| Mar 12, 2012
| 5:40 AM
From Tempe to Goodyear, Scottsdale to Mesa, baseball has returned to the Valley of the Sun, the now undisputed capital of spring training. The greater Phoenix area plays host to as many teams as the entire rival Grapefruit League in Florida — all...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 6:59 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Like a fish that refused to be reeled in, Albert Pujols kept slipping off the hook last fall.
Three different times he played what could have been his last game at Busch Stadium for the Cardinals — in the regular season, the...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 1:33 PM
“Congratulations to the sixth-grade Williamsport girls basketball team, who went undefeated and won the championship. Way to go, coaches and girls. We are so proud of you.”
“Please don’t close the urgent care on...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Jamey Carroll and the Minnesota Twins were in one heck of an offensive slump to start the season and badly in need of a pick-me-up to get them going.
Little did they know that 4-year-old Cole Carroll would be the one to provide it.
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:24 PM
I need to get a message to the Dodgers and Angels, and I need to do it quick.
A baseball player suddenly became available this week who is just their type. He has star power. He plays a cornerstone infield position. He is insanely overpaid.
He has won...
| May 2, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he is "kind of going caveman" with the starting lineup Wednesday against the Twins at Angel Stadium.
He has moved Vernon Wells to No. 2 in the order, with Erick Aybar leading off. Then come the big bats -- Albert Pujols,...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:42 PM
Arte Moreno, the epitome of what fans hope for in an owner, spent the offseason making dramatic moves to improve the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
He signed Albert Pujols, the best hitter in baseball, to a $250 million 10-year contract in free agency....
| Sep 8, 2012
| 5:07 PM
I think it is fair to say that Mark Reynolds is on a bit of a tear.
In Saturday’s second inning, Reynolds hit a 91-mph fastball from CC Sabathia for his 21st home run of the season.
It also was his ninth in nine games and seventh in September....
| Jul 7, 2012
| 8:16 PM
We are witnessing the birth of a transcendent baseball career right in front of our eyes, as Angel outfielder Mike Trout has electrified his team and Major League Baseball in the first half of the 2012 season.
There has not been a rookie this dazzling...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Do you think Sox overpaid for Brett Myers? The player to be named later is most likely a high 2011 draft pick, which is why they have to wait. Jim F., Denver
Jim, thanks for your patience. I realize you submitted this question before the player to be...
| 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...