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  • Letters: What went wrong with the Clippers?

    Letters: What went wrong with the Clippers?
    Contrary to the headline implication in The Times, the Clippers didn't lose to the Thunder because of Donald Sterling; they lost because Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook outplayed Blake Griffin and Chris Paul when it counted. Ken Blake Brea ::...
  • Padres try to challenge Dodgers with a budget-conscious pitching rotation

    Padres try to challenge Dodgers with a budget-conscious pitching rotation
    The Dodgers have the best starting rotation money can buy. Best pitcher in baseball? Keep him, for $215 million. Best pitcher in free agency, in the first off-season under new ownership? Buy him, for $147 million. Best pitcher to come out of South...
  • Dodgers are pitching themselves into the playoffs, but what then?

    Pitching wins. Especially in the playoffs. That's one of those baseball adages, like the infield fly rule, that everyone simply accepts but no one has really proved. "There's no question pitching's at a premium because every team in the postseason has...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
  • Angels owner Arte Moreno should share vision of future with Mike Trout

    Before Arte Moreno resolves the cold war between Jerry Dipoto and Mike Scioscia, the Angels' owner ought to invite Mike Trout to lunch. Trout could be the first player to wear an Angels cap in Cooperstown, if he sticks around. He could have won the most...
  • Spring training: NL West preview

     Spring training: NL West preview
    Will we ever see the Giants coming? The team Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy put together since saying goodbye to Barry Bonds is the only National League team to win the World Series twice within three seasons since the Big Red Machine, yet the Giants...
  • Power rankings: No. 27 Padres

    Power rankings: No. 27 Padres
    It's all about Luke Gregerson. Says a lot, doesn't it? Over the last two seasons, the best thing about the Padres has been their bullpen. It carried Bud Black's team to the threshold of the playoffs in 2010 and was the backbone of a bad team last year as...
  • Angels to interview two Yankees executives for GM job

     
    The Angels have been granted permission by the New York Yankees to interview front-office executives Damon Oppenheimer and Billy Eppler for their vacant general manager position, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday. An Angels spokesman would...
  • Rizzo enjoys first weekend in big leagues

    Rizzo enjoys first weekend in big leagues
    SAN DIEGO --  Rizzo-mania overtook Petco Park over the weekend, and the 21 year-old Padres’ rookie didn't disappoint. Despite mediocre crowds for the four-game series against the Washington Nationals, Petco Park still produced a buzz every time...
  • Beavan Shines in Debut, Mariners Beat Padres 3-1

    Beavan Shines in Debut, Mariners Beat Padres 3-1
    Seattle starters are on a record-setting pace this season, and currently lead the American League with a combined 3.14 ERA.  Welcome to the club, Blake Beavan.  Beavan, who was called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday to start in place of injured...
  • Zaun calls an end to MLB playing days

    Zaun calls an end to MLB playing days
    GLENDALE — After suffering a shoulder injury that stemmed from a violent home-plate collision last season, Gregg Zaun found himself behind home plate for the first time Sunday during a spring training contest against the Oakland Athletics at the...