We hear it every year: “Spring training stats don’t matter.” But that doesn’t mean what happens during spring training is irrelevant once the regular season starts. 488 more words
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Opening Day Eve is an unusual time for a blockbuster trade, but the San Diego Padres capped a busy offseason by acquiring closer extraordinaire Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. 447 more words
It’s an annual rite of spring. Fantasy baseball general managers begin combing prospect lists and studying last season’s statistics to identify possible breakout performers.
In the search for the next big thing, one group of players often gets overlooked: veterans with established skills who have temporarily fallen upon hard times because of bad luck, injuries or simple unmet expectations. 988 more words
Most baseball fans likely would agree that the Atlanta Braves are in for a pretty rough 2015 season.
They traded away three of their best players in the offseason — Justin Upton to the San Diego Padres, Jason Heyward to the St. 463 more words