| May 25, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Zach McAllister didn't appear out of nowhere for the Indians last September at U.S. Cellular Field. He was making his 25th big-league start, but he looked too good to have a 4.56 ERA.
Turns out the six strong innings McAllister threw against the White...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Blackhawks can be counter-punchers.
1. Baseball is back in Cleveland, thanks largely to Terry Francona. The first-place Indians host the Tigers tonight, and The Jake should be rocking.
(Yes, I know Jacobs...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez pitched into the eighth inning, Ryan Raburn hit two home runs and the Cleveland Indians pounded the Kansas City Royals 9-0 on Monday night to split their four-game series.
Raburn hit a three-run shot in the fifth inning and a solo...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Javier Baez is considered widely to be the best prospect in the Cubs' farm system. His counterpart for the White Sox is Courtney Hawkins.
Baez, a 20-year-old shortstop, and Hawkins, a 19-year-old center fielder, both have tremendous hitting skills. They...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:10 PM
1. Tigers: Forget the concern at closer. They were loaded last year, and they're a lot better with Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter and a full year of Anibal Sanchez.
2. Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez's injury could slow them out of the gate, but they're deep and...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 2:02 PM
No. 19 Colorado Rockies: 12th in a series counting down to spring training: Next: Royals
Like Cowboys and Indians in the front yard, baseball is a kid's game. But sometimes, once every million or so encounters, that's not a cap gun the batter has in...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:30 PM
No. 20 Indians: No. 11 in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rockies.
If the Cubs could, they would run, not walk, away from the last three years of Alfonso Soriano's contract. The Orioles would do the same with the two left on Brian...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Despite ranking among the Pacific Coast League's leading hitters for most of the season, Matt McBride was overlooked when the league's roster for Wednesday's Triple-A All-Star game was announced two weeks ago. However, given a second chance, the PCL didn'...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Soccer--Women's National Teams, exhibition, United States vs. Brazil, 6 a.m. (ESPN2); UEFA Champions League, Marseille at Bayern Munich, 1:30 p.m. (FXSP)
NHL Hockey--Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN); Minnesota Wild...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Rick Hahn and Dayton Moore know one of the biggest realities of baseball and wasted no time acting upon it.
If you're going to go to the playoffs, you better have a strong starting rotation.
Last year, eight of the 10 postseason teams were in the...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:48 PM
1. Rangers (1): It looks like they have enough cushion to hold off the A's and clinch early enough to get their rotation lined up for a long October run. Geovany Soto could wind up playing in the World Series.
2. Nationals (2): Gio Gonzalez heads into...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 7:48 PM
The versatility that Matt McBride hopes him in a Major League uniform in the not-to-distant future kept him on the bench for most of the Triple-A All-Star game.
Since the Liberty High grad was drafted out of Lehigh University as a catcher, Pacific...