Howard, Cano, Jones among slow starters
Think you've had a demanding April, what with those nettlesome tax returns, high gas prices and a deluge of political robo-calls interrupting your dinner hour? You're not alone.
It's been a stressful month for a lot of big leaguers with track records and/or name recognition. For every Chipper Jones or Brandon Webb who's thriving, there's a corresponding Adam LaRoche (.117) or Matt Morris ($9.5 million salary, 9.15 ERA) wallowing in futility.