Yankees new closer? Andrew Miller discusses his feelings on roleAndrew Miller hasn't pitched an inning for the Yankees, but the organization is getting to know him well. Miller, a lefty reliever, signed a four-year, $36-million contract with the Yankees this offseason. He lives in Tampa, Fla., which is also the club's spring training home, where he's been working out for a while despite the fact pitchers and catcher's don't report until Feb. 19. (NJ.com)
A look at the best college baseball teams in the nation5. North Carolina: Coach Mike Fox must be chomping at the bit to get 2015 started. Pitchers Trent Thornton (7–4, 2.73), Benton Moss (4–2, 3.62) and Zac Gallen (5–4, 4.64) combined for 46 starts a year ago. Not only that, but most of the bullpen returns as well. The offense needs a kick of adrenaline as Landon Lassiter (.305) and Wood Myers (.298) hope that Skye Bolt (.257) reverts to form. (Athlon Sports)
Video: UNC Baseball 2015 Season PreviewThe Diamond Heels will start their 2015 campaign on Friday, February 13th at 2pm with a three-game series against Seton Hall.
What Benton Moss means to Carolina baseball can’t be overstatedDuring his time at Carolina, no student has had more potential distractions than seasoned right-hander Benton Moss, who enters his senior season as the unquestioned leader of the 2015 Tar Heels. For Benton, baseball is just one interest on an endless list of interests that has occupied his time while in Chapel Hill. (Inside Carolina)
Pitching strong as UNC seeks to bounce backThe strength of this year’s UNC baseball squad is undoubtedly on the mound. The Tar Heels return their entire weekend staff in Benton Moss, Zac Gallen and Trent Thornton, and they return Chris McCue, a promising closer who missed the entire season from surgery for a blood clot in his shoulder. The Tar Heels also brought in six freshmen pitchers. (Durham Herald-Sun)
2015 UNC Baseball Season PreviewCarolina enters this season with a veteran team poised to potentially make a run all the way to the College World Series. While a national title or even a trip to Omaha would be both optimistic and above expectations, a trip to the Super Regionals is realistic a the goal. The strength of this team is its pitching staff and the goal for the Heels should be to win a lot of 3-1 and 4-3 type games this year. (Tar Heel Blog)
Matt Harvey: My Gap YearEveryone, starting with my surgeon, reminded me that Tommy John (surgery) has a high success rate. Countless pitchers have bounced back stronger than before. But that didn’t mean it wasn’t a big setback. I had never had an injury. Never missed a game. It was going to be the first time in my adult life that I wasn’t able to throw a baseball for four straight months. (The Players' Tribune)
Chase Jones: It can be doneThe most important lesson Chase Jones (BSBA ’11) learned as an undergraduate at UNC Kenan-Flagler was a simple one: It can be done. He credits this lesson – learned in Jim Kitchen’s entrepreneurship class – with giving him the confidence needed to found Vs. Cancer, his non-profit venture. (UNC.edu)
Countdown to First Pitch: Mike FoxWith Friday’s UNC baseball season opener against Seton Hall just days away, head coach Mike Fox closes out our Countdown to First Pitch preview series with his thoughts on the young but talented Tar Heel team that will take the field this year. For a man that has made six trips to the College World Series since 2006, watching at home last season was definitely out of the ordinary for Coach Fox. (Chapelboro.com)
Matt Harvey Arrives in Mets Camp 10 Days EarlyBeneath a benign blue sky that beckons frozen snowbirds to Florida was an even more tantalizing sight on the scoreboard at Tradition Field, where the Mets train each spring: a large picture of Matt Harvey in full windup. Sitting in the third base dugout after an hourlong morning workout of infield drills, Harvey cocked his head and squinted at the large image of himself. (New York Times)
Tar Heel Baseball Set For Eighteen TV GamesThe Atlantic Coast Conference announced the broadcast coverage Thursday for its Olympic sports for the upcoming spring season, and North Carolina baseball will be featured 18 times across ESPNU, ESPN3 and RSN. In addition to Carolina's 18 appearances on the ACC package, another 26 home games will be streamed live on GoHeelsTV. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Announces 2015 Baseball Promotional ScheduleThe 2015 Carolina Baseball promotional schedule features fan-friendly special events, new concessions deals, your favorite giveaway items and interactive kids’ activities at Boshamer Stadium. The 38-game home schedule begins with the home-opener against Seton Hall on Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. and includes visits from No. 4 UCLA, Duke, No. 15 Miami, NC State and No. 2 Virginia. (GoHeels.com)
Matt Harvey's spring arrival this week spurs Mets' optimismThe buzz around the Mets is likely to soar this week: Matt Harvey, the hard-throwing right-hander who missed all of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, is expected to arrive at spring training, bringing all of his considerable star power and swagger with him. There’s already a palpable feeling of excitement among the Mets in town. (New York Daily News)
Video: UNC Baseball Media Day RecapWith opening day just a week away, the North Carolina baseball team answered questions from the media on February 6th, 2015.
Countdown to First Pitch: Skye BoltUNC junior outfielder Skye Bolt has all the tools to be a top draft pick, making use of his time on campus to leave Major League scouts in awe. This edition of our Countdown to First Pitch preview takes a look inside the mind of the Tar Heels’ most spectacular everyday player. Anytime the Tar Heel baseball team has needed a strike of lightning over the past two seasons, Skye Bolt has usually delivered. (Chapelboro.com)