| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The trading season is here, and the Dodgers are open for business. The modus operandi is the same as last summer: a lot to offer in the way of money, not a lot to offer in the way of prospects.
The Dodgers might have even fewer top prospects available...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper started in left field and batted second Tuesday night as he began his minor league rehabilitation assignment with Class-A Potomac (Md.).
Harper, the National League rookie of the year last season, hasn't...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Back in September, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said definitively that closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract and return next season.
After leading the American League in both saves (50) and blown saves (9) in 2013, Johnson...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:24 AM
The Dodgers did not win on a walk-off home run by Carlos Marmol, in his first at-bat in five years.
But they almost did, and that was as deliciously devilish as the way they actually did earn the latest of their daily victories.
That would be Yasiel...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:25 AM
The Dodgers have turned a lot of things around of late, and what led to which is fun speculation, if still chicken-or-egg material.
The Dodgers are winning like crazy right now and plenty of different components have gone into that, but no shortage of...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:21 PM
In the playoff mix for a second straight year, the Baltimore Orioles made the biggest move on a quiet trade-deadline day, acquiring Bud Norris to keep pace with the Boston Red Sox.
Hoping to catch the NL West-leading Dodgers, the Arizona Diamondbacks...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:56 PM
1. Tigers (4): Acquired closer Jose Veras from the Astros at a time Detroit hadn't had a blown save in 40 games. The bullpen has been much better since Joaquin Benoit took over as the closer.
2. Cardinals (1): They kicked the tires on Alexei Ramirez but...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Buck Showalter is happy to have Scott Feldman in his rotation but wants it known the Orioles didn't steal him.
"I know the Cubs made a good deal,'' he said. "This could work out real well for them. It was tough to say goodbye to Pete. Good man, good...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Knee-jerk reaction on the Chicago Cubs’ trades Tuesday will center on whether Orioles discards Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop are enough value for Scott Feldman, who has pitched well enough to be in the All-Star discussion. But those are not the names...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:14 AM
It's been a bad year for Chicago baseball. The city's beloved ball clubs enter the All-Star break a combined 27 games under .500, and any hope created in 2012 on either side of town seems long dead. The 2013 season will be remembered by fans of either...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Baseball has stats for everything. Has anybody figured out the Cubs' team ERA in the eighth inning? It's gotta be in the teens. Ken, Portland, Ore.
Not quite. The Cubs had a 5.42 ERA in eighth innings as of July 10, with an .818 OPS. Not good. But ERA-...