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  • 99 problems, Cubs-style

    99 problems, Cubs-style
    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...
  • With 5-3 win over Yankees, Orioles show their ability to bounce back

    With 5-3 win over Yankees, Orioles show their ability to bounce back
    NEW YORK – Less than two weeks into the season, the Orioles' ability to bounce back from difficult defeats has already been tested. Friday night's was a hard one to swallow — a game lost on a dropped fly ball that plated three runs and a...
  • Opening Day Yankees a beat-up team in decline

    Opening Day Yankees a beat-up team in decline
    The once proud-and-loud New York Yankees have been reduced to a Seinfeld punch line as they prep for Opening Day against their arch-nemesis, the Boston Red Sox. Remember the line when a flabbergasted Jerry gets the news that the Yankees have hired his...
  • Royals like way they are trending

    Royals like way they are trending
    The Royals expect James Shields to be a difference maker. But were they close enough to being a playoff team before they added him? That's the question about the deal in which the Royals sent future All-Star Wil Myers to the Rays. It's too early to...
  • Yankees have O's, rest of baseball asking: who are these guys?

    Yankees have O's, rest of baseball asking: who are these guys?
    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...
  • Angels' Mark Trumbo named AL rookie of the year by Sporting News

     
    Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo, a former Villa Park High School star who hit .254 with a team-leading 29 home runs and 89 runs batted in this season, was named American League rookie of the year by the Sporting News on Wednesday....
  • Jeremy Hellickson beats Angels' Mark Trumbo for AL rookie award

     
    Tampa Bay right-hander Jeremy Hellickson (below) edged Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo (above) in voting for the American League rookie of the year award Monday. Hellickson went 13-10, but his 2.95 earned-run average was eighth-best in the AL. He...
  • Hatcher to take hands-off approach with Albert Pujols

     
    Mickey Hatcher has been the Angels’ hitting coach for 12 years, but he will be more pupil than teacher this spring when he begins working with Albert Pujols, the Hall of Fame-caliber slugger who signed a 10-year, $250-million deal with......
  • Angels pitcher Joel Pineiro unfazed by demotion to bullpen

     
    Struggling right-hander Joel Pineiro, who was 0-3 with a 14.85 earned-run average in his last four starts, took his demotion from the rotation to the bullpen in stride. "If I was young, I’d probably be throwing stuff around, yelling at......
  • Vernon Wells laughs off charge that Blue Jays stole signs

     
    Angels outfielder Vernon Wells (pictured above) shook his head at what he perceived was the absurdity of the question. No, he said, he never had paused during an at-bat last year to see if a man wearing white was raising......
  • Another tall order for Angels rookie Garrett Richards

     
    Garrett Richards made his big league debut in front of a packed house in Yankee Stadium last Wednesday night against one of baseball's most formidable lineups, and his nerves were apparent. The 23-year-old right-hander walked the first two batters he........