11:41 AM EDT, Fri March 27, 2015
Viva El Birdos 40 mins ago

Hunt and Peck: OT patches in remembrance of Oscar Taveras are officialy on the jerseys

Death is toughest on those left behind. You might recall a few weeks ago when Joe wrote about how remembering Oscar Taveras the ballplayer is not condoning Oscar Taveras the drunk driver. If you have not read it, or even if you have, I suggest reading it now, for it is one of my favorite articles that Joe has written. As we approach Opening Day, preparations must be made for the start of the season. Among those preparations is the new patch on the Cardinals uniforms. A simple black circle with the letters "O" and "T" in white font that will rest atop the sleeve of the Cardinal jersey, and...
Red Reporter 1 hour ago

Cincinnati Reds links 3/27/15

EAT DEEZ LINKS Last week, the White Sox signed up their good center fielder, Adam Eaton, to a five-year extension worth $25 million. Eaton is a good center fielder, and he is good at center field. He gets a good bit of his value from his speed: he legged out 10 triples and 15 SBs last season while running down a bunch of fly balls in the outfield. Sounds familiar? It got me thinking about what an extension for Billy Hamilton would look like and whether or not the Reds should entertain the idea. I think Eaton is a pretty good comp for Billy. Eaton broke out last year, posting over 5 bWAR...
Washington Post 1 hour ago
DC Sports Bog: Jayson Werth references ‘Mean Girls’ and gets distracted by a shiny object during interview

DC Sports Bog: Jayson Werth references ‘Mean Girls’ and gets distracted by a shiny object during interview

With the top two buttons of his Nationals jersey unbuttoned, Jayson Werth gave a casual interview to MASN’s Dan Kolko during the second inning of Thursday’s spring training loss to the Mets.Kolko opened the interview with a question about Werth’s rehab from right shoulder surgery and Werth didn’t miss the opportunity to make a “Mean Girls” reference.Read full article >>
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 18 hours ago

Mets scouting Dodgers, Rockies' lefty relievers

VIERA, Fla. -- The New York Mets are actively scouting left-handed relievers from the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers, according to ESPN.com's Mark Saxon. A Mets official told ESPN during the winter meetings that the club liked Rockies reliever Rex Brothers, who is earning $1.4 million this season and is under control through the 2017 season. Colorado also has left-handed reliever Boone Logan, although he is exceedingly pricey. Logan, a former Yankee, is due to earn $5.

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CSN Washington 30 mins ago

Nats make 6 cuts as roster begins to take shape

Kila Ka'aihue was among six players cut from big-league camp Friday as the Nationals' roster begins to take shape.

Crawford frustrated but staying positive after first pro injury

The Phillies' top prospect was turning double plays during infield practice before a minor league game Tuesday when he felt a sharp pain. When he felt it again in the game, J.P. Crawford took himself out.
Padres Public 40 mins ago

The Importance of a Quick Start

You can sense it now, can’t you? How tantalizingly close we are to Opening Day; how in little more than a week games will be played that count. First pitch at Dodger Stadium on April 6 is scheduled for 1:10pm, a game that had plenty of storylines already before this weeks article describing locker room strife between the pitching rotation of San Diego and former Padre backstop Yasmani Grandal. With the start of the season will come the end of discussing A.J. Preller’s grand experiment in the abstract. It will no longer matter what projection models say, it will only ... Read the full...
Washington Post 41 mins ago

Wilson Ramos says — again — that this year will be different

VIERA, Fla. — Wilson Ramos knows he sounds like a broken record: “This is the year I stay on the field.” The Washington Nationals catcher has played in just 191 games over the past three seasons, so he has developed a plan he believes will keep him healthy and, he hopes, in Washington beyond 2016, his final year of team control.Read full article >>

Friday's Mets-Cardinals lineups

JUPITER, Fla. -- Here are the lineups as the New York Mets face the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday at 1:05 p.m. ET at Roger Dean Stadium. Mets Curtis Granderson, RF David Wright, 3B Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF Michael Cuddyer, LF Wilmer Flores, SS Travis d'Arnaud, C Eric Campbell, 1B Matt Harvey, RHP Danny Muno, 2B Cardinals Peter Bourjos, CF Jason Heyward, RF Matt Holliday, LF Jhonny Peralta, SS Yadier Molina, C Mark Reynolds, 1B Scott ...
Houston Chronicle 1 hour ago

Ex-Astros pitcher: Brady Aiken surgery hardly a win for team

While the consensus rapid reaction on social media was that the Astros were vindicated by the news of unsigned 2014 first overall draft pick Brady Aiken undergoing Tommy John surgery, a former major league pitcher says Houston doesn’t exactly come off the winner in the situation. Fox Sports analyst C.J. Nitkowski, who pitched for eight […]
Newark Star-Ledger 1 hour ago

Why Mets picked perfect time to pitch Matt Harvey this season and dilemma with Zack Wheeler looms

While even some in the Mets organization concede that Harvey could have pitched last season, waiting means that he will return at the perfect time. More likely to pass by some of the bumps that come with a reappearance after more than a year away because of major elbow surgery and primed to pitch like he had hardly left.
Washington Post 1 hour ago

Nats Journal: Nationals continue to move toward new spring training facility

For the Nationals, spring training requires patience. It’s a grueling seven-week stretch with little deviation from one day to the next, a routine that takes a mental and physical toll on established players as much as roster hopefuls.Read full article >>
Newark Star-Ledger 1 hour ago

6 things about Mets win vs. Washington Nationals: Matthew Bowman caught star gazing

Matthew Bowman got to meet his hero. And the Mets hit back to back home runs.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2 hours ago

Cardinals' split squads are divided evenly

Four regulars will start against Mets and four others against Nationals. Lackey, Martinez to pitch.
Newark Star-Ledger 3 hours ago

5 Mets spring training things to know Friday: It's all about pitching

It may be Harvey Day but there are other pitchers to talk about too.

National League Player News

  • 8 Matt Harvey

    Matt Harvey

    Why Mets picked perfect time to pitch Matt Harvey this season and dilemma with Zack Wheeler looms

  • 6 Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels

    A strong Hamels won't change fact Phillies will be bad

  • 3 Jon Lester

    Jon Lester

    Jon Lester with mixed feelings on minor league outing

  • 3 Jarred Cosart

    Jarred Cosart

    Jarred Cosart says he is cooperating with MLB, won’t start against Astros

  • 3 Gio Gonzalez

    Gio Gonzalez

    Gonzalez composes himself, with an assist from Scherzer

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