Some numbers point to breakouts, others to early anomalies. Chris Towers looks at 10 strikeout surprises on the pitching side.
With Stephen Strasburg signing an extension with the Nationals, Clay Buchholz and Andrew Cashner represent the best the 2016-17 free agent pitching class has to offer.
Here's a roundup of all things MLB for Friday, including notes on Trea Turner, Andrew Heaney, Michael Brantley, Kyle Schwarber, Jarrod Dyson, and others.
How are they winning games, anyway?
The Reds will start the 2016 season with five starting pitchers on the DL.
The Cubs enter the season as the division favorites, but the Cardinals and Pirates have the talent to make things difficult for the North Siders. Further down in the NL Central, the Reds and Brewers are looking to deal.
A look at players in the American League who can bounce back from tough seasons ths
Tons of tidbits in tonight's roundup, including several notes on rotations for the beginning of the season. Also, the Astros and Padres made a trade.
The Reds have signed free agent right-hander Alfredo Simon to a one-year contract, the team announced.
Among MLB's four rebuilding teams, the Braves appear to be closest to contention, though they're still a few years away. The Brewers and Phillies are not too far behind Atlanta.

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