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  • IronPigs rotation set … until that phone rings

    IronPigs rotation set … until that phone rings
    Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Dave Brundage, pitching coach Ray Burris and three pitchers had a brief meeting following Monday's rainout of their 2014 home opener. A plan was hatched. But, as Brundage and Burris know from experience, there are many...
  • Kalish batting second in Cubs' lineup

    Kalish batting second in Cubs' lineup
    The Chicago Cubs hope they won't have to play 16 innings as they did the last time they faced Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton. Morton held the Cubs scoreless for the first six innings of a 4-3 loss to the Pirates on April 2. The...
  • Pitching has room for improvement but offense clicking heading into Phillies home opener

    Pitching has room for improvement but offense clicking heading into Phillies home opener
    Heading into their home opener Tuesday, the Phillies are exceeding expectations, completing their first six games with a 3-3 record, which could have easily been 5-1 if not for their bullpen. The .500 record is not necessarily reason to celebrate this...
  • Baseball capsules for the NL Central Division

    NL CENTRAL (in predicted order to finish) St. Louis Cardinals Last year: 97-65 (first, NL Central) New faces: 2B Mark Ellis (Dodgers), SS Jhonny Peralta (Tigers), OF Peter Bourjos (Angels) Former faces: 3B David Freese (Angels), OF Carlos Beltran...
  • Ryne Sandberg: He'll do it his way with Phillies

    The signs of what made Ryne Sandberg a Hall of Fame baseball player were everywhere in his first training camp as a major league manager. He had the coaching staff spray blue spots on each of the bases so players would know exactly where their foot...
  • 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...
  • Immediate pressure high on the Phillies

    CLEARWATER, Fla. Spring training, manager Ryne Sandberg said, was a time to preach fundamentals. The relentless Phillies coaching staff fired grounders at the infielders. Pregame drills were performed at game speed, and players noted the difference in...
  • Phillies' Lee rides routine to long, healthy career

    The penultimate pitch Cliff Lee threw in Arlington, Texas, was an 86-mph cutter that did not cut. It floated into Edgar Renteria's swing, and Lee slammed his left fist into his glove. He knew. The ball landed just beyond the left-field wall for a three-...
  • Phillies' closer issues magnified following last season

    ARLINGTON, Texas A dazed Ryne Sandberg watched his $50 million closer lose his composure a few minutes before someone presented the logical conclusion to the Phillies manager. Jonathan Papelbon yet again mirrored the pitcher who relied on contact, not...
  • C.J. Wilson hopes tougher sanctions put 'padlock' on steroid era

    C.J. Wilson hopes tougher sanctions put 'padlock' on steroid era
    On the day baseball once again toughened its drug policy, Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson said he hoped the latest revisions might put a stop to the use of performance-enhancing drugs within the sport. "Hopefully, this is really a padlock that kind of closes...
  • Bob Brookover: Rollins does it his way

    ARLINGTON, Texas The human lightning rod created the season's first electricity. After being benched for three days in spring training for using two words "Who cares?" that infuriated his manager and the masses, another mini-controversy swirled around...