| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:05 PM
No. 3 Rangers: 28th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Yankees.
One pitch away from a World Series parade in October. Tens of thousands to go in February, and that doesn't count those thrown on the back fields and in the batting cages....
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:23 PM
No. 2 Yankees: 29th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Angels.
Can we have a mulligan?
That's what Hal Steinbrenner or Randy Levine, the Yankees' president, is believed to have asked either Commissioner Bud Selig or Rob Manfred, Major...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:17 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- American League manager Ron Washington selected Justin Verlander as his starting pitcher and veteran Derek Jeter as his leadoff batter for Tuesday’s All-Star game.
NL manager Tony La Russa chose the Giants' Matt Cain over the...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:34 PM
No. 13 Giants: 18th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Reds.
When it comes to winning games, Bruce Bochy does more with less. He wouldn't mind a little more relaxation.
With the dominant pitching staff built around Tim Lincecum, Matt...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:45 PM
No. 17 Brewers: 14th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Nationals.
Years from now, Brewers fans should remember this. Don't blame Ryan Braun for his contract.
That one's on owner Mark Attanasio, and to a lesser degree his general...
| Feb 1, 2012
No. 16 Nationals: 15th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Blue Jays
Bryce Harper hasn't played a day in the big leagues, and unfortunately for him there is only one way to go. It is opposite of up.
But if you want to bet on Harper as...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson, the best free agent remaining on the market, is much more likely to accept a one-year deal and test free agency again after the 2012 season than to ink a multiyear contract, according to an industry source.
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Barring a last minute change, the Orioles are expected to go to arbitration hearings with starter Jeremy Guthrie and swingman Brad Bergesen -- which would be the first time the club has met with the three-person, independent panel since before the 2006...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:12 PM
So many questions await Buster Posey this spring. They hover in the air like a series of foul pops, subject to the whims of wind and spin.
Will his repaired left ankle respond when he hops out of his crouch to throw? How will it feel when he wakes up the...
| Jul 12, 2011
NL behind pitchers
Don't blink, or you might miss the All-Star Game.
Two prevailing trends suggest a 3-1 victory by the National League in this the Year of the Pitcher II. Scoring is down, which is likely to eliminate...
| Jul 26, 2011
Beltran to Giants
Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Giants for prospects is one trade that can make a difference. This is by default. There is no Cliff Lee on the market, no one guy that transforms a contender into...