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  1. Teheran to throw on Opening Day?

    AJ Mass

    It's not clear if Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is superstitious of if he simply wants to keep his options open, but either way, he's not quite ready to name his Opening Day starter -- even if it's quite clear that Julio Teheran will end up g...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  2. Position battle: Pirates No. 5 SP

    AJ Mass

    The front of the Pittsburgh Pirates rotation appears to be all set for 2015, with Gerrit Cole, A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano prepared to lead the staff. However, there isn't enough room on the mound for all the team's starters, and that may lead...

    Blog | February 20, 2015
  3. Pirates with options for OF?

    AJ Mass

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles, the move all but assured that Gregory Polanco would be an everyday starter in the outfield, along with Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen. However, it also left the doors wid...

    Blog | February 15, 2015
  4. Phillies taking risk with Hamels?

    AJ Mass

    As Jayson Stark of ESPN.com noted earlier this week, it's looking more and more likely that the Philadelphia Phillies will have Cole Hamels as their Opening Day starter in 2015, despite a winter spent searching for another team to offer up a bunch of...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  5. No room for Tigers young arms?

    AJ Mass

    Even without Max Scherzer to lead the charge, the Detroit Tigers are completely confident that they have a five-man rotation that can lead the team back to the playoffs in 2015. Unfortunately for the young starters in the organization not in that qui...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  6. Orioles interested in Ichiro?

    AJ Mass

    Ichiro Suzuki's at-bat total has been on a steady decline since 2011, but the veteran is not quite ready to hang it up. The outfielder has been hoping to get signed to a deal that would allow him to be an everyday starter in 2015, and it looks like h...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  7. Cards to use young arms in pen?

    AJ Mass

    The St. Louis Cardinals seem fairly confident in their returning rotation for next season, which is why some of their younger pitchers who project to be starters at some point down the road may end up pitching out of the bullpen in 2015, rather than ...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  8. Should Reds lock in some bats?

    AJ Mass

    While much discussion has already begun about the Cincinnati Reds future plans for their starting rotation with four starters entering the final year of their current contracts in 2015, not a lot of buzz around the team's starting lineup has made it ...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  9. Game 4 rematch unlikely

    AJ Mass

    With the Los Angeles Dodgers beating the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of their best-of-five playoff series, we know that there'll be a Game 4 on October 7. What we don't know for sure is if either manager will turn to their Game 1 starter to pitch t...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  10. Reds rotation ready to be split up?

    AJ Mass

    The Cincinnati Reds may not have to make any decisions regarding their starting rotation prior to the 2015 season, but there's a very good chance the team will trade away one of their front-line starters in order to shore up other parts of their ever...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  11. Will Angels turn to Rasmus?

    AJ Mass

    Although he's yet to make it through five full innings as a starter since the Los Angeles Angels began the process of converting reliever Cory Rasmus to a member of their rotation on the fly back on August 30, the pitcher may be asked to play a huge ...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  12. Simon to start in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    On July 9, Alfredo Simon of the Cincinnati Reds was 12-3 with a 2.70 ERA. Since that time, the starter has struggled mightily, going just 1-7 with a 5.27 ERA over his last ten starts. That said, Reds manager Bryan Price still sees a spot in the ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  13. Rockies rotation woes remain

    AJ Mass

    By signing Jorge De La Rosa to a two-year, $25 million contract extension, the Colorado Rockies ensured that their No. 1 starter would be around to anchor their rotation going forward. However, when it comes to guessing who might join the 33-year...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  14. Mets catcher on the move?

    AJ Mass

    Travis d'Arnaud has been a reliable starter for the New York Mets behind the plate this season, but when the organization looks ahead to the future, there are some concerns as to exactly how long that statement will be true. Andy Martino of the Ne...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  15. How will Cubs deal with SS surplus?

    AJ Mass

    When the Chicago Cubs acquired prospect Addison Russell from the Oakland Athletics, the team suddenly found itself with three shortstops in the organization that could all potentially be long-term starters at the position. But while some rumors surfa...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  16. How long will Masterson miss?

    AJ Mass

    On Tuesday, Cleveland Indians starter Justin Masterson struggled in his outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks, giving up five runs and lasting just four innings in an eventual 9-8, extra-innings loss. Now the team is saying that an injury is at lea...

    Blog | June 26, 2014