| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:41 PM
1. Cardinals (1 last ranking): They might not be the best team but they're the toughest one, with the playoff wars in 2011 and '12 behind them. Key second-half guy: David Freese.
2. Tigers (2): Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder have stored up a lot of...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Tigers (1): Victor Martinez has been a beast in the second half, hitting .371 with a .945 OPS. The Rays' Wil Myers (.385) is the only AL hitter with a higher average.
2. Dodgers (2): No wonder Don Mattingly...
| Aug 17, 2013
Watching the press conference to announce the firing of Charlie Manuel on Friday afternoon, hundreds of Phillies fans were probably fighting back tears as much as Ruben Amaro Jr.
Manuel was not only the winningest manager in team history, but probably...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:00 AM
This is the first time since its inception in 1996 that the Big 12 is not represented in the top ten of the Associated Press poll. It’s also the first time ever that Oklahoma State has started a season ranked ahead of the University of Oklahoma....
| Aug 5, 2013
| 9:22 PM
The saddest part of another syringe-spitting afternoon in baseball Monday occurred when, for one of the first times this summer, Alex Rodriguez spoke the truth.
He had just been hit with a drug suspension bigger than Barry Bonds' neck, a record 211...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:29 PM
It doesn't take a baseball savant to figure out that the Orioles are in a heck of a fix. They can't win with Jim Johnson giving away games in the ninth inning night after night, and they probably can't get to the playoffs without him.
So, what's a...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Jay Cutler’s first pass was an outlier, not foreshadowing:
1. Jose Dariel Abreu is out of Cuba, and perhaps on his way to Chicago. He is an ideal fit for the White Sox’s attempt to re-tool and attempt to build...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:28 PM
It has become a matter of seeming universal agreement that the Orioles have one glaring weakness that will eventually be their undoing — either at crunch time in September or early in the postseason.
They lack that one go-to starting pitcher at...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Garry Maddox had the responsibility of covering more than just center field when he played for the Phillies from 1975 to 1986.
With plodding left fielders such as Greg Luzinski and a stable of marginal defensive right fielders during that time, Maddox...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:21 PM
It was a battle between two of baseball's biggest mystiques, and royalty was everywhere.
The New York Yankees descended upon Chavez Ravine on Tuesday night for a game that had Dodgers Chairman Mark Walter bouncing around behind the batting cage like the...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Greg Luzinski looked like a beer league ball player.
But he learned to play the caroms and angles in left field at Veterans Stadium.
Pat Burrell had a different build, but similar limitations. He couldn't run well, but held his own with a glove and...