| Jun 15, 2012
| 6:55 PM
You think Dale Sveum and the Cubs have problems?
Based on the level of angst mixed with the clubhouse oxygen, as well as the urgency to wring out every possible victory while improving with both the lineup and the starting rotation, the situation...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:58 PM
When Starlin Castro cost the Cubs a lead against the Giants by forgetting how many outs there were, he knew the wrath he faced after the game.
Manager Dale Sveum put his erratic shortstop on notice by calling it "the last straw,'' but that wasn't the...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 4:14 PM
1. Rangers (1): Clinging to top spot a week ago, the Rangers added Roy Oswalt and played well in going 5-1 against the lowly Padres and Rockies. Could Yu Darvish share the All-Star clubhouse with Chicago car dealer C.J. Wilson?
2. Yankees (2): Boone...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 7:15 PM
That's one way to describe the White Sox's trade for Kevin Youkilis.
That's another way.
By filling their biggest hole with one of the most respected third basemen in baseball, the White Sox may have just...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:46 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — You couldn't have blamed Kevin Youkilis if he wanted a little time to collect himself. But baseball doesn't work like that, not during the 162-game marathon.
So there was Youkilis on Monday, reporting to Target Field about 24 hours...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Four words about Kevin Youkilis: I had no idea.
I knew that Youkilis used to be good. Used to be. But when he was traded from the Red Sox to the White Sox on June 24, he had fewer homers and RBIs that month than Orlando Hudson, the man he was supposed to...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 8:40 PM
NEW YORK — Bobby Valentine said he doesn't read it and he doesn't listen to it.
Surely, he smells it.
Surely, he smells the rot from a locker room where too many of his players run to ownership to point fingers and too few of them run to the...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:35 PM
— If the Orioles were hoping that what went around might come around after the way they battled to the last dramatic moment of the 2011 regular season and propelled the Tampa Bay Raysinto the playoffs, they are probably going to be disappointed....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Phillippe Aumont, meet Kyle Kendrick. Four years ago, after Kendrick had won 21 games in the big leagues, the Phillies dispatched him back to Triple-A, saying he needed to learn how to get major league hitters out with something other than his sinker....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:29 PM
The Peninsula Pilots squandered a five-run lead but bounced back to beat host Morehead City (N.C.) 11-8 Thursday night.
After going ahead 5-0, the Pilots (28-17) fell behind 6-5. But they scored twice in the seventh inning to reclaim the lead for good,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The Sports Xchange
By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange
Managers expect growing pains for replay system
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Major League Baseball is finally expected to implement an extensive system of video reviews of umpires' calls next season, bringing...