| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:54 PM
The Dodgers could use a starting pitcher. The Angels really could use a starting pitcher.
The Dodgers would like to cut back on their payroll. The Angels would like to stay beneath the luxury-tax threshold.
And Scott Boras – the agent for the...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:56 PM
When the White Sox traded Adam Dunn to the A's last August, nobody worried about missing Dunn's strikeouts or his Mendoza Line batting average.
Nobody wondered how the Sox would survive without Dunn, despite his knack for occasionally hitting the ball...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 7:47 PM
The Boston Red Sox got Hanley Ramirez, and Pablo Sandoval too.
The Dodgers got Juan Nicasio. He is a pitcher, given away by the Colorado Rockies, the team most desperate for pitching in all of baseball.
It was that kind of Monday in Los Angeles, on...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:40 AM
With the Boston Red Sox signing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez this week, they've helped turn the heat up on the MLB Hot Stove.
The Red Sox are hoping the two signings will solidify the left side of their infield but they are still left...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:29 AM
If (Theo) Epstein continues trading every starting pitcher with value, who will pitch in 2015? Does he expect Edwin Jackson to pitch every day? At this rate, the Cubs won't enjoy sustained success in this century. --Jaime G., Universal City, Texas...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:30 AM
When the Pittsburgh Pirates designated left-handed-hitting first baseman Ike Davis for assignment Thursday, I immediately began receiving inquiries as to whether I thought the Orioles would be interested in Davis.
This isn’t a new phenomenon....
| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:30 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — We have covered a number of topics here every Sunday since I began writing this last March, from the megabucks Dodgers' going Hollywood to the legacy of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team.
We looked at how the death of...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Rajon Rondo told reporters Monday he was 79 percent likely to play in the Celtics' Wednesday night opener against the Brooklyn Nets. On Tuesday, he asked coach Brad Stevens to tell the media he's 83 percent. By Wednesday night? Bet on 100 percent. Rondo,...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:28 PM
The Orioles didn't fall short of the World Series by much this year, and the obvious case can be made that the return of some key players will make them a stronger team in 2015.
But this is no time to take the pedal off the metal.
When the free-...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:09 PM
The offseason free-agent period begins Thursday, and the Cubs appear on the verge of finalizing the first of what they hope are several impact acquisitions.
The hiring of two-time American League manager of the year Joe Maddon seems imminent,...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The podium never will look so attractive to Cubs fans as it will when Joe Maddon is introduced Monday as the Cubs' manager at the Cubby Bear, where many supporters have drowned their sorrows after numerous disappointments of past decades.
But for all...