Player Profiles

Josh Hamilton can rebound in 2014

The Hamilton narrative is that he's a free swinger whose free swinging ways caught up to him in 2013. Is that really the case?

Michael Wacha’s less popular twin

We know Michael Wacha has had a tremendous start to his career, but another pitcher who is his statistical "twin" seems to be living in Wacha's shadow.

Seattle's right-handed bat options

Robinson Cano says Seattle needs a right-handed bat — let's talk options.

Extracting value from leftover starting pitchers

A look at six pitchers who will likely be left out of the rotation. Could these arms be optimized in specialized relief roles?

Cards extend Carpenter, keep being the Cardinals

Matt Carpenter was one of the best players in baseball in 2013. If he's a little better than average his new contract is going to look good. If he's anything more, it's going to be incredible.

Can anyone hit it like Bonds these days?

Without question, Barry Bonds was one of the more gifted hitters the game has seen. Has anyone comes close to repeating some of his accomplishments at the plate?

Ways for Alcides Escobar to improve in 2014

Alcides' Escobar's poor 2013 performance was one of many things that held down the Royals. Can he rebound in 2014?

d'Arnaud: ready for the future?

Travis d'Arnaud looks to be the Mets' starting catcher this season, but could his history of injuries get in the way of a successful season?

The volatile Friars

The Padres have the talent to contend for a playoff spot. What could happen if they stay healthy?

Why Joe Saunders should bounce back in 2014

Joe Saunders struggled mightily in 2013, but hidden in the bad were a few indicators of a bounce-back 2014 campaign for the veteran southpaw.

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