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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Sale's DL stint reason for concern?

    AJ Mass

    For now, the Chicago White Sox are saying that the decision to place Chris Sale on the 15-day disabled list in merely a case of erring on the side of caution, and that the team is optimistic that the pitcher will be able to make a quick return to the...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  11. When Hanley Ramirez returns

    Joe Kaiser

    Hanley Ramirez left Wednesday's game after being hit on the left hand by a 90 mph fastball by Ryan Vogelsong, but after X-Rays checked out negative, the shortstop sounded optimistic about playing in the series finale on Thursday. Will he be in the...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  12. Braves optimistic Simmons won't sit long

    AJ Mass

    The Atlanta Braves are optimistic that they will not be without the services of Andrelton Simmons for too much longer, after the shortstop needed to be scratched from Thursday's game against the New York Mets. According to Carroll Rogers of the At...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  13. Luebke to lose another year

    AJ Mass

    The San Diego Padres had been quite optimistic heading into 2014 about the return of Corey Luebke to their pitching staff, but unfortunately, that's no longer the case. Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that Luebke "will miss his second consecutive seas...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  14. No news, but Davis optimistic on O's future

    AJ Mass

    Following his 53 home run season and third-place finish in American League MVP voting, it may be a bit surprising that Chris Davis -- set to make $10,350,000 million this season and still arbitration-eligible for 2015 -- has yet to sign a long-term c...

    Blog | February 02, 2014
  15. Monday Roundup: O's second thoughts

    AJ Mass

    Despite hitting just .224 in 85 games for the Baltimore Orioles last season, Ryan Flaherty heads towards the spring optimistic that he will be able to win the starting second base job outright. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Flaherty is...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  16. Reds ponder future for Bailey, Chapman

    AJ Mass

    The Cincinnati Reds and Homer Bailey both seem to be optimistic that an agreement will be reached that would avoid the pitcher's 2014 salary being set by an arbitrator. However, although the Reds say they want to keep Bailey in their rotation for the...

    Blog | January 27, 2014