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Recent Spring Training news, rumors

  • • Orioles Designate Chris Owings For Assignment
    The Orioles announced they’ve designated utilityman Chris Owings for assignment. The move opens a spot on the active roster for newly-claimed righty Austin Voth. The designation also opens a vacancy on the 40-man roster, which now sits at 39. Owings signed a minor league contract with Baltimore during Spring Training. He cracked the Opening Day roster, and…...2022
  • • NL Central Notes: Minor, Woodruff, Suzuki, Miley, O’Neill
    Mike Minor is finally set for his 2022 debut, as Reds manager David Bell told reporters that the veteran southpaw is scheduled to start Cincinnati’s game on Friday against the Nationals.  Acquired in a trade with the Royals in March, Minor developed some shoulder issues during Spring Training and then had a setback in his…...2022
  • • Orioles’ Jahmai Jones Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    The Orioles announced this afternoon that second baseman Jahmai Jones underwent Tommy John surgery (via Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com). While the team didn’t provide a timetable for his recovery, it seems likely he’ll miss the remainder of this season and hope to be ready for next Spring Training. It’ll go down as a lost season for…...2022
  • • Mets Notes: deGrom, Megill, McNeil
    The Mets have been without Jacob deGrom all season, although the club has maintained he’s progressing well in his recovery from a Spring Training stress reaction in his scapula. deGrom has been throwing off flat ground for a couple weeks, and Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News tweeted yesterday that he’s lengthened out to…...2022
  • • D-backs Release Humberto Mejia, Ryan Meisinger
    The Diamondbacks have released right-handers Humberto Mejia and Ryan Meisinger from their Triple-A affiliate in Reno yesterday, according to the transactions log at MiLB.com. Mejia was designated for assignment and outrighted to Triple-A earlier this season. Meisinger inked a minor league deal late in Spring Training and didn’t appear for the big league club this…...2022
  • • Mariners, Justin Upton reach deal as four-time All-Star finds home after Angels release
    Upton will head to extended spring training as he attempts to get back into game shape...2022
  • • Mariners Sign Justin Upton
    The Mariners have signed outfielder Justin Upton to a one-year, Major League contract.  The club has officially announced the move, and in a corresponding transaction designated righty Adrian Sampson for assignment to clear roster space.  Upton will report to the Mariners’ extended Spring Training camp in order to ramp up for his eventual debut with…...2022
  • Mariners bring on veteran outfielder J. Upton
    • Mariners bring on veteran outfielder J. Upton
    The Mariners said the 34-year-old Justin Upton will report to extended spring training in Peoria, Arizona....2022
  • Examining fill-in options for Mets’ reshuffled pitching rotation
    • Examining fill-in options for Mets’ reshuffled pitching rotation
    With a trade this early in the season unlikely, the rotation depth the Mets felt so good about in spring training will be tested....2022
  • • Carter Kieboom To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Nationals infielder Carter Kieboom will miss the entire 2022 season, as he’ll undergo Tommy John surgery next week, manager Dave Martinez told reporters (including Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post). The 24-year-old has been on the 60-day injured list since Spring Training because of a UCL strain in his throwing elbow. It’ll be a lost critical development…...2022

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Spring Training injury and suspension

