Sims: Injured Baseball Players Continue To Return To Action PrematurelyOf the many current injuries in Major League Baseball, a number of them might have been avoided with a slower progression back to the field. Others appear to be exacerbations waiting to happen.
Silverman: Red Sox Trade Could Push Yanks To The Limit In OctoberA Dodgers-Yankees World Series has not been seen since Tommy Lasorda led the 1981 Dodgers to a six-game victory over the Yankees.
Silverman: Baseball Is Better When Red Sox Can Challenge YankeesThe Red Sox struggles have made life easier this season for the New York Yankees, but they have not made life better.
Silverman: American League East Is The Least Of Concerns For Bronx BombersThe regular season is not the issue for the Yankees. But once they get to the postseason, there may be dark times around the corner.
Silverman: Rival Red Sox Pose Relatively No Threat To Yankees This SeasonThe Red Sox don’t mesh together anymore, and when they face the better teams in baseball -- such as the rival Yankees -- they simply don’t have enough to compete.
Keidel: Red Sox Not SunkThere’s too much talent on the diamond and in the dugout for me to put a post mortem on the Boston Red Sox. I tried it last year, when they started 0-5, then Boston stampeded to the top of the AL East, before their surreal September.
Desmond Jennings' Developing Into All-Star Left Fielder For RaysDesmond Jennings enjoyed a career year in 2012, hitting a combined 22 homers between the Majors and minors to double his previous career high.
Injury Breakdown: Carl Crawford's Wrist WatchCrawford underwent arthroscopic surgery in January and, for some reason, was already throwing, hitting off a tee and working on his questionable bunting skills. What was the rush?
Hartnett: Yankees Can Compete With Rebuilt AngelsDespite the big-name signings of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, the Los Angeles Angels haven't distanced themselves from the 2012 Yankees.
Coutinho: Don't Blame Sandy For The Exodus Of Jose ReyesRich Coutinho believes that Sandy Alderson did what best for the Mets' long-term plans by not giving into Jose Reyes' demands and looking to the future.
Report: Mets 'Not Comfortable' Offering 5 Years Or More To Jose Reyes If Jose Reyes is indeed looking for a Carl Crawford-type contract (seven years, $142 million), it seems he should start his search outside Flushing.