Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|So this is what competitive balance looks like: Surprise leaders everywhere throughout the National and American Leagues. As a matter of fact, here were the leaders for each division entering play on Friday, and you may gasp now or later. The Astros, the Twins, the Yankees, the Rockies, the Brewers and the Nationals.
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|If Josh Harrison isn't my favorite Major League Baseball player, he's either 1b or 1c, and I say this for several reasons.
More» Harrison hits three-run homer, family elated|
|In case you're wondering, the last time the Mets were depleted and facing a tall task in the standings, they recovered nicely. And they only have to look at last year for inspiration.
More»Granderson discusses his recent hitting struggles|
|Somewhere, along Derek Jeter's way to becoming Mr. November while doing splendid work at the plate, in the field and on the bases, you just knew he was destined to do something such as join former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in an attempt to buy the Marlins.
|If nothing else, Bryce Harper is at least the eyes, the nose and the lips when it comes to The Face of Baseball. For verification, just listen to the reaction after the slugger with the game's most striking collection of hair strolls to the plate on the road for the Nationals.
More» Harper talks about five-RBI, two-homer game|
|There isn't a bad seat in the house. I know, because I nearly sat in all of them at SunTrust Park on Friday night.
More»Bowman discusses the opening of SunTrust Park|
|Americans love comeback stories, and Ryan Howard's is a splendid work in progress. It involves a 37-year-old former NL Most Valuable Player Award winner who won two league home run titles and was a big reason the Phillies finished first or second each season for eight consecutive years through 2011. Now he'll fill a backup role with the Braves.
More»Bowman discusses the Braves signing Howard|
|Here's the bottom line: You can't honor Aaron too much, not unless you believe there is something wrong with giving an eternal hug to somebody who is as extraordinary a person as he was a baseball player.
|If you're a baseball fan, I'm about to make you jealous. I can't tell you how many times I threatened to pinch myself through the years after walking into the Giants' clubhouse in either Scottsdale, Ariz., for Spring Training or during the regular season in San Francisco and seeing Major League royalty across the way. The two Willies, both Mays and McCovey. Gaylord Perry. Juan Marichal. Orlando Cepeda. Now Barry Bonds is back.
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|Here's six reasons why the Cubs will win the World Series again this year, and then six reasons why they won't.
More» Bryant admires Maddon's message|
|Here's pulling for Christian Bethancourt to become the latest Yogi Berra, Joe Torre, Johnny Bench, Craig Biggio, Joe Mauer and Buster Posey as somebody who catches while doing something else on the side.
More»Bethancourt on playing multiple positions this spring|
|If you're an African-American, a woman or a minority in general, Tyrone Brooks wants you to follow your version of his journey through Major League Baseball during the past two decades, and this is a good thing.
More» Jones, Brooks throw first pitch at PNC|
|The Braves are honoring former general manager Bill Lucas in several ways this season. The first African-American GM in baseball will have his own street named after him outside the Braves new ballpark, SunTrust Park.
More»Schuerholz on Braves honoring Lucas at new ballpark|
|The other 29 Major League teams should follow Oakland's lead to name its field after a legend.
More»Rickey Henderson treated the field like a stage|
|Dansby Swanson is so likeable. It goes beyond the fact that when you combine his splendid potential at the plate, and in the field as a shortstop for the Braves, with his overall charisma, you get the feeling you're in the presence of the next, well, perhaps Derek Jeter.
More» Dansby Swanson, SS, Braves|
|As America celebrates its holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Hank Aaron isn't sure the nation is as close to overcoming all of its various forms of injustices as much as The Drum Major For Justice once urged it to do.
More»Former players remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.|
|The Indians will try to follow in the footsteps of the Royals and Cubs, who won the last two World Series one season after coming up just short.
More»Indians make Encarnacion signing official|
|Jeff Bagwell. For the first time as a Baseball Hall of Fame voter, I've convinced myself to check the box next to this former Astros slugger, and he joins those "other" folks I picked on my 2017 ballot: Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Ivan Rodriguez, Gary Sheffield and Lee Smith.
More»Bagwell enters Hall of Fame in Class of 2017|
|So why isn't Fred McGriff in the National Baseball Hall of Fame? As somebody who votes for Crime Dog every year, I haven't a clue. OK, maybe I do.
More»McGriff strings together 10 seasons of 30-plus homers|
|OK, it's time to make Tim Raines more than just a tease every December regarding Cooperstown.
More»Raines joins Hall of Fame Class of 2017|