  • • Orioles’ Jahmai Jones Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    The Orioles announced this afternoon that second baseman Jahmai Jones underwent Tommy John surgery (via Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com). While the team didn’t provide a timetable for his recovery, it seems likely he’ll miss the remainder of this season and hope to be ready for next Spring Training. It’ll go down as a lost season for…...2022
  • • Carter Kieboom To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Nationals infielder Carter Kieboom will miss the entire 2022 season, as he’ll undergo Tommy John surgery next week, manager Dave Martinez told reporters (including Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post). The 24-year-old has been on the 60-day injured list since Spring Training because of a UCL strain in his throwing elbow. It’ll be a lost critical development…...2022
  • • Cubs To Activate Wade Miley From 10-Day Injured List
    Left-hander Wade Miley will be activated from the Cubs’ 10-day injured list in time to start today’s game against the Padres, Chicago manager David Ross told reporters (including MLB.com’s Shaun O’Neill) yesterday.  It will mark Miley’s season debut, as the veteran was sidelined after developing inflammation in his left elbow during Spring Training. The injury…...2022
  • • Michael Conforto Undergoes Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery
    Michael Conforto underwent surgery on his right shoulder earlier this week, the New York Post’s Jon Heyman reports (via Twitter).  Conforto will be sidelined for the entire 2022 season but is expected to be ready for Spring Training. More to come…...2022
  • ‘Sometimes I cried’: Mets’ Robinson Cano reflects on suspension year
    • ‘Sometimes I cried’: Mets’ Robinson Cano reflects on suspension year
    Robinson Cano came into spring training facing many uncertainties. But of one thing, he was sure: The 39-year-old had to make amends....2022
  • Yankees’ Jameson Taillon ready for first start after rehab went ‘really smoothly’
    • Yankees’ Jameson Taillon ready for first start after rehab went ‘really smoothly’
    The Yankees got good results from Jameson Taillon during spring training after the right-hander came back from offseason ankle tendon surgery....2022
  • • Top Dynasty Keepers – A Trio of Phillies
    Spring Training can mean different things to different people. For baseball fans, it means the season is near and there is still hope that your team can win a division title (unless you are a fan of the Pirates - then you have no hope). For the veteran baseball players, it is a chance to work on their timing at the plate or a new pitch while basically getting the body ready for the season. Young ...2022
  • Mets’ Max Scherzer scratched from start with injury putting Opening Day in doubt
    • Mets’ Max Scherzer scratched from start with injury putting Opening Day in doubt
    Max Scherzer’s bothersome right hamstring scratched him from a final start in spring training Saturday, leaving further questions about the rotation as the Mets prepare to break camp....2022
  • • Opening Day In Question For Max Scherzer
    Max Scherzer was scratched from his spring training start today because of a tweaked hamstring, writes MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. After the news of Jacob deGrom’s injury yesterday, there would be no more devastating update for the Mets than a Scherzer injury, but all accounts say that the injury is not serious. Scherzer himself would not…...2022
  • Jacob deGrom going for MRI as injury worries grow
    • Jacob deGrom going for MRI as injury worries grow
    PORT ST. LUCIE — On a day Jacob deGrom was expected to put the final touches on a hopeful spring training leading into the season, he instead could be found in an MRI tube. The Mets’ ace was set to get scanned at 9:30 a.m., the Mets said Friday, after feeling some tightness a day......2022

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Spring Training lifestyle

  • • Top 100 Outfielders For 2021 Fantasy Baseball: Spring Training Edition #1
    Isn't it great to have baseball back? I can't wait to go to a park, have a beer and brat and hear the crack of the bat again. This week we take our first look at what's going down in Spring Training as a follow-up to the Top 100 Outfielders, where the palm trees and the cacti grow. Now that camps are getting into the swing of things it's time for some minor housekeeping with the board. We venture ...2021
  • • Jose Altuve heckled with tattoo taunts while signing autographs
    The Houston Astros have no choice but to accept that the 2020 season will be a grueling one when it comes to the jeers, taunts and put-downs that well-prepared hecklers will have at their disposal in the wake of the team’s damning sign-stealing scandal. Along with every other Astros player who played a role in the scandal, Jose Altuve is learning that lesson the hard way so far in spring training....2020
  • • Astros' Jose Altuve shows off tattoo during spring training to back Carlos Correa's claims
    The 2017 AL MVP does, in fact, have a collarbone tattoo...2020

