Jason Collette looks at pitchers who are adding new pitches to their arsenals this year and what difference, if any, it might make. Will Justin Verlander turn things around wtih a new cutter or two-seamer this year?
Nolan Arenado (finger) is set to make his long-awaited return to the Rockies on Thursday. Meanwhile, those scrambling to replace the likes of Evan Gattis (back) and Carlos Ruiz (concussion) should give some consideration to the Orioles' Caleb Joseph.
Tony Cingrani's first start back from the DL against the Phillies on Sunday wasn't that great. He's one of many NL players coming back from the DL this week, as Jan Levine reminds to look there for potential pickup possibilities.
The Braves ran away with the NL East crown in 2013, but a free-swinging offense led to an early exit in the postseason. Can the same power-hitting mentality take them back to the playoffs again in 2014?