| Jan 18, 2015
| 4:28 PM
The overwhelming optimism during this weekend's Cubs Convention overshadowed the work by Cubs executives on potential moves that might not pay off until later this season — at the earliest.
The Cubs are convinced that the control issues of hard-...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:51 PM
Former UCLA shortstop Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants avoided arbitration Tuesday after agreeing to a one-year contract worth more than $3.1 million.
Crawford, who made $560,000 last season, was asking for $3.95 million in his first year...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 12:10 PM
He’s emerging as the most dominant pitcher of his generation. He’s renowned for his work ethic, competitiveness, faith and humanitarianism. All at the age of 26.
Now, though, it appears we need to add one more superlative to his resume:...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Perhaps it's in the nature of Cubs fans to cling to any omen -- good or ominous. So it's understandable that with the signing of free-agent ace Jon Lester, some foresee the kind of Hollywood ending that has been scripted many times over.
"Back to the...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 7:15 PM
President Obama's historic announcement that the United States will begin to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba could open up a world of opportunity for the Cuban people. This might eventually include the unrestricted flow of goods and services...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Major League Baseball, 2014 in review:
• Clayton Kershaw was king of baseball in 2014 — National League most valuable player, Cy Young Award winner, pitched a no-hitter*, hit a score-tying triple, fielded a ground ball behind...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 3:34 PM
In 1999-2000, Pedro Martinez went 41-10 with a 1.90 ERA and 597 strikeouts.
BOSTON — As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:00 PM
It certainly would have been nice to host Major League Baseball's All-Star Game at Camden Yards in July 2016, but Baltimore has reportedly fallen out of contention for the Midsummer Classic and all the economic benefits that make it a highly coveted civic...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:25 AM
With the trading of Marlon Byrd, Jimmy Rollins and Antonio Bastardo, the Phillies have shown they are committed to rebuilding and starting a youth movement in Philadelphia.
Although, with the shape of their roster, the contracts they've handed out and...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:16 PM
In one of his final acts as Major League Baseball commissioner, Bud Selig is expected to officially announce next month which city will host the 2016 All-Star Game, and it is "highly unlikely" that it will be Baltimore, according to an industry source....
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:49 PM
It's no secret that one of the top priorities for the Philadelphia Phillies this offseason is making sure Ryan Howard is not on the roster come April 6 when they open the season against the Boston Red Sox.
The Phillies have been wrestling with the...