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Spring Training trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Orioles Designate Chris Owings For Assignment
    The Orioles announced they’ve designated utilityman Chris Owings for assignment. The move opens a spot on the active roster for newly-claimed righty Austin Voth. The designation also opens a vacancy on the 40-man roster, which now sits at 39. Owings signed a minor league contract with Baltimore during Spring Training. He cracked the Opening Day roster, and…...2022
  • • NL Central Notes: Minor, Woodruff, Suzuki, Miley, O’Neill
    Mike Minor is finally set for his 2022 debut, as Reds manager David Bell told reporters that the veteran southpaw is scheduled to start Cincinnati’s game on Friday against the Nationals.  Acquired in a trade with the Royals in March, Minor developed some shoulder issues during Spring Training and then had a setback in his…...2022
  • • Mariners Sign Justin Upton
    The Mariners have signed outfielder Justin Upton to a one-year, Major League contract.  The club has officially announced the move, and in a corresponding transaction designated righty Adrian Sampson for assignment to clear roster space.  Upton will report to the Mariners’ extended Spring Training camp in order to ramp up for his eventual debut with…...2022
  • • Examining fill-in options for Mets’ reshuffled pitching rotation
    With a trade this early in the season unlikely, the rotation depth the Mets felt so good about in spring training will be tested....2022
  • • Latest On Brett Gardner
    Brett Gardner was one of the top free agents of last winter’s class who didn’t wind up signing prior to Opening Day. That wasn’t on account of a lack of interest in the 38-year-old, as the Blue Jays touched base with Gardner’s camp during Spring Training as part of their search for a left-handed hitting…...2022
  • • Reds Claim Robert Dugger From Rays
    The Reds have claimed right-hander Robert Dugger off waivers from the Rays.  Tampa Bay designated Dugger for assignment on Monday. After signing a minor league deal with the Rays during Spring Training, Dugger’s tenure with the club will end after a single game.  The Rays selected Dugger’s contract on May 1 and he tossed 5…...2022
  • • Dexter Fowler Granted Release From Minor League Deal With Blue Jays
    Outfielder Dexter Fowler has requested and been granted a release from his minor league contract with the Blue Jays, reports Scott Mitchell of TSN Sports (Twitter link). Toronto elected not to select him onto the big league roster, and Fowler is now a free agent. The 36-year-old Fowler signed with the Jays during Spring Training. He…...2022
  • • Nationals, Zack Burdi Agree To Minor League Deal
    The Nationals recently signed reliever Zack Burdi to a minor league contract, according to his transactions log at MLB.com. He has been assigned to the team’s complex in Florida. Burdi was released by the Diamondbacks in Spring Training. Arizona had claimed him off waivers from the Orioles last fall but elected not to keep him on…...2022
  • • MLB rumors: Yankees, Padres discussed Joey Gallo trade during spring training, per report
    Gallo is struggling for New York early in 2022...2022
  • • Yankees, Padres Discussed Joey Gallo Deal In Spring Training
    Coming off a frustrating half-season in the Bronx last season, Joey Gallo was an oft-speculated trade candidate throughout the offseason. The Yankees indeed explored trade scenarios involving the 28-year-old slugger after the lockout, per Jon Heyman of the New York Post, who reports this morning that the Yanks spoke to the Padres about a possible…...2022

Spring Training stats and results

  • • DFS: Oh Say Can You SEA The Mariners Heating Up
    Quick recap through two plus weeks shows strikeouts and homeruns are both down.  Knowing what I pay for when I go to a MLB game, I prefer both of those statistics to increase.  I think as the weather warms up and starting pitching arms move away from the ‘dead arm’ phase that normally hits in Spring Training, we should see both increase.  Please, blog, may I have some more?...2022
  • • Yankees’ Jameson Taillon ready for first start after rehab went ‘really smoothly’
    The Yankees got good results from Jameson Taillon during spring training after the right-hander came back from offseason ankle tendon surgery....2022
  • • Happy Real Baseball For Our Fantasy Teams Day
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  • • Mariners Jam A Pearl Into Their OF With J-Rod
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  • • Sean Diego, Manaeafornia
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  • • Four MLB spring training stats that matter: Cody Bellinger's strikeouts, Deivi García's velocity and more
    Spring training is full of lies, but these numbers mean something entering the 2022 season...2022
  • Yankees’ Rachel Balkovec has big bruise around eye following spring training injury
    • Yankees’ Rachel Balkovec has big bruise around eye following spring training injury
    Rachel Balkovec revealed the bruise resulting from her spring training workout injury....2022
  • • Padres Sign Ian Krol To Minor League Deal
    The Padres announced this afternoon that they’ve signed left-handed pitcher Ian Krol to a minor league contract. The deal includes an invite to Major League Spring Training. Krol, 30, joined the free agent market last November following the Tigers’ decision to outright him from their 40-man roster. After scattering usable results throughout his career and…...2022
  • • Points Leagues: What To Do With Pitching?
    Well, well, well... the lockout is finally over and Opening Day is fast approaching. Unfortunately this leaves us with a very short window to evaluate players, especially with free agents signing as we speak and some still looking for a new ball park to call home. Now that we know when games will be starting it's time to get ready for your draft. Hopefully your league decided to wait to draft so w...2022
  • • Rangers Sign Nick Tropeano To Minor League Deal
    The Rangers announced this evening they’ve signed Nick Tropeano to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training. The right-hander elected minor league free agency at the end of the season after an August minors deal with the Dodgers didn’t result in a big league opportunity. While Tropeano didn’t suit up in…...2022

