PT Today

February 27, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
Will Chris Perez's (RHP, CLE) oblique injury result in a closer-by-committee in CLE with Vinnie Pestano (RHP, CLE)? We tackle the Indians' possible ninth-inning shake-up, as well as the final spot in BOS rotation, Grady Sizemore's setback, and more.
February 25, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
MIL's Ryan Braun won his appeal of a 50-game suspension for a positive PED test. The ruling means Braun will not miss time, with ripple effects for other potential PT battles.
February 22, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
With an eye on their short RF porch, the Yankees finally inked Raul Ibanez (DH, NYY) to a one-year contract to become their DH. Does his recent performance warrant the optimism? We also take a look at OAK's signing Manny Ramirez and the ripple effect in the ATL SP ranks resulting from Tim Hudson's expected absence.
February 20, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
Does A.J. Burnett have new life now that his trade to PIT is official? We also take a pre-spring training look at the Angels' #5 rotation slot ...
February 17, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
After signing a seven-year, $142M contract prior to 2011, Carl Crawford suffered through a miserable first year in Boston. After years of putting up consistently high batting averages and stolen base totals in TAM, he hit just .255 with 18 steals in 506 at-bats. The odds of a full rebound appear to be decreasing.
February 15, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
The Oakland Athletics signed Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year deal on February 13. If Cespedes wins a starting spot in the outfield, which player may find himself the odd man out?
February 13, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
New manager Mike Matheny has indicated he will give Tyler Greene an opportunity to play regularly at second base. Can Greene maintain the leg up?
February 10, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
The Baltimore Orioles got Matt Lindstrom in trade from the Colorado Rockies, and as an experienced closer, he will give them another ninth-inning option. Lindstrom worked as the closer for Florida in 2009 and for Houston in 2010, before performing in a set-up role for Colorado last season. Does he have the skills to challenge Jim Johnson as closer in Baltimore? Let’s take a look.
February 03, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
With the departure of Luke Scott and Felix Pie, the left field job in Baltimore is up for grabs as spring training begins. Manager Buck Showalter stated his preference that Nolan Reimold (OF, BAL) wins the gig—but is that news, or February noise?
January 26, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Responding to the offensive sinkhole created by the loss of Victor Martinez (DH, DET), the Tigers shocked observers by agreeing to a nine-year contract with Prince Fielder (1B, DET) this week. The bad news is that Fielder moves to a far less-friendly HR venue in Comerica Park, which deflates HR to LHBs by 11% as opposed to 16% inflation in MIL. Still, the overall hitter-friendliness of the AL and Fielder's numbers--he's averaged over 38 HR, 15% bb% and a 165 PX over the previous five seasons--make park effects almost immaterial.
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