| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Let’s begin with the premise that you have to play baseball with a third baseman. Pretty sure it’s in the rules. And let’s further go out on a metaphorical limb and conclude the Dodgers currently do not have one.
What to do?
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:46 PM
The Baltimore Orioles won't be closing a deal for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.
Days after reaching a preliminary agreement with the free agent pending a physical, the Orioles said Friday that they weren't satisfied with the results of Balfour's exam....
| Oct 15, 2012
| 6:07 AM
The late Loyd Christopher, a longtime scout who played briefly for the White Sox, told a disappointed group of high school players more than 30 years ago that statistics "don't mean a thing."
That proved true last spring for left fielder Dayan Viciedo,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:58 PM
Mark De Rosa? Kevin Kouzmanoff? Placido Polanco? Scott Rolen?
That’s the bulk of your 2012-13 free agent third basemen, unless you count first baseman Mark Reynolds, the only player to strike out more times in a single season than...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:15 PM
It didn't take long for right-hander Jake Arrieta to retreat to the video room inside the Orioles' clubhouse to go over another tough start Wednesday afternoon.
Shortly after the Orioles' 6-5 series-finale loss to the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards,...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 4:19 PM
NEW YORK -- After going through an early-season 1-for-18 slump, third baseman Manny Machado is starting to find his comfort zone in the No. 2 spot in the Orioles batting order.
Since hitting the game-winning home run in the team’s 8-5 comeback win...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:09 PM
The White Sox were extremely pleased with the development of their pitching staff in 2012, particularly the rookie relievers who experienced the pressure of a division race.
In fact, general manager Ken Williams resisted any temptation to trade any of...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:07 PM
If Kevin Youkilis leaves via free agency, what are the chances the Sox try Dan Johnson at third? He is patient and does have some pop. -- Kent Kimpel, Plymouth, Ind.
I think the chances are slim. I think they should bring him back, but I'm not sure how...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:48 PM
NEW YORK — Adam Jones called it a routine play. The Orioles center fielder wouldn’t blame it on the cold or the wind or the rain. Regardless of the conditions, he said it was a play he’s made before countless times.
| Jun 24, 2012
| 2:52 PM
When you go to extra innings scoreless twice in three days, you need offensive help.
I’m just not sure how the White Sox’s trade for third baseman Kevin Youkilis helps that right now.
At one time, Youkilis was a terrific heart-of-the-order...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 3:00 AM
NEW YORK -- After the Yankees turned one of the weirdest triple plays you’d ever see in the eighth inning of the Orioles' 5-2 loss Friday night, the Yankees’ celebration was fitting for the act.
Left-hander CC Sabathia pumped his fist in the...