Monthly Archives: February 2014

February 27

The Non-Roster Players Invited to Red Sox Camp

Fresh off their 2013 World Championship, the Red Sox appear to be strong contenders to capture the AL East once again, which usually means that non-roster invites have less of a chance to make an impact.  Nonetheless, the Red Sox certainly have a few intriguing names in camp who could play a role in the […]

February 27

Tampa Bay Rays: Non-Roster Invitees Preview

The Rays certainly have a reputation for finding diamonds in the rough.  Here is a quick preview of some of the more interesting free agent invitees to the team’s spring training this season. Erik Bedard:  Bedard is a familiar name in the AL East, having spent a good portion of his career pitching for the […]

February 26

The Non-Roster Invitees of the Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles invited 20 non-roster players to camp, and a few of the most interesting names on the team’s list are profiled here. Alfredo Aceves:  Aceves is both a talented and versatile pitcher, with a notable record of success at the major league level.  So, why is he a non-roster invite?  Because, he very well […]

February 26

The Expendables: The Non-Roster Invitees of the Toronto Blue Jays

I have an unnatural infatuation with baseball non-roster invitees.  The offseason hot-stove rumors and mega-signings do not interest me as much as seeing each team’s list of players who have been signed to minor league deals with invites to spring training. I love the melting-pot aspect of it all.  The players range from young prospects […]

February 13

Alex Rodriguez Finally Moves on From The Faux-Righteous Indignation Phase of His Redemption Plan

For months, Alex Rodriguez told the public that MLB’s investigation was an unjust persecution fueled by ulterior motives of Bud Selig and the Commissioner’s Office.  Rodriguez repeatedly stated that he was “fighting for [his] life” and that the arbitrator’s ruling would not signal his surrender. Yet, last Friday afternoon, Alex Rodriguez unceremoniously dropped his pending […]