| Sep 2, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Reed Johnson will start in right field for the Cubs as they face Pirates' left-hander Brian Burres in the first game of a weekend series Friday at Wrigley Field.
But manager Mike Quade only used part of his usual lineup against southpaws, keeping...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:55 PM
HOUSTON — The Angels couldn't beat Bud Norris on Friday night. The way they've hit the Houston ace — he has given up one earned run in 28 innings (0.32 earned-run average) of four starts against them this season, including seven four-hit...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:11 PM
No. 4 Rays: 27th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rangers.
Who is crazier? Joe Maddon or Andrew Friedman?
Or do the two men running baseball's best operation — without question the most efficient — know something that...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 6:08 AM
[Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
Thome keys 12th-inning rally as O's win, 9-6
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Orioles rookie Manny Machado has spent his brief time in the big leagues making difficult plays at third base — like the slow roller down the line — appear routine.
But the dazzling plays he'd already made in his short time as a big leaguer...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 8:49 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — At the beginning of this calendar year, Miguel Gonzalez didn’t know where he was going to pitch. Released by the Red Sox in December, he hoped another major league team would give him a chance.
On the second day of...
| Jan 20, 2012
En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well.
Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 7:48 AM
The tarp went on the Wrigley Field infield before the Cubs and Astros had a chance to take batting practice Friday morning.
When the game does start, Cubs manager Mike Quade willl go with what has become his "everyday" lineup against right-handers with...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 8:10 PM
Don't be surprised if the Mariners surface as an option for Hall of Famer Pat Gillick, who is under consideration for a club president's job with the Cubs. The Mariners' collapse has cut into general manager Jack Zduriencik's standing at a point when...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Rain canceled Cubs batting practice Friday and Saturday -- and the Cubs won both games. Sunday's also was rained out, as the blue tarp protected against light rain.
The Cubs hoped to play this game, because Matt Garza was to face winless Astros'...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:55 AM
Mike Quade came to the conclusion that the Cubs are no longer contending. Quite the epiphany when you’ve hovering around 20 games under .500 for months, huh?
Quade claimed the Cubs were in position to get back in the race if they had a good run...