| 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...
| 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 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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:11 PM
They love you, they hate you, they can’t get enough of you.
Baseball fans? Yeah, sure, but now we’re talking actual baseball players.
ESPN has released the results of a survey of 143 major leaguers and there were Dodgers all over it. The...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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 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.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:11 PM
And now for some unfortunate news for the rest of the National League:
Troy Tulowitzki, a superstar on a career-year path, is not done improving. Not the player he still imagines he can be, not content with being what most already consider the best all-...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Raiders owner wants to “tear that Oakland Coliseum down the minute the 2015 baseball season’s over.”...