| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:10 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels might be all about Mike Trout this and Mike Trout that, but Albert Pujols scoffed at the suggestion that he might be motivated by all that Trout has accomplished.
"I don't need to compare with anybody, buddy," Pujols said...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 4:22 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- As the Angels identify their starting rotation, Joe Blanton is on the outside looking in.
Blanton lost his spot in the rotation last season. If he pitches well this spring and the Angels still like their starting five, they might be able...
| Feb 21, 2014
PHOENIX What is Daric Barton doing in the Oakland Athletics' camp?
Taunting history, that's what.
History would suggest that Barton should be anywhere but in the clubhouse at Phoenix Municipal Stadium with the Athletics. But history doesn't know...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 9:05 PM
PHOENIX The first impression Oakland Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry got of Scott Kazmir was that of a pitcher trying to get his career back together.
Gentry and the rest of the A's are banking heavily on Kazmir having succeeded.
It was in 2011 that...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:35 PM
PHOENIX Despite the departures of All-Star closer Grant Balfour and ace starter Bartolo Colon, the Oakland Athletics head into spring training believing they are a deeper, stronger team than the one whose season ended in Detroit in the playoffs last...
| Feb 8, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. The Athletics and Coco Crisp have agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2016 with a vesting option for the 2017 season.
The center fielder wouldn't have it any other way.
"These guys are my comrades," Crisp said Friday...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:45 AM
You never know with postseason awards. They’re sometimes too difficult to handicap because of who’s voting and what those people consider when evaluating the best players.
But I’ve been saying for a while that Manny Machado will win...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:40 AM
We will find out tonight which Orioles win Gold Gloves.
In today’s edition of The Baltimore Sun, I broke down each of the six positions in which Orioles are nominated for Gold Gloves and predicted wins for third baseman Manny Machado, catcher Matt...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:49 PM
While managers have different preferences about using "small ball," it strikes me that the White Sox rarely use sacrifice bunts in games where one run can make the difference. Is this a strategical decision or are they just bad bunters? -- Bob Dunn;...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:41 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reliever Francisco Rodriguez joined the Orioles before Wednesday's game in Kansas City still a little surprised he was suddenly wearing a Baltimore uniform after having been acquired in a trade.
Trade rumors had him linked to a...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 5:04 PM
OAKLAND -- A day that began with bad news got even worse for the Angels, who lost slugger Albert Pujols -- probably for the season -- in the morning and blew a five-run lead in an unsightly 10-6 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon.