| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:16 PM
PHILADELPHIA – Jake Arrieta knows about expectations dating back to his days as the opening day starter with the Baltimore Orioles in 2012.
Since joining the Chicago Cubs last July, Arrieta has shown brief flashes of dominance offset by bouts of...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The Cubs management talks about developing homegrown players. But they don't seem to have much respect for Jeff Samardzija, who is one of the Cubs’ few success stories. Is Theo Epstein biased because Jeff was never in the Red Sox organization? --...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:20 AM
MIAMI – Manager Rick Renteria remains firm in not moving Travis Wood from the No. 9 spot in the Chicago Cubs’ batting order on the days he pitches.
But Wood is making a stronger case to be employed as a pinch hitter.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:40 AM
MIAMI -- Before a major league scout left the press dining room Monday night at Marlins Park, he looked at two tables occupied by representatives from other clubs.
"I think I'm the only guy here not to watch (Jeff) Samardzija," the scout joked.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The Orioles play the Tampa Bay Rays in their 71st game of the season this afternoon at Tropicana Field. Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman is scheduled to pitch against Rays right-hander Alex Cobb, and first pitch is set for 1:10 p.m.
How does this...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:49 PM
NEW YORK -- Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez had a special gift for rookie Kevin Gausman on Friday at Yankee Stadium: a new Rolex watch.
It was payment for uniform No. 31, which Gausman switched to in the offseason after Dave Wallace joined the club....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Much ink and hot air have been spent clamoring for the Cubs’ future to become the Cubs’ present. Understandably, fans crave any hint of a young player who will stop this garbage. Pipe down, people. Wise up while you’re at it.
| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:26 PM
White Sox: Rush hour: Promote top draft pick Carlos Rodon from Class A to Triple A after four appearances.
Indians: Surgery on both knees ends disappointing season for Nick Swisher. Still two years left on $56...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:29 PM
AT THE PLATE: Josh Hamilton was back in the cleanup spot after a two-game “mental break” from a slump in which he hit .132 (five for 38) with 18 strikeouts in his previous 10 games. He flied to deep center in the first, was hit by a pitch in...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
CHICAGO – Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, demoted to a relief role after continuing to struggle in the team’s crowded rotation, will be available to pitch out of the bullpen Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox.
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Major league teams obsess throughout the month of July about the deadline for making trades without passing players through waivers, then some of them sacrifice their best young talent for the prospect of some instant postseason gratification.