| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:32 AM
The Cubs played chicken with Matt Garza’s scheduled start in Arizona on Monday. The Rangers blinked when they heard AL West leader Oakland was trying to barge into the trade talks. Deal.
The White Sox can’t set a Thursday deadline in advance...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Here's hoping Dave Dombrowski, Jon Daniels and Billy Beane didn't put too much stock into the headline on ESPN.com last Tuesday. Unless you're a team like the Red Sox, Rays, Orioles and Indians.
Then you hope reports the Biogenesis suspensions won't...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:51 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bartolo Colon allowed one run over seven innings and the Oakland Athletics won for the ninth time in their past 12 games, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Monday night.
The 40-year-old Colon (12-3) shook off a tough-luck...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 9:34 PM
With the eyes of the entire baseball world fixed on Camden Yards for the first time in eight years, the Orioles didn't disappoint.
Over the course of a 162-game season, some wins can get lost, but the Orioles' 4-2 victory over the Yankees on Sunday...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:33 PM
Alexi Casilla has had a difficult enough time breaking into the Orioles’ starting lineup recently, let alone being a home run threat.
But when Orioles manager Buck Showalter selected his batting order for Tuesday night’s game against the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Cardinals (1): Slowed down a little since a 23-7 stretch April 30-June 1. But they have lost more than two games in a row only once and never more than three. Starting pitching limits losing streaks.
| Jun 8, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Major League Baseball finds itself with a real dilemma in the Biogenesis scandal. It's not whether to suspend the 20-plus players who are implicated; it's when to drop the hammer and take the artificially enhanced players off the field.
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis' eye-popping offensive numbers continue to gain him national recognition through the first two months of the season.
Davis won his second American League Player of the Week award Monday for the week ending Sunday. He...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 10:45 PM
Cycling--Paris-Roubaix, 7 a.m. (NBCSN)
NHL Hockey--St. Louis Blues at Detroit Red Wings, 11:30 a.m. (NBC); Minnesota Wild at Columbus Blue Jackets, 5 p.m. (FXSP); New Jersey Devils at Buffalo Sabres, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
| Feb 23, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Gio Gonzalez was 20 when I watched him pitch for the first time. He was at the Phillies' complex in Clearwater, Fla., and it didn't take long to see why Pat Gillick had insisted on him when the White Sox traded for Jim Thome.
You don't have to be a...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 2:55 PM
A reputation is a bad thing to lose. Just ask Manti Te'o.
While the Notre Dame icon reels under the weight of a strange soap opera, it is becoming clear he was the highly naive victim in one of the most bizarre, most cruel hoaxes ever played. The...