| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Since the season ended, I’ve been asked several times whether the Orioles are going to get an ace this offseason.
My answer is no. I don’t even hesitate. The reasoning is simple. There are no true aces on the market (Matt Garza? Japan’...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:07 PM
If Kevin Youkilis leaves via free agency, what are the chances the Sox try Dan Johnson at third? He is patient and does have some pop. -- Kent Kimpel, Plymouth, Ind.
I think the chances are slim. I think they should bring him back, but I'm not sure how...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:24 PM
What White Sox ace Chris Sale called a disgrace after his four-inning outing Tuesday, pitching coach Don Cooper brushed off as a bad day.
What qualified as frustration Thursday for fellow Sox first-year starter Jose Quintana in a 5-3 loss to the Orioles,...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano, who was a budding superstar before his career was sidetracked by an elbow injury, made an amazing no-look, between-the-legs catch of a hard one-hop grounder on Friday.
Liriano, who was the American League'...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:09 PM
The White Sox were extremely pleased with the development of their pitching staff in 2012, particularly the rookie relievers who experienced the pressure of a division race.
In fact, general manager Ken Williams resisted any temptation to trade any of...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:27 PM
Derek Jeter continues to move up the all-time hits list, and for the second time this season he passed an Orioles great Tuesday night.
Jeter's leadoff home run against the White Sox's Francisco Liriano in Chicago was the Yankee shortstop's 3,256th career...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 6:56 AM
Maybe it’s me, and maybe I’m alone on this one, but sorry, I’m not impressed with the Yankees.
They came to the South Side this week. They brought the best record in the American League. They had hit the most homers. Did all of them...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Left fielder Nate McLouth did it again. He already had provided the margin of victory with a two-run home run in last Tuesday's game against the first-place Texas Rangers, and he launched a long two-run shot to right field off reliever Brett Myers on...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Lew Ford went into Monday's series opener against the White Sox having not hit a major league home run since July 29, 2007.
Since he joined the Orioles on July 29, Ford has played sparingly. But he's making the most of his starts the past two nights as...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:03 AM
If you are a White Sox fatalist -- one of the 30,000 or so who were smart enough not to fill the Cell for Tuesday night’s joke against Minnesota -- then you have good reason to warm up the car and close the garage door on this season.
Yeah, the Sox...