| Apr 5, 2015
They were already the best team in the NL East, but going out and signing Max Scherzer makes them almost untouchable until at least October. Scherzer will join baseball's best rotation, which posted an MLB-low 3.04 ERA in 2014 and...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 6:52 PM
2014: 96-66, first place. Last year in playoffs: 2014.
The Nationals had the best record in the NL last year and won the division for the second time in three years, but they still have not won a postseason...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first sign of rancor came when the New York Yankees' lineup was introduced, and a photo of Alex Rodriguez appeared on the video board beyond center field at Nationals Park.
More full-throated jeers arrived in the top of the...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones doesn't mind getting your attention, whether it's with a flashy play in center field, a long home run or a controversial opinion on Twitter. He knows baseball stardom has put him in a unique position to help kids, but...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 2:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper's reaction to the news that the Washington Nationals added Max Scherzer to an already-talented starting staff drew quite a lot of attention.
"I just started laughing," Harper famously said. "I was like, `Where's my...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 11:49 AM
The Miami Marlins departed their spring training base confident they have the arms and the aptitude to vie for the National League East crown that virtually everyone else is conceding to the Washington Nationals.
The 8-0 rout of Jordan Zimmermann and...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 3:33 PM
LAKELAND, Fla. — Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was playing pingpong against a teammate in the cramped home clubhouse at Joker Marchant Stadium on Saturday when he hit a ball so hard it bounced off the table and sailed across the room....
| Mar 27, 2015
| 7:17 AM
MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs’ parting gift to Jeff Samardzija might have long-term benefits for him.
Like Jon Lester, Samardzija got a taste of what playing for another organization was like as he was traded last July 5 to the Athletics and...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 2:32 PM
A little of this and a little of that:
After such a miserable winter, we're due for a nice spring in this region.
And nothing could be finer than a spring warmed by a couple of contending baseball teams.
This region is blessed with a pair of...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Ask Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson to recite a list of his injuries over the last four years and it sounds as if he's reading from an anatomy textbook.
"Right foot, left finger," he begins. "Back, elbow."
There are few major body parts that have...
| Mar 31, 2015
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen exited early because of a blister on his right big toe Monday in a 6-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Storen issued a two-out walk to Kolten Wong, then left the mound in the sixth...