| Feb 22, 2015
| 8:21 PM
Each spring brings Major League Baseball's teams a chance to clear the slate and begin afresh.
Optimism typically runs rampant — although there won't be much of that in Clearwater for the next six weeks — as a number of veterans, along...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:03 PM
The East Coast may be bracing for a possible winter storm this weekend and there are still four weeks until pitchers and catchers report for spring training, but fans were thinking spring in the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday night.
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:20 PM
As teams move through the offseason and head into spring training, all are equal in the standings and there's typically hope.
For the recently successful ones, hope that they can repeat or build off of last season. For the ones coming off forgettable...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 1:10 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. — There were mixed reactions in the Pirates clubhouse Thursday to reports that a pitch clock will be implemented this season at the Double- and Triple-A levels.
Such a significant rule change cannot be done at the major league level...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:25 AM
With the trading of Marlon Byrd, Jimmy Rollins and Antonio Bastardo, the Phillies have shown they are committed to rebuilding and starting a youth movement in Philadelphia.
Although, with the shape of their roster, the contracts they've handed out and...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:28 PM
There has been much criticism of Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. this offseason for failing to make any moves to an aging, underachieving roster, but things changed quickly Wednesday with the MLB Winter Meetings underway in San Diego.
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:36 PM
The next time that Jimmy Rollins walks through the front door at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and — to borrow an old Rollins line — "represents the P" instead of wearing Dodger blue or some other color that he may adorn in the twilight...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:14 PM
American LeagueCentral Division
White Sox: Additions of Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Adam LaRoche should make Sox instant contenders if defense holds up.
Indians: Quiet so far, but adding Brandon Moss is an upgrade. Now if the Tribe can only...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Next week, baseball's general managers will convene in the same room for the second time in a month, as the annual winter meetings get under way in San Diego. Before they go, they'll have to continue to get their 2015 rosters in order.
| Nov 10, 2014
| 12:07 PM
PHOENIX — Whether by striking early or by reeling in an pre-Christmas gift, the Phillies under general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. have never lacked for drama during baseball's hot-stove season.
In an attempt to extend (and later, pry open) the window...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 4:59 PM
By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange
OAKLAND, Calif. — Jerome Williams pitched seven shutout innings, shortstop Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Oakland 3-0 on Saturday, delivering a blow to the A's wild-card...