Wednesday, April 23 2014
Tony La Russa, left, and Jack McKeon talk shop.
|Crasnick: April anomalies |
Jim Edmonds is one of many players whose April numbers deviate significantly from the rest of the season.
|Spring stats: anomalies or harbingers?|
Abraham Nunez is a better slugger than Barry Bonds -- this spring.
|Stark: Sox, Jays go to head of AL East|
The Red Sox and Blue Jays gained a half-game on the Yankees in the standings -- in their sleep.
|Crasnick: Halladay gets some help |
Toronto's rebuilt rotation should take some heat off Cy Young winner Roy Halladay, but he's still the top gun.
|Stark: Bad beginning|
There's nothing wrong with big league teams playing in Japan -- except when the games count in the standings.
|Klapisch: A can't-miss trip|
From The Babe to Hideki Matsui, the Yankees have a long history they hope to further grow in Japan.
|Schwarz: All-time LF gems|
Kevin Mitchell and Bo Jackson show you don't always need a glove to make defensive history in the outfield.
|Schwarz: All-time CF gems|
Willie Mays' over-the-shoulder catch in the 1954 Series may be the most famous play in baseball history.
|Schwarz: All-time RF gems|
If not for Dwight Evans in Game 6 of the 1975 Series, there never would have been Pudge's moment of glory.
|Crasnick: L.A.'s winter of contentment |
Despite a new owner and GM, the Dodgers made few significant on-field changes, and they say that's OK.
|Caple: Pitching genius|
Page 2's Jim Caple is hoping M.I.T. grad Jason Szuminski makes the Padres roster.
|Schwarz: All-time P/C gems|
Classic collisions and a goalie-like saves rank among the greatest defensive plays ever for pitchers and catchers.
|Rogers: Kid Wonder|
Despite being just 19 years old, outfielder Ryan Sweeney has taken White Sox camp by storm.
|Stark: Habitat for sanity|
The Expos face another season in limbo. What's worse is there's no indication that MLB has a solution.
|Stark: Rumblings & Grumblings|
Devil Rays outfielder Delmon Young is among a handful of prospects who have been impressive this spring.
|Crasnick: Everett finding acceptance |
The controversial Carl Everett has been a breath of fresh air to the players in the Expos clubhouse.
|Schwarz: All-time 2B/SS gems|
A bare-hand grab, shovel passes, and even a fake rank among the best defensive plays ever at second and short.
|Caple: Basic training|
Page 2's Jim Caple caught up with Brian Jordan to compare football camp and baseball's spring training.
|Neel: Taking back the Cubs|
The Cubs are planning to block some of Wrigley Field's rooftop views -- and that's only the beginning.
|Schwarz: All-time corner gems|
The best defensive plays ever at first and third base? Brooks Robinson had a hand in more than one.
|McAdam: A Tribe revival?|
With several top young players either in place or soon to be, the Indians have big plans for the near future.
|Crasnick: 10 Questions from Florida |
Opening Day is just two weeks off, but there still are a lot of questions to be answered. Our Insider has 10.
|Stark: Circuit training|
Best golf courses. Worst restaurants. No one knows Arizona and Florida like the well-traveled Reggie Sanders.