| 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 16, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The Angels acquired Matt Joyce from the Tampa Bay Rays for veteran reliever Kevin Jepsen on Tuesday, a trade that gives them a primary designated hitter, a left-handed bat to balance a predominantly right-handed lineup, some corner outfield depth and a...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The Orioles announced Monday that three players have been removed from their 40-man roster, leaving them at 37 during the first official day of the winter meetings.
Left-hander Scott Barnes, who was acquired by the Orioles last month from the Cleveland...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:16 PM
Two years into a five-year, $125-million deal with the Angels, outfielder Josh Hamilton, who won the 2010 American League most-valuable-player award with the Texas Rangers, is looking like a major bust.
Hamilton’s batting average hovered around...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:17 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has made it clear he wants to take his time to fill the club's hitting coach vacancy to ensure the right candidate gets the job, but he said Tuesday that the team is getting closer to making a hire.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The hits just keep coming. I mean, the rumors. Anyway, let’s hope they’re only the stuff of silly speculation. Hits are very much needed.
The Dodgers want to move an outfielder, maybe two, and the one getting the most attention is Matt Kemp?...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Hundreds of front-office executives, managers, coaches and scouts will descend upon San Diego this week for Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings, all with the singular purpose of molding their teams into World Series contenders.
| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Baseball's annual rumor fest is upon us. The winter meetings start Monday in San Diego, and what traditionally deteriorates into a week of overblown analysis of overblown hype might actually amount to something big.
One reason: teams looking for offense...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Matt Kemp still doesn't know where he'll be playing next season.
He could return to the Dodgers. He could be traded to a team in search of a right-handed power hitter such as the San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners or Baltimore Orioles....
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Jose Abreu's harrowing journey to the White Sox began last year on a small boat on the shores of Cuba.
"I've heard Abreu's story, and I thought mine was crazy," said teammate and fellow Cuban native Adrian Nieto, who came to the U.S. on a raft with...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:20 AM
It’s hard to imagine anyone 6-4 flying under the radar, but that’s what Wilmette native Ben Klimesh has done until recently. The New Trier graduate, now pitching in the Cincinnati Reds organization, opened some eyes in a six-week stint in...