| Apr 12, 2014
| 11:08 PM
Sports is a star-driven business. In this town, baseball is about Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, about Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig.
But no team wins on star power alone. The supporting cast is critical.
For the everyman in baseball, for the men...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:28 PM
WASHINGTON — It was a majestic blast, exploding off the bat as if shot from a cannon, and as the ball arced its way toward the outer reaches of Nationals Park, it looked as if it might put a dent in the Capitol dome beyond the left-field wall....
| 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 25, 2014
| 5:48 PM
With a minor league system loaded with impressionable prospects like Javier Baez whose development dictates every organizational decision, the Cubs hired a Triple-A player-coach Sunday who symbolizes cheating in baseball.
Hiring Manny Ramirez as a...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:04 PM
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who was handed a season-long suspension by an arbitrator Saturday for allegedly taking performance-enhancing drugs, is suing Major League Baseball and the players' union in hopes of having the suspension...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:01 PM
PHOENIX — The question of whatever happened to Chone Figgins will be answered Wednesday afternoon. There will be a first pitch of Arizona spring training thrown in three parks, and Figgins will be facing one of them.
Yes, we are talking about that...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Bryce Harper and Yasiel Puig have been described in many different ways during their young MLB careers: talented, cocky, spectacular, foolhardy, captivating, frustrating.
Some of their peers have another word for the two outfielders -- overrated.
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:45 AM
— As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:20 PM
Mariners 5, Angels 3
KEY MOMENT: Angels left-hander Hector Santiago struck out Brad Miller for what appeared to be the third out of the third inning, but his strike-three wild pitch went to the backstop, allowing Miller to reach base. That sparked a...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:22 AM
PHILADELPHIA — On April 8, 1974, a home run was hit that was cause for celebration around the baseball world.
On April 8, 2014, three home runs were hit that had at least some in the baseball world turning up their noses with disgust.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
It’s a procedural thing, something that happens with every major league club: This is the date players can file for salary arbitration.
Three Dodgers did so Tuesday, all expected, but all noteworthy in their way – catcher A.J. Ellis,...