| Mar 27, 2015
| 6:56 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Aaron Nola, who faced major league hitters for the first time in his career Friday at Bright House Field, didn't get a chance to talk to Cole Hamels before his outing.
Hamels would have advised him: Don't try to do too much....
| Mar 24, 2015
| 3:01 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ryan Howard has heard the suggestions from commentators and fans who say he should drop down bunts or poke the ball into left field a few times to defeat the shift.
The long ball made him one of baseball's top players, a...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Look beyond those massive snowbanks, past the forecast for the next winter storm, and focus on the trucks. Those glorious tractor-trailers will be packed with baseball equipment in Boston and New York before rolling south this week.
Spring training is...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 8:57 PM
Stephen Drew drove in four runs against his former team Sunday night and Brett Gardner homered among three hits as the New York Yankees took the rubber match of the three-game series with an 8-7 victory over the Red Sox in Boston.
Chase Headley added...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:24 PM
SAN DIEGO — The flurry of activity at this year's winter meetings was in stark contrast to last year in Orlando, Fla., when there were no mega-signings or blockbuster deals.
This was more like an old school meetings, with stars such as Matt Kemp,...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:24 PM
On paper it was a bad day for the Cubs, who watched their archrivals get better Monday while missing out on one of their primary free-agent targets
The Cubs lost out on free-agent catcher Russell Martin, who signed a five-year, $82 million deal with the...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:58 PM
In the end, what they do is much more important than what they say. In the end, the players they put on the field in April and October are much more important than the words they stuff into microphones in November and February.
Still, it is head-...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:30 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — We have covered a number of topics here every Sunday since I began writing this last March, from the megabucks Dodgers' going Hollywood to the legacy of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team.
We looked at how the death of...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Alex Rodriguez is back on the 40-man roster of the New York Yankees.
Rodriguez served a one-year suspension on the restricted list and the 39-year-old third baseman is owed $61 million for the next three seasons. His contract includes a bonus of $6...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:41 PM
By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange
BOSTON — Derek Jeter was at peace with his decision.
The New York Yankees shortstop and future Hall of Famer was ready for his illustrious career to come to a close.
So the 40-year-old captain put the...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 4:58 PM
It ended with a chopper over the third baseman's head for a run-scoring infield single. The 3,465th hit of Derek Jeter's career would be his last. Brian McCann pinch-ran for Jeter in the third inning Sunday at Fenway Park, and the Yankees' captain left...