Call to the Pen
James Shields to start Opening Day for Kansas City Royals
With three weeks to go before the season begins, the Kansas City Royals have started to align their pitching staff in preparation for when games begin to count.
Trending on the Topix Network
Wade Davis to the Bullpen and Other Notes
The rotation picture got a lot clearer this week. Between Luke Hochevar landing on the disabled list , Brad Penny getting released for punching a hole in the wall , and today's news that Wade Davis is being demoted to the pen , the fifth spot in the rotation appears to be down to two men - Danny Duffy and Yordano Ventura .
10 MLB Players Who'll Overperform/Underperform This Spring
Spring training is important, but you cannot always judge regular-season success based on how people perform in this month of exhibitions.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Starting Pitchers to Avoid in 2014
The Fake Teams fantasy baseball staff offer you some starting pitchers that you should avoid in your 2014 fantasy drafts, including Justin Verlander, Patrick Corbin, Andrew Cashner and others.
Over The Monster
Looking into the Depths of March
We all got a good chuckle out of yesterday's lovely complaint by the Marlins , who are totally a major-league franchise and shut up guys, why are you laughing? In honor of that, we here preview the next several weeks of stories that will fill up pages and gain clicks while we wait for the real season to begin.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The Kansas City Star
No contract extension in sight as Royalsa James Shields prepares for Opening Day, his deadline
He will also cross a self-imposed deadline for any contract negotiations. Shields has said repeatedly he does not want to discuss any extension once the season begins.
The Kansas City Star
No contract extension in sight as Royals' James Shields prepares for Opening Day, his deadline
While legislatures debate whether to implement the Common Core State Standards. the beast that is troubling practitioners is the obligation to somehow test students, not on so much content as before but on the harder-to-measure ability to think.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
You can love Rays ace David Price, but don't get too attached
It's a fear every Tampa Bay Rays fan has to live with when it comes to the team's beloved ace, David Price.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Rays Season Preview 2014: Wil Myers
Wil Myers, the centerpiece of the trade that sent James Shields to Kansas City, made his major league debut on June 18, 2013 against the Boston Red Sox and remained in the lineup for the rest of the season.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
The Rays Tank: Home plate collision rule released
Maddon provides his opinion on the new rule, pitching lineup for this upcoming weekend announced and various other odds and ends.
The Hardball Times
The Injury Zone, Revisited
Recall this scenario: It's Game Two of the American League Division Series in 2010.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Should the Tampa Bay Rays Extend Alex Cobb?
Alex Cobb came into his own last year, his third in the majors. The 25 year-old won 11 games and lost only 3, and his 2.76 ERA led all Tampa Bay Rays starters.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
BTF's Baseball Primer
Fox Sports: Tigers might get short end of Fister trade, but they thought it through
Well that's a relief. Here I was thinking that Dombrowski had just been on a bender the entire offseason: Because it helps explain a trade by the Tigers that left many of us baffled-right-hander Doug Fister to the Nationals for a modest pitching prospect, left-hander Robbie Ray, and two complementary parts, left-handed reliever Ian Krol and utility ... (more)
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Fantasy baseball mock draft: Options at six
You are never more than 12 picks away from your next selection. That means you probably won't miss out on any runs.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
The Miami Herald
Royals want to get off to fast start this season
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is all about "Breaking Bad" this spring training.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Odorizzi, Colome, Bedard will battle for Rays' final rotation spot
Throughout spring training, Sporting News will keep tabs on the top position battles around the major leagues.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Rays' Longoria takes on more leadership
The team looks so good, he made a point to congratulate executive vice president Andrew Friedman for an offseason job so well done.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Rays' Myers ready to build on rookie season
Just walking into the clubhouse early Sunday morning to start his second spring with the Rays, Wil Myers had good reason to immediately feel more comfortable.
Kings of Kauffman
James Shields Has a Lot Riding on 2014
Sep 27, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields delivers a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning at U.S Cellular Field.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
Shields makes playoffs a goal as Royals pitchers, catchers file into Surprise
Royals pitcher James Shields autographs baseballs for Maggie Schott, 8, and Christian Schott, 5, from Lincoln, Neb, during the Royals FanFest on Jan. 31. - The presence of James Shields infused energy into an already loose Royals clubhouse on Friday morning.