| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market.
With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The death of the classic manager-umpire argument, a staple of baseball since its inception, scarcely has been noticed in the first half of the first year of expanded instant replay.
Managers still get ejected, of course, but usually it's from the...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:36 PM
The 1990 White Sox were challenging the World Series champion A's in the final year of old Comiskey Park, and their Double-A first baseman was waiting to join the fun.
"I'm a laid-back guy," Birmingham's Frank Thomas told the Tribune. "I spend most of...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 1:59 PM
White Sox: May have to surrender wild-card hopes and deal Adam Dunn, Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckham.
Indians: Is Iowa's Manny Ramirez hoping to bookend career with Tribe, under old Red Sox manager Terry Francona?...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Cal Ripken Jr. is one of the biggest icons to ever play baseball.
Will his son follow in his footsteps? It's obviously quite a challenge, but at least Ryan Ripken will have a chance.
The 6-foot-6, 230-pound first baseman out of Indian River State...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:53 PM
Like many of us, Mike Rizzo's love of baseball was passed down from his father.
Whether playing catch, watching games on TV or heading out to Wrigley Field or old Comiskey Park, Rizzo's passion for the game became part of his DNA.
Many years later, he...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Nate McLouth, who spent two months of the 2012 season and all of last year with the Orioles, signed a two-year deal last week with the Washington Nationals worth a guaranteed $10.75 million with an option for a third year.
McLouth will make $5 million...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:49 PM
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Cal Ripken Jr., who never got to the point of interviewing for the Washington Nationals' managerial job, reiterated Friday that he isn't lobbying for a position at this time.
Speaking at the third annual Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation College Basketball...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Sometimes, Randy Knorr sits in his room, all alone, and laughs. Late at night, he sits on his balcony overlooking Nationals Park. In the mornings, he leaves his apartment and thinks to himself, "Oh, my God. I get to go to that stadium to work." He works...