| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:31 PM
Jim Peltz ranks Major League Baseball's 30 teams. Last week’s rankings are in parentheses, Statistics are through Friday’s games.
1. OAKLAND: The A’s have baseball’s best winning percentage (.624) and have won seven of their last...
| 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 17, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Developing baseball talent is always an inexact science.
Even when a team drafts or signs a bona fide prospect, injuries sometimes get in the way of the most promising careers.
Such is the case this year for three of the game's top prospects,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Trade deadline day has morphed into a TV show in recent years, with MLB Network providing up-to-the-minute coverage of deals and rumors in the final hours before the deadline.
But A's general manager Billy Beane and Cubs President Theo Epstein concocted...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:49 PM
With the All-Star Game done and dusted, Major League Baseball zeroes in on the race for the postseason, with five of the six divisions looming as fights to the finish.
The Oakland A's and Los Angeles Angels, who own the two best records in the major...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Before Friday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics, Orioles manager Buck Showalter talked about how difficult it is to get a reliever back into a routine after the All-Star break.
“It’s always a tough time because you have...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:15 PM
With three consecutive wins against the Texas Rangers, including Wednesday’s come-from-behind, rain-soaked 6-4 victory, an obvious question has arisen.
Manny Machado who?
OK, maybe it’s not really a burning sentiment at this point. But...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:57 PM
BOSTON -- For the second consecutive year, three Orioles players have been voted by the fans to start in the All-Star Game.
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and center fielder Adam Jones will start for the American League in this year’s Midsummer...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:57 PM
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Brandon McCarthy (Glendale native) New York Yankees pitcher: What appeared to be a rough start to the beginning of his career on Broadway instead turned into a quality performance from...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon has been known for saying what's on his mind.
That was the case once again Wednesday when Papelbon spoke to beat reporters in Milwaukee.
While Chase Utley has made it clear he wants to stay in...