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  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Angels' Mike Trout: Leading men, class acts

    In those heady days when Barry Bonds was hitting a home run just about every day, visitors would flock to the clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants. You would turn to the right for Bonds, for his entourage, for his oversized lounge chair, and for the...
  • Cardinals rich with young arms

    JUPITER, Fla. When Shelby Miller, pride of Brownwood High and next-generation Texas gunslinger, settled into a chair surrounded by friends to watch the 2009 amateur draft, he had heard he could go as high as fourth overall and knew he would go no lower...
  • Marla Ridenour: San Diego trip caps week of personal moments created by Indians' Terry Francona

    SAN DIEGO There might have been no better week to illustrate Indians manager Terry Francona's personal touch than the past seven days. At every turn, Francona was creating a special moment. Those moments touched minor-leaguers Nick Hamilton, Tony Wolters...
  • National League preview

    (In predicted order of finish) East Division 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...
  • Capsules for the National League

    PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH NL EAST Washington Nationals 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);...
  • In MLB, there's no such thing as runaway spending

    In MLB, there's no such thing as runaway spending
    After making Billy Williams the Cubs' first $100,000 player in 1973, owner P.K. Wrigley told the left fielder "you fellows are going to price yourself out of baseball." Four decades later, $100 million contracts are commonplace and the players still...
  • Is Jose Fernandez's stuff sophomore slump-proof?

    By all accounts, it was a great season. Frank Tanana in 1974 became the 10th rookie starter age 20 or younger (before July 1) since 1947 to total more than 170 innings. Of those, his 3.12 ERA for the California Angels was fifth-best. He earned the...
  • Former Arundel standout Pleffner looks to advance in Nationals' system

    Former Arundel standout Pleffner looks to advance in Nationals' system
    Shawn Pleffner, 24, took a lead off second base at the minor-league complex of the Washington Nationals at Viera, Fla., on a 72-degree day. The former Arundel High School standout was among a group of four top minor-league prospects working on leads...
  • High-priced Dodgers could be their own worst enemies

    Oh, the Dodgers have rivals. Their bi-coastal blood feud with the San Francisco Giants stretches back decades, never losing its heat through relocation and changes in fortune for one franchise or the other. They brawled on the field with the San Diego...
  • Who's number two? Redmond weighing two-hole hitter options

    TAMPA – Second baseman and leadoff man Rafael Furcal opening the season on the disabled list has manager Mike Redmond re-thinking his batting order. Christian Yelich was to be the regular No. 2 hitter, but he'll likely slide up to the top spot...
  • Preview for the NL Central Division

    How they'll finish in the NL CENTRAL Pos. Team 1. St. Louis 2. Cincinnati 3. Pittsburgh 4. Milwaukee 5. Cubs New faces, places The Cardinals lost star outfielder Carlos Beltran, but that might not matter if Peter Bourjos, long considered a...