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Seager, Buxton top potential impact rookies

m.mlb.com — We've seen young players come in waves the last few seasons. Not just young players, but special players, franchise-changing players -- Carlos Correa and Kris Bryant, Gerrit Cole and Francisco Lindor, etc. Sometimes, kids are summoned to the big leagues to sell tickets or tease fans about a bright and shiny future.

7 MLB teams that made best bullpen upgrades

m.mlb.com — How about a standing ovation for Dayton Moore, general manager of the World Series champion Kansas City Royals? Look at how many teams spent this offseason attempting to get themselves some of that Royals bullpen magic. That's flattery at its sincerest. At least a dozen teams made significant changes to their bullpens.
Feb 13, 2016

No more late-inning drama: 7 teams with improved 'pens atmlb.com/1oA7jz7 via p @mlb

Jenrry Mejia's suspension a cautionary tale

m.mlb.com — "There was just so much talent on the way," he said. In that way, Mejia was perfect for that place and time. His emotions seemed real and raw, his joy contagious. He was going to be part of a generation of Mets that accomplished great things.

J.D. Martinez proves key to Tigers success

m.mlb.com — J.D. Martinez surely had trouble envisioning a week like this one two springs ago, when the Houston Astros released him. That kind of thing can rattle a guy's confidence. Drafted by the Astros in 2009, Martinez had flown through their system to make his big league debut two years later, midway through the 2011 season.

10 players who could decide playoff berths

m.mlb.com — This quest is to find 10 players who could decide playoff berths. I know what you're thinking -- it's never about just one guy, teams have too many moving parts, etc. Even when players and managers look back and say a certain guy "carried us," they don't mean it literally.
Feb 09, 2016

10 players who just might decide playoff berths. atmlb.com/20TpWfd via @mlb

Feb 09, 2016

RT @MLB: These 10 players could determine which clubs make it to October, @richardjustice writes: atmlb.com/1KDns0y pic.twitter.com/irkAHqUS5g

MLB teams with best records past 3 seasons

m.mlb.com — Baseball people spend a lot of time thinking about successful organizations. Specifically, is there a common thread running through them? Can success be traced back to spending, drafting, managing or some combination of everything? With that in mind, let's look at baseball's winningest regular-season teams the past three seasons:

Astros' Urban Youth Academy gives life tools

m.mlb.com — That's the larger lesson. On Wednesday, the Astros held a ceremony to honor five boys and one girl who signed letters of intent to play college baseball and college softball. In all, 21 kids touched by the academy have earned college baseball scholarships, and one right-handed pitcher, Pablo Salazar, was selected by the Cardinals in the 11th round of the 2015 Draft.

6 underdogs who could make a postseason run

m.mlb.com — Maybe the thing that has distinguished this offseason in baseball is optimism. Hope springs, etc. This isn't just the normal wave of good feelings many of us feel about our favorite team as Spring Training approaches. General managers see opportunity in a landscape in which 18 of 30 teams have been to the postseason at least once the past three seasons.

X-factors for each MLB club in 2016

m.mlb.com — This one is for you, General Managers. Yeah, you. We know how hard you've worked. Despite it all, we know you're nervous. There are things you can't know. Isn't that the terrible part of this stuff? There are parts of every roster that amount to a leap of faith.
Feb 03, 2016

RT @richardjustice: Make a wish: What each GM hopes for in 2016 atmlb.com/1QcydmV via @mlb

Feb 03, 2016

Colleague @richardjustice plays make a wish: What each GM hopes for in 2016 atmlb.com/1QcydmV

Feb 03, 2016

RT @richardjustice: Make a wish: What each GM hopes for in 2016 atmlb.com/1QcydmV via @mlb

Feb 04, 2016

RT @MLB: Who needs to be healthy and who needs to break out for their clubs to have a big year? atmlb.com/1UMgkiL pic.twitter.com/wTBuOkRk2f

Cardinals shouldn't be overlooked

m.mlb.com — I'm guessing the St. Louis Cardinals are absolutely thrilled that some of us have already conceded the National League Central to the Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals? They're playing for second place -- or third. You can look it up. Do you think Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sees this as a gift?
Feb 02, 2016

You betting against @Cardinals? You can lose your shirt doing that. atmlb.com/1RYCm3E via @mlb @cardinals

Feb 03, 2016

RT @richardjustice: You betting against @Cardinals? You can lose your shirt doing that. atmlb.com/1RYCm3E via @mlb @cardinals

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Feb 13, 2016

No more late-inning drama: 7 teams with improved 'pens atmlb.com/1oA7jz7 via p @mlb

Feb 13, 2016

RT @TheCUTCH22: Loved being in Bradenton for my @procamps today. Thanks @HeinzKetchup_US for making this possible #KetchLikeCutch pic.twitter.com/MHQWYFF1Yz

Feb 12, 2016

RT @brianmctaggart: Luhnow: "Last year was pretty incredible. It's the type of year books were written about." There's a chapter here: amazon.com/Things-Astros-…

Feb 12, 2016

"Last year is the kind of year books are written about."--@jluhnow @astros


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