Sunday Apr 13
Notes: Draft, Stephen Drew, Brad Lincoln, John Mozeliak
This article about using revenue as a factor in draft order is interesting. Teams like the Rays and Brewers have been hamstrung, at least to a degree, by their success -- if your small-market team is good, you'll be picking in the bottom half of the first round most years, and you won't have much to spend in Latin America either.
The News Journal
Phillies send reliever Brad Lincoln to minors
The Phillies insist they're not giving up on Brad Lincoln, the reliever they acquired last winter from Toronto in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz.
Early-Season Grades for Philadelphia Phillies' Offseason Acquisitions
The Philadelphia Phillies had a relatively quiet offseason in comparison to those of recent years.
Baseball preview: National League East
New manager Matt Williams inherits arguably the best rotation in the game after the Nats added Doug Fister to go along with Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmerman.
Pittsburgh Pirates: 5 huge questions heading into 2014
Five questions hounding the defending NL Wild Card winners heading into Opening Day 1. Is Travis Ishikawa really GM Neal Huntington's "answer" at first base? I am far from a fan of the longtime Pirates' GM, but even I was expecting better.
Phillies blow late lead in loss to Pirates
The Pirates scored three runs in the eighth to propel them to a 5-3 victory before a sellout crowd of 8,566.