| 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 12, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Will we ever see the Giants coming?
The team Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy put together since saying goodbye to Barry Bonds is the only National League team to win the World Series twice within three seasons since the Big Red Machine, yet the Giants...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
There’s no question that the Toronto Blue Jays have made the most noise throughout baseball this offseason – and that’s pushed them from a fourth-place finish in 2012 to division favorites heading into this season.
| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:16 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- In his first public move in an Orioles uniform, infielder Danny Valencia stepped in front of a podium on Wednesday and vehemently denied ever using any performance-enhancing drugs.
Valencia’s name was listed on records obtained by...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Go ahead, pick an American League East champion.
Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 8:36 PM
Orioles utility player Danny Valencia has been linked to a South Florida clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs to several major league baseball players, according to a report from Yahoo Sports published online Tuesday evening....
| Jan 29, 2012
| 2:42 PM
No. 18 Royals: 13th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Brewers.
When talent comes in waves, good things happen to teams.
The long-suffering Royals believe they have reached the point where their hard work and over-slot spending in the...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:34 PM
No. 13 Giants: 18th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Reds.
When it comes to winning games, Bruce Bochy does more with less. He wouldn't mind a little more relaxation.
With the dominant pitching staff built around Tim Lincecum, Matt...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Despite everything they've been through, and coming off a mediocre season, the Dodgers can win the National League West, where parity still rules....