| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Clearing nearly $41 million from last season’s player payroll, coupled with a lucrative television contract on the horizon, points to an aggressive shopping spree for the Chicago Cubs.
And owner Tom Ricketts stated that available money will be...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Add and subtract.
That's how the Cubs and White Sox, respectively, could improve when they accelerate talks with agents and officials from other teams starting Monday at baseball's general managers' meetings in Phoenix.
Although GM Jed Hoyer has...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Max Scherzer will learn soon enough the consequences of shaking off the six-year, $144 million offer from the Detroit Tigers.
Scherzer, 30, is a headline free agent on the starting pitching market with Oakland Athletics left-hander Jon Lester, James...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:30 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — We have covered a number of topics here every Sunday since I began writing this last March, from the megabucks Dodgers' going Hollywood to the legacy of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team.
We looked at how the death of...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 9:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Befitting the teams that got here, the 2014 World Series has been a wild one to watch.
The matchup between two wild-card teams may not go down as an all-time classic like Reds-Red Sox in 1975 or Twins-Braves in '91, and certainly...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Si nunca ha escuchado de un tal William Henry White, a quien apodaban “Whoop-La”, no se preocupe. Mucha gente no tiene idea de quién se trata, aunque este lanzador de finales del siglo XIX fue un monstruo.
White posee varios récords,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:12 PM
It was an impulsive, almost whimsical decision, the kind college students make all the time. And so it was that Dayton Moore and his college buddy decided to pull off the freeway, head to the ballpark, and try to score a couple tickets for Game 7 of the...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The Patriots sent Darrelle Revis home on Tuesday after he showed up late for a team meeting, according to a Boston Globe report.
Did Revis think he was still with the Jets? Coach Bill Belichick has sent several players home in the past for tardiness,...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Evan Longoria was in the major leagues for less than a week when Andrew Friedman signed him to a contract guaranteed for $17.5 million. In addition to saving the Tampa Bay Rays millions of dollars in the arbitration process, Friedman's foresight has...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:04 AM
It’s not as if Joe Maddon is rooting against the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, which begins Tuesday night with Game 1 against the San Francisco Giants in Kauffman Stadium.
The Tampa Bay manager remains close with Royals Game 1 starter...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:48 PM
The Kansas City Royals would not be here without James Shields. They bet big on him, in one of the most criticized trades in recent memory, and they won. No pitcher in the major leagues started more games this season, and the Royals got into the playoffs,...