| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Terry Ryan has nothing against free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn. Honest.
But the general manager knows his Twins aren't going to compete again in the American League Central — Joe Mauer or no Joe Mauer — until they fix a starting rotation...
| Jul 28, 2012
Ichiro didn't get it the first time. After he had been traded by the Mariners earlier in the week, visiting Yankee fans at Safeco Field began their familiar Roll Call.
The chants of each player's name by the Bleacher Creatures at Yankee Stadium are...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Do you think Sox overpaid for Brett Myers? The player to be named later is most likely a high 2011 draft pick, which is why they have to wait. Jim F., Denver
Jim, thanks for your patience. I realize you submitted this question before the player to be...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 5:10 PM
While Hyun-jin Ryu is not yet a big name in North America, losing him was a bigger blow for the Cubs than you probably think.
President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer wanted the rights to the 25-year-old South Korean left-hander because they...
| May 7, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Statistics through Sunday (last week's rank)
1. Rangers (1): Matt Harrison's new and improved sinker hasn't been sinking. Otherwise there's not much to be concerned about even though they've lost three consecutive series. This will be an interesting week...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:07 AM
DETROIT (AP) — The Yankees were ready to bench Alex Rodriguez again when Game 4 of the AL championship series was postponed by rain.
Now, New York's top pitcher also might face a limited role, making a playoff comeback that already seemed far-...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:24 PM
I need to get a message to the Dodgers and Angels, and I need to do it quick.
A baseball player suddenly became available this week who is just their type. He has star power. He plays a cornerstone infield position. He is insanely overpaid.
He has won...
| Oct 21, 2012
Curt Schilling was saying the other day on ESPN that he has seen thousands of players sign baseballs with their telephone number and toss them to pretty women in the stands.
I believe him. I believe this, too. There's only one player who would do it in...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 1:42 PM
No baseball fans loved their guy more than Cardinal Nation loved Albert Pujols this time last year. But one October later, he has become the civic punch line.
While Cardinal-for-life Stan Musial is treated like the pope in Vatican City, Pujols...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:44 PM
DETROIT — New on the job and with a potential playoff team on his hands, Brian Sabean went out to find as much pitching as he could. He targeted the team that had the most to give, and shocked the baseball world by landing Roberto Hernandez,...
| May 19, 2012
| 9:29 PM
A.J. Pierzynski and Adam Dunn both love playing in Wrigley Field and the two White Sox hitters took turns going deep against the Cubs in Saturday night's 7-4 victory.
Dayan Viciedo and Pierzynski hit back-to-back homers in the third inning off Ryan...
| Sep 2, 2012
Curtis Granderson and his team-leading 34 home runs left in the second inning for New York Presbyterian Hospital. Tight hamstring was the word.
Plate discipline, late-inning relief, an opponent bending under the weight of a crowd rising to the...