ICYMI: SweetSpot hits of the week


The Memorial Day weekend can get pretty busy, so to help you catch up, the writers in the ESPN SweetSpot Network have gathered some of their baseball thoughts in the May 25 edition of the ICYMI Post. Some of those thoughts, alas, are already looking forward to 2016 instead of remembering April 2015. Take a look at the material below and feel free to chat with the writers on Twitter.

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Arizona Diamondbacks: Inside the 'Zona

Rawhide pitching their way to the top: The Visalia Rawhide (A+) have the best record in ALL of baseball at 31-14 (.689). Jeff Wiser digs in to see how the team has managed to pull it off, particularly their stellar pitching in the hitter-friendly California League. Twitter: @OutfieldGrass24

Baltimore Orioles: Camden Depot

Why hasn't Machado taken more walks? Manny Machado has been one of the best hitters on the Orioles this season, but Ryan Romano explores why he doesn't walk as much as he probably should. Twitter: @triple_r_

Cincinnati Reds: Redleg Nation

An open letter to Mr. Castellini: It's time for the Reds to start looking ahead to 2016 and beyond. But first, they need to clean house in the front office, bringing in leadership with a more modern approach to major league baseball, says Steve Mancuso. Twitter: @spmancuso

Next chapter in the Mesoraco saga: Steve chronicles the management -- and mismanagement -- of Devin Mesoraco's hip impingement by the Reds, including a discussion of the future for the young catcher. Twitter: @spmancuso

Colorado Rockies: Rockies Zingers

Rockies need discipline: Ryan Hammon looks at the Rockies' inability to draw walks but still generate strikeouts and wistfully looks back at Todd Helton's prowess in that department. Twitter: @RyanHammon

The season isn't over ... yet: Nick Tremaroli looks at past Rockies teams that got off to poor starts but still made the playoffs and points to a few players who are slumping early but have a chance of rebounding. Twitter: @DU_RoxFan17

New York Yankees: It's About The Money, Stupid

Pessimistic praise for the Lindgren promotion: Now that Jacob Lindgren has been called up to the show after a year of insanely good minor league numbers, Scott Moss took a sobering (and necessary) look at the growing pains he might experience at this level. Twitter: @scottamoss

Texas Rangers: One Strike Away

Fielder, resurrected: Eric Reining tells you Prince Fielder is great and getting better. Twitter: @one_strike_away

Toronto Blue Jays: Blue Jays Plus

Minor league update: Ewan Ross takes a look at the past week of performances for the Blue Jays prospects, including former two-sport star athlete Anthony Alford. Twitter: @Mentoch