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  • Rising up
    Meet the Reds non-roster invites
    Spring training is in full swing in Goodyear, Ariz., and it's the time when non-roster players get their shot to try and make the Opening Day roster.Everything is off to a great start in Reds camp unlike Toronto, who had an outfielder injure...
  • Monster of Motown
    Reds schedule outlook: Detroit Tigers
    While the Cincinnati Reds are gearing up in Arizona, former Red Alfredo Simon is soaking up the sun in central Florida with his new teammates, the Detroit Tigers.The "Big Pasta" was traded this off-season to help the Tigers replace Rick...
  • Trying to stay healthy
    Reds schedule outlook: Colorado Rockies
    The days from now to Opening Day as slowly dwindling which means it's the perfect time of the year to look ahead at what lies ahead for the Cincinnati Reds.The Reds can identify with the problems the Colorado Rockies had when it comes to...
  • Jon Lester brings new hope to Cubs
    Cubs spring training is in full swing
    If you haven’t been paying attention, the Cubs have sold the naming rights for their spring training park in Mesa, AZ. The park is now known as Sloan Park. A rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday at the park where...
  • Bernard Fernandez
    Another voice of the Negro Leagues is silenced
    Bernard Fernandez, a pitcher whose career began in 1938 and lasted for more than a decade, passed away at the age of 96 on November 19, 2014. His gravelly voice still echoes in my head from our 2007 meeting, when I visited with Fernandez at his...
  • ready by May
    Hale remains undecided on roster composition
    Part of the equation is considered filled.With spring training games about to begin, Diamondbacks’ manager Chip Hale told reporters Friday he has a strong idea of who his opening day starter may be on April 6 against the San Francisco Giants...
  • competing against seven other propsects
    O'Brien gaining attention in Diamondbacks' camp
    While saying all the things politically-correct, there’s a quiet confidence which permeates about Diamondbacks’ rookie catcher Peter O’Brien.Quietly on the radar screen but not quite out of mind, out of sight, O’Brien is...
  • Winning as a team
    Reds schedule outlook: Cleveland Indians
    The Cincinnati Reds aren't the only team gearing up for the 2015 season in Goodyear, Ariz., as the Cleveland Indians, one of the teams Cincinnati will face this season, also calls Goodyear Ballpark home.The Reds will get an up close look at a...
  • Michael Suanders Scores Run
    Michael Saunders injury ruins debut for Toronto Blue Jays
    Another Michael Saunders injury has the Toronto Blue Jays possibly regretting a trade with the Seattle Mariners this offseason. The team acquired the outfielder for pitcher J.A. Happ in the hopes that he could add defense and bring a consistent...
  • Dustin Ackley Dives For Ball
    Seattle Mariners rumors: Dustin Ackley to be used as part of left field platoon
    Seattle Mariners rumors out of Peoria address Dustin Ackley and the left field situation. It appears Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is ready to use Ackley and recently signed Rickie Weeks as a platoon in the outfield. A report from ESPN Seattle...
  • important option year
    Contract Year Vital to Diamondbacks' Ross
    With important contributions over a productive 11-year major league career, Diamondbacks’ outfielder Cody Ross believes there is still more in the tank.Taking nothing for granted, Ross is presently in a revolving door with several for,...
  • Loney looks to produce again
    Rays baseball returns
    Well it's that time of season again. It's time for some Rays baseball action. The Tampa Bay Rays have had a complete transformation this off-season. There are now 16 Rays members that were with the team last season that are gone. The 2015...
  • strong backing
    Diamondbacks new manager lauded by peers
    For Diamondbacks’ manager Chip Hale, this is new territory.Stepping into the skipper’s position of a major league club for the first-time, this may be novel for Hale, but a commodity very much in demand.Before accepting the...
  • Cleveland Indians Youth camp
    Cleveland Indians announce youth baseball summer camp schedule
    On Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, the Cleveland Indians announced the organization will hold a total of five (5) day camps to be held at various parks throughout Northeast Ohio in June and July, and a very special Progressive Field of Dreams camp set for...
  • Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Gordon bros are in KC
    Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Gordon bros are in KC
    The Kansas City Royals have the Gordon brothers all to themselves. Royals fans know Alex Gordon as one of their best players in recent memory. Gordon is solid hitter who has become a leader amongst many of the younger players on the team. The 2nd...