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The enigma of Oakland Athletics prospect Skye Bolt

Another college outfielder in the 2015 draft, Skye Bolt from the University of North Carolina, also merits attention. Like Bader and Stewart, he came from a top program. Bolt's athletic tools are likely the best of the trio, yet his skills as an actual baseball player are more enigmatic. (Minor League Ball)

Matt Harvey again puts "I" before team

When Matt Harvey takes the ball for the New York Mets in Game 3, regardless of the status of the series, Harvey has no choice but to perform like an ace. Because the only way for him to avoid being a goat is to be a horse. His teammates are angry. His manager is frustrated. Matt's reputation is, justifiably, taking a beating. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Matt Harvey misses mandatory workout; 'I screwed up,' says Game 3 starter

Mets ace Matt Harvey missed a mandatory team workout Tuesday at Citi Field. Harvey later apologized to teammates for the unexcused absence, which apparently happened because he lost track of time. "Obviously, today was not the greatest," Harvey said after arriving at Citi Field. (ESPN.com)

Chris Iannetta gracefully handles toughest ending of his 10 big league seasons

Veteran catcher Chris Iannetta stood in the corner of the largely abandoned Angels clubhouse and cleaned out his corner locker, knowing he may never return here again. This was the toughest ending of Iannetta’s 10 seasons in the majors. It concluded the final year of his three-year, $15.5 million deal, and one that ended with the former everyday catcher watching from the dugout. (Orange County Register)

Adam Warren a possible playoff starter for the Yankees

The Yankees, as challenged as they are in so many aspects of the game right now, might be better equipped to survive the loss of C.C. Sabathia than they would have survived a player at another position. As unspectacular as he is, Adam Warren's steadiness in the kind of stabilizing force this highly volatile rotation needs, and the Yankees are lucky to have him right now. (ESPN.com)

Four Tar Heels Headed To MLB Postseason

Four former UNC baseball players will compete in the 2015 MLB Postseason beginning Tuesday with the American League Wild Card Game. New York Yankees Dustin Ackley, Andrew Miller, and Adam Warren will face the Houston Astros for a spot in the ALDS before Matt Harvey and the NL East champion New York Mets face the Los Angeles Dodgers starting Friday, Oct. 9, in Los Angeles. (GoHeels.com)

Andrew Miller: The Yankee To Fear Most

The Houston Astros know Andrew Miller. It wasn’t long ago that the Astros really liked Andrew Miller, so much so that this past winter, the Astros tried to sign Andrew Miller. Now as they get ready to take on the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, Andrew Miller is the last man the Astros want to see. (CBS Houston)

Tim Federowicz undergoes arthroscopic surgery

Padres minor league catcher Tim Federowicz underwent a second surgery on his right knee Friday, this one more minor than the first. The arthroscopic procedure, performed by team physician Dr. Heinz Hoenecke in San Diego, came six months after Federowicz had a torn meniscus repaired in March. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Matt Harvey's first season back after surgery 'definitely a positive'

The postseason chapter has yet to be written, but New York Mets ace Matt Harvey's first season back from Tommy John surgery has been an unequivocal success. Harvey limited the Washington Nationals to one unearned run and struck out 11 in six innings on Saturday in his final regular-season start. (ESPN.com)

Adam Warren comes to the Yankees' rescue again

Adam Warren has been the New York Yankees' fixer all season, and there he was again Thursday night when they needed enough pitching to get over the finish line and clinch a postseason berth. "Every really good club that I've been on has seemed to have a guy like Adam Warren, who is able to do so many things for you as a pitcher,'' said manager Joe Girardi. (Newsday)

Dustin Ackley takes over as Yankees' primary second baseman

Yankees outfielder Dustin Ackley went 1 for 4 with his ninth home run of the season in Sunday's win over the White Sox. With Stephen Drew suffering from a possible concussion, Ackley has taken over the primary second base duties. The 27-year-old has been swinging a hot bat since being activated off the DL in early September, slashing .324/.350/.703 with three homers in the month. (CBS Sports)

When and how often Mets' Matt Harvey will pitch in playoffs

Matt Harvey has been on a restricted usage over the last few weeks to limit his innings in his first season back from Tommy John surgery. But in the playoffs, Harvey will have no restrictions during his starts. The more vital question is when and how often he can pitch. Signs point to Harvey starting Game 3 against the Dodgers in the National League Division Series. (NJ.com)

Adam Warren is one of the most fun Yankee pitchers to watch

In his interviews, Adam Warren seems like a pretty unassuming guy. Make no mistake though: his mind is always working. If there is a way to squeeze every last drop of production out of his innate ability, he will find it. When watching Adam Warren, you won't find that one spectacular offering that blows hitters away. (Pinstripe Alley)

Dustin Ackley proving to be key acquisition for Yankees

There was very little fanfare about the Yankees' acquisition of Dustin Ackley from the Mariners before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, probably because it was all the club did after weeks of speculation about acquiring a frontline starter such as David Price. But getting Ackley may turn out to be a very big deal indeed. (Newsday)

Yankees pitcher Adam Warren offers flexibility to rotation, bullpen

Every team needs an Adam Warren, the kind of pitcher who boasts the flexibility to have success in the rotation or out of the bullpen. At least that's how Yankees manager Joe Girardi sees it, comparing the right-hander to Ramiro Mendoza earlier in the month -- a multiple World Series champion who proved invaluable in both roles. (New York Yankees)

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