Todd Zola recaps some of the decisions he and Derek Van Riper have made as they take part in the very first draft of the 2017 season, but nabbing Mike Trout with the first overall pick was one of the easiest ones.
The Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg was pulled early from his last game with an elbow injury. Jeff Stotts warns that until he addresses the root of his elbow issues, owners should look for this to be a repetitive problem.
Pitcher Matt Harvey will have season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, and Jeff Stotts explains that though Harvey’s injury is in a favorable spot, he'll face major challenges upon his return in the spring.
Alex Spalding recommends a few possible stacks against vulnerable pitchers working in hitter's parks Wednesday, including a trio of Cardinals headlined by Matt Holliday facing the volatile Alfredo Simon.