| Aug 18, 2012
| 7:06 PM
In a season when the greatest rivalry in sports has been the Red Sox vs. themselves, let this stand as more than a left-handed compliment:
In recent games, Jon Lester is pitching like the ace he can be.
On a Saturday when the most exciting intramural...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Orioles right-hander Tommy Hunter just might be his toughest critic, and over his past two starts, he’s seen plenty of flaws.
His fastball command hasn’t been where it needs to be. He hasn’t thrown enough first-pitch strikes. He’s...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 1:52 PM
For 17 seasons, Derek Jeter has been the best reason to keep believing in baseball.
His throwback approach has yielded daily excellence in the middle of the Yankees infield. He has kept life simple off the field, and that never seems to be a bad idea....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:43 PM
A-Rod makes it a zoo
The Yankees have plenty of intriguing stories, starting with two future Hall of Famers (Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter) coming off injuries at an advanced age. But the status of their icons may be...
| Feb 13, 2013
GLENDALE, Ariz. — So, Rick Hahn, how do you like Jeff Keppinger now?
While the White Sox's rookie general manager eases into this extended spring training camp, his 13th with the organization, the bet on the American League Central table has...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Go ahead, pick an American League East champion.
Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Terry Ryan has nothing against free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn. Honest.
But the general manager knows his Twins aren't going to compete again in the American League Central — Joe Mauer or no Joe Mauer — until they fix a starting rotation...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:25 AM
The Orioles made the Nate McLouth signing official on Thursday and, technically, that counts as a fairly important move for the club this offseason.
Yes, the Orioles picked McLouth off the scrap heap last year and there is no guarantee that he has a...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I talked to a major league scout Friday whose territory is strictly the American League East and whose opinion I really respect.
He’s always been pretty spot on with his assessments, so I was curious as to what he thought about what has happened...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 6:40 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Orioles met with the representatives of free-agent outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher tonight, an industry source has confirmed.
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said earlier today that he...