Harper's success in the face of so much pressure is an impressive accomplishment, but it is also part of a broader trend where top draft picks are now more likely than ever, injury notwithstanding, to become impact players.
Remarkable, isn't it, how many kids these days come up throwing nearly a hundred mikes per hour -- and how many soon find themselves on Dr. James Andrews' operating-table.
On August 25th of this year, Matt Harvey, the star pitcher for the New York Mets, suffered an injury that will require Tommy John surgery and cost him the rest of this season and most of the next one.
The team's 98 win season last year was no fluke. While the Nats made a big off-season acquisition by trading for Gio Gonzalez, one can really attribute their success to the big contributions by former first round picks Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper.
Baseball is, among other things, a game of questions. As each new year begins there are significant questions facing baseball that address deeper issues facing the game.
Baseball has been experiencing an interesting power shift over the last few years. Just as complaints about east coast bias in baseball coverage became widespread, east coast baseball began to get a lot less interesting.
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The cases of Stephen Strasburg and Robert Griffin III differ in many ways. But in several of the most important aspects they
In a world where winning is everything and coaches get fired for not delivering trophies, I could not agree more with San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich's move. As someone who studies the effects of sleep on athletes, I'm shocked that more teams do not strategically rest their key players.
Even hampered by injury he was performing at a higher level than many of his teammates this post-season. He took a calculated risk and he lost. So did the Yankees and their fans.