Jon Paul Morosi is a reporter for MLB.com and MLB Network. He has also covered baseball for FOX Sports, the Detroit Free Press, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
|The Blue Jays are off to a rough start, prompting many observers to wonder if it's time for club president and CEO Mark Shapiro and general manager Ross Atkins to dismantle their roster.
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|Jarrod Dyson scored the championship-clinching run for the Royals in the 2015 World Series. He knows a playoff team when he sees it.
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|We can point to a number of factors -- cosmic and analytical -- to explain why the Cubs won their first World Series title in 108 years in 2016. Here's one: In Mike Montgomery, the Cubs had an ideal reliever for the 2016 postseason -- and baseball's Bullpen Era.
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|If the Rockies were having a sluggish April, they'd have plenty of ways to rationalize it.
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|The Dodgers and Brewers have remained in contact about a possible trade involving Ryan Braun, sources say, and it is not difficult to see why.
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|The Blue Jays are 1-6 for the first time in franchise history. Their fans are confused, maybe even indignant. So let's set aside emotion and consider a few facts:
|The Tigers lost a winnable game Sunday, and fans reacted with predictable panic and dread. In Detroit, there's no such thing as an isolated bullpen meltdown. Even in April, a spoiled lead evokes the image of David Ortiz swatting Joaquin Benoit's splitter into the Fenway Park bullpen during the 2013 playoffs.
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|On Friday afternoon, Miguel Cabrera played in his 10th home opener at Comerica Park. His streak nearly stopped at nine because of an offseason in which the Tigers contemplated a large-scale roster transformation, but they opted for the status quo.
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|Tyler Chatwood will pitch at 27 years old for the entire 2017 season, meaning he's almost the optimal age for a free agent. And while his numbers on the road were far better than at home, his overall performance last year -- 3.87 ERA, 1.373 WHIP, 158 innings -- was exemplary for someone who pitches at Coors Field half the time.
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|Two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani has only one job -- at least for the moment -- with the 2017 season now underway in Japan.
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|On Opening Day 2016, Miguel Montero hit the lone home run in a Cubs victory. On the final night of baseball in 2016, Montero drove in the run that ultimately secured the Cubs' first World Series championship in 108 years.
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|Andy Van Hekken had a successful start to his Major League career -- a shutout. However, after just five big league starts, his career took a wild turn.
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|It's too early to gauge all that is possible as a result of a memorable 2017 Classic and the Americans who won it. But we know we're going to miss watching them, and they will miss playing with each other. At least they have golden reminders of their time together.
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|If Wednesday's dramatic win over Venezuela was any indication, Team USA can rely on its five Southern Californians now that the World Baseball Classic has moved to their home terrain.
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|When Eric Hosmer, the youngest son of Mike and Ileana Hosmer, stands at the plate in Miami during the 2017 World Baseball Classic, he will do so at the geographic center of his family's story in this country.
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|Manny Machado grew up in Miami and won gold with Team USA at the Pan American Junior Championships, alongside Bryce Harper, in 2009.
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|In Chicago-style softball, fielders do not wear gloves. The ball is 16 inches in circumference and mushier than the standard, 12-inch version. Practitioners of the century-old Midwestern ritual -- which enjoyed local television exposure in the 1990s -- believe it is the sport's purest form.
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|The Dominican Republic won the 2013 World Baseball Classic without Johnny Cueto. The defending champions will begin WBC 2017 the same way.
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|Could the 2017 version of the World Baseball Classic looks like the 2013 one, where there were upsets galore, including Team Japan getting derailed in its bid for a third Classic title? Here's five predictions in advance of this year's Classic.
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|After bouncing around the globe with to play with a slew of teams, former Blue Jays right-hander Scott Richmond is ready to represent for Canada at this year's World Baseball Classic.
More» Richmond strikes out 11 in eight innings|