Pitchers and catchers


5 Reasons To Get Excited For Spring Training

Pitchers and catchers report today for 13 of the MLB teams, with 5 teams reporting yesterday to their various spring training locations.


John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Pitchers And Catchers

Three magic words will melt these massive mountains of snow: Pitchers and catchers


Zack Wheeler (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Collins Likely To Send Top Prospect Wheeler To Triple-A

Barring an injury to one of the Mets projected starting pitchers, Wheeler likely will start the season at Triple-A Las Vegas.


CC Sabathia (credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)

Reporting Day Arrives For Yankees’ Pitchers And Catchers; No Yogi This Spring

The Bombers are open for business! Among the storylines: Who will nab the No. 5 spot in the rotation? Will Mariano Rivera be as dominant as ever? And what’s up at catcher?


Matt Harvey (credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images) and Zack Wheeler (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Hope Springs Eternal As Pitchers And Catchers Report To Mets Camp

NFL players are getting their pink slips and baseball’s beat writers have come to life. Yep, it’s that time already. Spring training. Pitchers and catchers.


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Yankees Pitchers And Catchers Reporting For Spring Training This Weekend

The first glimmer of spring is on the horizon as Yankees pitchers and catchers get ready to report for training on Sunday.


Mariano Rivera (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Rivera Misses Day 2, Could Report Thursday

Mariano Rivera has missed the Yankees’ second day of workouts for pitchers and catchers to be with his sick children. Brian Cashman said Wednesday that Rivera may be in camp for the third day of drills on Thursday.


Oliver Perez (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ollie’s Folly

Oliver Perez, our favorite piñata, is back in the news. As always, he slides in slowly, like one of his hanging curveballs, with his own delusional bent.


Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte, unlikely to share the field again. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Posada: Pettitte ‘Has Made His Decision’

Yankees catcher Jorge Posada knows Andy Pettitte will likely stay retired this season. A man can dream, can’t he?


Jason Isringhausen while with the Cardinals in 2004. (Photo By Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Isringhausen Impresses Mets, Gets Minor League Deal

Jason Isringhausen agreed to a minor league contract with the Mets on Tuesday after auditioning with a brief bullpen session. “All I need is a chance to throw in spring somewhere and hope for the best,” said Isringhausen.


A.J. Burnett is looking to have a solid 2011 season with New York. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Good A.J.: Yankees’ Burnett Knows He Has To Improve

A.J. Burnett knows he had a bad season for the Yankees last year. New York’s right-hander wants to put 2010 in the rear-view mirror.


CC Sabathia (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Sabathia Won’t Eliminate Opt-Out Clause

All together, Yankees fans: Uh-oh. According to the Post, CC Sabathia “was given a few chances to definitively say he would not opt out” on Monday. Instead, the Bombers’ burly ace skirted around the issue.


Yankees fans, always fired up to watch hardball. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hot Topic: February 14

After a long offseason full of alleged foot fetishes and heartbreaking punt returns, baseball is officially back, baby!


CC Sabathia, ready to roll for the Yankees in 2011. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Optimism Abound For Yanks As Pitchers, Catchers Report

No Cliff Lee? No Andy Pettitte? No problem. After an admittedly less-than-stellar offseason, optimism is running high in Tampa as pitchers and catchers are set to officially report on Monday.