| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:05 PM
KENLEY JANSEN, 26, closer
Final 2013 stats: 4-3, 28 saves in 32 opportunities, 1.88 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 13.0 strikeouts per inning pitched and a .177 opponents batting average.
Contract status: First year he’s arbitration eligible.
The good: After...
| Nov 14, 2013
Ni la peste negra, el cáncer o el virus del HIV han causado tanto daño a la humanidad como el olvido. Perder la memoria es la peor plaga que puede afectar a ser humano.
Se trata de una perturbación que nos deja sin pasado y viviendo una realidad...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:49 PM
The Cuban government's decision to allow its top baseball players to play for professional teams is much like the story of the little Dutch boy who wanted to plug a leak in a dam by putting his finger in it.
It shows how desperate Cuba is when it sees...
| Oct 1, 2013
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Tigers (1): Sure, you'd rather not get no-hit in the regular-season finale, nor swept in Miami at any point in the season. But none of that will matter on Friday in Oakland, when the division series rolls around....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:06 PM
The shortest route between Cuba and the United States is just 90 miles, but it can be a complicated journey for a baseball player.
Because professional sports are outlawed in communist Cuba and most business relationships between U.S. companies and...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:23 PM
SAN DIEGO — Kenley Jansen has saved a career-high 27 games this season and is tied with Cincinnati's Aroldis Chapman for the strikeout lead among National League relievers with 107 in 72 appearances.
Just imagine how good the right-hander would be...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:59 PM
CINCINNATI — The Dodgers began the weekend with the second-largest division lead in baseball. Their opponents, the Cincinnati Reds, started Friday with a seven-game advantage in the race for the National League's final wild-card playoff berth.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:23 PM
When the Dodgers take the early lead, they normally win.
Trouble was, little about Friday seemed normal to the Dodgers, except perhaps Hanley Ramirez hitting another home run.
But after Ramirez hit his two-run homer in the first inning, the Dodgers...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:55 PM
Maybe they’re just a good road team.
Fresh off winning six away from home, the Dodgers flew to Los Angeles from Toronto early in the morning, nestled into their beds about 5 a.m., and then went out and fell flat.
They never led Thursday, never...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:53 PM
As the sports world is learning with every jaw-dropping win, these suddenly delightful Dodgers are a team of many faces.
They include Yasiel Puig's giant look of wonder, Juan Uribe's impish grin, A.J. Ellis' grimace, Clayton Kershaw's scowl, and...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million by a man in Cuba who claims Puig knowingly made false statements that resulted in his receiving a seven-year prison sentence. The complaint was filed in a federal district court in Florida....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Hope the Dodgers can manage to focus on the little ol' Yankees the next two nights, what with all the controversy surrounding the team.
What, you haven’t heard? There are those in the baseball world left aghast because Yasiel Puig slid into home...