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NY Mets pitchers Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler's minor resemblanceUpdated Feb 14 Share Tweet
With the rain having curtailed the workout of the Mets’ pitchers Thursday, it seemed as good a time as any to pay a visit to “phenoms corner” in the back of the clubhouse, where Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler locker right next to each other, just to t
Things Are Going ZimmoUpdated Feb 14 Share TweetFred Wilpon, the Mets' principal owner, apparently coined a new word, zimmo, when speaking with the news media at spring training.Source: nytimes.com
That time a fish fell from the sky at Washington Nationals practiceUpdated Feb 14 Share TweetFile this one away under Weird Things That Happen at Spring Training: The Washington Nationals got an unexpected guest Thursday during batting practice. And it wasn't a racing president. It was a fish. As the Washington Post tells us, an osprey was flyi…Source: yahoo.com
Howard swinging for mental, physical rejuvenationUpdated Feb 14 Share TweetThe Phillies would love for Ryan Howard to bounce back in 2013 and play like a younger, healthier version of himself, and Howard believes he is capable of that type of season if he focuses on the right things.Share TweetJUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced a three-year contract extension with general manager John Mozeliak on Thursday and exercised the 2014 option for manager Mike Matheny, hoping the pair will keep the team contending for the World Se…Source: CNNSI.com
For sophomore effort, Harper's aspirations loftyUpdated Feb 14 Share TweetBryce Harper arrived at Nationals camp Thursday, prepared for a potential position switch to left field and perhaps a new spot in the batting order, but the reigning NL Rookie of the Year Award winner's main focus is doing what he can to help Washington…
Collins happy with early turnout at Mets campUpdated Feb 14 Share TweetTerry Collins believes his public criticism of Ruben Tejada last February may have spooked a few extra players into reporting early for Spring Training in 2013. He's happy if it did.Share TweetThe official report date for pitchers and catchers to Nationals camp was Wednesday, and as the team gathered for a Thursday morning meeting, newly acquired closer Rafael Soriano was absent due to a visa issue.
Closer role is not the most stable job in baseballUpdated Feb 14 Share TweetWhile the closer role remains a no-brainer for many teams -- with rising stars such as the Braves' Craig Kimbrel and stalwarts like the Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon continuing to serve their teams well -- the ninth-inning man has become somewhat of an en…
OTL: Headgear for Pitchers - Bonus ClipFeb 14In consecutive seasons, the Padres' Chris Young and the Giants' Joe Martinez were hit in the head by line drives and left battered and bloodied. As MLB considers introducing protective headgear for pitchers, Young and Martinez spoke with Steve Delso
OTL: Capping The RiskFeb 14When A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy needed brain surgery last September after a line drive struck his head, MLB accelerated efforts to offer some protection against the long-standing danger on the mound.
Leyland Shocked Valverde Remains UnsignedFeb 14Jayson Stark discusses Jim Leyland's comments that he is "shocked" and "brokenhearted" that former Tigers closer Jose Valverde remains unsigned.
Uni Watch: Native American nicknamesFeb 14Paul Lukas discusses the controversy surrounding the name of one of the NFL's most storied franchises.
Adande: The changing fortunes of the Clippers and LakersFeb 14Clippers, Lakers are headed in opposite directions, taking the other's road for a change.
Michael Jordan birthday recalls greatness not surpassed by LeBron James do…Feb 14Michael Jordan's 50th birthday serves to remind those stuck in the moment of the greatness of his legacy.