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  • Bulked-up Angels ace Jered Weaver looks to pitch deeper in games

    Bulked-up Angels ace Jered Weaver looks to pitch deeper in games
    Fans of Angels ace Jered Weaver will have a little more to love in 2015. The lanky 6-foot-7 right-hander, whose weight dipped to as low as 199 pounds last season, has bulked up to 224 pounds this winter, six pounds heavier than he’s ever been....
  • Orioles, Ryan Flaherty agree to $1.075 million deal for 2015, sources say

    Orioles, Ryan Flaherty agree to $1.075 million deal for 2015, sources say
    The Orioles settled with utility infielder Ryan Flaherty on Sunday, agreeing to a $1.075 million deal for the 2015 season, according to multiple sources. Flaherty becomes the Orioles’ sixth arbitration-eligible player to come to terms, and the...
  • Vargas has everyone around the Twins smiling

    It's a moment of triumph that Kennys Vargas never will forget. Verone High School was playing for its conference championship, and the score was tied. The crowd was going crazy as Vargas, Verone's star player, stepped up. If he could connect, his...
  • Top Phillies prospect Franco is going to get advice from legends

    Top Phillies prospect Franco is going to get advice from legends
    If these players were in their prime and in red and white pinstripes, the Phillies would not be going through a rebuilding process: Mike Schmidt, Ryne Sandberg, Larry Bowa, Charlie Manuel, Juan Samuel, Steve Henderson and John Mizerock. They are not...
  • Ernie Banks — on the sunny side of the street

     Ernie Banks — on the sunny side of the street
    We hadn't sung together since Cooperstown, N.Y. That was in 2001, on induction weekend for Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield and Bill Mazeroski and Hilton Smith, and now the speeches were over. My wife, a baseball writer at MLB.com, and I, the former...
  • From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world

    From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world
    This column was orginially published on July 24, 2005. Two steps into the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in this Pacific Ocean postcard of a town off the western edge of Los Angeles, Ernie Banks asked the hostess he'd just met about her husband. She blushed....
  • Ernie Banks truly a man for all seasons

    Ernie Banks truly a man for all seasons
    With a familiar glint in his eye and trademark grin on his face, Ernie Banks once revealed a recurring dream of him standing on a stage in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. A friend to presidents who once discussed poverty with Nelson Mandela...
  • Jeff Samardzija feels right at home at SoxFest

     Jeff Samardzija feels right at home at SoxFest
    Jeff Samardzija understands both sides of Chicago baseball, and so he knew just how to stir up the dueling fan bases when presented with a tricky question to start his SoxFest seminar Saturday. Why are White Sox fans better than Cubs fans, Jeff?...
  • After more than two decades, Bud Selig leaves MLB commissioner's office

    After more than two decades, Bud Selig leaves MLB commissioner's office
    NEW YORK — Bud Selig began his 8,173rd and final day in charge of baseball by waking up in a Manhattan hotel, having breakfast and working out. After nearly 22-1/2 years that began with unprecedented labor unrest, unfolded with rapid innovation...
  • Ernie Banks remembered for his spirit, skill; 'Mr. Cub' mourned in sports world and beyond

    To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game. His teammates loved him, and his list of admirers ranged from Barack Obama to Pearl Jam to athletes all over the...
  • AP Interview: On last day as MLB commissioner, Selig says international expansion possible

    Bud Selig began his 8,173rd and final day in charge of baseball by waking up in a Manhattan hotel, having breakfast and working out. After nearly 22 1/2 years that began with unprecedented labor unrest, unfolded with rapid innovation and ended with...