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  • Jon Lester: Time for other Cubs catchers

    Jon Lester: Time for other Cubs catchers
    MESA, Ariz. – Jon Lester downplayed the suggestion that his success is tied solely to catcher David Ross. “I think a lot of that stuff is getting overblown now,” Lester said Saturday. “It kind of makes it sound like I can’t...
  • Jimmy Rollins adjusts to new uniform back home in California

    Jimmy Rollins adjusts to new uniform back home in California
    Jimmy Rollins savors a bite of bacon at his locker, then steals a quick glimpse at the bright blue No. 11 uniform hanging behind him. It's before 8 a.m. in the desert and the veteran shortstop becomes a bit poetic about it all, the cross-country move back...
  • Everth Cabrera will have to earn Opening Day roster spot, Buck Showalter says

    Everth Cabrera will have to earn Opening Day roster spot, Buck Showalter says
    The Orioles’ pending deal with infielder Everth Cabrera is expected to be finalized Wednesday as the team officially kicks off spring training with its first full-squad workout of the season. But when Cabrera arrives, he will do so with few...
  • Anticipating the Dodgers' spring training like never before

    Anticipating the Dodgers' spring training like never before
    Come on, come one, come on. Can we do this already? This waiting has been a killer. Spring training should have started last week, or maybe last month. It’s supposed to be the same every year, but for some reason this spring’s start seemed...
  • Jay Z reportedly thought David Wells was Curt Schilling at 'SNL 40'

    Jay Z reportedly thought David Wells was Curt Schilling at 'SNL 40'
    Rapper Jay Z loves sports. That includes baseball. He raps about being a regular at New York Yankees games in "Empire State of Mind" and is a certified Major League Baseball sports agent. But, somehow or another, he managed get one of the most famous...
  • Boundless optimism: It happens every spring

    Boundless optimism: It happens every spring
    Andy Warhol would have loved this winter. In only 3-1/2 months, every major league team seemed to have its own 15 minutes of fame, from the usual suspects to the perennial wannabes. The Blue Jays and A's started it with a blockbuster trade, the Red...
  • Zack Greinke not sold on Dodgers' winter makeover

    Zack Greinke not sold on Dodgers' winter makeover
    The Dodgers won 94 games last year, repeating as champion of the National League West. They could open the season with a new second baseman, shortstop, catcher and center fielder, with newcomers in 40% of the starting rotation and 50% of the bullpen....
  • The cheapest seat at Dodger Stadium? Not the top deck anymore

    The cheapest seat at Dodger Stadium? Not the top deck anymore
    It was a part of Dodger Stadium tradition, just like Vin Scully on the radio and Dodger dogs on the grill. If you wanted the cheapest ticket at the ballpark, you headed for the top deck. No more. The cheapest tickets at Dodger Stadium this year are on...
  • As baseball's Hot Stove League burns, are Dodgers fiddling around?

    As baseball's Hot Stove League burns, are Dodgers fiddling around?
    The Boston Red Sox got Hanley Ramirez, and Pablo Sandoval too. The Dodgers got Juan Nicasio. He is a pitcher, given away by the Colorado Rockies, the team most desperate for pitching in all of baseball. It was that kind of Monday in Los Angeles, on...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw wins third Cy Young Award by unanimous vote

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw wins third Cy Young Award by unanimous vote
    Clayton Kershaw emphasized that he wasn't taking his latest Cy Young Award for granted. "You don't want to have anything take away from that," he said. But … "For me, personally, the season didn't end the way I wanted it to," he said. "I...
  • Clayton Kershaw adds first MVP to three Cy Youngs

    Clayton Kershaw adds first MVP to three Cy Youngs
    Clayton Kershaw didn't win a World Series ring this year, but landed the ultimate consolation prize Thursday. Kershaw was named the most valuable player of the National League, becoming the first pitcher to win the award since Bob Gibson in 1968....