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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Rockies gun-shy with Gray?

    AJ Mass

    The Colorado Rockies have an open spot in their rotation on Saturday night after sending scheduled starter Juan Nicasio down to Triple-A. The move was not all that shocking, given that Nicasio's last four starts saw his ERA jump from 3.61 all the way...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  13. Red Sox with decisions to make in rotation

    AJ Mass

    While the Boston Red Sox await a ruling from the league regarding Brandon Workman's appeal of his six-game suspension for hitting Evan Longoria with a pitch, the team's pitching staff also awaits the return of a pair of injured starters. As Kyle B...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  14. Could Samardzija stay with Cubs?

    AJ Mass

    Maybe there's a chance the Chicago Cubs aren't going to trade away No. 1 starter Jeff Samardzija after all. That's the word on Waveland Avenue, as reported by Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Multiple sources told Wittenmyer that the C...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  15. Brewers express confidence in Estrada

    AJ Mass

    On Wednesday, we wrote about the recent struggles of Milwaukee Brewers starter Marco Estrada and the possibility that his time in the team's rotation might soon be coming to an end, with the team perhaps looking to find an opening for Triple-A starte...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  16. Hunter coming back to O's?

    AJ Mass

    The Baltimore Orioles had to burn through six pitchers on Thursday after starter Chris Tillman got lit up for five runs on six hits and three walks in one inning of work. With a need for rested arms in the bullpen, there's a chance that Tommy Hunter ...

    Blog | June 06, 2014