| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Bud Selig contends his sport is “cleaner than it has ever been,’’ and he’s right, if only because baseball couldn’t be worse than the 1990’s and early 2000’s after Selig’s bunch seemingly to a man at...
| Apr 1, 2013
It's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...
| 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 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...
| Jul 6, 2011
Beltran, not McCutchen?
Juan C. Rodriguez
Among the biggest head-scratchers is how Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran made his sixth All-Star team at the expense of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen making his first.
| Jul 7, 2011
| 9:05 PM
A change of venue and a stern post-game lecture from manager Buck Showalter about 18 hours earlier did nothing to curb the Orioles' losing ways -- or even hide the team's countless inadequacies for one night.
For the Orioles still had more unsightly play...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 9:10 PM
As the Orioles' rotation continues to crumble and the front office scrambles for replacements, perhaps it is fitting that one of the club's only reliable options is a player who many thought wouldn't throw a pitch in 2011.
Alfredo Simon, who spent two...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:10 PM
On one pitch, Jeremy Guthrie's outing against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night quickly morphed from unlucky to unsuccessful.
Despite trailing by a run, Guthrie took a quality start into the bottom of the seventh, when Billy Butler crushed a...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:30 PM
Jo-Jo Reyes was trying not to think too much about what would happen. After being designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays on July 23, the 26-year-old left-hander went home to California and waited.
"I was just concentrating on getting back...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 9:06 PM
Orioles left-hander Zach Britton slogged through another sloppy, shaky first inning Thursday night in which an early exit again loomed menacingly.
Give the rookie a smidgen of credit, though, since he survived the first and then battled until the sixth...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Major League Baseball and the players association have agreed to take the next step toward eradicating performance-enhancing drugs from the game by expanding random blood testing for human growth hormone to during the season and conducting additional...