| Jul 6, 2014
| 10:33 AM
The New York Yankees designated veteran outfielder Alfonso Soriano for assignment Sunday. Soriano, 38, has a batting line of .221/.244/.367 with six home runs and 23 RBIs in 238 plate appearances this season. He has been in a platoon in the outfield...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- On the same night top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each hit home runs for Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs loaded up on more prospects.
That came at a cost of top pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, leaving a Cubs team...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The Cubs believed they had enough money last winter to make an honest run at free-agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
But with about $41 million off the books from this year's obligations — including the final $14 million installment on Alfonso...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
This was all so Cub.
The worst team in the league became the first to beat perhaps the best pitcher in the game this season.
Oh, and that pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, is the 25-year-old Japanese stud who took the Yankees’ considerable mint of...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:36 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The Orioles public relations department crunched some more numbers on Chris Davis’ three home-run game Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, the second of his career.
It’s the 20th time it has happened in...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:25 PM
KEY MOMENT: No. 9 hitter Brian Roberts, who entered with a .239 average, no home runs and four runs batted in, drove a knee-high fastball from Angels reliever Ernesto Frieri over the right-field wall in the top of the ninth for the Yankees' game-winning...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"?
Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers? Pitchers frequently peak later than position players. Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The Cubs decided to wait until Wednesday for Jorge Soler’s major league debut because of the long flight today from Seattle to Cincinnati.
Soler was playing for Triple-A Iowa Monday night in Tacoma when he got the news of his promotion, shortly...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Dear Stupid (and you Cubs fans know who you are):
Shut up already about Len Kasper supposedly jinxing Jake Arrieta’s no-hit bid Tuesday night. You sound like idiots, Cubs fans.
Bigger idiots, I mean.
Stop blaming Kasper for Arrieta’s...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Rays 4, Yankees 3: James Loney homered among three hits and drove in a pair of runs as Tampa Bay beat New York at Yankee Stadium for the fifth straight time.
Ben Zobrist had two hits and an RBI and Kevin Kiermaier and Ryan Hanigan each had two hits and...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Kecoughtan High graduate Jake Cave went to the plate in a major-league exhibition for the first time Thursday, grounding out to shortstop for the New York Yankees in the bottom of the seventh inning of a 6-0 split-squad win against...