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  • Jeff Samardzija and his 'screw you' attitude have Sox stoked

    Jeff Samardzija and his 'screw you' attitude have Sox stoked
    Expectations are high for the 2015 White Sox, in part because of one player in the midst of a homecoming. Pitcher Jeff Samardzija, a northwest Indiana native who rooted for the Sox as a kid, was one of the standout players in an offseason haul that many...
  • Orioles sign Chris Parmelee, Dane De La Rosa to minor league deals with spring training invites

    Orioles sign Chris Parmelee, Dane De La Rosa to minor league deals with spring training invites
    The Orioles still have yet to fill their top offseason priority, acquiring a left-handed hitting outfielder, but executive vice president Dan Duquette believes that former first-round pick Chris Parmelee can help fill that hole.  The club signed...
  • Rob Manfred era at MLB could begin with big changes

    In a little time as Major League Baseball's new commissioner, Rob Manfred has hinted at big changes. Monday was Manfred's first day on the job as the successor to Bud Selig, who served as MLB's head honcho since 1998. And he didn't come in without a...
  • Angels' Josh Hamilton sets lofty goals after disappointing 2014

    Angels' Josh Hamilton sets lofty goals after disappointing 2014
    Josh Hamilton didn’t hesitate Sunday when asked to list his personal expectations for 2015. “I’m going to say .300, 30 and 100,” the Angels left fielder said, referring to average, home runs and runs batted in. “Keep it...
  • 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...
  • 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?...