| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:00 AM
ST. LOUIS -- Talking playoff baseball while flirting from the doghouse, a la A-Rod.
1. Would the Yankees actually trade Alex Rodriguez to the Marlins? You better believe they would. Late last week, I proposed that the Yankees should deal Rodriguez to his...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:58 PM
The Fielding Bible Award selections, which will be featured in the Annual Bill James Handbook, were announced today, and Orioles catcher Matt Wieters did not repeat as a winner.
The awards, which go to the best defensive player at each position, no...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Here's what the Marlins won't be getting with Mike Redmond as their next manager.
An outsized personality suitable for cable TV reality shows.
The experience of having managed a World Series winner somewhere else.
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:54 AM
Three Things to consider as the Miami Marlins introduce their sixth manager in the past 28 months:
Thing 1: Wrote today's column in the Sun Sentinel on Mike Redmond and his chances of success as baseball's youngest active big-league manager.
I have no...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 10:50 PM
(This story was written by Greg Johns, a reporter for MLB.com)
The Mariners didn't need Felix Hernandez to be perfect Tuesday night, but he was awfully good once again. Good enough, it turns out, to pitch Seattle to its seventh straight win, 5-1, over...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 7:57 PM
A year ago, some team might have made an offer that rocked Alex Young's world. The Pirates, Nationals or Red Sox, maybe even the Cubs, might have dug deep for the left-hander from Carmel High School.
They still could, of course, but 2012 is definitely...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 8:08 PM
As the Roncalli Rebels (23-9-1) stood along the third baseline collecting their red ribboned medals on Saturday night, you could see a mixture of emotions coming from each individual player as the runner-up gold medal was placed around his neck. Some...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:24 PM
What White Sox ace Chris Sale called a disgrace after his four-inning outing Tuesday, pitching coach Don Cooper brushed off as a bad day.
What qualified as frustration Thursday for fellow Sox first-year starter Jose Quintana in a 5-3 loss to the Orioles,...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:00 PM
Chris Sale tried to be like a sponge whenever Mark Buehrle was around, soaking up pitching knowledge. It was the same way Buehrle had learned from David Wells, sitting next to him in the White Sox dugout during games in his first full season.
| Jun 18, 2012
| 9:18 PM
On a Monday night flight that originated in Barranquilla, Colombia, Abel Quintana landed in Chicago and the new world of opportunity created suddenly by his son's baseball career.
Out of nowhere over the weekend, Jose Quintana arrived as a major league...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Are Mark Buehrle's old friends about to start missing him?
Sooner or later, it is bound to happen. You don't win 161 games for a franchise and leave at age 32, with a sturdy arm still capable of 200-plus innings, without your name coming up in a...