| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:34 PM
No. 13 Giants: 18th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Reds.
When it comes to winning games, Bruce Bochy does more with less. He wouldn't mind a little more relaxation.
With the dominant pitching staff built around Tim Lincecum, Matt...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:45 PM
No. 17 Brewers: 14th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Nationals.
Years from now, Brewers fans should remember this. Don't blame Ryan Braun for his contract.
That one's on owner Mark Attanasio, and to a lesser degree his general...
| Feb 1, 2012
No. 16 Nationals: 15th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Blue Jays
Bryce Harper hasn't played a day in the big leagues, and unfortunately for him there is only one way to go. It is opposite of up.
But if you want to bet on Harper as...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Jun 26, 2011
Every team has its guy — a fringe candidate it believes should be recognized as an All-Star.
For the Rays, it's Kyle Farnsworth, the journeyman reliever manager Joe Maddon refuses to call his closer, even though he entered the weekend 15 of 16 in...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 5:16 PM
On Saturday when he was asked about the possibility of being named an All-Star, Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez said teammate Anibal Sanchez would get his vote.
But National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy had the vote that counted, and Bochy used...
| Jul 26, 2011
Beltran to Giants
Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Giants for prospects is one trade that can make a difference. This is by default. There is no Cliff Lee on the market, no one guy that transforms a contender into...
| Aug 14, 2011
Mark Buehrle rolls on. He's headed toward both the last turn in what has been one of his best seasons and a chance to go on the free-agent market this winter.
But Buehrle is only one of five elite left-handers who could control his fate in the next 16...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Former Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie suffered from chronic non-support when he was in Baltmore and led the major leagues in losses two of the past three seasons, but Jeremy showed again on Wednesday night at Coors Field why he sometimes was his own...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:12 PM
So many questions await Buster Posey this spring. They hover in the air like a series of foul pops, subject to the whims of wind and spin.
Will his repaired left ankle respond when he hops out of his crouch to throw? How will it feel when he wakes up the...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Joe Jordan, who has overseen the Orioles' past seven drafts as director of amateur scouting, is leaving the organization to become the Philadelphia Phillies' director of player development.
The Phillies asked for and received permission from the...