| Feb 14, 2015
| 5:36 PM
Before the San Francisco Giants enjoyed their third parade in five years, before a Chevrolet executive memorably advised World Series most valuable player Madison Bumgarner he had won a truck equipped with "technology and stuff," before the "Mad Bum"...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:45 PM
Chad Billingsley is now officially a former Dodger, as the Philadelphia Phillies announced Thursday they signed the 30-year-old right-hander to a one-year contract guaranteed for $1.5 million.
Because of elbow problems, Billingsley pitched only twice in...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 10:29 PM
The job of a baseball writer takes you to some interesting places, and in 2014 I was lucky enough to witness the Hall of Fame inductions of Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux, Jackie Robinson West's amazing run at the Little League World Series and Madison...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Influential agent Scott Boras issued a statement Friday in response to Newsday reporting that Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch told federal investigators Boras was involved in efforts to cover up Manny Ramirez’s use of performance-enhancing drugs in...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:04 PM
It’s obvious the Cubs would like to upgrade their catching, but general manager Jed Hoyer won’t confirm or elaborate reports of the team’s interest in Russell Martin and other impact free agents.
“One of the challenges we have...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Chicago Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada was one of 29 players named to the major league roster that will compete in the five-game Japan All-Star Series starting Tuesday.
Wada, a native of Japan who agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract on Monday, was...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:36 AM
For 21 tumultuous months, New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez has defiantly maintained he never used banned substances from a Coral Gables anti-aging clinic, that he is the victim of a Major League Baseball "witch hunt," and that he would fight to...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:27 PM
We've already established that Joe Maddon is crazy, one of the prerequisites to taking the Cubs job in the first place.
But we also found out Monday that Maddon wants his players to be just as crazy as him.
"You have to have a little bit of crazy to...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:14 PM
While the Dodgers were adding one of those new-age, rock-star executives to their front office last week, naming Rays general manager Andrew Friedman their new president of baseball operations, the archrival Giants were busy winning their third pennant in...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
PHOENIX -- John Mallee is delighted to be returning to Chicago, and his homecoming can be even sweeter if he can connect with a group of young, strikeout-prone Cubs hitters.
Thursday, the Cubs announced the hiring of the Chicago native as part of...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:40 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Bill Mueller has resigned as the Chicago Cubs' hitting coach, one week after assistant hitting coach Mike Brumley was informed he wasn't returning.
Mueller said his split was "very amicable, but there was one aspect I felt strongly...