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  1. Tanaka timetable becoming clear?

    The New York Yankees appear to be very optimistic that Masahiro Tanaka will be able to pitch again for the team before the end of the season following a strong simulated game Thursday morning. Bob Nightengale of USA Today offered up the following ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. Will Wada remain in Cubs plans?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs have found some reasons to be optimistic about the future of the franchise, even in the midst of what looks to be a last-place finish in the National League Central. One of those positives has been the pitching of 33-year-old Tsuyosh...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  3. Pirates looking to make moves?

    AJ Mass

    After winning just three of their last 11 games, the Pittsburgh Pirates are still optimistic that they have enough left in the tank to make the playoffs again in 2014. However, while there aren't any glaring weaknesses on their roster, the team is pl...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  4. Cleveland Cavaliers will have a scary good offense in 2014 -- NBA...

    Kevin Pelton

    While numbers show a scary good offense, can the Cleveland Cavaliers step up defensively? That's up to new head coach David Blatt.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  5. Gonzalez hopes for quick recovery

    AJ Mass

    There's a chance that the Colorado Rockies may have to start the 2015 season without Carlos Gonzalez, although the team remains optimistic that the outfielder could be able to start spring training at the same time as the rest of his teammates. ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  6. Stock watch: Running backs

    Eric Karabell

    Whether or not you're optimistic about Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, we can all agree he's no lock to return to his lofty place atop the running backs or even to play in all 16 games this season. I happen to be a fan, locking him in as a ...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  7. When will Craig be back?

    AJ Mass

    In his first game with the Boston Red Sox, newly acquired Allen Craig promptly proceeded to sprain his left foot and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Now, the team is cautiously optimistic that those 15 days are all that Craig will miss. As...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  8. Reds hoping rest restores rotation

    AJ Mass

    Although the Cincinnati Reds are feeling some pain in their starting rotation as the team gets ready for a few days off at the All-Star break, manager Bryan Price is optimistic that he'll have all hands on deck and ready to go once games resume again...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  9. Lawrie hopeful hand is fine

    AJ Mass

    Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that the Toronto Blue Jays are optimistic that Brett Lawrie will not have to miss too much time after getting hit on the left hand by a Chase Whitley pitch in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game. "It marked th...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  10. Royals to be buyers at deadline?

    AJ Mass

    Sitting just half a game out of first place in the American League Central, the Kansas City Royals are optimistic that this season might result in their first post-season action since winning the World Series way back in 1985. That optimism has even ...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  11. 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
  12. NBA Playoffs - Serge Ibaka return optimistic but not surprising

    Dr. Mark Adickes

    Dr. Mark Adickes says a return by injured Thunder forward Serge Ibaka is optimistic, but not unrealistic.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  13. No playoff expansion in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    All signs continue to point toward the NFL expanding from 12 to 14 teams in the playoffs. "I'm pretty optimistic we will do it in the next year or so," commissioner Roger Goodell said on Wednesday, per the New York Daily News. The big question ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  14. What's up with Wieters?

    AJ Mass

    There's a lot of concern regarding the sore right elbow of Matt Wieters, and the Baltimore Orioles catcher is expected to spend Wednesday getting checked out by Dr. James Andrews. However, the team is optimistic that they'll still have him behind the...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  15. Avs need to keep Stastny, O'Reilly

    Craig Custance

    It might not feel like it now, with the disappointment of losing to the Minnesota Wild still fresh, but this season exceeded even the most optimistic projections for the Colorado Avalanche. All things considered, Patrick Roy's NHL coaching debut was ...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  16. Will Mathieu be ready for training camp?

    Joe Kaiser

    Tyrann Mathieu tore two knee ligaments in a late season Week 14 game against St. Louis, but the second-year defensive back remains optimistic about being ready for the start of training camp. Meanwhile, Arizona coach Bruce Arians is less hopeful. ...

    Blog | April 23, 2014