| Mar 29, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Mike Trout and the Angels agreed on a six-year, $144.5-million contract extension Friday, and the critics immediately pounced. Baseball is so flush with cash that the criticism was directed not at the Angels -- for a third $100-million deal when the first...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:52 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles added another player to their infield mix Monday, acquiring switch-hitting local product Steve Lombardozzi Jr. in a trade that sent veteran infielder Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers.
Lombardozzi, 25, who is from...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:08 PM
"Staying the course is becoming less appealing as the ugly losses continue."
San Diego Padres executive chairman, to Fox Sports, on the possibility that a shakeup is imminent. The Padres are 3-9 this month, with a batting average of...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:55 PM
There's a certain uneasiness around many baseball clubhouses this time of year: Is this team a possible late-season contender, or is it necessary to dismantle soon and go in another direction?
The White Sox have been teetering on that precipice this...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Kyle Crockett's first stint with the Cleveland Indians, one run over 4 1/3 innings, made it difficult for them not to recall him within a few weeks. His second stint is probably making it even harder not to keep him up in the majors for awhile.
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:00 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — The White Sox could use a catcher, a closer, a left-handed setup man, a couple of corner outfielders and a couple of starters.
Whether they actually will deal for any help by the July 31 trade deadline remains to be seen.
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:12 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — The White Sox have had their ups and downs this season, but suddenly they're in a tailspin that threatens to knock them out for keeps.
After being swept in a four-game series at Target Field on Sunday with a 6-5 loss to the Twins,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Picking through the dumpster that was the Cubs in 2013 -- and 2012, for that matter -- I thought they’d found something on the mound beyond Travis Wood.
And that was reliever Pedro Strop, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever acquired from...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:48 PM
In the second week of June, with more than three months to go in baseball's regular season, the White Sox weren't about to hype the importance of the four-game series against the Tigers that began Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:03 PM
Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has encountered some troubles on the mound in the last few weeks, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura said before Wednesday's game against the Tigers that his team would not underestimate the right-hander.
"I know our...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:07 PM
As statistics go, this one is pretty telling. Also, pretty ridiculous.
The major league teams without a winning streak of longer than three games this season: the Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies....