| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:51 PM
The Orioles remain interested in re-signing outfielder Nate McLouth and have talked with his representation since the free-agent period began, according to multiple industry sources.
But this time around things appear to be more complicated than last...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:14 AM
When teams add players to their 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft, the moves don’t usually get a lot of fanfare.
The moves don't always involve the organization’s top prospects. Being protected means the player has been...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
I received plenty of feedback on Twitter — and, you can imagine, most of it wasn’t positive — regarding my story that the Orioles did not make official offers to either outfielder Nate McLouth or right-hander Scott Feldman before both...
| Feb 26, 2014
The Phillies begin their Grapefruit League season today at 1:05 p.m. against the Toronto Blue Jays and the starting lineup very much resembles what the team could put out on the field Opening Day. Minus Roberto Hernandez of course. The Phillies lineup for...
| Feb 5, 2014
The Phillies will fail to make the playoffs and record only 66 wins this year - a number they've failed to reach only once since 1995. That's what ESPN's David Schoenfield, who is in the process of ranking every single......
| Jan 25, 2014
One of my favorite nights of the long snowy winters is the IronPigs Charities Banquet when I have a chance to talk to the Phillies minor league executives, most notably farm director Joe Jordan and his assistant Steve Noworyta, and get their thoughts on...
| Aug 28, 2013
Ya gotta' hand it to Kurt Landes and the IronPigs. They always seem to find a way to make news -- even national news. First their was the unveiling of the urinal games in the spring that got seemingly world-wide coverage. Then last week came the funeral...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:17 PM
In a perfect world, Brett Jackson would be the Cubs’ starting center fielder for 2013 and years to come.
That was certainly the idea when Jackson was brought up from Triple-A Iowa in early August, but the former first-round draft pick fizzled in...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:47 AM
When does Tom Ricketts say no?
When does the Cubs head honcho stop eating millions of dollars in contracts just so Theo Epstein can get rid of Jim Hendry’s players?
Carlos Zambrano went to Florida. Marlon Byrd went to Boston. Those deals alone put...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Reed Johnson will start Thursday in the Chicago Cubs' series finale against Milwaukee at Wrigley Field, with manager Dale Sveum sitting the slumping Marlon Byrd.
Byrd has only one hit in 21 at-bats this season and none in his last 19.
The Cubs' lineup...
| May 6, 2012
| 7:12 PM
J.J. Hardy has done plenty to help the Orioles this season with his glove, but it wasn't until Sunday when he felt his bat was catching up.
In the Orioles' 17-inning 9-6 win over the Red Sox, Hardy had a career-high five hits, including two solo homers...