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  • Orioles front office relies on old-school scouts and cutting-edge statistics

    Orioles front office relies on old-school scouts and cutting-edge statistics
    When Orioles catcher Matt Wieters went down for the season with an elbow injury in May, baseball savants were ready to throw dirt on the team's chances. The three-time All-Star not only played a key position, he was a crucial part of the team leadership....
  • Angels' Matt Shoemaker adjusted after bad start at Kansas City in June

    Angels' Matt Shoemaker adjusted after bad start at Kansas City in June
    This was not merely an aberration for Matt Shoemaker, the Angels right-hander who will start Game 2 of the American League division series against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. It was borderline paranormal, an outing so rocky — and so...
  • Danny Duffy, perhaps Royals' best starter, won't start against Angels

    Danny Duffy, perhaps Royals' best starter, won't start against Angels
    By some measures, Danny Duffy was the Kansas City Royals' most effective starter this season. But the Royals plan to use four starters during the American League Division Series, and Duffy is not one of them. "That's the decision we made," Royals...
  • Cubs have the cash to pursue a marquee pitcher

    The Cubs believed they had enough money last winter to make an honest run at free-agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. But with about $41 million off the books from this year's obligations — including the final $14 million installment on Alfonso...
  • Cubs' rotation mission: Quantity to quality

    Cubs' rotation mission: Quantity to quality
    Considering the constant auditions conducted by the Cubs in the second half, using the likes of Jae Kuk Ryu and Ryan O’Malley for a start wouldn’t have seemed like an outrageous each. Ryu and O’Malley each started games for the Cubs in...
  • Theo Epstein says Cubs have resources to win NL Central in 2015

     Theo Epstein says Cubs have resources to win NL Central in 2015
    Prospects are on the rise, construction has started at Wrigley Field and there's plenty of money to spend on pitching. "Now comes the interesting part, where we have to convert to winning," President Theo Epstein said Tuesday after reinforcing that...
  • Better days ahead for the Phillies?

    Better days ahead for the Phillies?
    Seven years ago Tuesday, Brett Myers tossed his glove into the air after striking out the Washington Nationals' Willy Mo Pena and helping the Philadelphia Phillies clinch the first of five straight NL East division titles. This past Tuesday, the...
  • Athletics Bank On Jon Lester's Big Game History In Wild Card Game

    Athletics Bank On Jon Lester's Big Game History In Wild Card Game
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Texas general manager Jon Daniels came into the chaos of a celebratory A's clubhouse Sunday wanting to offer congratulations to manager Bob Melvin and some of Melvin's troops. One of the players Daniels made a point of tracking down...
  • Despite all they've had to overcome, Orioles have what it takes

    Despite all they've had to overcome, Orioles have what it takes
    Sorry, Oriole Magic fans, there was nothing supernatural about the way the club ran away from the rest of the American League East this year, even if it does defy logical explanation. They clinched the division title in surprisingly short order with one...
  • Playoffs Feature Regional Rivals

    From the East Coast to the West Coast and points in between the Major League Baseball postseason starting on Tuesday provides tantalizing possibilities that a regional rivalry could determine the World Series champion. From a possible "Freeway Series" in...
  • Wild times: Struggling A's take on fired-up Royals

    Wild times: Struggling A's take on fired-up Royals
    If not for the addition of a second wild-card team to the postseason, the A's would've been answering questions about one of the great collapses in baseball history instead of facing the Royals on Tuesday night in Kansas City, Mo. The A's had the best...