Spring Training parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • • NL Injury Notes: Giants, Floro, Ahmed, Simmons
    The Giants provided updates on some veteran names who have yet to appear in Spring Training games, though Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria are both expected to be ready for Opening Day, manager Gabe Kapler told MLB.com’s Maria Guardado and other reporters.  Longoria has been dealing with right index finger tendinitis, while Belt has inflammation…...2022
  • New dad Gleyber Torres off to hot spring training start for Yankees
    • New dad Gleyber Torres off to hot spring training start for Yankees
    Here are some notable nuggets that happened during Yankees’ spring training action on Tuesday:...2022
  • • Angels Nearing Deal With Archie Bradley
    The Angels are close to finalizing an agreement with free-agent reliever Archie Bradley, tweets Sam Blum of The Athletic. The right-hander is headed to Arizona (where the Halos have their Spring Training facility) at the moment, Blum adds. Bradley is a client of BBI Sports Group. More to come....2022
  • Haley Alonso thought she watched husband Pete Alonso die in horrifying wreck
    • Haley Alonso thought she watched husband Pete Alonso die in horrifying wreck
    Pete Alonso's wife Haley Alonso said she was driving behind the Mets first baseman and witnessed the crash that flipped his car three times while on the way to spring training....2022
  • Wife trolls pitcher after ‘booking our honeymoon too close to spring training’
    • Wife trolls pitcher after ‘booking our honeymoon too close to spring training’
    Jake Higginbotham's wife Summer Gandy shared a TikTok video of Higginbotham doing drills and arm exercises on the beach and in their honeymoon suite....2022
  • Wife of ex-Yankee Reid Brignac: He saved my life at spring training
    • Wife of ex-Yankee Reid Brignac: He saved my life at spring training
    Ex-Playboy Playmate Lauren Anderson recalled her husband, former MLBer Reid Brignac, had to revive her when she collapsed in the shower....2022
  • • Top 25 Third Basemen – Draft Week Update!
    About a month ago, I put out my initial list for the top third basemen for my rest of season rankings. It turns out, my work was not quite complete as things have certainly changed. We've had injuries (ugh) and positional battles during spring training that have certainly moved the needle. However, another factor for me adjusting my rankings was actually getting into drafts and seeing what my deci...2021
  • • Jonathan India Trying Hard To Curry Favor Of Cincy Coaches
    With Eugenio Suarez apparently the new Reds shortstop after they tried and failed to acquire every garbage shortstop this offseason, Jonathan India has been added to the top 20 3rd basemen. Now...we dance! *long involved Bollywood dance with me somehow sitting on a floating carpet* Yelling into the distance, "I love you, Pashmina!" Was about time that I gave India his due. What, am I British now? ...2021
  • • MLB spring training: Six things we've learned from two weeks of exhibition games
    Jacob deGrom is throwing even harder, Shohei Ohtani looks healthy and some kids are mashing...2021
  • Trevor Bauer shuts right eye while pitching shutout ball
    • Trevor Bauer shuts right eye while pitching shutout ball
    What’s that piece of advice Little League coaches always tell their kids — keep your eye on the ball, right? Trevor Bauer provided a new twist on that idea. Eager to challenge himself in a spring training start, the new Los Angeles Dodgers ace kept his right eye closed while pitching out of a first-inning......2021

