| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:26 PM
It took a decade for the Royals finally to achieve a winning season, and they're still in search of their first playoff berth since 1985.
Yet their latest blueprint for building a playoff-caliber team mirrors what the Cubs are trying to do and sustain...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:31 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — A deflating White Sox loss Saturday night turned into a throw-away series Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.
Hoping to help his team bounce back from the previous night, Sox left-hander Jose Quintana instead lasted a season-low 4...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:49 PM
The typically sound Orioles defense didn't help starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez on Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards.
Center fielder Adam Jones dropped a fly ball on the first play of the game that led to an unearned run,...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:45 PM
In his first game as the Angels' new closer, Joe Smith pitched the ninth inning with a three-run lead. In his second game, he pitched the ninth with a two-run lead.
Pressure? He laughed at the thought. In five years as the setup man for the Cleveland...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:00 AM
There probably have been five times in the past 20 months or so that I've written a game story about Chris Tillman's continued emergence/maturation as a pitcher.
Several times I've written about whether he is – or is at least on his way to...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:22 PM
Albert Pujols made his major league debut at 22. Jered Weaver made his minor league debut at 22.
Mike Trout just made $145 million at 22, and he set himself up to become the richest athlete in North American sports history.
The best player in baseball...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Mike Trout could have another monster season. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton could bounce back from career-worst years. Joe Smith and Sean Burnett could add much-needed depth and reliability to the bullpen.
And it might not matter.
For the Angels...
| 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...