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Cards rookie Shelby Miller retires 27 straight in 1-hit shutout of Rockies

ST. LOUIS -- Shelby Miller gave up a single to start the game then nothing else. Not a walk or a hit batter. No one even reached on an …

Why Diamondbacks' Bullpen Will Be One of the Best in Baseball

When Kevin Towers took over as general manager in Arizona after 2010, the Diamondbacks knew they were getting a man who knew how to construct a bullpen.<p>He turned a historically bad bullpen in 2010 to one of the team's strengths in 2011 and beyond. In 2013, he has assembled a unit where each member …

Fantasy Baseball Sleepers 2013: Overlooked Pitchers to Target Late in Drafts

Most fantasy baseball owners use a similar draft strategy when it comes to starting pitchers. After grabbing a few stars to headline the staff, they take a bunch of chances in the middle and late rounds with the hope at least a couple of those starters excel.<p>It's a sound approach. The mistake many …

Fantasy Baseball 2013: Prospects to Draft Late and Stash on Your Bench

Stashing prospects away on your bench in fantasy baseball isn't the most exciting part of your draft-selection process, but if you play it the right way it could be the most rewarding aspect of your season.<p>Just like in the actual big leagues.<p>Guys like Aroldis Chapman and Stephen Strasburg have been …

2013 MLB Predictions: Perennial Contenders Destined for Down Seasons

The Major League Baseball season is incredibly just one week away. Before the action begins, it is worth looking at several franchises who have been in the thick of the World Series discussion in recent years but will struggle in 2013.<p>Whether it's declining marquee players, intense direct …

Assembling the Braves' Best Lineup After Spring Training

The countdown to Opening Day 2013 is slowly coming to an end, and the Atlanta Braves' lineup is filled with some new faces. Gone is the face of the franchise, Chipper Jones, along with 2012 All-Star Michael Bourn and 2010 All-Star Martin Prado. That is not only three guys who have been All-Stars, …