| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:21 PM
Three-time American League All-Star David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a $14-million, one-year contract, the highest single-season salary in franchise history.
The 2012 Cy Young Award winner had been the subject of trade speculation after...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Here’s some new math for you that sabermetic geeks never had to wrap their pocket calculators around: Ten-minus-three = Happy Clayton Kershaw.
Actually the $215 million Kershaw signed for Friday might make him pretty happy, but he said the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:15 PM
By all accounts, Mark Walter is rare among baseball owners. When he says he lets the baseball people make player personnel decisions because he is not a baseball expert, he actually means it.
However, in his early days as the Dodgers' controlling owner,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Bret Saberhagen, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who threw a no-hitter in the City Section championship game for Reseda Cleveland in 1982 at Dodger Stadium, will have his uniform retired during a ceremony on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at Cleveland.
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sports memories can be fleeting and easily dissolvable, sort of like cotton candy. The events of 2013 likely won't be remembered in 100 years, but what if we created a sports time capsule, and put in items representing the year in sports? We could bury it...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The Angels fortified their pitching depth Wednesday by agreeing to terms on a minor league contract with left-hander Mark Mulder.
Mulder, 36, has not won a major league game since 2006. He retired in 2009, after two shoulder operations, and decided...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The Hall of Fame shut its doors to the living last year. That was a metaphor, or so we were told. No breathing inductees, and down the slippery slope to irrelevance.
Nonsense then, absurdity now.
One year after the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, a pair of 300-game winners renowned for a decade of excellence atop the Atlanta Braves’ starting rotation, and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:58 AM
OK, I get it: steroids are bad and cheating is worse.
What I don't get is why Hall of Fame voters have decided to draw this line at this time.
Long-time members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, who sit as judge and jury to decide who gets...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:31 PM
The final act of Greg Maddux's distinguished career was an ignoble one. He wandered in from the Dodgers' bullpen in the third inning, with his team losing. He departed in the fifth inning, his team even further behind.
"A very special day for me,"...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
It’s a procedural thing, something that happens with every major league club: This is the date players can file for salary arbitration.
Three Dodgers did so Tuesday, all expected, but all noteworthy in their way – catcher A.J. Ellis,...