| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:35 PM
NL EAST (in predicted order to finish)
Last year: 86-76 (second, NL East)
New faces: RHP Doug Fister (Tigers), OF Nate McLouth (Orioles), LHP Jerry Blevins (Athletics), INF Jamey Carroll (Royals)
Former faces: LHP Fernando...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 1:50 PM
PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
Last year: 86-76 (2d)
Manager: Matt Williams (first year)
Key pitchers: Stephen Strasburg (8-9, 3.00 ERA, 9.4 strikeouts/9 innings, 1.049 WHIP); Jordan Zimmerman (19-9, 3.25 ERA, 1.088 WHIP);...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Here are five things we learned at the Kansas City Royals' spring training:
1. LIFE AFTER LUKE
A rash of Tommy John surgeries spread through baseball this spring. With his torn ulnar collateral ligament, Luke Hochevar joined a gilded group that includes...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:05 PM
LAKELAND, Fla. Aaron Harang, a veteran pitcher the Braves signed off the figurative scrap heap one week before opening day, now is scheduled to start the April 8 home opener against the Mets. It's been that kind of spring for the injury-plagued Braves....
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections.
1 l Washington
2013 l 86-76, second place
Last year in playoffs l 2012
They are supposed to blossom after years of suffering, top draft...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:39 PM
(In predicted order of finish)
Nationals: Sputtered under the spotlight in 2013, but addition of Doug Fister gives them the NL's best rotation.
Braves: Season-ending elbow injuries to starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy figures...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Some baseball axioms are so shopworn that you wonder if they really mean anything anymore, but the one about never having enough good pitching is as true today as it was back in the 19th century when some ancient baseball executive said it for the first...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:48 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Ervin Santana sweepstakes have come to a conclusion.
After being courted heavily by the Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays recently, Santana has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, the club announced Wednesday....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:38 PM
SARASOTA, FLA. – The race for free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana appears to be nearing an end, and the Orioles remain in the fold for the top free-agent starting pitcher still available.
The Orioles are still in contact with Santana’s...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Starlin Castro is 23. Ditto Anthony Rizzo. They're not exactly going to be old men when the Cubs' best-in-baseball wave of amateur talent starts rolling into Wrigley Field, although they might feel like it.
With University of San Diego slugger Kris...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:08 PM
It took until the final day of the regular season, but the Dodgers finally learned their playoff opponent — the Atlanta Braves.
The Dodgers and Braves open the National League division series Thursday in Atlanta, with the series returning to Los...