Girardi & Pena At Yanks Spring Training (Videos)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has amassed a 648-486 regular season record, since taking over the reigns as Bronx bench boss, back in 2008. All told, the Peoria, Illinois native has guided the Yankees to four playoff appearances, highlighted by leading New York to a World Series title in 2009.

Up Close Look At Derek Jeter's Replacement (Video)

Does anyone in MLB have bigger shoes to fill this season than Didi Gregorius? It is always difficult to replace a legend and there has been no greater icon in modern-day baseball than that of the great Derek Jeter. Acquired from Arizona in December, Gregorius, a 25-year-old native of Amsterdam (raised in Curacao) will assume the role of Yankees shortstop on opening day, the first time someone other than Jeter has done so since 1995, except for 2013, when Jeter opened the season on the disabled list.   

Spring Training Stadium Showcase: Bright House Field

Spring Training Stadium Showcase: Bright House StadiumSince 1947, the Philadelphia Phillies have prepared for the regular season in the Florida Gulf Coast city of Clearwater. These days, the Phils hold spring training at Bright House Field, their third Clearwater based practice site.

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Bright House Field

Spring Training Stadium Showcase: ESPN Wide World of Sports

Champions Stadium ESPN Wide World of SportsLocated in the most tourist accessible spot of any MLB spring training facility, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (situated on the southern tip of the Walt Disney World Resort) has been the February/March home of the Atlanta Braves since 1997.

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Champion Stadium

Spring Training Stadium Showcase: Surprise Stadium

Spring Training Showcase: Surprise StadiumSince 2003, Surprise Stadium has been the Cactus League spring training home of the Texas Rangers and defending AL champion Kansas City Royals.

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Kansas City Royals
Surprise Stadium

Spring Training Stadium Showcase: Camelback Ranch


Camelback Ranch scoreboardCamelback Ranch is the spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, located in the western Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona.

For 61 years, the Dodgers trained in Vero Beach, Florida, dating back to their days in Brooklyn. LA remained the only western MLB team to train in Florida, prior to their departure in 2008.

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Chicago White Sox
Camelback Ranch

Spring Training Stadium Showcase: George M. Steinbrenner Field

George M. Steinbrenner Field SignSince 1996, the New York Yankees have held spring training in Tampa, Florida, the adopted hometown of their late owner, the iconic George Steinbrenner. Formerly known as Legends Field, George M.

George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees

Spring Training Stadium Showcase: Scottsdale Stadium

Scottsdale Stadium Old Town ScottsdaleScottsdale Stadium (pictured upper right) has been the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants since 1992.

Scottsdale Stadium
San Francisco Giants

Spring Training Stadium Showcase: Joker Marchant Stadium

Joker Marchant Stadium at Tiger Town2015 marks the 79th season the Detroit Tigers have conducted spring training in the Central Florida city of Lakeland. No MLB franchise has spent more consecutive years in the same spring training locale.

Joker Marchant Stadium
Miguel Cabrera
Justin Verlander
Detroit Tigers

Martinez & Price At Charity Appearance (Photo)

With MLB spring training underway, the Detroit Tigers enter the 2015 season as the four-time defending AL Central division champions, and off a 90-72 record, the team once again enters this campaign with very high expectations.

Last month, Michigan based correspondent Lance Martinez attended a Tigers visit to the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) Bell Building, in the Highland Park neighborhood of Detroit, as part of the club's winter caravan.

Adrian Gonzalez at Dodger FanFest (Video)

Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez appears to be on his way to the Hall of Fame. Gonzalez has posted 100 RBI or better in 7 of the last 8 seasons. During this stretch, the only year he did not crack 100 was back in 2009, when he came up exactly 1 RBI shy, finishing with 99. Last season, Gonzalez led all of baseball in the all-important category, amid knocking in 116 runs.

Joc Pederson Has LA Fans Excited (Video)

In one of the biggest and most surprising stories of the offseason, the Dodgers elected to clear their ongoing logjam in the outfield, by trading two-time All-Star Matt Kemp to the rival San Diego Padres. With Kemp now out of the picture, the man slated to take his place in CF is 22-year-old Joc Pederson.

Yasiel Puig: A Rock Star With Dodger Fans (Video)

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig can easily be classified as the most polarizing player in baseball. It is hard to believe that he has yet to play two full seasons of Big League ball. In 2014, Puig came back to Earth a little bit, hitting .296, with 16 HR and 69 RBI.  Despite his numbers lagging slightly from his rookie campaign, the 24-year-old Cuban was instrumental in LA advancing to the postseason, for the second straight year.

Zack Greinke Signing Autograph

The Dodgers Zack Greinke is one of the better pitchers in all of baseball. The two-time All-Star won the 2009 AL Cy Young Award, while a member of the Royals. Last season, in his second campaign with the Dodgers, Greinke went 17-8, with a 2.71 ERA.

Hunter, Mauer, Hughes & Buxton At TwinsFest (Videos & Photos)

Phil Hughes at TwinsFestOver the weekend, the Minnesota Twins held their annual three-day winter event, TwinsFest, at their home venue of Target Field. Several current and former players were in attendance to sign autographs and interact with fans. The gala also includes a very large memorabilia show, as well as interactive activities for kids.

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Joe Mauer
Phil Hughes
Byron Buxton
Alex Meyer
Aaron Hicks
Target Field
Minnesota Twins

Kevin Millar In LA Hotel Lobby (Photo)

Saturday evening, former Big Leaguer/current MLB and NESN broadcaster Kevin Millar was spotted in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel, in the Century City section of Los Angeles. Above is the original photo.

Millar was in LA to attend the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation “In the Spirit of the Game” dinner.

A Guide To The Many Upcoming MLB FanFests

Crave the Auto MLB FanFest InfoWhile all the talk, over the next several days, will obviously focus on the Super Bowl, one cannot forget that MLB spring training is also just around the corner. With this in mind, most MLB teams will be holding their winter FanFests and caravans over the upcoming few weeks.

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Los Angeles Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw's Impressive Real Estate Purchase (Photos)

Clayton Kershaw Studio City homeLos Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has added some rather impressive possessions to his portfolio of late. In addition to corralling both the National League Cy Young and MVP awards, the 26-year-old is now the proud owner of a new piece of high end real estate.

Clayton Kershaw
Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodger Stadium Photo Contest: Dale Murphy

As part of's ongoing photo submission contest, Michael Pierce submitted the above old school photo with former MLB star Dale Murphy.

Pierce first met and got this picture with Murphy, then of the Atlanta Braves, back in 1978, a few days before his 10th birthday. Pierce is on the left of Murphy, with his younger brother positioned on the right.

Pierce would go on to meet Murphy, on a couple more occasions, getting Murphy's autograph on cards, posters and even a cracked bat.