| Mar 16, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Bud Selig would love to see a series between the World Series and Japan Series champions. But among the realities is that as problematic as that idea seems now, it might become even less viable in the future.
Major League Baseball is lowering the talent...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:54 PM
— They didn't draw a walk in the three previous games, and that had happened only once since 1916. Already, staring at a five-game losing streak, the more reactionary of Yankee fans were looking for scapegoats to walk the plank.
And then there was...
| May 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Rangers (1): Ran their top three pitchers at the Red Sox in an impressive weekend sweep started by Derek Holland and finished by Yu Darvish, with Alexi Ogando in between. Looking very smart for letting Josh Hamilton...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:06 PM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lyle Overbay has emerged as the top contender to be the New York Yankees' starting first baseman with Mark Teixeira beginning the season on the disabled list.
Overbay had an RBI double Thursday as the Yankees ended their...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 3:38 PM
The once proud-and-loud New York Yankees have been reduced to a Seinfeld punch line as they prep for Opening Day against their arch-nemesis, the Boston Red Sox.
Remember the line when a flabbergasted Jerry gets the news that the Yankees have hired his...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:47 PM
No. 21 Mariners: 10th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Indians.
One run per game, plus a little more.
That's what the Mariners have to find somewhere if they ever are going to reach the playoffs behind Felix Hernandez.
Forget for a...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 10:25 PM
There are all sorts of difference-makers in baseball. Theo Epstein touched on them when he was announced as the Cubs' top man in October.
At his first news conference, Epstein said that if the Cubs turn a corner and become the team they hope to be, it...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:03 AM
Andy Pettitte is back. Well, sort of.
The New York Yankees resigned the gifted left hand pitcher to a one year, two and a half million dollar minor league contract.
"Bottom line, if he's healthy he's gonna help us. He should, there's no doubt about it,...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The World Baseball Classic is coming back next spring, and it's time for the U.S. to remember who invented the game.
While the chance to play against the best players in the world is a huge deal for the competitors and fans in places like Japan, Korea,...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 10:10 AM
While playing with his son at a local gym, Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain suffered a serious ankle injury and was rushed into surgery, team officials said Friday.
Chamberlain, who had emergency surgery Thursday evening, is said to have suffered an open...