| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:02 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — He was fed up.
Bethune-Cookman baseball coach Jason Beverlin stopped practice when he saw the lackadaisical effort from his players a few weeks ago. He called them to attention and left them with a message.
"If today was your...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Let's do some timey-wimey stuff.
("Timey-wimey stuff" is a shout-out to other Dr. Who fans. Everyone else should just move on.)
Last week on The Beat of Sports radio show, we talked with former Chicago Tribune writer Ed Sherman, author of (watch for the...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:38 PM
Brewers sign former Oriole Mark Reynolds
The Milwaukee Brewers signed veteran free-agent first baseman-third baseman Mark Reynolds to a minor league deal Friday. Reynolds, a former Oriole, will get a $2 million salary with an additional...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:30 PM
No. 20 Indians: No. 11 in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rockies.
If the Cubs could, they would run, not walk, away from the last three years of Alfonso Soriano's contract. The Orioles would do the same with the two left on Brian...
| Jul 31, 2013
Avisail Garcia is 22, maybe a little bit overweight and definitely unproven. He's also a far better bet for the White Sox than Jake Peavy was four years ago, when he came to Chicago less than two years' removed from winning the National League Cy Young...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 5:35 PM
PHILADELPHIA — It was 9 a.m. on Day 1 of spring training, a day often filled with moaning and groaning about the long weeks ahead that would be packed with monotonous fielding practice, sprints and base running 101.
It took only minutes for Jim...
| Jul 24, 2013
Prosperity greeted C.J. Edwards the day after the Cubs traded for the promising Class A pitcher and former 48th-round draft pick at the center of the Matt Garza deal.
Edwards returned Tuesday to his hometown of Prosperity, S.C. —...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Everybody loves a swashbuckler, especially when he has a Cy Young Award in his trophy case.
General manager Ken Williams fell for Jake Peavy in 2009, and the trade that brought him to Chicago proved a poor return on investment, both for Chairman Jerry...
| Aug 17, 2013
Ryne Sandberg always said he just wanted a chance to manage a big league club. He has that now, even if it isn't with the one team he most wanted to manage.
Sandberg's No. 23 flies from the right-field flagpole at Wrigley Field. He would have loved to...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 8:54 AM
When Ruben Amaro Jr. put down the paper from which he was reading a prepared statement during Friday's press conference, the Phillies general manager let his guard down. He fought back tears and stumbled to get the words out as he explained how hard the...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Losing a franchise-record 197 games in Theo Epstein's first two seasons as Cubs president didn't hurt the organization as much as Chicago losing confidence in Epstein's plan could.
Losses like that can be harder to quantify and recover from for sports...