Sprains, soreness, and surgeries abound in the latest spring action.
The Cardinals try to get through spring training with both aces intact despite Chris Carpenter’s bulging disc, Kenley Jansen listens to his heartbeat and doesn’t like what he hears, and Giancarlo Stanton and Nolan Reimold lose battles with balls.
While lot of what Jason sees in Arizona doesn’t matter, and some of it’s just shadows, there’s still a lot to report from Surprise.
The prospect of spring training helps us get through the winter, but once it arrives, it’s easy to forget what makes it fun.
A.J. Burnett finds out just what it means to be a pirate, a couple players go under the knife, and various other injuries around spring training.
Spring training has become far more professional and predictable since its earliest days.
Non-roster invitees are swarming to spring training, but do these players ever pan out? Ben looks for an answer in the best of last season’s NRI crop
Here are some of the storylines you are bound to read during spring training.
After any article in which I include a toss-off reference to politics, like calling our president “President-by-court-order,” I get a lot of email that says, essentially, that I shouldn’t talk about politics. For those of you in this group, I’m going to get to baseball here in about four paragraphs.
Baseball is steeped in politics. The issues of tax burden and allocation: is it right to build a stadium for a team, and what good (if any) does it for the city? Labor relations and the roles of unions in the modern economy.