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More than anything else, a lack of starting pitching led to the Cubs' 101-loss season. That's why President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer continue working to build some depth. After a near-miss on Anibal Sanchez last week, they hope to...
Rick Hahn and Dayton Moore know one of the biggest realities of baseball and wasted no time acting upon it. If you're going to go to the playoffs, you better have a strong starting rotation. Last year, eight of the 10 postseason teams were in the...
The best pitch in baseball? It's probably the fastball, although a good changeup is a close second. As Commissioner Bud Selig heads toward retirement, with a legacy for creating labor peace and growing a game that had stagnated badly under his...
Tags: New York Yankees, Heath Bell, Bud Selig, Sports, Baseball
While Hyun-jin Ryu is not yet a big name in North America, losing him was a bigger blow for the Cubs than you probably think. President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer wanted the rights to the 25-year-old South Korean left-hander because they...
Nov. 11, 2011: Florida Marlins become the Miami Marlins. Dec. 5, 2011: Closer Heath Bell is signed as a free agent for three years, $27 million. Dec. 7, 2011: Shortstop Jose Reyes signed as a free agent for six years, $106 million. Dec. 8, 2011: Left-...
Tags: Omar Infante, Gaby Sanchez, Heath Bell, Randy Choate, Sports
The Rockies are excited that new manager Walt Weiss understands baseball played at altitude but local knowledge is hardly his only qualification. He knows winning baseball, playing on postseason teams in eight of his 13 full seasons in the big leagues....
Like any 101-loss team, the Cubs have a few holes to fill. And after spending their first year tearing down the building, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod head to the general managers meetings in Palm Springs, Calif., on Tuesday to lay the...
The Baltimore SunThe Orioles head into free agency — which starts in earnest Saturday with free agents permitted to negotiate with all 30 teams for the first time this offseason — in a much different situation than this time last year. Executive vice...
DETROIT — The Giants are one victory from winning their second World Series in three years. And they have their best pitcher in Matt Cain going for the kill Sunday. Proving they could win on the road, in a foreign American League ballpark and in...
Tags: New York Yankees, Baseball, Sports, Triple Crown, Hunter Pence
The Detroit Tigers were shutout in game three of the World Series and now trail 3-0 in the best of seven series. Detroit's heavy hitters - Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder - are a combined 3 for 19 against the Giants this postseason. Detroit hitters...
Tags: Prince Fielder, Baseball, Sports, Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera had his chance with the bases loaded. Instead, he ended up standing alone near third base with his hands on his hips. Another frustrating moment for the Tigers in a World Series filled with them. Detroit's Triple...
Tags: Omar Infante, New York Yankees, Baseball, Sports, Triple Crown
Baseball can be a game of perseverance colliding with unusual circumstances. Take 35-year-old Ryan Vogelsong, whose 13-year minor league career produced a 45-50 record, whose three-year stint in Japan amounted to an 11-14 mark and whose major league line...
Tags: New York Yankees, Baseball, Sports, Brian Wilson, Detroit Tigers
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