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Nine MLB stars off to a disappointing start

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Yes, it's still very early in the season. So early that a couple of hot days at the plate can turn a disappointing batting average into a somewhat respectable one. So early that every statistical analysis comes with the requisite "small-sample size" warning.But still, when you're a reigning MVP or home-run champ or a big-money offseason free agent, you're going to be judged by your output right a 11 hours

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MLB Closers Have Become Baseball's Version of the NFL Running Back

Bleacherreport.com  -  Ah, the glory days of the 1990s and early 2000s, when specialized star players at their position would dominate for several seasons at a time and land long-term, big-money contracts for the actual (and perceived) value they brought to their teams as irreplaceable performers who were considered the keys to their club's success.That description applies to both NFL runnings backs and MLB closer 13 hours

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Johnny Damon Gives Inside Look Into an MLB Star's Red Sox to Yankees Defection

Bleacherreport.com  -  Great news for purveyors of poster board in Boston. Jacoby Ellsbury is headed back to Fenway Park. In a Yankees uniform. Tonight.You can already envision the artists at work.To Hell with Ells!Burning questions to the 37,400 who will cram Fenway over the next three nights are: Do you want a full pound of flesh? Or will a few quarts of blood do?When Ellsbury jogs onto the Yawkey Way lawn as an enem 20 hours

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Mike Trout sends Bryce Harper a text about first MLB meeting Monday night

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Your browser does not support iframes.Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier. Wilt Chamberlain vs. Bill Russell. Arnold Palmer vs. Jack Nicklaus.Can Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper ever get as storied as those rivalries?Well, considering that Trout and Harper don't have much of a rivalry — yet — it's unlikely at the moment. Still, if the first-ever meeting Monday night between the Los Angeles Angels and Washin 23 hours

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Five Big Things: The hot Brewers, Pujols' quest for 500 and the MLB week ahead

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Five Big Things is Big League Stew's look at the week ahead in MLB action, examining storylines and matchups you should keep an eye on.1. CAN THE BREWERS KEEP THEIR HOT STREAK GOING? If you're one of those people looking at the Milwaukee Brewers and their MLB best 14-5 record and thinking, "this can't possibly last," you might be right. But the Brewers have a decent shot of keeping it going this 1 day 9 hours

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MLB Team Needs 2014: New York Mets

Bleacherreport.com  -  Despite the five straight losing seasons in their wake, the New York Mets entered 2014 with high expectations.At least as far as their general manager was concerned, anyway. After an 88-loss campaign in 2013, Sandy Alderson projected a 90-win season for his club in 2014.The Mets could be off to a worse start in their chase for 90 wins, as they’re an even .500 at 9-9 through their first 18 g 1 day 10 hours

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Series Recap – Mariners

Kodyssportskorner.com  -  The Rangers just finished off a weekend series where they took two out of three from the Houston Astros, and they will now take on the second place Seattle Mariners. This four game series will be a good chance to gain some ground on the leaders in the division and tighten up the race in the West. 2 days

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Why MLB Should Embrace Trout-Cabrera as Next Sosa-McGwire Opportunity

Bleacherreport.com  -  Whether it's over who's more valuable or who's baseball's best player, we sure do argue about Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera an awful lot. What we don't do nearly as often as we should is appreciate them for what they are: The closest thing MLB has had to Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa since...well, since Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. The credit is owed to Jeff Passan of Yahoo 2 days

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