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  • Miller delivers against Phillies
    Joe Girardi should name Andrew Miller as Yankees' closer
    When the Yankees signed Andrew Miller to a four-year, $36 million contract this offseason, most assumed he would settle in behind Dellin Betances as a highly paid setup man. With Betances struggling to duplicate his 2014 velocity so far in spring...
  • Rookie of the year
    Reds schedule outlook: New York Mets
    Opening Day is a week away and it's time to look at an opponent that gave the Reds trouble in 2014, the New York Mets.The Mets took a step in the right direction last season finishing tied for second in the NL East, but were an astounding 17...
  • pitched into the fourth inning
    On his comeback, Hudson takes an important step forward
    Continuing to find his way back to the major leagues, Diamondbacks’ right-hander Daniel Hudson took another positive step Sunday.Stretched out into a fourth inning of work, his longest of the spring, Hudson showed no signs of wear on his...
  • among the starters
    Hellickson refutes 'dead arm' condition: Ray implodes
    Pitchers citing “a dead arm syndrome” have flourished this spring, and the calendar appears a bit early for this malady.Traditionally, pitchers tend to experience a tired arm, fatigue and lethargy much later season, usually August into...
  • Atlantic League experiments with three-ball walk and two-strike foul out
    Atlantic League experiments with three-ball walk and two-strike foul out
    Come April 18, the Atlantic League is really going to test the waters. These changes are not yet implemented league wide, though the proposed experiment will be for all to see in a game against the Long Island Ducks and Bridgeport Bluefish.The...
  • ready for the Giants
    Collmenter is on cruise control toward opener
    This spring, Diamondbacks’ right-hander Josh Collmenter has been a model of efficiency.Now, the 28-year-old is simply refining his tools and preparing to face Madison Bumgarner, one of the best pitchers in the game, a week from Monday night...
  • on the bubble
    Anderson remains a strong candidate for rotation spot
    Manager Chip Hale is not quite convinced, but he appears close.That’s regarding the fate of Chase Anderson, and whether the right-hander is ready to be named as member of the starting rotation.While not as sharp as previous spring starts,...
  • Twin killing
    Reds schedule outlook: Minnesota Twins
    The Cincinnati Reds will welcome an unfamiliar foe to Great American Ballpark from June 29 to July 1 when the Minnesota Twins come to town.Minnesota and Cincinnati will go head-to-head for only the seventh in franchise history, starting in 1997....
  • Not pushing for a starting job yet
    Reds continue to downsize roster
    The Cincinnati Reds made six roster moves on Tuesday to slice down the number of players from 42 to 36, 11 from the required 25 to start Opening Day.Among those moves was Jose Mijares who will not be considered for a spot in the bullpen after his...
  • starting catcher
    Endurance and durability are important to Diamondbacks catchers
    While part of the Diamondbacks’ puzzle is falling into place, lingering questions remain.This week, two starters were named, and each presents a unique perspective.Named as the starting catcher, Tuffy Gosewisch moves into a situation where...
  • Reds robber
    Reds schedule outlook: Milwaukee Brewers
    With Opening Day less than two weeks away, it's time to look at one of the Reds divisional opponents and where they stand with the men from the Queen City.The Milwaukee Brewers were a tale of two halves last season starting from Opening Day to...
  • season approaching
    Hale sees no 'negatives' in camp, prepares for tough decisions
    Despite the last place finish from last season, and a continuing dialogue that the Diamondbacks are not expected to be much better, manager Chip Hale clearly does not buy in to this scrutiny.With an energetic and animated persona, Hale is quick to...
  • Should you draft any Oakland A's for your fantasy baseball team in 2015?
    Should you draft any Oakland A's for your fantasy baseball team in 2015?
    It's fantasy baseball time again this year, folks, and local fans want to know:Should I draft any Oakland Athletics for my fantasy baseball team in 2015? With most drafts occurring between now and Opening Day on April 5, it's time to...
  • reliever or starter?
    Hudson satisfied with outing: Hale, three other Diamondbacks, ejected
    From the time spring training commenced over a month ago, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale has lived in a comfort zone.To this point, Hale had made no major personnel decisions, and marked time by watching the veterans get ready and evaluate...
  • Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: York Revolution want Ryan Howard
    Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: York Revolution want Ryan Howard
    Independent baseball never ceases to amaze. They don't get the credit they deserve for the product they put on the field, hundreds of their players have taken it to the next level, and their promotions will give any marketing company a run for...