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When the Orioles signed right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Webb in December, executive vice president Dan Duquette quickly compared him to Jim Johnson , who had been traded earlier that month.
Before taking the mound Sunday, Rays LHP David Price told pitching coach Jim Hickey he wished it was their March 31 opening day.
The Steinbrenner brothers probably were not very happy this past offseason. Their New York Yankees missed the playoffs, Alex Rodriguez challenged Lindsay Lohan for most tabloid headlines, and their biggest rivals, the Boston Red Sox , won the World Series.
He helped fill in some of the gaps when he said the pitching questions remaining are who will be the fifth starter and whether the team will carry seven or eight in the bullpen.
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The Baltimore Orioles have some of baseball's most exciting prospects; and, despite Baltimore's position as a serious contender in the AL East, there's still room for some of the youngsters to make the opening day roster.
Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey says he is on target for Opening Day, with the latest step an extended session in a minor league game with a Philadelphia Phillies squad Saturday.
Erik Bedard pitched into the fifth inning in his bid to win a spot in Tampa Bay's rotation, helping the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Saturday.
When the New York Yankees take the field in Panama for an exhibition series in Mariano Rivera's native country, the shadow of their former closer will hang over a bullpen that's expected to replace him during the 2014 MLB season.
If this were any other season, Brian McCann would have loved to have gone to Panama with the Yankees - and, in fact, as of Wednesday, he was scheduled to.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Drew Hutchison struck out seven and walked none in 4 2/3 innings against the Boston Red Sox in Dunedin, Fla., on March 14, 2014.
DUNEDIN, Florida Surely, after Drew Hutchison 's latest Grapefruit League performance, only injury or a couple of calamitous outings will keep him out of the Blue Jays starting rotation when camp breaks in a little over two weeks.
Remember kids this is all a subjective exercise. I am sure that you would all have some different ideas of how these results should be tallied.
This is a rotation with big upside and big risk. First off, their supposed #1 starter, CC Sabathia , has shown an alarming sign - loss of velocity.
Our look at the Tribe's competition around the American League continues with the Rays, who look primed for another trip to the postseason.