| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:45 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Cubs insist the undetermined status of Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka won't affect whether they elect to trade pitcher Jeff Samardzija.
But they have taken action with Starlin Castro after their prized shortstop...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Rebuild or retain?
That's the question facing the Cubs as they weigh offers to trade workhorse pitcher Jeff Samardzija or keep him in hopes he will continue his ascent as a starting pitcher and provide innings and leadership when their top prospects...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
1. Cardinals (2): They entered last week two games behind the Pirates and ended it tied for first place in the NL Central. Played just well enough to sweep the Marlins.
2. Tigers (4): Vaunted lineup was clicking last week — 49 runs in seven...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Columbia's Matt McPhearson was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the No. 120 overall pick in baseball's amateur draft Friday. The Riverdale Baptist senior plans to sign with the organization.
“[I’m] happy, excited, thankful,”...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 5:30 PM
It's all about Luke Gregerson. Says a lot, doesn't it?
Over the last two seasons, the best thing about the Padres has been their bullpen. It carried Bud Black's team to the threshold of the playoffs in 2010 and was the backbone of a bad team last year as...
| 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'...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Newly acquired Orioles left-hander Joe Saunders spoke with the Arizona Republic earlier today after this morning's trade was completed.
Here's a transcript of the interview:
Thoughts on trade?
“I was excited to get traded to a contending team....
| Feb 13, 2012
| 5:00 PM
No. 5 Diamondbacks: 26th in a series countdown to spring training. Next: Rays.
Good players carry themselves a certain way. They're respected by teammates, which gives them a sense of security that fosters confidence. They know who they are, even if it...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 7:27 PM
While the 2012 Major League Baseball season was arguably Brandon McCarthy's most impressive, it was also one in which he was yet again plagued by injuries.
But it was seemingly the former that the Arizona Diamondbacks took note off, as they signed the...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:00 AM
When Dan Duquette was hired roughly a year ago as the club’s executive vice president, the Orioles pointed to his impressive track record in the past with the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox.
He was in charge of some very good teams –...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 6:34 AM
Bruce Bochy has already picked the Phillies as his World Series favorite, and that's coming from the manager who knows something about Philadelphia's aces.
The Colorado Rockies consider themselves a legitimate title contender, too, even if they have...