| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Within a minute of the final out in Game 7 of the World Series, I had left my neighborhood bar and was moseying along the 500-foot walk to my Lincoln Park apartment.
I was sad. Not just because the Giants had beaten the team I was rooting for, the...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:41 PM
To Tyler Christofferson, Jon Lester always will be the Little League teammate who wore his hat backward and No. 24 jersey like hero Ken Griffey Jr. did, the grade-school buddy who matured into a better person than player even though he's a major league...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:21 PM
SAN DIEGO — Baseball's Winter Meetings invariably consist of a lot of talk and little action.
Not this year, though, as the four-day gathering that concluded Thursday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt included 19 transactions that involved 44 players....
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:58 AM
The Orioles returned from the winter meetings with nothing more than two selections in the Rule 5 draft, a high-upside project in right-hander Jason Garcia and a right-hander with a steady minor-league resume in Logan Verrett.
Other than that, the...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 10:49 PM
Outfielder Melky Cabrera agreed to a three-year, $45 million contract with the Chicago White Sox, according to a report Saturday night.
The completion of the deal is pending a physical, 670TheScore.com reported.
Cabrera spent the past two seasons with...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:27 PM
In Ned Colletti's first winter as Dodgers general manager, he made three trades, a perfectly reasonable volume. In Andrew Friedman's first winter in charge, he dominated the winter meetings by making four trades within 24 hours.
There was the midnight...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:14 PM
American LeagueCentral Division
White Sox: Additions of Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Adam LaRoche should make Sox instant contenders if defense holds up.
Indians: Quiet so far, but adding Brandon Moss is an upgrade. Now if the Tribe can only...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:18 AM
The wow factor started as a freshman at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash., and continued in games in which left-hander Jon Lester didn't pitch.
"He was too good not to play when he wasn't pitching," longtime Bellarmine coach Rick Barnhart recalled. "If...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Mike Morse, once a star baseball player at Nova High School, is coming home — to the Marlins.
And no one is more excited than the students and coaches at Nova, where the hallways were abuzz with the news on Tuesday afternoon.
"I must have gotten...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The Cubs acquired minor league pitcher Matt Brazis from the Mariners on Wednesday for outfielder Justin Ruggiano.
Brazis, 25, has a career 2.89 earned-run average in 100 appearances, including a 1.64 ERA in 17 games in 2014 for Double-A Jackson.
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:13 PM
There has been a lot of speculation about the Orioles’ interest in Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp recently.
Even though it is true that the teams have discussed a trade, it is believed that those talks were preliminary and have not...