Category: MLB Spring Training

Cole Hamels, Phillies Look at Rival Nationals as Having “Knocked Us Off” the Pedestal

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Cole Hamels certainly did his part to add to the budding rivalry between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals when he plunked Bryce Harper last year. Hamels views the Nationals as the team that knocked the Phillies off their NL East pedestal. It should be a fun storyline to ...

Bryce Harper Isn’t Concerned With Comparing Himself to Mike Trout

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Rookies Bryce Harper and Mike Trout made for some exciting Major League Baseball storylines a year ago and they aren't going away anytime soon. Whereas some young stars in pro sports compare their numbers to others as they get going, Harper says he hasn't preoccupied himself with Trout's numbers given ...

Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly: “We Are Going to be the Bad Guys”

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Don Mattingly knows exactly what his Los Angeles Dodgers are in for. Mattingly was long a part of the much-hated New York Yankees, who have long drawn ire from folks irritated that they purchase their roster. Now his Dodgers are in a similar boat, and he hasn't shied away from ...

Expectations Rise in Cleveland as Terry Francona Enters His First Season as Manager

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

When you have the kind of offseason the Cleveland Indians had, it's only natural that outside expectations are going to rise. Such is the case for first-year manager Terry Francona, who says it's now up to the guys wearing the Indians uniform to show why those expectations are so high. Terry ...

Rickie Weeks: My Goal This Season is Staying Healthy And I Want To Stay In Milwaukee My Whole Career

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Rickie Weeks had 169 strikeouts last season, which was good for third most in the National League. He wasn't the only reason the Brewers struggled, but the second baseman had a frustrating year, batting just .230 with 21 home runs and 63 RBIs. Weeks remains optimistic about the Brewers' outlook this ...

Eric Wedge Believes His Seattle Mariners are on the Verge of Competing for a World Series Berth

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Eric Wedge came close to managing the Cleveland Indians all the way to a World Series. He says in this interview that he believes the Mariners are going to be in a similar spot soon and will go even further. The Mariners made waves by signing Felix Hernandez to an ...

Derek Jeter Expects to be Ready by Opening Day and Believes Playing ‘Small Ball’ Wins Championships

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Derek Jeter knew his ankle was broken in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers last October and that was the beginning of the end for the Yankees' chances of advancing to the World Series. Now the biggest key for the Yankees this season is keeping 'The Captain" ...

Rockies Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez: If We Stay Healthy, A Lot of Things are Going to be Different This Year

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The Colorado Rockies were abysmal last year, dropping 98 games and doing so while folks around the country wondered what in the world they were attempting with a four-man rotation. Injuries certainly didn't help their cause, and left fielder Carlos Gonzalez says maintaining a healthy roster is the key for ...

Buster Posey: “There Won’t be Another Derek Jeter. You have to Blaze Your Own Trail.”

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The comparisons have been made. Buster Posey has played two healthy seasons in the major leagues with both ending in a World Series title. He's been called the Derek Jeter of the West, but the Giants star catcher doesn't want to get caught up in the hype. Posey is gearing up ...

Tim Lincecum: “Rebounding is Obviously the Biggest Priority on My Mind”

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Tim Lincecum's struggles from a year ago are well-documented. The two-time Cy Young Award winner didn't start during the postseason last year and was relegated to coming out of the bullpen. Lincecum says that opportunity changed his perspective on pitching and now he enters 2013 with nothing on his mind ...