| Dec 18, 2014
| 11:02 PM
The trade sending Matt Kemp from the Dodgers to the San Diego Padres was finalized Thursday, one week after the division rivals agreed in principle to the blockbuster deal.
The final stages of the five-player exchange, which were expected to be a...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:27 PM
As the San Diego Padres were preparing to introduce Matt Kemp as their new star attraction Friday, Andrew Friedman explained the Dodgers' polarizing decision to trade the two-time All-Star.
The Dodgers' president of baseball operations laughed when told...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:16 PM
The San Diego Padres continued to overhaul their roster Friday, acquiring All-Star outfielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves and reportedly working to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox.
The Padres announced they will...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:29 AM
The Padres have had discussions about trading for San Diego native Cole Hamels with new outfielder Wil Myers as potential bait, according to a baseball source.
The Padres have been baseball's busiest team since the Winter Meetings ended in San Diego...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 4:59 PM
By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange
OAKLAND, Calif. — Jerome Williams pitched seven shutout innings, shortstop Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Oakland 3-0 on Saturday, delivering a blow to the A's wild-card...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The men who play baseball are fans of the sport too. The MLB Network is the default setting for every clubhouse television. When veterans hear about The Next Big Thing, well, they would rather not take the word of a talking head. They prefer to see with...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:34 PM
NEW YORK — His numbers this season — 21 home runs, 66 RBIs entering the All-Star break — are impressive, and one can just imagine how they would look in the middle of the Phillies' oft-punchless lineup.
Some believe that were it not...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:40 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — Orioles closer Zach Britton hadn’t allowed a run over his previous 10 outings heading into the ninth inning of Friday night’s series opener against the Oakland Athletics, converting six straight save opportunities along...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Catchers Derek Norris, John Jaso and Stephen Vogt have combined for a .309 average, 20 homers and 83 RBIs. (1)
| Sep 10, 2014
| 9:35 PM
Avisail Garcia's two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning Wednesday night rallied the White Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field, spoiling Jeff Samardzija's return to Chicago.
At the plate
The Sox loaded the...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:16 PM
KEY MOMENT: The managerial wheels spun early, with Oakland's Bob Melvin pulling the left-handed-hitting Josh Reddick for pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the fourth inning. The Angels' Mike Scioscia countered by...