| 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 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 20, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Hand it to the an unlikely pitcher to help the Marlins end six-game losing streak.
After giving up two runs in the third, Marlins pitcher Brad Hand and his catcher, Jeff Mathis, had a conversation. The chat helped the 24-year-old recover his...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Casey McGehee opened the week with 56 RBI despite hitting just two homers, the second of which was a two-run shot off Tim Lincecum in Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Giants.
Unless McGehee goes on a long ball binge, he’s got a good shot of...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:39 PM
On the heels of what he called one of his most rewarding seasons, UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie is understandably excited to be remaining at the Anteaters helm.
UCI Athletic Director Mike Izzi has said a contract extension will be signed...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Is Mike Trout or Yasiel Puig the most popular ballplayer in Southern California?
Neither, at least based on jersey sales in the first half of the season. Clayton Kershaw beats them both -- and ranks third in Major League Baseball, behind Derek Jeter...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Anthony Rizzo's rising popularity is showing up not only in Final Vote ballots for the All-Star Game, but also in jersey sales.
The Cubs first baseman ranks 15th on Major League Baseball's list of jersey sales since opening day.
Heading into his...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:55 PM
San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum threw his second career no-hitter Wednesday in a 4-0 win over the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Lincecum’s first no-hitter came against the Padres on July 13.
He is the third pitcher to...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:40 PM
"I don't think he got enough money."
—Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals first baseman, on Clayton Kershaw, after the Dodgers' $215-million ace pitched eight scoreless innings in his first career start against the Royals. Hosmer, mind you, had two...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Franchise with reputation for polishing young talent is only team that hasn’t used a rookie this season. (1)
2. MILWAUKEE: Marco Estrada has given...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:42 PM
The Dodgers' management made its call on Don Mattingly last year. The powers that be loved how he ran the clubhouse. They did not love how he ran a game. So they fired his handpicked bench coach, Trey Hillman, and replaced him with Tim Wallach.