| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:32 AM
The Cubs played chicken with Matt Garza’s scheduled start in Arizona on Monday. The Rangers blinked when they heard AL West leader Oakland was trying to barge into the trade talks. Deal.
The White Sox can’t set a Thursday deadline in advance...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Jay Cutler’s first pass was an outlier, not foreshadowing:
1. Jose Dariel Abreu is out of Cuba, and perhaps on his way to Chicago. He is an ideal fit for the White Sox’s attempt to re-tool and attempt to build...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:36 PM
If you had to choose a two-inning sample that is emblematic of the way things have gone for the Angels this season, the last two innings of Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays would be a good choice.
Leading by three runs with five outs to go,...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 5:15 PM
The Angels on Monday shut down Albert Pujols for the rest of the season because of a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left heel, a decision the slugger conceded was best for him and the organization.
“I’m bummed out because I want...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:56 AM
It’s one thing to play meaningless games in late September. Plenty of teams do that. It’s another to be so far out of playoff contention that you’re playing them in mid-August, with a quarter of the season left.
That’s a fate...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:33 PM
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball schedule 2013 begins on March 31 with the opening night game between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros. ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball has John Kruk moving to the broadcast booth alongside Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:42 AM
The Texas Rangers acquired pitcher Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs for rookie right-hander Justin Grimm, top prospect third baseman Mike Olt and Class-A pitcher C.J. Edwards.
“He's an extremely talented pitcher that's had success in the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if Johnny Oduya and his teammates could get out of bed today.
1. No big-leaguer has been more impressive this week than Ian Krol, the left-hander from Naperville who has given the Nationals another big weapon in the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:44 PM
As the Angels slipped into fourth place in a season slipping toward oblivion, it just got away from them. The inning, and maybe the year.
Ernesto Frieri, the Angels’ closer, started the 10th inning. He did not finish it. He gave up five runs....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
MLB Opening Day 2013 TV schedule: The MLB regular season starts Sunday, March 31, with Texas at Houston. ESPN and ESPN2 air four games April 1. Get a FREE MLB TV schedule printable version! Once again, the Hot Stove cooked up an offseason stew of big...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 9:03 PM
SEATTLE -- When Samuel Deduno is on the mound, Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau hears a litany of complaints from opponents.
‘‘Guys, if they ever do get to first, say, ‘Man, I don’t know what to look for off this...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 3:57 PM
CLEVELAND — It happened so fast, like one of those summer thunderstorms that can plunge a brilliant Midwest afternoon into darkness.
Five runs ahead and 10 outs away from a three-game sweep in Progressive Field, Angels starter Jerome Williams...