Rangers Focused On Getting Healthy Over Trade Acquisitions
Jon Daniels says the Rangers are focused more on getting healthy than pursuing a serious trade ahead of the August 1 deadline.
2016 Futures Game Rosters Announced
The 18th edition of the Futures Game will take place on Sunday, July 10, at Petco Park.
Nationals Playing Trea Turner In Center Field In Minors
The Nationals are trying to figure out how to get Trea Turner back to the Major Leagues as soon as possible and have played him in center field at Triple-A Syracuse.
Cubs Use Three Pitchers In Left Field During 15-Inning Win
Travis Wood and Spencer Patton alternated pitching and playing left in the 14th inning before Wood pitched the 15th while setup man Pedro Strop played left field.
Zack Greinke Leaves Start With Strained Oblique
Zack Greinke left Tuesday's start against the Phillies after two innings with tightness in his left oblique.
John Jay Suffers Broken Forearm
Steven Matz, Noah Syndergaard Pitching With Bone Spurs
Giants May Let Madison Bumgarner Hit In American League Park
Alex Rodriguez: 'You Haven't Heard The Last Of Me'
Red Sox Sending Eduardo Rodriguez Down To Triple-A

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Ian Desmond, Resurgent Ranger

by John Watson

It was clear the Rangers were getting a great one-year deal on Ian Desmonds services at $8 million for the year. What wasn't clear at that point whether Desmond would make the switch from shortstop to the outfield successfully or whether his hitting would improve after a rough 2015.

Addicted To Chaos: On Steven Wright And Knuckleballin'

by John Watson

In a time when pitchers are throwing harder and harder, when teams are always on the lookout for the next Moneyball-style advantage, we'll see more pitchers joining this exclusive club and bringing a little more chaos to the masses.

In Defense Of The Cubs' Scary Starters

by John Watson

The Cubs' rotation has all been pitching better than you would expect based on their raw numbers. The defense is certainly helping the cause and maybe there's some catcher magic going on. Whatever they are doing, if they keep on doing it, this team is going to be scary come October.

Pirate Power: On the Bucs' Beastly Batters

by John Watson

The Pirates are contending because they have a smart front office who makes due with the financial realities that face their team. The way in which the Bucs are contending this year is a bit surprising, at least when compared to their recent templates for success.

Hit Me Baby, One More Time: Appreciating Ichiro

by John Watson

There is a real Ichirenaissance going on in Miami with Ichrio hitting .323/.388/.376 and putting up his best numbers in years with him being even more selective and hitting the ball harder than ever.

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