Spring action is full swing, as the boys of summer prepare for another season of hardball. Managers are getting to know their farm hands, while veterans are working off the added weight.
All but a few of the big name free agents have found themselves a new place to call home. Yet there are still a few interesting names left on the market.
Stephen Drew - Last season with Boston, Drew proved to still be a valuable weapon for any club. The problem with that is, perhaps his agent, Scott Boras may over value is actual financial worth.
Ervin Santana - It is interesting that Santana has not found a home yet. After a sure rebound season in 2013 with the Royals, one would expect Ervin to have work by now. Yet Santana's history of mental instability, might be why this arm is still on the shelf.
Kendry Morales - The now 30 year old DH/1B hit 23 homers last season while knocking in 80 on a very poor Seattle team. Wait for a team's big bat to hit the DL, then you'll see Morales' stock rise.
More News & Notes
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that San Francisco Giants Minor League second baseman Ryan Jones has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program
Jones is the now the sixth player this year to be suspended for violating the league's PED policies.
The LA Dodgers this off season lost a few arms. Some like Nolasco are more valuable than others. They also gained one or two. Paul Maholm is one of the newest Dodger fire throwers. He did not sign right out of the free agent gate this season due to elbow soreness that hampered him at the tail end of 2013. The 31 year old lefty made his spring debut throwing an scoreless one hit inning Sunday. The previous inning Josh Beckett who was hurt most of last season also threw a scoreless one hit inning for his 2014 debut.
New To MLB.TV
For the first time since MLB.TV debuted in 2002, its subscribers will have access to live stream every game of the World Series through the #1 streaming sports service, available via the MLB.com At Bat app and more than 400 connected devices. MLB.TV subscribers also will have the ability to live stream the All-Star Game and games in the FOX Saturday national broadcast window beginning in 2014.
WORLD SERIES, ALL-STAR GAME
For the first time, subscribers will be able to live stream every game of the World Series this October and the 85th All-Star Game, scheduled to be played Tuesday, July 15 at Target Field, via MLB.TV through FOX's participating video providers. Access will be available across more than 400 supported MLB.TV platforms, including through the highest-grossing sports app ever, MLB.com At Bat.
FOX SATURDAY NATIONAL WINDOW
Beginning in May, MLB.TV subscribers for the first time will have the ability to watch live regular season games not being shown on FOX broadcast television in their respective territories. Using this year's first FOX Saturday national broadcast window as an example, here is how the new access applies to MLB.TV subscribers:
On May 24, the FOX Saturday national broadcast schedule features three regionally distributed games beginning at 7:00 p.m. (EDT):
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