| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:27 PM
Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course of this offseason.
Each time, everything pointed him back to the Bay Area and the...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Hundreds of front-office executives, managers, coaches and scouts will descend upon San Diego this week for Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings, all with the singular purpose of molding their teams into World Series contenders.
| Dec 6, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Jon Lester will turn 36 before the final year of a six-year contract that several suitors reportedly are offering.
At that same age, Barry Zito is temporarily finished after failing to fulfill a lucrative seven-year contract in 2013. And at 34, CC...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Major League Baseball free agent Barry Zito, who is aiming for a return to the mound in 2015 after sitting out all of last season, has sold his home in Hollywood Hills West for $3.375 million.
The Contemporary-style residence, which counts a hillside...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:05 PM
PHOENIX — After grooming Ben Cherington replace him eventually with the Red Sox, Cubs President Theo Epstein goes head-to-head against his one-time protege for the first time since both interviewed Dale Sveum for their manager openings three years...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:28 AM
These are not your ordinary garage basketball hoops.
Over-the-top homes are common among big name professional athletes, as massive contracts, competition and ego have produced awe-inducing purchases. So it should come as no surprise that the homes also...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Judging from the various degrees of interest, the only stress free agent left-hander Jon Lester will encounter will be saying ‘’no thanks’’ to the teams he’ll turn down.
The interest in Lester, 30, has swelled and become...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Team Moneyball will be represented at the World Series, again.
Hollywood's favorite team never won, but its alumni have. David Justice joined the Atlanta Braves to win a ring. Jermaine Dye won his with the Chicago White Sox. Barry Zito won by trading...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:31 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Giants reliever Hunter Strickland began jawing at catcher Salvador Perez in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, the Royals knew they finally had arrived.
Up until then, they were just the...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito, who currently has one home on the market in Los Angeles, has listed his hillside estate in Marin County's Kentfield neighborhood for rent at $25,000 a month. Alternatively, the property can be purchased...
| Sep 24, 2014
A look at Derek Jeter's career on the big stage in the Bronx:
1992 – On June 1, the Yankees select Derek Jeter, high school shortstop from Kalamazoo, Mich., with the sixth pick in the draft. "Derek Jeter was the best athlete available when we...