| 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
| 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 21, 2014
| 11:10 AM
The Cubs got a lot of press last year over the amount spent on international signings. The perception was it was a deep group and the Cubs got some of the best out there. When do you think we will start to see some of these kids coming up through the...
| 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 13, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The Cubs could use a break.
Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Braves at the symbolic halfway point of the season leads into the All-Star break, giving most of the team four days off.
In typical fashion for the Cubs in this season, they fell behind 7-0...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 3:11 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Parity has been one of the biggest stories of baseball's first half, with almost everyone still in the wild-card hunt.
"Parity is good," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said recently. "More people are in it. Hope is always good."...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Babe Ruth: It's up for debate whether Ruth actually called his shot before homering during the 1932 World Series. But there were no doubts about Ruth's assessment of Wrigley Field, even though he succeeded there. "I'd play for half my salary if I could...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:17 PM
A rare meeting between two locals was likely a relatively forgettable experience for both the Milwaukee Brewers’ Marco Estrada and Colorado Rockies’ Christian Bergman.
The two area pitchers squared off in National League action Friday evening...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Following a quick turnaround after Saturday night's rain-delayed game, the Cubs and Pirates reported for duty Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
"I work pretty good on 4-6 hours' sleep," Cubs manager Rick Renteria quipped.
Apparently his players...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:51 AM
What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island
There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...