Hiroki Kuroda

New York Yankees 2014 Preview

Yankees reload for Derek Jeter's final season

The Yankees have enough players in the latter stages of their primes to form a relentless lineup. If they stay reasonably healthy, they will contend in the AL East.

As is always the case it seems, there is no shortage of big stories in the Big Apple. Long-time shortstop and captain Derek Jeter is retiring after the season. Alex Rodriguez became a one-man bizarre reality show before reluctantly taking his 162-game medicine.

17 Amazing MLB Stats of the Week

Highlighting the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats in baseball from Aug. 12-18
Clayton Kershaw continues to dominate, the Dodgers are good, the Astros are bad and Alfonso Soriano has been really hot. These facts and more amazing stats from last week in baseball.

Clayton Kershaw continues to dominate, the Dodgers are good, the Astros are bad and Alfonso Soriano has been really hot. These facts and more amazing stats from last week in baseball.

Baseball's Pitching Changes: The AL Arms Race

Yankees, Rangers, Angels pin postseason aspirations on pitching makeovers
<p> A look at this offseason's significant pitching changes in the American League</p>

— by Mark Ross

Pitchers are scheduled to report to spring training in less than a month, and if Major League Baseball’s offseason is any indication, a lot of teams’ postseason hopes will be riding on those arms that will get tuned up in Florida and Arizona.