| Nov 3, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Rick Hahn and Dayton Moore know one of the biggest realities of baseball and wasted no time acting upon it.
If you're going to go to the playoffs, you better have a strong starting rotation.
Last year, eight of the 10 postseason teams were in the...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 12:13 PM
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier recently got criticized for comments made on a radio show, but one of the great things about Spurrier is that he could not care less if you or I disagree with him. And in this case, despite what you think, he's right....
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:51 PM
There are three places I have no interest in seeing a 50-year-old Roger Clemens: Cooperstown, N.Y.; on a pitcher's mound; or in front of a microphone … unless he finally has decided to hold a press conference to apologize for being a juicer.
| Aug 25, 2012
| 2:13 PM
Seeing Roger Clemens on the verge of becoming a 50-year-old big league starter makes me feel bad for Jamie Moyer.
While not blessed with Clemens' powerful build or pitching repertoire, Moyer got the absolute most out of his career — and he didn't...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness.
Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
| Sep 26, 2012
SAN DIEGO — I drove down here alone so that I'll have plenty of room upon my return to bring back any Chargers wanting an early start finding a place to live in Los Angeles.
While here I thought I might as well ride the Choking Dogs for going belly...
| Aug 21, 2012
1. Nationals (1): Look for the lineup to start clicking soon with Ian Desmond back in the lineup and Bryce Harper heating up. Jayson Werth has been a major contributor since he came off the disabled list.
2. Reds (2): Doubleheader on Saturday caused...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:27 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. — Thirteen players and coaches have worn No. 56 for the Cubs. Could Mark Buehrle one day become the 14th?
"What if?'' Buehrle said on a sunny Wednesday in the visiting clubhouse at McKechnie Field. I had asked him what would have...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Gio Gonzalez was 20 when I watched him pitch for the first time. He was at the Phillies' complex in Clearwater, Fla., and it didn't take long to see why Pat Gillick had insisted on him when the White Sox traded for Jim Thome.
You don't have to be a...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 1:52 PM
For 17 seasons, Derek Jeter has been the best reason to keep believing in baseball.
His throwback approach has yielded daily excellence in the middle of the Yankees infield. He has kept life simple off the field, and that never seems to be a bad idea....
| Feb 2, 2013
| 2:55 PM
A reputation is a bad thing to lose. Just ask Manti Te'o.
While the Notre Dame icon reels under the weight of a strange soap opera, it is becoming clear he was the highly naive victim in one of the most bizarre, most cruel hoaxes ever played. The...