| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:19 PM
The great thing about baseball is that it's a mass of imponderables. How can Josh Hamilton be paid $17 million this year and hit .223? Why is a team with a $216-million payroll sitting nearly last in its division? (I'm looking at you, Dodgers.)
| Mar 10, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Forget the Mets' financing troubles attached to the Fred Wilpon/Bernie Madoff connection. Look past the Red Sox's franchise-reshaping, where these days only the uniforms seem unchanged, and the slow-moving sale of the Dodgers.
The chaos at the Padres'...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 2:13 PM
Remember when the baseball all-star game, was a real spectacle? A chance to see the VERY best the game has to offer, on the same field, in one glorious night? It wasn’t that long ago.
But the baseball all-star game is losing it’s luster....
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:28 AM
The White Sox are five games out of first place in the AL Central and just lost five of seven at home against divisional opponents. Paul Konerko says his Sox don’t look like a division-winning team right now. Rank honesty about a team playing pretty...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:47 PM
MIAMI — Now that Marlins Park has been christened, with $106-million shortstop Jose Reyes and some of baseball's most facility-starved fans joining their futures together, with the retractable roof open and the case to move the team to Las Vegas...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Credit the Cubs for keeping Jamie Moyer in uniform.
He tried the game once as a spectator, and he didn't like it.
"One time I went to Wrigley Field for a playoff game and sat in the seats with the fans,'' Moyer said. "It was strange. I thought I was...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 6:36 AM
Tom Ricketts got it done. He got Theo Epstein to the Cubs.
It always seemed like it would happen. The Cubs agreed to pay him $18.5 million, after all.
It also seemed like it would never happen. The more stories that come out of Fenway, the more it seems...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Chris Sale was named to the All-Star team.
Sale has been talked about as the American League starter.
Sale should not pick up so much as the rosin bag a week from today in Kansas City.
Sale is important. The All-...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:18 PM
Life's cruel, sometimes.
A year ago, the Cardinals and Rangers were atop the baseball world. They rode their talent and ability to deliver in the clutch all the way to the World Series. Now they're fighting for their lives in a new form of torture,...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:19 PM
Bad calls didn't put the Yankees in 2-0 hole; the pitching of all Tigers not named Jose Valverde did. Nor did that bad infield fly rule call send the Braves home after one game; three infield errors did.
Yet you won't be able to tell the story of the...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:00 AM
ST. LOUIS -- Talking playoff baseball while flirting from the doghouse, a la A-Rod.
1. Would the Yankees actually trade Alex Rodriguez to the Marlins? You better believe they would. Late last week, I proposed that the Yankees should deal Rodriguez to his...