Richard Justice, who joined MLB.com as an executive correspondent in 2011, has covered Major League Baseball for more than three decades and offers his insight on MLB.com and MLB.com/live.
|Jerry Reinsdorf received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Sports Business Awards on Wednesday, but he knows it was mostly a night for reflection and larger lessons. The White Sox owner said that 32 years in professional sports have shown him again and again how they can make a substantive and positive impact on communities and in the lives of men and women.
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|The Orioles are hoping to find the same magic they found last season. Here's your chance, Kevin Gausman. After just 13 Minor League starts, he'll get the ball Thursday in Toronto. With the organization's other prized prospect, Dylan Bundy, injured, he's the club's best prospect.
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|Josh Donaldson isn't just playing third base for the A's. At the moment, he's among the best in the game, his name dotted across the leaderboard with Miguel Cabrera, Adrian Beltre, Evan Longoria, Manny Machado and others.
More» Donaldson snares grounder, throws out Trumbo|
|If you drew up the perfect baseball player -- that is, if you gave someone size and strength and quickness, if you also gave him a dedication to his craft and a commitment to being the best teammate he can be -- you would have Miguel Cabrera.
More» Cabrera hits three homers, drives in five|
|In a season that began with all sorts of uncertainty, the Rangers' success is an affirmation of the depth and quality of the organization general manager Jon Daniels has assembled.
More» Grimm tosses 6 2/3 quality frames in win|
|Nolan Ryan spoke as a proud parent. He spoke as a baseball man, too. He thought Astros owner Jim Crane got it right in naming his oldest son, Reid Ryan, 41, the team's president of business operations on Friday.
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|Reid Ryan represents a connection to the Astros' past while offering an enthusiastic vision for its future. He's Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan's oldest son, and that means plenty around these parts.
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|Reid Ryan's hiring as team president is a stroke of genius by Astros owner Jim Crane. It makes sense on so many levels that it's difficult to know where to start.
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|Since the Rangers and Cardinals went toe-to-toe for seven tense, wonderful games in the 2011 World Series, plenty has happened to both franchises. Yet, in a lot of ways, nothing at all has happened. In many respects, these two organizations that exchanged punches for 10 days are mirror images of one another.
More» Gast earns first career big league win|
|Maybe the San Francisco Giants aren't going to tease us this year. Maybe, just maybe, they're going to keep rolling out quality starts and not wait until the last minute to make those playoff reservations. Regardless, we know not to take our eyes off them.
More» Lincecum shuts down the Braves, fans seven|
|On Saturday morning, Jose Cruz will be one of the proudest parents on earth as he watches his two sons, Jose Jr. and Enrique, get their degrees in sports management from Rice University.
More» No. 25, Jose Cruz|
|Major League Baseball is proud of its initiatives in the areas of affirmative action and diversity. It wants to be a mirror of America -- all of America, black and white, male and female. As part of that effort, the MLB Diversity Business Summit, to be held June 18-19 in Houston, will allow job seekers and entrepreneurs to meet teams at both the Major League and Minor League level, as well as an array of sponsorship partners.
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|With the benefit of hindsight, it's easy to see why the Angels find themselves off to their worst start in franchise history, but there's plenty of season left for them to find the form that made them one of the preseason favorites in the American League.
More» Callaspo's shot makes it a one-run game|
|Has Major League Baseball ever had more exciting young talent? Say hello to Carlos Gomez. And to Mark Trumbo. And Lorenzo Cain. And don't forget Bryce Harper and Adam Jones.
More» Trumbo lines a two-run homer to left|
|The Detroit Tigers are rolling, but they should be and they know it. The veteran ballclub and defending American League champions know anything short of a return to the World Series will be disappointing but they refuse to get ahead of themselves.
More» Fielder, Pena, Dirks and Infante all go deep|
|While Jose Reyes' injury certainly took some wind out of Toronto's sails, struggling starting pitching has been the key to the Blue Jays' early struggles.
More» Dickey forced to exit game early with injury|
|The Nationals had a disappointing month of April, mostly due to slumps and injuries. But if you believed in them on Opening Day, there's no cause for concern yet, as general manager Mike Rizzo has built this team on reliable pitching.
More» Johnson talks about Gio's stellar start|
|Those who expected the Rangers to take a step back after the offseason losses of Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli and others were wrong, as Texas ended April as one of the game's top teams.
More» Rangers break game open with six-run sixth|
|Despite numerous injuries to star players, the Yankees have managed to more than hold their own thanks to a group of veteran fill-ins who simply know how to get the job done.
More» Hafner drills a solo home run in the third|
|One of the best things about baseball's All-Star Game is that it introduces an entire nation to the next wave of talent. It's one of those events that helps a young player feel he has arrived. Has baseball ever had more exciting young players?
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