| Mar 22, 2015
| 6:07 AM
MESA, Ariz. — The mundane drills usually reserved for the first two weeks of spring training are still in full force for the Cubs two weeks before opening day.
Despite the addition of veterans such as Miguel Montero and Dexter Fowler to supplement...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 4:34 PM
You may want to sit down while reading this column. You don't want to feel faint upon hearing how the Marlins are acting like a real baseball franchise.
They're doing what they never have. They're investing smartly in their roster. They're wisely...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 2:33 PM
The Marlins this offseason initiated conversations with several of their young players about multi-year extensions. Those discussions are about to yield an agreement.
A source confirmed the club and Gold Glove-winning outfielder Christian Yelich are...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 7:07 PM
After a rookie season full of ups and downs, Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop wanted to spend this offseason focused on self-improvement.
He found that opportunity back home in Curacao, where he spent the offseason training with a local soccer...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 12:36 PM
Christian Yelich didn't win the Gold Glove last season in left field at Marlins Park or any other big league stadium. He earned the unexpected prize on the hills and beaches of his native Southern California years earlier.
The Marlins used the 23rd pick...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 9:10 PM
From the Dodgers clubhouse to the manager's office, the verdict is unanimous: Corey Seager is the real deal.
In the first two-plus weeks of spring training, the 20-year-old Seager has demonstrated why he is considered one of the top prospects in...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:20 PM
The best window of opportunity to keep Gold Glove catcher Matt Wieters and power-hitting first baseman Chris Davis from entering the free agent market in November will close in about four weeks, and there appears to be nothing in the works that would...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 4:47 AM
Gone is last season's NBA Rookie of the Year, 23-year-old Michael Carter-Williams.
Saying good-bye this week is LeSean McCoy, the Eagles' all-time leading rusher at age 26.
Phillies and Flyers fans can rest easy because there is no one as young,...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 6:45 PM
There is always a method to Buck Showalter's madness, so it was no accident that first base prospect Christian Walker arrived for his first major league spring training camp and found his locker right next to the man he might replace next year.
| Mar 5, 2015
| 4:25 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Tim Anderson is treating his first major league spring training as a sort of silent apprenticeship.
White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez plays. Anderson soaks in all he can from the 2014 Gold Glove finalist.
Like "a sponge,"...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:45 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Adam LaRoche moved into the White Sox clubhouse at Camelback Ranch on Tuesday, taking up residence in a corner locker last occupied by retired captain Paul Konerko.
When the Sox signed the 35-year-old designated hitter to a two-...