VIDEO: Blue Jays spring training a big draw for snowbirds

Major League Baseball started to use instant replay for questionable calls during the grapefruit league game Monday March 3, between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins in Florida. Jays manager John Gibbons was the first person to make the request.

Pirates minor leaguer Max Moroff looking for fresh start in 2014

It’s been said that we are our own harshest critics, and Max Moroff embodied that idiom at the Pittsburgh Pirates training camp Wednesday afternoon.

While reflecting on his season last year with the Class-A West Virginia Power, the 21-year-old was candid about his disappointing performance in 2013.

Howard brothers keep sibling bond strong

Dade City, Fla. – Maybe it’s the calming nature of golf that keeps the Howard brothers from a sibling rivalry. Jared and Chad Howard are a junior and a freshman at the University of Cincinnati, respectively. The Columbus natives are teammates on the men’s golf team and have never let their family ties get in […]

Dwight Smith Jr. gives Jays another strong prospect

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays have high expectations for their team, and after a disappointing season last year they can take heart that youngsters in their system should provide a bright light on the horizon. Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. is one such prospect that fans can look forward to cracking the major-league lineup for their scrutinizing pleasure in a couple years time.

Patton has no problems with pundits

SARASOTA, FL– Baltimore Orioles reliever Troy Patton believes that last year’s magical success was no fluke. Patton was part of a young group of players who won a lot of one-run and extra inning games, leading the Orioles to the post-season for the first time since 1997. A big reason for the playoff run, Patton […]

Phillies prospect maintains his signature style

CLEARWATER FL — If you ever wondered ‘When am I ever going to use this?’ about something you learned at school, Philadelphia Phillies’ pitching prospect Matt Sisto proves sometimes, you do. It was called the three-pitch rule, something engrained in him at the University of Hawaii, and that has served him well. Drafted to the […]

Phillies’ Steven Susdorf not your typical prospect

CLEARWATER, FL — Steven Susdorf is not your prototypical baseball player. Not only was the Philadelphia Phillies outfield prospect in the batting cages every day as a kid working on his swing, but he was also putting in countless hours in class studying. At Fresno State University, Susdorf accomplished something rare among college athletes. In […]

Final WBC teams to be decided in November

For Ernie Whitt and the Canadian national baseball team it is mission accomplished. An 11-1 thumping of the Germans on Monday in the final of the Regensburg, Germany bracket sealed a tournament spot for Canada at the 2013 World Baseball Classic in March. The Canadians hardly broke throughout the event, outscoring the opposition 38-9 in three […]

Competitive streak behind Triolo’s baseball success

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Canadian baseball player Mitchell Triolo has inherited a family gene that has allowed him to play the game he loves: baseball. Triolo is a shortstop for a Team Canada squad that lost 12-0 to Team USA on Wednesday as it tries to qualify for the country’s final roster for the 2012 World Cup in Seoul, Korea in August.