By Minda Haas Kuhlmann
Chicago Cubs

Why are clubs reassigning their prospects?

Spring Training is ramping up. Major league starting pitchers have edged their pitch counts higher, with aces now going five innings into games, just as Max Scherzer and Madison Bumgarner did on Tuesday.
NBA

Raptors and Blazers extend winning streaks

Toronto, Boston and Houston all secured playoff places last week. There was more tussling for seeding position in both the East and West with only 3.5 games separating Portland in third from the Jazz in 10th.
Mike Moustakas
Kansas City Royals

How Moustakas’ free agency ended back in Kansas City

It took until early March for Mike Moustakas to sign for a team. The power-hitting third baseman secured a deal before plenty of other stars, but his $6.5 million for 2018 is far short of what evaluators expected him to receive.
By Erik Drost (Gordon Hayward) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Boston Celtics

Boston’s Hayward hope is no more

Boston Celtics head coach, Brad Stevens, gave a definitive answer on Gordon Hayward’s season on Saturday when speaking to the media in Houston ahead of the Celtics’ meeting with the Rockets.
By Arturo Pardavila III from Hoboken, NJ, USA [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Kansas City Royals

Myers’ presence raises Hosmer questions

Eric Hosmer got the biggest contract of this slow-moving offseason. His eight-year, $144 million deal is far clear of what other star free agents received, such as JD Martinez, Lorenzo Cain and Yu Darvish.

Given how much talk of ‘tanking’ there has been since the 2017 MLB season ended at Dodger Stadium, it was perhaps a pleasant surprise to see the San Diego Padres make a big move.… Read more