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  1. Has Buchholz turned the corner?

    Joe Kaiser

    As the Boston Red Sox and fantasy owners know all too well, inconsistency has plagued Clay Buchholz over the course of his big league career. But the 30-year-old righty has pitched better of late. Has he turned the corner? He'll have to prove it o...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  2. Morning Notes: TanakaPalooza

    Andrew Marchand

    TAMPA, Fla. -- It will be 3 a.m. Sunday in Japan when the Phillies-Yankees exhibition begins today, but that won't stop two Japanese TV stations from broadcasting the Yankees' spring training game. The fuss, of course, is for 25-year-old, $155 mi...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  3. Cherington: 'Door will be open' for Ortiz

    ESPNBoston.com

    Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington on Thursday said the "door will be open" for contract talks between the club and designated hitter David Ortiz through the course of spring training and even into the season. The 38-year-old Ortiz, who...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  4. Soriano hopes to remain a Cub but open to change

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano says he would like to finish out the last two years of his contract with the team. The 37-year-old power hitter is, of course, realistic about his role on a team that is building a young base of...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  5. Of course, they are old

    Andrew Marchand

    With the Yankees just waiting on Kevin Youkilis' physical and Ichiro Suzuki about to become official, the idea is back out there that they are too old. Of course, they are. This may blow up in the Yankees' faces, but there was no real alternati...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  6. Jeremy Guthrie of Kansas City Royals signs three-year deal

    Two-and-a-half months in Kansas City changed the course of Jeremy Guthrie's career.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  7. Site of old Yankee Stadium serves good purpose

    Jim Caple

    "The House That Ruth Built" is gone, but hardly forgotten by the kids who use the diamonds at Heritage Field on the site of the old Yankee Stadium.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  8. The Mariners should trade King Felix

    David Schoenfield

    Felix Hernandez made his debut for the Seattle Marines when he was 19 years old. It's easy to fall in love with the kids, of course, especially ones who throw fastballs from heaven and curveballs that opposing hitters would suggest were from hell. ...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  9. 2012 All-Star Game: Running diary

    David Schoenfield

    It's easy to be cynical about the All-Star Game. Of course it is. As a 10-year-old kid in 1979, I sat in the left-field bleachers at the Kingdome in Seattle for the All-Star Game. I still vividly recall the details from that game -- most memorably...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  10. Madison Bumgarner has Cy Young potential

    David Schoenfield

    Thirty years ago, many baseball executives would have looked at Madison Bumgarner's 3.21 ERA and 13-13 record and said he doesn't know how to win. We know better now, of course, which is why the San Francisco Giants signed the 22-year-old left-han...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  11. Recapping my NL-only LABR auction

    Eric Karabell

    There's a memorable scene near the end of the Eddie Murphy/Dan Aykroyd movie "Trading Places" when the old guys lose all their money on the stock exchange, and Mortimer Duke screams in agony, "Turn those machines back on!" His goal, of course, i...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  12. Hunter Pence, Lance Berkman anchor Eric's NL-only LABR auction te...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps his team in the recent NL-only LABR auction, which is led by Hunter Pence, Lance Berkman and Chris Carpenter.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2012
  13. Iglesias has his eye on Sox shortstop job

    Joe McDonald

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox prospect Jose Iglesias wants to win the starting job at shortstop job during spring training. "Of course I would like to," the 22-year-old said Wednesday. "Even if I'm not starting, I'm going to play hard. I'm going t...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  14. How Prince Fielder ended up in Detroit

    Jim Bowden

    While Cecil Fielder launched home runs for the Detroit Tigers from 1990-96, legend has it his 12-year-old son, Prince, hit a home run into the upper deck of cavernous Tiger Stadium. Of course, legends are embellished, and Prince's shot merely wen...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  15. Joe, the Boss would like to see you

    Wallace Matthews

    That means the New Boss, of course, which has to be less stressful than a pre-game visit from the Old Boss, the late George Steinbrenner. Just before Joe Girardi met with Yankee beat writers before the game, Hal Steinbrenner, accompanied by brother-i...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  16. Walks keep some hitters fantasy-relevant

    Eric Karabell

    I admit to being an unabashed fan of what Los Angeles Angels outfielder/designated hitter Bobby Abreu remains able to do at the plate. (In the field, of course, is quite another matter.) Abreu is 37 years old and although he's not nearly as prod...

    Blog | July 07, 2011