| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Justin Nicolino, a former Orlando University left-hander, was touched for six runs and seven hits in three innings in his first Class AA start after being promoted by the Miami Marlins. Nicolino took the loss in the Jacksonville Suns’ 7-4 setback to...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:41 PM
1. Cardinals (1 last ranking): They might not be the best team but they're the toughest one, with the playoff wars in 2011 and '12 behind them. Key second-half guy: David Freese.
2. Tigers (2): Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder have stored up a lot of...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:58 PM
On the off chance Cubs fans need some good news right about now, here's a projection that might provide comfort: If President Theo Epstein succeeds in building the "player development machine'' that is his goal, and it later falls apart, he — or his...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:39 AM
I have noticed that when managers need to look up information in the dugouts that they use a notebook. Why haven't they started using laptops or some other devices that would be quicker and more insightful? -- Barry, Carmel, Ind.
I once saw a Stanford...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 9:40 AM
TORONTO – After Orioles slugger Chris Davis hit his 50th homer of the season Friday night, tying Brady Anderson’s franchise record for home runs in a single season, I asked Davis where this one ranked among his most memorable homers.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:19 PM
The Orioles entered Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays needing a miraculous sequence of events to make the playoffs, but they were still mathematically alive in the chase for the second American League wild-card spot.
But the Orioles' 3-2, 10-...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez, a 23-year-old Venezuelan in his third major league season, pitched the third no-hitter of the season in a thrilling 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday in Miami.
Alvarez was in the on-deck circle in...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Cardinals (1): Swept by the Rangers as powerful lineup produces only 26 runs during an eight-game lull. They nevertheless continue to lead the majors in runs in June.
2. Rangers (7): Seven strong innings by...
| May 18, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Three times Saturday, Robinson Cano flashed a smile as big as Jay-Z's when he sees his wife, Beyonce, after a long day at the office.
The first time came when Cano, semi-fooled by a Brandon Morrow pitch, still managed to turn it into one of those short-...
| May 4, 2013
| 4:42 PM
The Cardinals visit the Cubs for the first time this week. Fireworks are not expected.
But when the Red Sox's Clay Buchholz pitches against the Blue Jays next Saturday, that should be interesting. You know you are doing something right when rivals...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Nov. 11, 2011: Florida Marlins become the Miami Marlins.
Dec. 5, 2011: Closer Heath Bell is signed as a free agent for three years, $27 million.
Dec. 7, 2011: Shortstop Jose Reyes signed as a free agent for six years, $106 million.
Dec. 8, 2011: Left-...