Can You Predict If Your Kid Will Throw Left-Handed?

I'm at that age where my buddies from college are starting to sign their kids up for Little League. They'll differ in degree and in approach to helicopter coaching and buying up extravagant, miniaturized baseball equipment, but there's one thing they'll all agree on: They hope their kid's a lefty. » 4/24/14 2:01pm 4/24/14 2:01pm

Is There A Young Lefty Starter In MLB Who Hasn't Gotten An Extension?

The San Francisco Giants just signed lefty starter Madison Bumgarner to a five-year, $35-million extension. 2011 was Bumgarner's first full season in the big leagues. He struck out 8.4 batters per nine innings and walked only two per nine. That's quite good. It is, as you might expect, far too early to say whether… » 4/16/12 5:02pm 4/16/12 5:02pm