All week, in an effort to both stoke debate and get stoked for the 2017 season, we’re ranking the top five clubs in a few key categories. We’ve gone over the rotations and lineups, and we’ll continue today with the bullpens.
Why has there been such a huge increase in homers over the last two seasons? The theories are endless, so we went right to the source, talking to more than 40 players about the changes they’ve made to try to tap into more power.
Aaron Judge could begin the year in the Minor Leagues. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said on Wednesday that the organization still has not made a decision on the open competition between Judge and Aaron Hicks, with that announcement expected to be made on Thursday.
We polled more than 50 experts from MLB.com and MLB Network to see how they envision the 2017 season shaping up, in terms of individual awards. Here are the results.
With his fourth multihit game of spring, Dexter Fowler keyed the Cardinals’ 6-2 win over the Nationals in St. Louis’ Grapefruit League finale on Wednesday. The Cardinals finished 7-0-1 against Washington this spring and won 20 games in Grapefruit League play for the first time since 1997.
The Rangers are five days away from Opening Day, and their best player is still not in the lineup. Adrian Beltre remains sidelined with tightness in his right calf muscle. He had an MRI exam on Monday, and it revealed he does not have a significant strain. But the third baseman hasn’t played since coming out of Sunday’s game against the Dodgers after just one plate appearance.
Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the Dodgers in one of six Spring Training games that can be seen today and tonight on MLB.TV.
With the 2017 season about to begin, consider this our effort to get those of you who slept through the Hot Stove season caught up on all the big things you missed. Here are 20 key plot points from what was a typically wild offseason in MLB.
In this Opening Day lead-up, let’s talk about lineups. Following Tuesday’s ranking of the top five rotations in the game at the start of 2017, we move on now to the offensive outlooks.