| 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...
| 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,...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:14 PM
While the Dodgers were adding one of those new-age, rock-star executives to their front office last week, naming Rays general manager Andrew Friedman their new president of baseball operations, the archrival Giants were busy winning their third pennant in...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:48 PM
The Kansas City Royals would not be here without James Shields. They bet big on him, in one of the most criticized trades in recent memory, and they won. No pitcher in the major leagues started more games this season, and the Royals got into the playoffs,...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:03 PM
The sense within the Orioles' organization is that 2014 wasn't just a good season that ended prematurely with a sweep in the American League Championship Series. It was, the Orioles believe, notice served that this club is a legitimate championship...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:40 PM
The aces went down in a hurry this October. Clayton Kershaw and David Price, gone. Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer, done. Zack Greinke and Justin Verlander, out. Jered Weaver and Jordan Zimmermann, see you in spring training.
The best starting...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:04 PM
For the first time since taking over as the Cubs' baseball president three years ago, spending money won't be an issue for Theo Epstein.
The issue will be how wisely Epstein invests in marquee pitching this winter through free agency and trades while...