| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:15 PM
Before the first game of this year’s White Sox-Cubs series, I asked a question that I’d like to revisit now that we have a result.
Who would go crazier: Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head?
| May 20, 2012
| 2:54 PM
During spring training, Jake Peavy said he wouldn’t try to become a pitcher who relies on guile after surgery robbed him of the power he used to have. Peavy lied, and good for him. He has become as smart as he is good. When he lost the plate in...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 9:09 AM
What is it about baseball that requires/supports such a large minor-league system, compared to the NFL or NBA? Is baseball really that much more difficult to master that it takes years in the minors to improve enough to advance the major-league level? I...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Talking baseball while saying goodbye to Elizabeth Taylor:
1. There's nothing harder for baseball managers and executives at this time of the year than considering tomorrow as well as today. These guys are held to such a high level of accountability...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 9:24 PM
CHICAGO – Nolan Reimold admitted his uneasyness in stepping into the leadoff spot in the Orioles batting order – unsure how he’d be able to adapt in an unfamiliar role -- but over the past few games, he certainly seems more than...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 1:16 PM
The Chicago White Sox traded outfielder Carlos Quentin and his potential $8 million salary to the San Diego Padres for a pair of pitching prospects.
The Sox received right-hander Simon Castro and lefty Pedro Hernandez, neither of whom has appeared in the...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 7:54 PM
Not only could he be a valuable replacement now in the White Sox outfield, but Dayan Viciedo could be a valuable recruiter for the future as well.
Viciedo admitted he actively tried to sell highly-sought Cuban outfielders Yoennis Cespedes and Jorge Soler...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Do the Orioles have a chance to land Gavin Floyd or Carlos Quentin from the Chicago White Sox?
Absolutely. Or maybe not at all. It really depends on whom you ask. The sides have definitely talked -- and there is no question the Orioles would love to...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Just came back from our session with Dan Duquette, and there is no real news to report except that he confirmed what I had written earlier.
The Orioles have had trade talks with several teams including multiple talks with the Chicago White Sox.
| Dec 6, 2011
| 6:53 PM
As Dan Duquette prepared to leave the Hilton Anatole on Tuesday evening for a staff dinner at manager Buck Showalter's Dallas-area home, he had yet to land the pitchers and outfielder he is seeking at the annual winter meetings.
But the club's new...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:44 AM
Ozzie Guillen says a lot of things, or at least is quoted as saying a lot of things.
Most of them are true. Some of them reveal surprising insecurity. He apparently needs to be needed more often and to a greater degree than you’d think a cocky,...