| Apr 12, 2013
| 11:17 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- John Buck kept up his powerful start with a grand slam, his fourth home run in the last four games, and the New York Mets beat the Minnesota Twins 16-5 as snowflakes fell at Target Field on Friday night.
Buck became only the fourth...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:51 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Scott Diamond, the Twins most accomplished starter from a year ago, was back on the mound Saturday. He was healthy, stretched out and ready to pick up right where he left off from last season.
"My issue coming into the game was...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 11:19 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles hit four homers against the Mets and closed their Grapefruit League schedule with a 7-1 win over the New York Mets.
Three of those home runs caught in the wind blowing out in left field, which has been a constant at Ed...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 2:55 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Even though left-hander Brian Matusz will open the season pitching out of the Orioles' bullpen, where he flourished in the final five weeks of the season, manager Buck Showalter said he still sees Matusz as an option to start....
| Jan 20, 2012
En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well.
Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:37 PM
When his telephone rang back in November, it was the random-drawing equivalent of a home run: Eli Lieberman had been picked to host a Chicago …...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Even though they tried to lower expectations heading into the season, it became clear the Cubs‘ new front office had no desire to tolerate their …...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Cubs fans claimed they would be patient and understanding with the idea of sitting through a rebuilding program.
Not that fans had any experience at it. The Cubs always acted like the Yankees with a learner’s permit. The Cubs were always about...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Wait, aren’t Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol supposed to be the proven guys in the Cubs bullpen?
The Cubs seem as capable of running themselves out of games as pitching themselves out of them. I thought this was a new season.
It might’ve only...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Last week, amid the buzz over another opening day and the celebration of Camden Yards' 20th birthday, I reported a story on the future of baseball parks. Though the topic was assigned to me, it had special resonance because I essentially grew up in a...
| 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...