| Aug 19, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The beating the Orioles put on the Chicago White Sox bullpen Monday night — five runs in the eighth inning off three relievers with ERAs over five — was born of the same offseason strategy that the Orioles took with their bullpen.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 1:16 PM
I was curious. In your opinion, had the Sox kept their closer, Addison Reed, would they be leading the Central division this season? -- Mark P., Crestwood
Sorry, but no. It's easy to look at the ups and downs of the bullpen and place the blame there,...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:12 AM
A year into his major league career Lance Lynn stood at a crossroad in his life.
He was a daily user of smokeless tobacco dating back to his minor league days, when a dip became an antidote to the off-day boredom faced by starting pitchers, a tasty...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Developing baseball talent is always an inexact science.
Even when a team drafts or signs a bona fide prospect, injuries sometimes get in the way of the most promising careers.
Such is the case this year for three of the game's top prospects,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Don't you think Robin Ventura over-managed a bit (against the Red Sox on Wednesday)? Chris Sale has owned Dustin Pedroia. Should have let him finish the inning. Somebody needs to write that. – Jeff S.
Honestly, I wasn’t surprised that...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 3:37 PM
TORONTO — White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed the obvious Saturday in examining the club’s closer situation.
“We don’t really have one,” Ventura said. “We’re going to use whoever we need to use depending...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:03 PM
After the Dodgers fell 6-3 to the Diamondbacks on Sunday, Josh Beckett’s record since his no-hitter fell to 1-3.
And he’s actually pitched well.
Just not well enough to overcome Dodgers miscues, both mental and physical. Not well enough to...
| May 18, 2014
| 4:14 PM
A little of this, a little of that, not enough of anything.
The Dodgers continued their meandering ways Sunday, this time losing to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-3, at Chase Field.
The Dodgers have lost three of their last four and are now one game...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Why is Dayan Viciedo still playing in the outfield? He should be sent to minors, fined or kicked off the team. Two fielding errors on easy outs and lousy attitude. He needs to go and so does Ventura and Hahn for allowing it to continue. Is this the majors...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:35 PM
Seems the Dodgers couldn’t beat the Diamondbacks forever. Or six consecutive times.
They went extra innings Friday night, only for what little remained of a Dodger Stadium crowd of 47,680 to see the Dodgers fall, 4-2, in 12 innings.
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections.
1 l Washington
2013 l 86-76, second place
Last year in playoffs l 2012
They are supposed to blossom after years of suffering, top draft...