| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:00 PM
I watched Randy Johnson pitch for the first time in a college game in 1983, and his ascent from awkward freshman to Hall of Famer marks as one of the greatest transformations I've witnessed. The fact he won 24 games and pitched 260 innings at 38 in 2002...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Major League Baseball, 2014 in review:
• Clayton Kershaw was king of baseball in 2014 — National League most valuable player, Cy Young Award winner, pitched a no-hitter*, hit a score-tying triple, fielded a ground ball behind...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:02 PM
You can send a T-shirt to your friends in New York, something like: “We’re Number Four.”
I’m sure they’ll appreciate it. If not, hey, the truth hurts.
New York, which claims to be the best in everything, now has dropped...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:14 PM
American LeagueCentral Division
White Sox: Additions of Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Adam LaRoche should make Sox instant contenders if defense holds up.
Indians: Quiet so far, but adding Brandon Moss is an upgrade. Now if the Tribe can only...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:18 AM
The wow factor started as a freshman at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash., and continued in games in which left-hander Jon Lester didn't pitch.
"He was too good not to play when he wasn't pitching," longtime Bellarmine coach Rick Barnhart recalled. "If...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 11:54 AM
The New York Yankees re-signed switch-hitting third baseman Chase Headley on Monday to a four-year contract extending through the 2018 season.
Headley's deal is reportedly worth at least $50 million.
The Yankees acquired Headley, 30, from the San...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Sy Berger, the man who came up with the basic design for baseball cards as you know them today — or, at least, as you knew them before the industry got really wacky — died Sunday of natural causes. He was 91. Berger, who worked for Topps for...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:31 PM
With third baseman Chase Headley signing a four-year contract with the New York Yankees on Monday, it appears that Alex Rodriguez will be relegated to designated hitter duties when he returns next spring.
The 39-year-old Rodriguez sat out last season...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:34 AM
Let’s get the disclaimers out of the way first.
Giancarlo Stanton is a terrific ball player. We are lucky to have him playing for the Marlins.
He is young, and hasn’t even reached his prime.
He seems like a good guy and good...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Alex Rodriguez is back on the 40-man roster of the New York Yankees.
Rodriguez served a one-year suspension on the restricted list and the 39-year-old third baseman is owed $61 million for the next three seasons. His contract includes a bonus of $6...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:43 PM
The Red Sox are sticking with Koji Uehara. The closer who anchored the 2013 champions signed a two-year, $18-million deal to come back. It's pricey for a 39-year-old closer for sure, but the Sox surveyed the field of closers available in free agency,...