunter Harv...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Eye-catching early-season numbers

    Buster Olney

    Early-season numbers that catch your eye: 51.1 That is the ground ball percentage of Prince Fielder this season, a significant increase over past seasons. Fielder hit his first home run of the season Tuesday night, but it goes without...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. Managers frustrated with replay system

    Buster Olney

    As managers discussed instant replay prior to the season, they were generally circumspect, understated in their public comments. You got some eye rolls, and privately, some expressed concern, particularly with the challenge system. But...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  4. Can Nationals cope with more injuries?

    AJ Mass

    It was just a week ago that concern started to rise about whether or not Ryan Zimmerman's shoulder would be able to hold out for an entire season, and what the team might do if that were to happen. Well, Zimmerman's shoulder isn't the issue any longe...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  5. Wolf addition's impact on D-Backs

    AJ Mass

    Ranked last in the National League with a team ERA of 5.86, and with the starting staff saddled with a .305 batting average against thus far in 2014, it was clear that the Arizona Diamondbacks were in need of some fresh blood in the rotation. The ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  6. Miami's strong rotation takes hit

    AJ Mass

    According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, Miami Marlins pitcher Jacob Turner has been scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals with a strained right shoulder. Brad Hand will get start in his place. ...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  7. Nationals preparing for infield shake-up?

    Eric Karabell

    The details regarding Ryan Zimmerman's shoulder injury are starting to become a bit clearer, and it's actually possible that if the Washington Nationals move him over to first base, at least on a part-time basis, there really could be no statistical ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  8. Zimmerman's shoulder cause for concern?

    AJ Mass

    Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals had to leave Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves after feeling pain in his right shoulder -- the same shoulder on which he had surgery in October of 2012 -- and the team is, unsurprising...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  9. Young stars I'd lock up long term now

    Jim Bowden

    As baseball's revenues continue to break records year over year, clubs are well aware that, based on baseball history, those revenues normally get passed right down to the players. Indeed, we've recently seen a flurry of six-year contract extensi...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  10. Fiscal limits in DC?

    Doug Mittler

    No one can accuse Mark Lerner of pinching pennies, but the Washington Nationals owner may have reached a payroll limit. "We're beyond topped out," Lerner told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. "Our payroll has skyrocketed to like $140 million....

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  11. Stephen Strasburg and others adding new pitches - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks at the new pitches added by the likes of Stephen Strasburg and Tony Cingrani (among others) and explains their impact.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  12. Assignments for Law's top prospects

    Keith Law

    With the help of Christopher Crawford of MLB Draft Insider, we have compiled the minor league assignments for all prospects in Keith Law's organizational top 10 rankings. Due to injuries and late assignments, some minor league rosters are not yet...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  13. Closer options in Queens

    Doug Mittler

    Bobby Parnell has an excuse for blowing a save in the Mets' Opening Day loss to the Nationals. It turns out the reliever has a partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow and might need surgery. The Mets announced Parnell will rest for approxima...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  14. Nats' contingency plans for Ramos

    Doug Mittler

    After making three trips to the disabled list over the last two seasons, one of the goals of Wilson Ramos was to stay healthy. But the Washington Nationals catcher could be back on the shelf after injuring his hand on a foul tip in Monday's win over ...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  15. Five takeaways from Opening Day

    Jim Bowden

    A large slate of games Monday offered glimpses of what could be an exciting 2014 season. There were unexpected performances (Alejandro De Aza's two home runs) and disappointing ones (Cliff Lee's eight earned runs in five innings), too, as well as a w...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  16. Different deadline plan in Houston

    Doug Mittler

    The Houston Astros have served as proverbial punching bags the last three seasons, first in the National League Central and then in the American League West. The Astros are still not close to contention, but GM Jeff Luhnow at least hopes that the st...

    Blog | March 31, 2014