| 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...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 10:24 PM
The San Francisco Giants scored three runs in the 3rd inning and two runs in the 5th inning to
claim a 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners Sunday afternoon in Cactus League play at Scottsdale Stadium.
Starting pitcher Nate Robertson (0-1) took the...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 8:28 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A.J. Pierzynski prides himself on not striking out.
It happened only 23 times last year, which is why the White Sox see their catcher as someone who can hit second in a batting order. Yet there was Pierzynski on Sunday...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 10:34 PM
Safeco Field finally got the best of Charlie Furbush.
The rookie southpaw sported a 2-0 record and 2.08 ERA in the Emerald City this season, but surrendered four runs in five innings of work as the Mariners fell, 4-2, to the White Sox on Friday night...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 11:15 AM
It was Clayton Kershaw opening-day starter, Clayton Kershaw an ace, and now Clayton Kershaw
National League Cy Young Award winner.
The evolution of the left-handers breakthrough 2011 season was capped Thursday when he was named the Cy Young winner...
| 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...
| 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:
| 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...
| 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...