| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Best player in baseball? Mike Trout, three years running.
He hits for average, hits for power, steals bases, steals home runs from opposing batters, steals the spotlight on a team with Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, and inspires fans to wear silly...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Free agent Nelson Cruz finished seventh in the American League Most Valuable Player voting Thursday night. That seems a little low to me, especially since he led the majors in homers and was the biggest contributor for an Orioles team that won 96 games...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Clayton Kershaw will need to find a little more room to his already crowded trophy case.
Just one day after garnering a third career Cy Young Award in unanimous fashion, the Los Angeles Dodgers ace became the first pitcher in 46 years to be named the...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:50 PM
For six months they shared the wide eyes and wild cheers of witnesses from a grateful region that fell in love with its baseball supermen.
Standing atop the mound at Dodger Stadium, Clayton Kershaw would throw faster than a speeding bullet. Racing...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Jerry Dipoto has heard the criticism of the Angels, that they're getting old, that they're suffocating under the weight of their massive, long-term contracts, that they better win a championship soon, or else.
"That's been the public commentary, the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 8:00 AM
For the second time this week, Clayton Kershaw was honored as the major league player of the year.
The Sporting News announced Kershaw as its winner Thursday, two days after Baseball America did the same.
Kershaw edged Mike Trout for the Sporting News...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:58 PM
It wasn't just shrewd management in the front office and on the field that enabled Tampa Bay to overcome its small-market limitations to win two American League East titles and two wild-card berths from 2008 to 2013.
"Part of our success is we came...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Christian Yelich, who doesn’t turn 23 until December, has established himself as one of the game’s best young hitters. Among players who do not turn 24 until June 30 or later, Yelich opened play Thursday second in hits (172 to 164), runs...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:35 AM
The Orioles aren't getting much love in postseason awards so far this offseason.
A day after Orioles manager Buck Showalter finished second in the Sporting News' American League Manager of the Year voting, none of the team's players were selected for...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Mike Trout did not make it to the championship series, but his cleats did.
Travis Ishikawa is the accidental left fielder for the San Francisco Giants. He made a spectacular diving catch in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday,...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 4:14 PM
As the Angels enter Sunday's elimination game against the Kansas City Royals, they have two regulars with no hits in the American League division series.
One is Mike Trout, the consensus for best player in baseball. The other is Josh Hamilton, the...