The new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers will officially be announced today. As Buster Olney writes, there will be significant change coming to the franchise, possibly beginning by recommitting to scouting efforts in the international market.
With their new ballpark, players and franchise image, the Miami Marlins have gone all-in to establish new roots with what has been an apathetic south Florida fan base. As Buster Olney writes, the Marlins so far are losing their gamble.
In 2011, the Orioles played 103 games against .500 clubs. The Tigers played 51. Does that sound remotely fair? Buster Olney writes that baseball may have to adjust its unbalanced schedules, as the gap is only getting wider.
Arizona's Chris Young is constantly evaluating and tweaking his swing, and his latest adjustments, Buster Olney writes, have helped him find some rhythm at the plate and get off to a hot start in 2012.
Buster Olney writes that the Atlanta Braves have a big decision on the horizon with catcher Brian McCann, who will be a free agent after the 2013 season. Problem is, salaries in baseball are increasing, while the Braves' budget fails to grow.
While there is a positive resolution on the horizon for Dodgers fans, the same can't be said about the Mets, Buster Olney writes. Ownership is headed to court, as the club can't shake the repercussions of the Bernie Madoff scandal.