| May 16, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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.
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:18 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:51 AM
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...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 7:20 PM
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...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:47 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 9:33 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:16 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 10:12 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 1:01 PM
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...