| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:54 PM
That long and bitter fight to persuade a court to overturn the Alex Rodriguez suspension?
Never mind, the New York Yankees' third baseman said Friday.
Rodriguez dropped his lawsuits against Major League Baseball, the players union, and Commissioner...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 9:50 AM
The Detroit Tigers have made triple crown winner Miguel Cabrera a very rich man.
The All-Star third baseman is slated to earn a major-league record $292 million over the next 10 years as part of a new contract announced by the Tigers on Friday....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:42 PM
The agreement announced Friday between Major League Baseball and the players' union to stiffen penalties for those caught using performance-enhancing drugs was applauded by players who said they are tired of seeing the sport embarrassed by cheaters....
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The dawn of the baseball season is an existential moment. For big market teams with owners willing to pay for marquee players, and general managers who build playoff-bound teams, it is a time of great anticipation.
It's also a time of hope, albeit dim,...
| 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.
| 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 23, 2014
| 5:40 PM
WASHINGTON -- Albert Pujols was so wired -- and so busy talking and texting friends around baseball -- after hitting his 500th career home run Tuesday night that the Angels slugger didn’t get to sleep until about 4 a.m. and managed only three or...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number that matters most is not 500.
The number that matters most is 0.
That is the number of major league players that have hit more home runs this season than Albert Pujols.
He got a mighty sweet serenade in the visiting clubhouse in...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I am a fervent March Madness viewer but am dreading this year's NCAA basketball tournament for I fear the spectacle will be stained with controversy. I'm making my prediction based on the fact that the first two months of this year saw major scandals...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The straight line from cheater to victim in baseball's drug world is muddied. It shouldn't be, so let's put the boots on and wade in.
John Lackey, the former Angels star pitcher who now toils in Boston with the Red Sox, crossed that bridge a few days...