| Apr 16, 2013
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Braves (1): Evan Gattis keeps hitting. The Braves outscored the Nationals 18-5 in impressive sweep.
2. Giants (8): Hunter Pence looks primed for a big season.
3. Nationals (3): Davey Johnson says this will be...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:10 PM
1. Tigers: Forget the concern at closer. They were loaded last year, and they're a lot better with Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter and a full year of Anibal Sanchez.
2. Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez's injury could slow them out of the gate, but they're deep and...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The Phillies already have lost one arm out of their major league rotation (Vance Worley) and another from its minor league stable of starters (Trevor May). You've got to assume that if the Michael Young deal goes through, another minor league starter or...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
At first glance, Jayson Werth's comments seem pretty complimentary to the Phillies. Second glance makes you wonder how much motivation they will provide for the Braves. Adam Kilgore from the Washington Post wrote about Werth and some of his feelings......
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:28 PM
As I talked with Jimmy Rollins in the clubhouse after Tuesday’s workout, I heard a tone in his voice I didn’t hear last year. I couldn’t help but mention that to him. “Right. Did I really have anything to be......
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:26 PM
The Phillies' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award was announced Tuesday. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins is the five-time defending National League's nominee. The annual award recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Credit the Cubs for keeping Jamie Moyer in uniform.
He tried the game once as a spectator, and he didn't like it.
"One time I went to Wrigley Field for a playoff game and sat in the seats with the fans,'' Moyer said. "It was strange. I thought I was...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:14 PM
A game that was supposed to be all about Yu Darvish's pitching debut instead turned into a reminder of the Rangers' potent offense as Texas topped the Mariners, 11-5, on Monday at Rangers Ballpark.
Seattle jumped on Darvish for four runs in the first...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Mariners pitcher Blake Beavan has watched hundreds of games at the Ballpark in Arlington, having grown up 25 minutes away in Irving, Texas. But he couldn't recall if he'd ever seen a 1-0 contest.
That's understandable, given there had been only nine...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 10:01 PM
A struggling Mariners offense erupted for three runs in the top of the ninth inning off Rangers closer Joe Nathan as Seattle snapped a seven-game losing streak to Texas with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night.
Kevin Millwood was outstanding in his Mariners...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:44 AM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has put his team's playoff hopes in the hands of veteran left-hander Joe Saunders, who has been tabbed to start tonight's do-or-die American League wild-card playoff game at Rangers Ballpark.
By now, Saunders' career...