| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is only 25, but he’s already on his fourth big league manager in Joe Maddon, who replaced the fired Rick Renteria last month.
Rizzo said Friday he’s excited to play for Maddon after the two spoke recently...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:05 PM
The Cubs left room for Jon Lester in case the marquee free-agent left-hander signs with them even as they added pitching prospect C.J. Edwards to their 40-man roster before Thursday night's deadline.
The addition of Edwards, 23, who has struck out 294...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:40 AM
With the Boston Red Sox signing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez this week, they've helped turn the heat up on the MLB Hot Stove.
The Red Sox are hoping the two signings will solidify the left side of their infield but they are still left...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:42 PM
It’s November, and the Boston Red Sox were bad last year, so why wouldn’t they spend all of the money on free agents in order to rectify it?
In the span of a a few hours last night and this morning, Boston reportedly agreed to terms with...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:02 PM
The massive construction project underway at chilly Wrigley Field mirrors the ominous task facing the Cubs as they court Jon Lester.
The marquee free-agent left-hander met team officials Tuesday, according to a source. Despite Lester's familiarity...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:20 AM
There were no limos parked in front of the Chicago Cubs' offices, nor were balloons hanging above the entrance.
The famed Wrigley Field marquee promoted group sales, and a massive crane was parked in the triangle symbolizing the franchise's massive...
| 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 25, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Driving along I-57 in the 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle he just bought at a car dealership in New Lenox, Joe Maddon commented to his passenger how much he loved coming to Chicago.
This was April 2010 and Maddon, then the Rays manager, was in-between taking...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:28 PM
The Orioles didn't fall short of the World Series by much this year, and the obvious case can be made that the return of some key players will make them a stronger team in 2015.
But this is no time to take the pedal off the metal.
When the free-...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 2:49 PM
When last seen in the World Series 29 years ago, the Royals' de facto MVP was Don Denkinger, a major league umpire whose blown call at first base helped them avoid losing in six games to the Cardinals.
Given new life, they staged a ninth-inning rally to...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:14 PM
While the Dodgers were adding one of those new-age, rock-star executives to their front office last week, naming Rays general manager Andrew Friedman their new president of baseball operations, the archrival Giants were busy winning their third pennant in...