| Oct 1, 2013
Surprisingly last spring, the voice inside Theo Epstein's head started asking whether Dale Sveum was the right manager for the Cubs.
Steadily throughout the summer, a chorus of praise outside Wrigleyville — "Around baseball, the story is the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:43 PM
How much difference does a baseball manager make anyway?
It's an age-old question, and it is impossible to accurately quantify. But with the Cubs kicking Dale Sveum to the curb and the White Sox sticking with Robin Ventura after a 99-loss disaster, it's...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Talking baseball while pitying the fools who passed on Peyton Manning in their fantasy leagues:
1. Dale Sveum has been whacked as the Cubs’ manager in a move that Theo Epstein had said could happen. It was messy business but Epstein and Jed...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
1. Red Sox (3): Return of Clay Buchholz looks like best pitching addition any team has made. But the biggest reason to like the Red Sox is the lineup that combines brains and brawn.
2. A's (7): This year, they're not flying under the radar as the...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Huff. Miller. Marshall.
No, not Sam Huff, Dennis Miller and Jim Marshall.
David Huff. Jim Miller. Brett Marshall.
Clinging desperately to the shreds known as their wild-card hopes, the Yankees and Joe Girardi did only what Phil Hughes, Joba...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Ichiro Suzuki approaches a milestone that probably only two other baseball players, living or dead, have reached. He needs three more hits to reach 4,000, and you can't help but be impressed.
While it's unclear exactly how many hits some warriors...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:27 PM
NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport’s latest drug scandal, according to a person...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:54 PM
As Alex Rodriguez combusts in a fiery ball of bad feelings, the Yankees have turned to Alfonso Soriano to save their season.
You can't make this stuff up.
Amazingly, perhaps sickeningly if you have that old-fashioned anti-Yankees bias, there's a...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:02 PM
NEW YORK - Jeremy Hellickson confounded hitters with off-speed pitches for six innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays continued their surge with a 10-6 victory over the New York Yankees Friday night at Yankee Stadium that lifted them into sole possession of...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Alex Rodriguez says he's fine and ready to play baseball. His team, the New York Yankees, disagrees.
It actually might not matter either way if Rodriguez receives a suspension from Major League Baseball for his alleged use of performance-enhancing...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:25 PM
BOSTON — Brent Lillibridge, 29 and looking, oh, 19, shook his head in the cramped visiting Fenway clubhouse and smiled at the uncertainty of baseball.
"It's a crazy business," Lillibridge said.
Seconds later, the guy called up from Triple A on...