Top Spring Training news

  • • Sources: MLB finalizing return-to-play proposal
    MLB expects to offer a return-to-play proposal to the players' union within a week as teams have begun to encourage players to prepare for a "spring" training that could begin in mid-June and a season that would start in early July, sources told ESPN....2020
  • • Sources: MLB plans to suspend spring training
    Spring training is expected to be suspended Thursday, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan, and the start of the season is likely to be delayed....2020
  • • Sources: MLB owners OK proposal for July start
    In the MLB season proposal that owners agreed to on Monday, and will soon submit to the union for its consideration, the plan is for "spring" training to start in mid-June with the shortened season beginning in July....2020
  • • Major League Baseball Expected To Suspend Spring Training
    As sports entities throughout the world take action to minimize the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball appears poised to cease play of Spring Training games. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets that officials with Grapefruit League clubs in Florida are expecting games to be suspended, and ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that executives throughout…...2020
  • • Giants To Re-Sign Pablo Sandoval
    The Giants have reached a deal to bring third baseman Pablo Sandoval back to the organization, tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. It’ll be a minor league arrangement with a $2MM base salary in the event that Sandoval make the club out of Spring Training. Sandoval, a Beverly Hills Sports Council client, can also earn an…...2020
  • • Yankees, Mets get green light to hold spring training in home stadiums from New York governor
    Meantime, MLB is busy laying the foundation for a 2020 season...2020
  • • Fan trolls Astros by hitting garbage can during batting practice at spring training
    The Astros continue to receive ribbing from fans and players alike...2020
  • • Coronavirus: MLB debating playing games at spring training ballparks without fans, per report
    The league is reportedly considering playing in empty spring training ballparks to start the 2020 season...2020
  • • Braves Re-Sign Charlie Culberson
    The Braves announced that they have re-signed utilityman Charlie Culberson. It’s a minor league deal with a non-roster invitation for Spring Training. Culberson can earn at a $1MM rate in the majors, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). Culberson, 30, played a big role for the Atlanta organization in its two consecutive NL East title years,…...2019
  • • Bregman, Altuve apologize for actions in 2017
    Astros stars Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve apologized for their roles in the team's sign-stealing scheme in 2017 as the team began spring training Thursday....2020
  • • King Felix gets minor league deal with Braves
    Longtime Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez reached a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves on Monday that includes an invite to big league spring training....2020
  • • Astros cheating scandal: Jim Crane says players will apologize and 'ask for forgiveness' in spring training
    Astros players have yet to apologize for their sign-stealing scandal...2020
  • • Tim Tebow is among the Mets' first wave of spring training cuts
    Tebow hit his first big-league spring home run earlier in the exhibition season...2020
  • • M.L.B. Delays Start of Season and Suspends Spring Training Games
    Amid fears over the coronavirus pandemic, the league announced that all spring training games would be halted and the start of the season would be delayed by at least two weeks....2020

Spring Training fantasy rankings and news

  • • Top Dynasty Keepers – A Trio of Phillies
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  • • Happy Real Baseball For Our Fantasy Teams Day
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  • • Mariners Jam A Pearl Into Their OF With J-Rod
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  • • Sean Diego, Manaeafornia
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  • Can the Astros provide plenty of fantasy baseball value in 2022?
    • Can the Astros provide plenty of fantasy baseball value in 2022?
    Eric Karabell discusses his biggest takeaways from the weekend's spring training action, including a young shortstop prospect who may well help Houston maintain their top-of-the-division status....2022
  • • Top Dynasty Keepers – Lowe vs. India vs. Chisholm
    Spring training is fully underway and fantasy baseball season is now in full force. Thousands of people like you and me have already been in a draft or two (or three or four) while others are still preparing for their first draft (or second, third or fourth). If you need a refresher on my top 125 keepers, please go back and take a gander at my rankings. With the top keepers now listed and out of...2022
  • • Fantasy Baseball Risers/Fallers: Spring Training Week 1
    Spring has officially sprung on the major league baseball and fantasy baseball season, so it can only mean it’s time for one thing. We get to take extremely small samples from parks that are irrelevant to regular season play and make rash decisions! Please, blog, may I have some more?...2022
  • • Top 25 Second Baseman For 2022 Fantasy Baseball: The Preseason Edition
    Good day, Razzball fam, Spring Training is finally underway, more and more free agents are off the board, and trades are being made! This week we’ll be taking a look at second basemen. Second baseman as a whole this year seem to be shallower than shortstops and free agency doesn’t seem to have made a huge impact on the rankings for fantasy purposes. Please, blog, may I have some more?...2022
  • • Top 100 Hitters: The Top 10
    Throughout the 2022 fantasy baseball season, I will be posting your in season Top 100 Hitters.  These rankings will be kept up to date and posted every other week with a continuation of deep dives on the movers and shakers in the off weeks.  As we roll up to the season, I will be slowly introducing the Top 100 Hitters and adjusting them for all the spring training action.  To get us started as we ...2022
  • • Top Dynasty Keepers: Players 75-51
    I don't know about you, but with no spring training going on and the Owner's lockout not appearing to be coming to an end any time soon, thank goodness for college baseball and fantasy baseball drafts! The college season is off to a great start as my 12-0 Texas Longhorns (Class of '93!) are the No. 1 team and have allowed only 13 runs in the team's first 12 games. Meanwhile, in the first of my ma...2022

