| Feb 19, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Bryce Harper isn't looking to get a little more experience and then go back to the Eastern League. He's coming to spring training planning to leave Florida on the Nationals' flight to Chicago, where they will open the season.
And in Harper's mind, and...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 7:34 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Every now and then, Cubs pitcher Matt Garza's competitive drive leads him down the wrong path far enough that his catcher starts talking about cars.
"I get creative on the mound because he can be pretty emotional,'' Geovany Soto...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:20 AM
As Carlos Marmol rolled through this week with an earned-run average under 1.70 in his previous 12 outings, manager Dale Sveum said he expects Marmol to be the Cubs closer next year.
Nope. Sorry. Not buying it.
Granted, 1.70 is a nice number number, but...
| Aug 21, 2012
1. Nationals (1): Look for the lineup to start clicking soon with Ian Desmond back in the lineup and Bryce Harper heating up. Jayson Werth has been a major contributor since he came off the disabled list.
2. Reds (2): Doubleheader on Saturday caused...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 6:59 AM
John Rodriguez played two seasons (2005-06) in the Major Leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals, helping the Redbirds win back-to-back National League Central Division titles, as well as the 2006 World Series championship. The veteran outfielder batted...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 12:17 PM
En Júpiter, la casa primaveral de los Marlins de Miami al norte de Palm Beach, todo es béisbol y alegría.
Bates, guantes y cascos sentados en sillas plegables, cremas protectoras para la piel, música de Bon Jovi y Pitbull; bebidas refrescantes, sol,...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 8:31 PM
The Houston Astros set a franchise record by hitting three triples in a five-run first inning, backing starter Bud Norris with a season-high 17 hits on the way to an 11-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
Norris pitched six innings...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Ross Detwiler and three relievers combined on a four-hitter, Rick Ankiel homered and had three hits and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 2-0 on Friday night.
Detwiler (2-0) allowed three hits over six innings and struck out seven, equaling...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 11:14 AM
The Cubs put starting pitcher Ryan Dempster on the disabled list Saturday and recalled outfielder Tony Campana to take his roster spot, but more moves will be coming before Sunday's series finale against the Reds.
Manager Dale Sveum said Randy Wells will...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 6:40 AM
I don’t know what the Blackhawks could get in trade for Patrick Kane, but they have to find out.
I’m not saying they must trade their star forward just to trade him. I’m not saying they have to take a bad deal. This is not the Cubs&...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 7:37 AM
I don’t know why Carlos Marmol is still a Cub.
I don’t know if Marmol knows why he’s still a Cub.
Only Theo Epstein knows, and he should know better.
Marmol is the European sports car of closers --- finely tuned and destined to cost a...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Tom Ricketts was asked what was wrong with his team that ranked among the worst in baseball, and he answered -- are you sitting down? -- “Nothing. Just a lot of injuries.’'
Nothing? Is he tone deaf?
Just injuries? Try bad. Ryan Dempster...