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Better Know Your Organization: Torii Hunter Takes Tigers Quiz

Who says our educational system is in trouble? It certainly isn't when there are teachers like Dr. Buck Showalter on the job.<p>Coolest moment of the spring in my book came when Showalter assigned 19-year-old Josh Hart a one-page report on Frank Robinson when the Orioles farmhand professed that he …

Would the Yankees Have Been Better off If Derek Jeter Had Left Shortstop?

Once upon a time, Derek Jeter was a young, ascending American League shortstop, standing side-by-side with special talents like Alex Rodriguez and Nomar Garciaparra. While the New York Yankees reaped the benefits of a transcendent talent in the middle of the infield, Jeter's shortstop clock ticked …

Under the Knife: MLB Injury Analysis on Granderson, Pedroia and More

Under the Knife is constantly evolving, but yet it remains the same. If we could go back to that late April day 13 years ago when I sent out an email detailing five key injuries, maybe we could change what this is now, but it remains structurally much the same.<p>The spirit of UTK has shifted to …

Bryce Harper's New Gatorade Commercial Is Wet, Screaming Insanity

Intense? Screaming? Soaking wet? Yup, it’s a new Bryce Harper commercial.<p>The Washington Nationals slugger is soaked head to toe in a new commercial by Gatorade. He’s also tearing the covers off balls and yelling like a wild beast, which is equal parts awesome and terrifying.<p>David Brown of Big …

Kole Calhoun out 4-6 weeks with bad ligament sprain

The Angels are down another outfielder, as Kole Calhoun has been moved to the 15-day DL because of an injured right ankle.<p><b>More MLB: Power Rankings |</b> …

Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton Sets Franchise Record with 21 RBI Through 15 Games

Following a five-RBI performance in Tuesday's 11-2 trouncing of the Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has a whopping 21 RBI for the season, setting a new franchise record for most RBI by one player through 15 games, per MLB Stat of the Day.<p>Prior to Stanton's hot …

Tigers and Miguel Cabrera agree to 8-year extension through the 2023 season with two vesting options for 2024 and 2025.

Cabrera: Never eyed free agency

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Calling him a player with "a chance to be one of the best hitters in the history of the game," Detroit Tigers president and general …

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AL Central Notes: Cabrera, Scherzer, Quintana, Twins

The <b>Tigers</b>' record-setting extension with <b>Miguel Cabrera</b> has been heavily questioned by most pundits, but CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has a more positive …

Florida Gators: How To Beat The No. 1 Overall Seed

Obtaining a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament doesn’t guarantee success, but it sure does help. You have probably heard the statistic that a 1 has never lost to a 16-seed (bracket tip 101), and yet, with the parity in college basketball as it is, being on the top line can be risky business during …