USA wins its first world title with victory over Puerto Rico
Max Scherzer makes his first Grapefruit League start this afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals. FOLLOW: MLB.coms GameDay audio. This afternoon, in Jupiter, Floridas Roger Dean Stadium, the 32-year-old righty is set to make his Grapefruit League debut after working his way back from a stress fracture in his right ring finger.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Among the many complex elements involved in getting a deal done, timing appears to have been the most critical for Tim Anderson and the White Sox. Even though Anderson has less than a year of service time, both sides felt it was imperative they complete a six-year pact during spring training that could pay the shortstop upward of $50.5 million. With Opening Day rapidly approaching, neither the White Sox nor Anderson's representatives at Reynolds Sports Management had any interest in allowing talks to extend into the season for the player's sake. And when it comes to why now -- whether it was eliminating risk or assuming it, the years of control on the back end or the dollars
Mets OF prospect Tim Tebow will open the season with the Mets' Low-A affiliate, the Columbia Fireflies. "Sending him to a full season club is what we hoped to be able to do," Mets GM Sandy Alderson told Newsday. "And based on what he's done in spring training, and his whole body of work since last fall, we feel comfortable with him going to Columbia." "We were concerned that it might be a stretch at some point, or could be a stretch," Alderson continued. "But what he's done in spring training has convinced us that this is where he should go. And he's prepared for it." Alderson also said it's a "bogus argument" to claim that Tebow is taking the spot of someone more deserving...