| Jun 28, 2011
| 8:55 PM
Orioles prized left-hander Zach Britton won five of his first six starts, emerging as the team's biggest early-season success story and a legitimate American League Rookie of the Year candidate.
A stretch of one win over 10 starts certainly has a way...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:14 PM
It has become a trend that these Orioles appear powerless to break: the starter puts the team in an early hole, the bullpen is called on far earlier than should be necessary and the offense squanders numerous opportunities to get back in the game.
| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:17 PM
After turning in one of the worst statistical outings of his professional career in a 9-6 loss Thursday night to the St. Louis Cardinals, struggling left-hander Brian Matusz was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, putting to bed a nightmarish June for the...
| Oct 26, 2010
The World Series umpiring crew has two first-timers - unlike last year.
Umpires Sam Holbrook and Bill Miller will make their World Series debuts Wednesday night in Game 1 between Texas and San Francisco. They will be joined by veteran umpires John...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:42 PM
The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player.
A crowd of players...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:42 PM
The Cardinals held it together without Albert Pujols, going 7-7 and scoring 4.3 runs per game. Tony La Russa was hoping Pujols would be added to the NL All-Star roster so he could avoid a four-day break. … Jim Leyritz, the Yankees' 1996 World Series...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Ah, the Home Run Derby. It’s hard for me to think of many American traditions that top watching baseball’s best sluggers (cameos made by Vernon Wells in 2010 and Brandon Inge the year before) while listening to Chris Berman shriek NFL...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 6:45 PM
La Russa had big role
Given that neither the Rangers nor Cardinals play in Minnesota's Metrodome, home-field advantage wasn't that crucial in the 2011 World Series.
The Cardinals didn't win because they got to play the last...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 5:19 PM
No. 11 Cardinals: 20th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Red Sox.
The NFL has gone to bed for its six-month nap, leaving an over-under-loving society in a state of withdrawal. But all is not lost.
You can apply that betting concept...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:05 PM
No. 3 Rangers: 28th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Yankees.
One pitch away from a World Series parade in October. Tens of thousands to go in February, and that doesn't count those thrown on the back fields and in the batting cages....
| Sep 19, 2011
No pitchers for MVP
We'll start by throwing pitchers out of the MVP talk — deserving or not, they get overlooked by voters for what are, realistically, hitters-only awards.
In a tight American League MVP race, we'll...