News and notes from around the league for August 20, 2013.
An object lesson in implementing the shift drawn from two consecutive plate appearances.
The Phillies fire their manager while the Nationals add David DeJesus.
Pedro Strop gets the no. 1 spot in this year’s final Stash List, as Bret unveils the top 20 and prepares for his second taste of fatherhood.
Generally, if you are already looking toward 2014, it’s best to stick to that plan’but there are some exceptions, as Mike explains.
Jose Fernandez put a damper on the Dodgers on Monday, but their recent performance is still historic.
Notes on 14 prospects, including first-overall pick Mark Appel, plus a minor-league veteran who notched double-digit strikeouts in relief.
Redefining the save rule so that it makes (more) sense.
A plea to stop the speculation from a player who’s heard more than his fair share.
Ben and Sam reevaluate whether the Marlins’ early promotion of Jose Fernandez made sense, then talk about where Robinson Cano will end up.
What Xander Bogaerts’ promotion means for the Red Sox and for the rise of young talent in the post-PED era.