Buster Olney writes that the Seattle Mariners begin spring training with offensive improvement their main priority. Seattle will continue to have quality pitching, but it desperately needs to score more runs in 2012.
The value of a home run has changed over time, but Peter Keating takes care of that in this Next Level analysis by re-scaling the all-time leaderboard based on dominance. And wouldn't you know it, we have a new leader.
In a few years, according to Buster Olney, we just might call Ryan Braun the best player in the National League -- or all of MLB. Plus: more than 70 news and notes items from all around the weekend in pro baseball.