| Sep 16, 2012
When the trade deadline rolled around at the end of July, the Phillies were 46-57, which put them only 21/2 games better than the Cubs in the National League's wild-card playoff standings.
They were in ninth place, 13 games behind the Braves for the...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:30 PM
No fish jokes about this kid. Mike Trout is a keeper.
Who could have imagined where this was headed when he was called up on that fateful day of April 28. He looked a little bit like Mickey Mantle and he sure could run like the Mick. But the talent-rich,...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Like the fans who chanted his name when he came to bat in the ninth inning Thursday, Torii Hunter wondered if that would be his final appearance at Angel Stadium in the home team's uniform — not only this season, but for good.
"I was thinking about...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Pretty ordinary as a relief pitcher, Jerry DiPoto is a natural as a general manager.
Serving as an interim GM for the Diamondbacks in 2010, DiPoto flipped the switch on the rebuilding that led to an unexpected division title last season, adding Daniel...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 5:33 PM
If Addison Reed now appears on your list of White Sox concerns as the division leaders brace themselves for the dog days of August, I understand why.
It's not time to hit the panic button on Reed yet, but after two rocky saves in Minnesota this week, it'...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 2:51 PM
You can't quite see it from here, but the finish line is about to appear in the distance for baseball's oversized pack of contenders.
The collapses by the Red Sox and Braves last season caution against reaching any conclusions at this point. But for...
| Jun 16, 2013
It is a PowerPoint presentation by a college baseball coach to entice top players to choose college baseball. From that perspective, it can be viewed as biased and self-serving.
Yet the presentation that coach Jim Penders sends to drafted players...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Wednesday night's game between the Dodgers and the Padres wasn't held at Dodger Stadium, as scheduled. It took place at Yasiel Puig World.
Disney might try to buy the place and raise ticket prices some more.
Hours before the Cuban overnight...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Cupid's juiced. Lance Armstrong's head is corked. Is there anything left to love about modern sports, the apparent bastion of liars, cheats and psychopaths?
Well, here are 100 Valentines dedicated to all that's still good about sports. "There are really...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Virtuoso that he is, the kid's still a work in progress. First, he needs to find a ballclub that will pay him properly. That might be the Angels; that might not. He's an East Coast guy after all, tight with friends and family. Claims to love the West...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
At 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at Angel Stadium, they announced the Angels' starting outfield: They called out two of the biggest names in baseball and J.B. Shuck.
Shuck was starting his 24th of the last 28 games in left field, most often in the company of Mike...