La Russa didn't reveal much Thursday about whether the team's plans have changed when it comes to carrying three catchers on the 26-man roster, something he said earlier this spring wouldn't be ideal. But with general manager Rick Hahn bringing up Andrew Vaughn as a potential fill-in for Jiménez in left field, it doesn't take a grand leap in logic to suggest Collins could be the best option to assume DH duties, in the event Vaughn does end up seeing a lot of time in the outfield.
Dombrowski builds winners. There’s no arguing with his track record: two World Series titles, another pair of AL pennants and some level of success at every stop. It’s what comes after that can be scary. After each of his teams — in particular the Marlins, Tigers and Red Sox — reached their respective peaks, they each fell into rebuilds and dismissed Dombrowski to pick up the pieces on their own.
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With the NL East shaping up to be one of baseball’s most competitive division races, NBC Sports Washington’s Matt Weyrich previewed the 2021 season by ranking each team at every position on and off the diamond. Points have been awarded* to teams based on their spot in each ranking.
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Doolittle: I love Tyler Glasnow's chances of becoming an elite ace, but he just doesn't have the volume of quality work on his resume to be ranked as a top-40 player. I know we're looking ahead, but this is a 27-year-old pitcher who has never started more than 13 games in a season. Let's let him actually do it over a full campaign before we start putting him within seven spots of Clayton Kershaw.
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