Tracy Ringolsby, the 2005 recipient of the Hall of Fame's Spink Award, has covered Major League Baseball since 1976.
|Hal McRae is out of baseball, retired and living in Bradenton, Fla. He, however, isn't forgotten. McRae discusses his past and is thoughts on the current game in this week's Q&A.
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|Nolan knows no-nos. No doubt about it. Hall of Fame right-hander Nolan Ryan threw a record seven no-hitters during his career -- three more than Sandy Koufax and four more than Bob Feller. He also threw 12 one-hitters, tied with Feller for the most in Major League history.
More»Nolan Ryan's seven pitchers with no-hit stuff|
|Tom Singer was special. Unfortunately that is in the past tense. Life seems to come in reverse.
More»Colleagues remember MLB.com reporter Tom Singer|
|The Dodgers haven't ignored the future, and their long-range plan is to have their investment pay off. They have been every bit as aggressive in the international market as the big league market.
More» Julio Urias, LHP, Dodgers|
|The role of the reliever has undergone a major transformation during the expansion era, particularly during the last two decades. Bullpens are pitching more innings than ever, even though individual relievers aren't.
More» Royals bullpen pitches 3 2/3 scoreless frames|
|As one of the higher-profile scouts in baseball, Gary Hughes became known over the years for his willingness to take a chance on multisport stars.
|The Rockies are heading back to the future.Bullpen coach Darren Holmes knows the script. He's been there, did well and is anxious to take a page out of Rockies pitching history and revise it this season. Colorado is putting together a bullpen in which roles will be forgotten and getting outs at critical times will be the focus.
More»Bridich on power arms, versatile defenders on team|
|Wednesday marked the 27th anniversary of Bill White being appointed president of the National League, becoming at that time the highest-ranking African-American executive in professional sports.
|With Spring Training camps opening in two weeks, teams will start to get a first-hand look at the potential answers to the questions they have dealt with in the offseason. Every team has questions to answer, some more serious than others. Let's go around the diamond and look at each position's biggest question.
More»MLB Now reacts to Lucroy saying he hopes to be traded|
|With the Royals coming off an AL pennant in 2014, only to have the computer predict they wouldn't even finish at .500 the following season, the team probably shouldn't have anticipated a whole lot of input love after winning the World Series in 2015.
More»Dayton Moore joins Matt Yallof on MLB Tonight|
|Bill Swift is a baseball lifer. And right now he is enjoying life under the national radar. The former Major League pitcher discusses his post-playing career in this week's Question and Answer.
|Spring Training camps will open in less than three weeks. Right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo, second baseman Howie Kendrick, shortstop Ian Desmond and outfielder Dexter Fowler all expect to be checking in. They just don't know where.They are in free-agent limbo.
More»MLB Tonight on where the next free agents will sign|
|The best thing, for Helton, two years into his retirement from Major League Baseball, is that his long-time friend Peyton Manning, even at the age of 39, has answered the critics.
|More than anything, what sold Yoenis Cespedes on re-signing with the Mets is an opt-out clause at the end of the upcoming season.
More»Cespedes flashes his superior skills in the big city|
|Spring Training camps open in less than a month. And free-agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is still looking for work. In a market driven by supply and demand, Cespedes has been a victim of the supply outweighing the demand this offseason.
More»MLB Now on reported Cespedes offers by Mets and Nats|
|Get ready for it. The DH is coming to a National League park near you. And it may happen sooner, rather than later. The NL traditionalists aren't going to like it. It is, however, just another step in the constant reshaping of the National Pastime.
More»Mozeliak, Epstein on chances of NL adopting the DH|
|The Mariners have spent the offseason under the radar, passing on the big-name, high-priced free agents, but they have undertaken a major roster makeover, providing a stronger supporting cast for a solid roster nucleus and creating a quiet optimism about what can happen when the season starts.
More»Dipoto on bringing Iwakuma back to Seattle|
|Nolan Ryan described newly elected Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. as "the most complete player I have seen in a long time." Ryan, however, thinks baseball may have gotten a glimpse of a player with a similar type of long-term potential last year in Carlos Correa.
More»Correa wins 2015 BBWAA AL Rookie of the Year Award|
|Including Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, 32 players signed from the Draft call themselves Hall of Famers.
More»Griffey, Piazza trade laughs discussing HOF election|
|In a world overcome by long-term contracts, opt-out clauses, team options, player options and buyouts came a trip back to the good old days late on Friday night. Reliever Drew Storen is now a member of the Blue Jays, while center fielder Ben Revere is with the Nationals -- and both teams and players are better for it.