Spring Training schedule, game

  • • NL Central Notes: Minor, Woodruff, Suzuki, Miley, O’Neill
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  • • Mariners, Justin Upton reach deal as four-time All-Star finds home after Angels release
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  • • Mariners bring on veteran outfielder J. Upton
    2022
  • • Examining fill-in options for Mets’ reshuffled pitching rotation
    2022
  • The Yankees fan who lost his autographed baseball cards
    • The Yankees fan who lost his autographed baseball cards
    On March 19, an 11-year-old Yankees fan lost his beloved autograph collection at a spring training game. He still can't believe what happened next....2022
  • Fully vaccinated Yankees bring entire roster to Toronto
    • Fully vaccinated Yankees bring entire roster to Toronto
    Aaron Boone hinted during spring training he might talk to certain players about their vaccination status before they had to cross the border to Canada....2022
  • Minor leaguers' petition seeks spring training pay
    • Minor leaguers' petition seeks spring training pay
    Minor league players are trying to get MLB to follow a court ruling that said their spring training time is work and should be paid as such....2022
  • Mets' deGrom showing improvement in shoulder
    • Mets' deGrom showing improvement in shoulder
    The Mets say an MRI and a CT scan on ace Jacob deGrom showed "considerable healing" as he works his way back from a stress reaction on his right shoulder blade that has sidelined him since spring training....2022
  • • DFS: Oh Say Can You SEA The Mariners Heating Up
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  • • MLB rumors: Yankees, Padres discussed Joey Gallo trade during spring training, per report
    2022

Spring Training rumors, scandals

  • The Dodgers’ Will Smith is paying the price for 2022 Oscars slap
    • The Dodgers’ Will Smith is paying the price for 2022 Oscars slap
    The Dodgers catcher, who happens to share a name with a certain Academy Award winner now at the center of a 2022 Oscars scandal, was greeted Thursday with jeers from the crowd during LA's spring training game....2022
  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1826: Last Call for Free Agency
    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a Reddit description of the podcast, the pleasures of watching spring training games, and the possibly excessive coffee consumption of White Sox DH Gavin Sheets, before discussing the last burst of big free-agent signings, including Carlos Correa’s shocking contract with the Twins, Trevor Story to the Red Sox, […]...2022
  • • Ambulance Chasers: The OUCH-field
    Top o' the mornin' to ya, Razzbrethren. *whispers* In this edition of "Ambulance Chasers", I am pretending like spring training was not officially delayed to start no earlier than March 5. Now, enjoy this content about outfielders and injuries.*ends whisper*...2022
  • • The Saturday Morning Post: The Leftovers
    Howdy-do, Razzballers. The snow wasn't exactly as apocalyptic as initially feared, but we did get quite a bit for what we're used to down here in the Dirty Souf. Needless to say, as we're half-drowning in snow, Spring Training is starting up in other parts of the country. Games kick off Feb. 28. Pretty much all free agents worth a damn are signed by now, so this will be my last "The Saturday Morn...2021
  • • MLB rumors: Phillies, Cubs sign relievers; Yankees invite slugger to spring training
    Here is Wednesday's hot stove buzz...2021
  • • MLB rumors: Cubs shoot down Kris Bryant-to-Mets talk; Phillies invite Odubel Herrera to spring training
    Here is Tuesday's hot stove buzz...2021
  • • The Saturday Morning Post: The Franch Connection
    Howdy, folks. Feels weird to say Spring Training is right around the corner when my neck of the woods has upwards of 20-something inches of snow on the way tomorrow night-ish. But, Spring Training is right around the corner! And it's a good thing, too, cuz these weekly offseason updates are getting less exciting from here on out since all the sexy names have finally gone somewhere. There are some...2021
  • MLB’s free-agent market storylines aren’t over yet
    • MLB’s free-agent market storylines aren’t over yet
    It has been a good month for baseball, no? Oh, the industry didn’t go scandal-free, thanks to the Mets and Jared Porter, and spring training remains scheduled to start on time despite the obvious health benefit that would come from delaying it. However, the Hot Stove has chugged along encouragingly in January, with 14 of......2021
  • • Baseball may try to play in empty spring training locations
    Major League Baseball longs for the days (as do the rest of us) when its biggest problem was a cheating scandal that just wouldn’t go away. Baseball was caught flat-footed with the coronavirus pandemic during spring training, with its Opening Day just a couple of weeks away. Baseball has a new plan for proceeding with [more]...2020
  • • Astros’ Josh Reddick fires back at Twitter troll with World Series ring pic
    Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick attempted to zing a Twitter troll by sharing a photo of his World Series ring from 2017, but the case can be made that his retort only reinforced how the team’s sign-stealing scandal egregiously contributed to the ill-gotten championship. The social media shade at Reddick’s expense was spawned by his tweets Monday bemoaning his experience at Walmart amid the ...2020

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