| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:24 PM
The news broke this afternoon that the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a five-year, $125 million deal, pending a physical, with talented but troubled slugger Josh Hamilton.
As a baseball writer, my first reaction was this: Maybe commissioner Bud Selig...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:26 AM
I don't care what the calendar says, if teams are playing baseball in Arizona, spring has sprung.
In fact it was more like summer last week when my sister-in-law, Patsy Hadlich, and I made our annual trip to the Cactus League games, with her son, Jeff,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:22 PM
NEW YORK — Chris Nelson hit a solo home run to right-center field in the fourth inning and broke the game open with a grand slam to left field in the eighth Thursday, as the Angels avoided a four-game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 9:35 AM
The Orioles waste no time jumping into the thick of the American League East race, that’s for sure. After the three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays that starts with today’s season opener, they’ll open a six game road trip against the...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The pieces aren't in place yet for the Cubs, but the plan is and so is the braintrust. Whether Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum will succeed remains a mystery, and the fact is there's more to be done. A lot more.
So on the cusp of Wrigley...
| May 10, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Previo al arranque de la temporada de 2012 lancé una maldición a los Angelinos de Los Angeles —y en particular a Albert Pujols— que aún sigue atormentando a los serafines y al slugger dominicano.
Entonces, un sábado 24 de diciembre de 2011...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:13 PM
Orioles closer Jim Johnson can be depended on to always be at his locker to answer questions anytime he becomes a focal point of a game following a blown save.
Those times have been rare, until recently, as Johnson has blown three consecutive ninth-...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Orioles reliever Pedro Strop had allowed just one earned run in his last 13 appearances for a 0.79 ERA in his last 11 1/3 innings heading into Monday night. That’s a dramatic improvement over his early season struggles when he allowed seven earned...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:21 PM
You could pick a number of storylines from a sticky, summer-like Tuesday evening at Camden Yards and really not go wrong.
There was the obvious, made-for-TV clip of Nate McLouth lifting a game-ending homer over the right-field wall in the bottom of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:46 PM
The Angels have only one free agent, pitcher Jason Vargas, and they have until 2 p.m. Monday to decide whether to extend a one-year, $14.1-million qualifying offer to the left-hander who went 9-8 with a 4.02 earned-run average in 24 starts during an...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:05 PM
To suggest that there has been a reversal of fortune — that after an 11-3 bludgeoning of the New York Yankees on Saturday night at Camden Yards the Orioles and Bronx Bombers have swapped places — would be premature.
The Yankees, after all,...