| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Hate to be a killjoy, but has anybody pondered when the goose might stop laying those golden eggs?
We now live in the land of the Magic Guggenheims and Arte. That sounds like a circus act, and with the way the money has been flowing of late, that...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 2:51 PM
You can't quite see it from here, but the finish line is about to appear in the distance for baseball's oversized pack of contenders.
The collapses by the Red Sox and Braves last season caution against reaching any conclusions at this point. But for...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:18 AM
It’s as if Ryan Dempster wants to get traded.
I realize that Dempster gave his OK for the Cubs to trade him, but it felt grudging. There’s no way Dempster wants to leave the Cubs, even as bad as they are. He loves the team, the stadium and...
| Aug 21, 2012
1. Nationals (1): Look for the lineup to start clicking soon with Ian Desmond back in the lineup and Bryce Harper heating up. Jayson Werth has been a major contributor since he came off the disabled list.
2. Reds (2): Doubleheader on Saturday caused...
| Oct 7, 2012
At the risk of messing with the sabermetric lobby, Mike Trout wasn't the biggest difference-maker in baseball this season.
No, this is not just another plug for Miguel Cabrera and calculations you can do in your head. It's actually an endorsement for...
| Oct 7, 2012
DETROIT — On the American League side of October, the handwriting is already on the wall.
This sets up to be a playoff showcase for home run hitters and Justin Verlander.
The Tigers' dominator is in a group of five guys who seem likely to be...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 7:38 PM
As surprises go, Philip Humber's not-so-perfect game against the Red Sox on Thursday wasn't exactly Chrysler making a comeback.
Really, if you didn't see the bad start coming, you weren't looking at him.
It's not his perfect game against the Mariners on...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 6:24 PM
Does Jim Leyland have a flair for the dramatic?
We're going to find out when he sets the Tigers' pitching rotation for next weekend's series against the White Sox. If he prioritizes the head-to-head meeting with the first-place Sox, we will get one of...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Will the third time be the charm for the World Baseball Classic?
Not if the underwhelming U.S. roster is any indication.
While many of Commissioner Bud Selig's innovations have enjoyed immediate success — especially expanded playoffs and...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Chris Sale was named to the All-Star team.
Sale has been talked about as the American League starter.
Sale should not pick up so much as the rosin bag a week from today in Kansas City.
Sale is important. The All-...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:07 PM
Shadows covered most of the infield at Angel Stadium when Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole took his place on the mound and brought the heat back to a cooling Friday evening.
Pitching quickly and efficiently in only his third major league...