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  1. Ausmus' impact on Tigers' basepaths

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- From the first day of spring training, the Detroit Tigers players say, Brad Ausmus talked about the running game. But not only the running game of the Detroit baserunners, who were told to look for opportunities to take a bas...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  2. The Marshall Plan in Cincinnati

    Doug Mittler

    Another piece of the Cincinnati Reds' injury-plagued bullpen could be back in a day or two. Sean Marshall, shut down in spring training after experiencing tightness in his shoulder, has rejoined the Reds on their current road trip. While it is un...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  3. Who's on first in Pittsburgh?

    Doug Mittler

    It was no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates spent the offseason looking to trade for a first basemen. When spring training arrived, the Bucs tried converting outfielder Andrew Lambo, and that experiment failed miserably. So Opening Day is here and ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  4. Possible destinations for Rollins

    Doug Mittler

    Is the spring training feud between Jimmy Rollins and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg nearing a tipping point? Rollins was benched on three successive days last week by Sandberg, who has downplayed any talk of a rift. But ESPN The Magazine's Bust...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  5. Will Guerrero win Dodgers' 2B job?

    Joe Kaiser

    It's only the start of Spring Training, but already there are doubts that Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero will be the Dodgers' Opening Day second baseman. A three-time All-Star in his native country, the former shortstop was signed to a four-year, $...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  6. Collision rules coming any day now

    Buster Olney

    The new rules banning home plate collisions will likely be dispersed to teams sometime in the next couple of days, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The delay in getting the rules to teams so they can begin training catchers a...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  7. Potential impact of Peavy injury

    Joe Kaiser

    Injuries have plagued Jake Peavy in recent years, and that's already the case in the first few days of Spring Training. If there's good news, it's that it appears the veteran avoided a major injury this time around. Peter Abraham of The Boston ...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  8. GM awards for best trades, signings

    Jim Bowden

    I'm all packed with spring training just days away. So before I depart I thought it was time to give my offseason awards and hand out some hardware to the general managers for their offseason work. BEST OFFSEASON -- BIG-MARKET GM: Brian Cashman | ...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  9. White Sox have faith in Cooper

    AJ Mass

    There's plenty of reason for optimism with the pitching staff that the Chicago White Sox already have in the fold as teams around the league continue to count down the days until their hurlers report for the start of Spring Training. As Doug Padil...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  10. Carlos Beltran among players likely to decline in 2014 - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski predicts which players are most likely to see their stats fall off significantly in 2014, starting with Carlos Beltran.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  11. Scouting Giants, Cubs prospects

    Keith Law

    My last day at minor league spring training came on Friday at the Giants' complex in Scottsdale, Ariz., where the San Francisco Giants' Class A teams were playing the Chicago Cubs', with a pair of solid pitching prospects among the sta...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  12. Scouting San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs prospects - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law checks in with some scouting reports of Pierce Johnson, Mac Williamson, and other intriguing Cubs and Giants prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2013
  13. Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays ar two teams that could be in mark...

    Buster Olney

    The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays will begin the regular season with their closers on the disabled list, and Buster Olney writes that it won't be long before teams give the reliever market a look. On paper, there are some trade options.

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  14. Justin Verlander, Jacoby Ellsbury could make history when they me...

    Buster Olney

    If Jacoby Ellsbury hits leadoff for the Red Sox on Opening Day against Justin Verlander, a little bit of MVP history and trivia will be made, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  15. Reality closing in on Utley, Phillies

    Buster Olney

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- When spring training begins, there is always time for the injured to heal. In February, Opening Day participation is never ruled out by wounded players or their managers. For everybody involved, the glass is always half full in Fe...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  16. Chase Utley is in doubt for Opening Day as he battles chronic kne...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that for Chase Utley and the Phillies, reality is quickly closing in, as it's the middle of March and Utley is heading to see a knee specialist instead of taking the field to prepare for Opening Day.

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2012