| Apr 5, 2015
| 1:57 PM
After concluding his final tuneup of spring training Tuesday, Jon Lester was asked to elaborate on how much time he would devote to his opening night start against the Cardinals.
"How much time do you got?" Lester replied.
Lester said he always...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 6:56 PM
These should be the big, bold, brash San Diego Padres.
They always could pitch. Now they can hit. Now they can win.
You do not import an entire outfield of sluggers — Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton — and talk gingerly of hoping to...
| Apr 4, 2015
It's finally here.
For the first time in years, both the White Sox and Cubs begin the season with realistic chances to get back to the postseason, where the Giants and Royals proved last year that anything's possible.
| Mar 25, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Like many autograph collectors, Hector Santiago admits he is intimidated by the big stars.
"Yeah for sure," he said. "Who wouldn't be?"
Last year, for example, he spent most of the summer trying to work up the courage to approach Albert Pujols for his...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 5:44 AM
MESA, Ariz. — It was supposed to be a routine rundown drill on a Sunday morning, with the first baseman trailing the play after throwing to the shortstop for the out.
But backup catcher David Ross immediately noticed something was wrong, even as...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 5:40 PM
MESA, Ariz. - David Ross has gained experience from playing for the likes of Bruce Bochy, Dusty Baker and Bobby Cox.
And it wouldn't surprise former teammate Jake Peavy if Ross - who has made an impact in a short time as the Chicago Cubs' backup catcher...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 5:33 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — A sun-drenched opening day at Camelback Ranch isn't the most pressure-packed environment for a pitcher such as Jose Quintana, who has settled nicely in to his role in the White Sox rotation.
But the left-hander and No. 3...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 2:26 PM
White Sox right-handed pitching prospect Frank Montas is among the players the Sox have mentioned could have a greater opportunity this spring while Chris Sale is out at least three weeks with a fractured right foot. The added opportunity is something...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 5:47 AM
MESA, Ariz. — General manager Doug Melvin was a curious World Series observer despite a shocking tumble that eliminated his Brewers from playoff contention.
But Melvin's farm system could take credit for the development of speedy center fielder...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 5:36 PM
Before the San Francisco Giants enjoyed their third parade in five years, before a Chevrolet executive memorably advised World Series most valuable player Madison Bumgarner he had won a truck equipped with "technology and stuff," before the "Mad Bum"...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 9:04 PM
There are many words being used to describe Avisail Garcia, the Venezuelan-born outfielder who has garnered comparisons to Miguel Cabrera. Ask the White Sox slugger right now, though, and he might undersell himself a bit.
"I'm skinny," Garcia said at...