Some stuff to check out from across the SweetSpot network ...
There is a debate about Adam Jones' ability to improve, considering he drew just 29 walks last season. Jon Shepherd of Camden Depot looks at Jones' potential and compares him to similar players through age 25. The good news: He could still turn into a hitter like Aramis Ramirez or Dale Murphy. (We mean mid-20s Dale Murphy.)
Redleg Nation writers with their memories of Barry Larkin.
As Ben Duronio points outs, there is a major problem with Jason Heyward's swing that needs to be corrected.
Paul Boye at Crashburn Alley ask: Will this be the farewell voyage for Cole Hamels in Philadelphia?"
Mets Today looks at the Mets' possible Opening Day roster and comes up with 23 guys with jobs, leaving two openings.
Marlins Daily poses an interesting question: Is Josh Johnson so much of an injury risk that the Marlins should consider trading him?
The Red Sox signed Aaron Cook and Troy Patterson examines whether Cook has a chance to help in Boston.
Pro Ball NW makes a good point about Casper Wells: He was putting up some nice numbers until Brandon Morrow drilled him in the nose in mid-August. If he's healthy, he may be better than you think.
Would the A's really be interested in Johnny Damon? Jason Wojciechowski of Beaneball.org hopes not.
Nick Nelson has some thoughts on the Twins' payroll and the club's decision to trim it a bit this year.
Carlos Pena or Casey Kotchman? Will either first baseman end up in Cleveland?
Forget 2012, it's never too early to start thinking about 2013. And the Dodgers could have as many as 10 candidates for the starting rotation.