| Jul 24, 2009
Some rules, like records, are made to be broken. Thank goodness that Jerry Reinsdorf didn't let one of his unwritten ones get in the way of his baseball franchise a few years back.
Reinsdorf is a strong believer in limiting ownership's risk by not...
| Apr 18, 2009
If the Cubs win the National League Central by one game over the Cardinals, both teams can look back to a sunny April 17 afternoon at Wrigley Field that can be described only as wacky and backward.
Not quite the way manager Lou Piniella had it drawn up....
| Jan 5, 2010
" San Francisco Giants pitcher Randy Johnson announced his retirement from Major League baseball today. Johnson pitched 22 seasons in the Major Leagues, including the 2009 season with the Giants. He won his 300th game as a Giant, throwing two hit ball...
| Jul 1, 2009
CLEVELAND -- General manager Ken Williams and manager Ozzie Guillen have preached patience when it comes to assessing the White Sox's younger players this season.
Their resolve is starting to pay off, especially after what Gordon Beckham and Clayton...
| Aug 25, 2009
| 11:41 AM
Johan Santana needs surgery for bone chips in his left elbow and the star pitcher is out for the season, the latest blow to a New York Mets team battered by injuries.
The team said their 30-year-old ace is expected to be ready for spring training next...
| Oct 20, 2009
Former major league pitcher Bret Saberhagen has listed his gated Calabasas home for sale at $3.25 million.
The renovated and rebuilt compound includes a 5,600-square-foot, single-story Tuscan-style villa and two guesthouses on 1.2 acres. The main house...
| Apr 3, 2009
| 4:34 PM
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
CHICAGO CUBS (97-64, 1st)
MANAGER: Lou Piniella (3rd season)
PAYROLL: $145 million
X-FACTOR: Isn't combustible Milton Bradley, now on his sixth team, the only choice for this category everywhere he goes?
BEST CASE: A deep...
| Apr 3, 2009
| 4:40 PM
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST
BOSTON RED SOX (95-67, 2nd)
MANAGER: Terry Francona (6th season)
PAYROLL: $130 million
X-FACTOR: If John Smoltz has one more comeback left in that Hall of Fame arm, he should make for quite a midseason addition.
BEST CASE: Mike...
| Apr 12, 2009
This shouldn't happen to anyone. But if a talented, 22-year-old pitcher was going to get killed hours after a brilliant performance, it figured it would be someone who played for the Los Angeles Angels.
For a franchise only now entering middle age, the...
| Aug 19, 2010
| 2:31 PM
Federal authorities indicted pitcher Roger Clemens on charges of making false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
The announcement, made Thursday, comes two years after the former New York Yankees star denied...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 3:28 PM
Johan Santana is headed for shoulder surgery, making this the third straight year the high-priced New York Mets' ace will spend the offseason recovering from an operation.
The Mets said they anticipated Santana would be OK to resume throwing next spring....