From around the SweetSpot network ...
Ryan Zimmerman has said he'll break off contract talks after Friday. Harper Gordek weighs in and says the Nationals are probably better off not signing him now.
Tim Hudson might be out until May, so Ben Duronio looks at candidates for the fifth slot in the Braves' rotation.
The Red Sox finally received their compensation for Theo Epstein ... and it's Chris Carpenter. The other one. Chip Buck has his take.
Mark Teixeira admits that he's using more juice ... juice drinks made from fresh fruits and veggies, that is.
Joe Janish on three ways Bobby Parnell can improve.
Camden Depot has a scouting report -- including video -- on Ryan Ripken, son of Cal, a senior first baseman committed to the University of South Carolina.
Predictions for 2012 from the staff at Crashburn Alley. Shockingly, all four pick the Phillies to win the NL East. (Just kidding, guys; I'll probably go with the Phillies as well.)
Here's how the Royals' lineup looks as spring training kicks off.
Redleg Nation is previewing the Reds position by position. Here's a look at catcher, which should be an above-average combo of rookie Devin Mesoraco and solid backup Ryan Hanigan.
Miguel Cabrera's batting practice line of "SI OR NO? SI OR NO?" followed by a certain epitaph after launching one over the fence would make for a great T-shirt.