| Mar 30, 2013
| 3:34 PM
AL Central: Tigers
NL Central: Reds
AL East: Blue Jays
NL East: Nationals
AL West: Rangers
NL West: Dodgers
AL wild cards: Rays, Athletics
NL wild cards: Braves, Giants
AL pennant: Tigers
NL pennant: Reds
World Series champion:...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 1:52 PM
For 17 seasons, Derek Jeter has been the best reason to keep believing in baseball.
His throwback approach has yielded daily excellence in the middle of the Yankees infield. He has kept life simple off the field, and that never seems to be a bad idea....
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Will we ever see the Giants coming?
The team Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy put together since saying goodbye to Barry Bonds is the only National League team to win the World Series twice within three seasons since the Big Red Machine, yet the Giants...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Will the third time be the charm for the World Baseball Classic?
Not if the underwhelming U.S. roster is any indication.
While many of Commissioner Bud Selig's innovations have enjoyed immediate success — especially expanded playoffs and...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:49 PM
1. Rangers (1): How good of a team do you have to be to beat the Tigers when Miguel Cabrera hits three home runs? Texas did that after putting Ian Kinsler on the DL on Sunday. Alexi Ogando is another recent addition to the DL.
2. Cardinals (2):...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Rangers (1): It's safe to say that Ron Washington's hitters enjoyed their weekend in Houston — 24 runs overall and three homers in every game. Their assault on Philip Humber Saturday was vicious.
| May 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Talking baseball while hoping that it’s not a bad sign that the Blackhawks had to go into overtime to beat the Wild in their playoff opener:
1. Yoenis Cespedes was the guy last year. This time around, Hyun-jin Ryu is the guy.
Just as Cespedes...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Before they became the best organization in baseball, the Giants were Barry Bonds' team. They seemed unable to break free from the flawed slugger for a long time, sticking with the disgraced star for six years after his record-setting 2001 season....
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The same suspects
Los Angeles Times
If you liked last season's NL playoffs, chances are you'll like this fall's version since you'll be seeing many of the same teams.
Washington, with Stephen Strasburg cleared to pitch a full season...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The Kansas City Royals have been absent from the playoffs since the day Billy Butler was born. They've barely had a winning season in the last two decades. They've often lost 100 games in a year.
And yet, buoyed by the best record in spring training,...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if Mark Cuban is serious about the Mavericks drafting Brittney Griner.
1. When Yu Darvish went out to work the ninth inning last night in Houston, he was facing three hitters who were looking for their first hits of the...