| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:41 PM
When the Orioles signed left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, 10 days into 2012, they did so because they believed the 27-year-old had displayed unflappability in big games.
He represented his native Taiwan in the Olympics four years ago. He overcame all the...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:22 PM
At 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, Joe Girardi became a genius. Either that, or like millions of other Yankee fans, he finally had seen enough of Alex Rodriguez. Maybe the bigger truth is Joe Girardi just couldn't take it anymore.
At 10:25 p.m., Girardi pulled one...
| Oct 17, 2012
One more win and the Tigers are going to the World Series.
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander dominated the New York Yankees for nearly nine innings and led the Tigers to a 2-1 win in Game Three of the American League Championship Series to take a 3-0...
| Oct 21, 2012
Curt Schilling was saying the other day on ESPN that he has seen thousands of players sign baseballs with their telephone number and toss them to pretty women in the stands.
I believe him. I believe this, too. There's only one player who would do it in...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 3:25 PM
NEW YORK -- Pedro Strop’s success at the Orioles’ set-up man is a major reason why the O’s were in position to close the gap in the American League East to a single game Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Manager Buck Showalter...
| Sep 2, 2012
Curtis Granderson and his team-leading 34 home runs left in the second inning for New York Presbyterian Hospital. Tight hamstring was the word.
Plate discipline, late-inning relief, an opponent bending under the weight of a crowd rising to the...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Yankees manager Joe Girardi had to be talking to himself on Friday night after an apparent double down the left field line by Eduardo Nunez in the fifth inning caromed off the knee of third base umpire Jerry Meals and bounded right to shortstop Ben...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 4:38 PM
— Joe Girardi sat there Sunday at Yankee Stadium, rubbing his head, considering Eduardo Nunez, considering Derek Jeter, considering Rafael Soriano's 40 saves after Mariano Rivera was lost. And then the Yankees manager, who doesn't smile enough,...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 1:52 PM
For 17 seasons, Derek Jeter has been the best reason to keep believing in baseball.
His throwback approach has yielded daily excellence in the middle of the Yankees infield. He has kept life simple off the field, and that never seems to be a bad idea....
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The Royals expect James Shields to be a difference maker. But were they close enough to being a playoff team before they added him?
That's the question about the deal in which the Royals sent future All-Star Wil Myers to the Rays.
It's too early to...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:25 PM
TAMPA – For new Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel, this spring had been a re-introduction to the American League East. After three seasons in Colorado, he’s getting re-adjusted to the lineups he saw during his first major league seasons in...