There's plenty of skepticism in South Florida, but the Marlins did the right thing by keeping their centerpiece, Giancarlo Stanton, for 13 years -- or at the very least, six more years.
It's time for the 29th of our 30-installment series where we look at the best all-time single-seasons from each franchise. It's a mixture of the Expos and Nationals today.
Five years ago, the Braves and Padres discussed a trade that would have sent Jake Peavy to Atlanta for four young players. How would the deal have impacted both teams? Let's try to figure it out.
How bad are the Astros? They are so bad the rest of the AL West is licking its chops. So bad the Oakland A's are in first place because of them. So bad I couldn't even write a full column about them. So keep reading beyond the first item and we'll get to Mother Nature, Terry Francona's seniority in Cleveland, Felix Hernandez and, yes, more Dodgers-Padres brawl fallout.
Semi-retired right-hander Javier Vazquez has pulled out of the World Baseball Classic and isn't expected to pitch in 2013.
Pitcher Javier Vazquez's comeback will be delayed two to three weeks after the 36-year-old had the meniscus in his knee repaired Wednesday.
The Braves traded their projected fifth starter to the Diamondbacks as part of the package for Justin Upton, and they should consider a reunion with Javier Vazquez to fill out the rotation.
Javier Vazquez didn't pitch in the big leagues last season but is pitching in Puerto Rico this winter and plans on pitching in the World Baseball Classic. The Nationals, Red Sox, Rays, Royals and Blue Jays are interested in the 36-year-old right-hander.
The Red Sox and Nationals will scout Javier Vazquez, according to a report.

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