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Odds of Kenley Jansen Replacement Options Winning Closer Job This Spring

With the recent news that closer Kenley Jansen will be out for two or three months, the Los Angeles Dodgers will have a new back of the bullpen for the first part of the season.

Angel Pagan's Healthy Comeback as Good as Big Offseason Splash for Giants

The San Francisco Giants' biggest offseason addition might turn out to be a guy who was there all along.

No, not Matt Cain, though if the right-hander can return to ace-level status after surgeries on his elbow and ankle it'd go a long way toward solidifying San Francisco's rotation.

On Former Red Mat Latos' Comments: Truth Is Probably Somewhere in Between

Ever spoken with a recently terminated employee? Ever heard what they have to say about their former employer? Even if you haven't, if you read the comments from Mat Latos in an interview with Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, you'll see how it goes.

What to Expect from Dodgers' Teen Pitching Sensation Julio Urias This Spring

Dodgers prospect Julio Urias made a statement last spring in his first big league camp, as the then-17-year-old struck out a pair of

Best and Worst Moves of the MLB Offseason


The MLB offseason is officially over with pitchers and catchers beginning to report to their respective spring training camps. With Opening Day inching closer and closer, what were some of the best and worst moves of the offseason?

How Long Will It Take Cuban Phenom Yoan Moncada to Become MLB Star?

After months of speculation over where he would land and for how much, Cuban sensation Yoan Moncada has agreed to terms with the Boston Red Sox on a deal that will pay him a bonus worth something in the neighborhood of $30 million, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Camp Openings Bring Best, Worst of Weighty Issues

Sunblock, infield dust and...scorpions? Pitchers and catchers have barely unpacked, and we've already got the best and the worst of camp openings.

 

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Predicting 2015 Success Rates of MLB's Many Aces on the Comeback Trail

Last season, ace-level MLB pitchers had to feel like teenagers in a bad '90s slasher flick—constantly looking over their shoulders, wondering if they'd be next.

In all seriousness, 2014 saw a gaggle of rotation-anchoring arms land on the disabled list with various maladies ranging from nagging to career-threatening. 

Some of those arms entered spring training with a strong prognosis, while others are still battling back. 

Under-the-Radar Cincinnati Reds Players Ready to Impress This Spring

While all of the focus at Cincinnati Reds camp will be on the core players, there are a couple of under-the-radar players who could end up being pleasant surprises this spring.

There aren't many spots available on the team's 25-man roster, if everyone is healthy. There figures to be competition for a bench spot, a bullpen spot and two rotation spots.

Dioner Navarro Still Looking to Be Traded from Toronto Blue Jays

When the Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent catcher Russell Martin to a five-year, $82 million deal during the offseason, rumors immediately came out that Dioner Navarro had requested to be traded away from the team.

Now, on the first day of spring training, Navarro appears to have confirmed those rumors and reaffirmed his desire to be traded.

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