| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:26 AM
One of the great things about my profession and social media -- Twitter, in particular -- is the immediacy with which writers can interact with readers.
I’ll be stepping away from Twitter for a little bit before I head down to Florida in a few...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:42 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For a general manager heading into what could be his walk-the-plank year, Jerry Dipoto appears calm and assured. His contract guarantees him nothing beyond next season, and the playoffs have gone on without the Angels...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The New York Yankees’ signing of Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka to a reported seven-year, $155-million deal on Wednesday doesn’t really change much for the Angels in their pursuit of a starting pitcher.
Though the Angels scouted...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The New York Yankees' signing of Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155-million deal won't really affect the Angels' pursuit of a starting pitcher, but it might complicate things.
Though the Angels scouted and liked Tanaka, they did...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:00 PM
PHOENIX — With Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley recovering from major operations, the Dodgers solidified the back end of their rotation Saturday by signing veteran left-hander Paul Maholm to a one-year, $1.5-million contract.
Maholm, if anything,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:04 PM
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jerry Dipoto turned Mark Trumbo into three arms and a bat. That is the work of a magician.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:57 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Angels acquired another pitcher on the final day of baseball's winter meetings — but not the veteran starter they would like to add to their rotation.
Matt Garza remains high on their shopping list, but General...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:30 PM
The lights were wrong and the throws were wrong, and this whole Dodger Stadium thing just looked wrong.
And then suddenly, things went right, things went very, very right.
After falling behind six runs to Cy Young winner David Price and Tampa Bay, the...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:32 PM
Hey, if you’re going to have a six-game winning streak come to end, might as well make it a loss of the mushroom cloud variety. The historic kind.
One of those no-doubters, a rub-your-nose-in-it losses where they kick sand on your face and...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 8:38 PM
The Dodgers have won every game since June 22 that Chris Capuano hasn’t started. Unfortunately for them, it was Capuano (2-6) on the mound for their series finale against the Rockies on Thursday.
He lasted just 4 1/3 innings, allowing six runs...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:30 AM
In all the pandemonium of the Dodgers-Diamondbacks seventh-inning brawl Tuesday night, it was hard to tell exactly who landed a punch on whom. Lucky for us, there’s video replay (complete with Vin Scully live play-by-play: “No sense in calling...