| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Mercifully, the 2013 baseball season in Chicago will be over in about 120 hours. With the White Sox and Cubs about to finish dead last in their respective divisions, no one blames you if you stopped paying attention after Opening Day.
But before you...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum and team president Theo Epstein believe the Cubs will take a big step forward this season, and I’m thinking, I guess losing only 90 games would be a big step.
Another 100 losses, however, is easily attainable, don’t...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The pieces aren't in place yet for the Cubs, but the plan is and so is the braintrust. Whether Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum will succeed remains a mystery, and the fact is there's more to be done. A lot more.
So on the cusp of Wrigley...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:51 AM
If you believe the 2013 Cubs were built to stink -- spoiler alert: they were -- then you had to like Edwin Jackson’s miserable start in Monday’s home opener and Starlin Castro’s aggravating last out that was a wind shift from turning...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:42 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For a general manager heading into what could be his walk-the-plank year, Jerry Dipoto appears calm and assured. His contract guarantees him nothing beyond next season, and the playoffs have gone on without the Angels...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:49 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Angels would be pleased to sign Matt Garza and Raul Ibanez and call it a winter.
Garza would join Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson atop the starting rotation, followed by youngsters Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs....
| May 7, 2013
| 11:42 AM
I have been a Cubs fan since 1948, so I have seen some poor baseball. However, it is time to release Marmol for the Cubs' good and also for his own good. Bill A., Newburgh, Ind.
I don’t really see that happening, at least not until they exhaust...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Me, I’d have traded Matt Garza after the first inning in Pittsburgh when he survived a one-out walk and got a magnificent catch from Julio Borbon.
Or I might’ve cut the deal to send Garza to (your rotation here) after the second inning...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:28 AM
An argument could be made that the Orioles fielded a club this season with more stability — and talent — than the one that won 93 games and advanced to the American League Division Series in 2012.
But playing in the rough-and-tumble AL East,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Since the season ended, I’ve been asked several times whether the Orioles are going to get an ace this offseason.
My answer is no. I don’t even hesitate. The reasoning is simple. There are no true aces on the market (Matt Garza? Japan’...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:15 PM
With the Orioles entering July in second place in the American League East and tied with the Oakland A's for the top Wild Card spot, it's natural to look ahead to the end of the month and baseball's non-waiver trade deadline.
The Orioles are, without...