| Dec 6, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Jon Lester will turn 36 before the final year of a six-year contract that several suitors reportedly are offering.
At that same age, Barry Zito is temporarily finished after failing to fulfill a lucrative seven-year contract in 2013. And at 34, CC...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Judging from the various degrees of interest, the only stress free agent left-hander Jon Lester will encounter will be saying ‘’no thanks’’ to the teams he’ll turn down.
The interest in Lester, 30, has swelled and become...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:36 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Boston bills Fenway Park as the "most beloved ballpark in baseball" while the Cubs marketed Wrigley Field this year as the "party of the century."
But if you're looking for a ballpark that actually helps its team win championships,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 3:38 PM
The Red Sox re-signed right hander Koji Uehara to a two-year contract on Thursday.
The deal was reported by WEEI.com to be worth $18 million.
The 39-year-old reliever finished the 2014 season with 26 saves and a 2.52 ERA with eight walks and 80...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:38 PM
I wanted to start today's conversation by defining what turns a sports injury into a stupid sports injury. Turns out I'm not smart enough to do that, so I'll get around it the same way Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart did when he couldn't define...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:05 PM
PHOENIX — After grooming Ben Cherington replace him eventually with the Red Sox, Cubs President Theo Epstein goes head-to-head against his one-time protege for the first time since both interviewed Dale Sveum for their manager openings three years...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:31 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Giants reliever Hunter Strickland began jawing at catcher Salvador Perez in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, the Royals knew they finally had arrived.
Up until then, they were just the...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The Kansas City Royals might have skipped the World Series for three decades, but they have an identity now. Ladies and gentlemen, the Royals Way: a lockdown bullpen, suffocating defense and speed to kill.
The Oakland Athletics have a way, the zig-when-...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Whether by injury or ineffectiveness, nearly all fantasy owners have gaps in their lineups that need to be plugged. Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at a few players who can be cheap solutions.
New York Mets | SP
Talk about taking a...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:39 PM
And in today’s edition of how the Dodgers can really tick off Australia, it appears they are seriously considering not starting star left-hander Clayton Kershaw in their two games to open the season in Sydney.
Manager Don Mattingly has gone from...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:07 PM
As the Cactus League opens for play Wednesday, the most immediate story line is not difficult to determine: Is there really a rivalry between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks?
The Dodgers won the National League West. The Diamondbacks complained...