Player Profiles

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.

Will CC Sabathia bounce back?

An ungodly 2013 left many baseball fans wondering if the CC Sabathia that we once knew was gone forever. Luckily, that may not be the case just yet.

"MLB's Worst Tools" Awards: Hit Tool

Although making contact with the ball might seem to be a fundamental part of baseball, there are definitely those who struggle mightily to make it happen.

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