| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:44 AM
Quick, digital-only thoughts from In the Wake of the News columnist David Haugh.
For openers ...
As Paul George landed Friday night against the basket stanchion in Las Vegas, his right leg below the knee snapped to a nearly 90-degree angle, a...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The Chicago Cubs acquired left-hander Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday for a player to be named later, the team said.
The non-waiver trading deadline is less than 24 hours away, and a deal involving Cubs infielder Emilio Bonifacio...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Chris Coghlan stabilized the Chicago Cubs' leadoff spot after Emilio Bonifacio injured an oblique muscle in mid-June.
But in the time since Bonifacio was traded, rookie Arismendy Alcantara struggled and Anthony Rizzo got hurt, the Cubs have experimented...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:26 PM
It took a decade for the Royals finally to achieve a winning season, and they're still in search of their first playoff berth since 1985.
Yet their latest blueprint for building a playoff-caliber team mirrors what the Cubs are trying to do and sustain...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
TORONTO -- Yes, the Orioles’ 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays on Friday night was a tough one to swallow. But let’s remember that this road trip began with a tough loss to the Tigers in Detroit -- Max Scherzer dominated and Jake Arrieta struggled -- ...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:29 PM
The Orioles came to Toronto this week riding the momentum of eight wins in their previous 11 games and were fresh off taking two of three in Detroit.
That momentum was crushed over the weekend here at Rogers Centre, and after the Orioles' 13-5 loss to...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 6:22 PM
After Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel completed his first half of the season with his fifth straight defeat in the Orioles' 7-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, manager Buck Showalter tried to positively spin the performance.
| May 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"?
Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers? Pitchers frequently peak later than position players. Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:54 AM
I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Turns out, Starlin Castro is the last player the Cubs could afford to get injured.
Not that the Cubs are going to win anything this season. In fact, they might not win 70 games. This team is being built to stink again, to trade anyone who has a good...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:10 AM
The Orioles and starting catcher Matt Wieters have until Feb. 12 to come to an agreement concerning his 2014 salary before an arbitration hearing that day in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Wieters, who made $5.5 million in 2013, filed for $8.75 million whereas...