| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The Royals expect James Shields to be a difference maker. But were they close enough to being a playoff team before they added him?
That's the question about the deal in which the Royals sent future All-Star Wil Myers to the Rays.
It's too early to...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Thirteen pitchers eligible to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic received points in Cy Young voting.
That, sports fans, should largely be the pitching staff for the team Joe Torre will manage.
Imagine a starting rotation of R.A. Dickey,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
MLB All-Star Game TV schedule 2013: Baseball’s best head to Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., for the 2013 All-Star Game Tuesday, July 16, at 7:30pm ET on FOX. ALSO SEE: 2013 MLB-All Star Week coverage on MLB Network 2013 MLB Home Run Derby Monday on ESPN...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:28 PM
And then there were none. The Phillies and left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo have agreed on a one-year, $1.4 million contract, assistant GM Scott Proefrock announced Friday. The contract includes award bonuses. Bastardo had been eligible for salary...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:23 PM
I don't go to the movies much anymore. Too expensive, especially since I have to have snacks. Too time-consuming, and at least half the time I fall asleep. Plus, I have HBO and Showtime and figure I can wait to see them in my own living room albeit six or...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:07 AM
It's understandably hard for Orioles fans to look past Jim Johnson's consecutive 50-save seasons, especially given that the club received an uninspiring infielder Monday night in exchange for its closer.
But this trade had little to do with the relative...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:05 PM
KENLEY JANSEN, 26, closer
Final 2013 stats: 4-3, 28 saves in 32 opportunities, 1.88 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 13.0 strikeouts per inning pitched and a .177 opponents batting average.
Contract status: First year he’s arbitration eligible.
The good: After...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:06 PM
The shortest route between Cuba and the United States is just 90 miles, but it can be a complicated journey for a baseball player.
Because professional sports are outlawed in communist Cuba and most business relationships between U.S. companies and...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:23 PM
SAN DIEGO — Kenley Jansen has saved a career-high 27 games this season and is tied with Cincinnati's Aroldis Chapman for the strikeout lead among National League relievers with 107 in 72 appearances.
Just imagine how good the right-hander would be...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:59 PM
CINCINNATI — The Dodgers began the weekend with the second-largest division lead in baseball. Their opponents, the Cincinnati Reds, started Friday with a seven-game advantage in the race for the National League's final wild-card playoff berth.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:23 PM
When the Dodgers take the early lead, they normally win.
Trouble was, little about Friday seemed normal to the Dodgers, except perhaps Hanley Ramirez hitting another home run.
But after Ramirez hit his two-run homer in the first inning, the Dodgers...