DLD 3/17/14: Hot in Herre

Christian Petersen

The DLD is back!

Yoenis Cespedes is frustrated with his springtime struggles, writes Joe Stiglich.

The Astros have announced that Scott Feldman, who grew up in the Bay Area, will be starting on Opening Day.

Mike Petriello writes about the constant trend of struggling pitchers who try to pitch through pain, and he cites Jarrod Parker as an example.

Which pitches are considered elite? Eno Sarris tries to define some of these based on whiff rate. His list includes one of my favorite underrated pitchers in the game, Marco Estrada, as well as former A Tyson Ross and potential fifth starter Jesse Chavez.

Jon Morosi checks in on the shortstop position in Detroit, which now stands vacant due to Jose Iglesias' injury.

Susan Slusser's Drumbeat includes all sorts of injury news, from starting pitching to the bullpen and the outfield.

She also wrote about Yoenis' swing and other flotsam and jetsam, including John Jaso's new bulletproof gear.

Grant Brisbee looks at faces players make after striking out, including Jurickson Profar's memorable pose after being retired by Grant Balfour back in early August.

David Schoenfield is singing the praises of Josh Donaldson.

Great news!

Congratulations to the Neshek family!

Today's starting lineup looks very similar to a potential Opening Day lineup, aside from Josh Donaldson and Jed Lowrie getting the day off.

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