| Aug 26, 2014
| 11:07 PM
It will be almost impossible for Matt Shoemaker to pry the American League rookie-of-the-year award from the meaty mitts of Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, who is hitting .308 with 33 homers and a league-leading 94 runs batted in.
But the Angels...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 10:32 PM
The Angels have a big four-game series against the American League West-rival Oakland Athletics this weekend in Anaheim, and they're not sure who their starting pitcher will be for one of those games, on Saturday night.
They know who it won’t be,...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 11:21 PM
One way for the Angels to minimize the loss of Garrett Richards — at least, in their minds — is to tell themselves that the hard-throwing right-hander, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week, pitched only once every five days....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:59 PM
The Angels’ pennant hopes were dealt a serious blow Wednesday night when Garrett Richards, their best pitcher this season, suffered a patellar injury to his left knee during an 8-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park.
With runners on...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:44 PM
The Angels huddled around first base Wednesday night as medical personnel tended to Garrett Richards, who lay on his back, writhing in so much pain that first baseman Albert Pujols, on one knee, held the pitcher's hand to comfort him.
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:49 PM
The Angels informed veteran right-hander Jerome Williams Monday afternoon that they will not be tendering him a contract for 2014, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly about it. Williams is now a free...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The Angels signed Wade LeBlanc, a veteran left-hander who was released by baseball’s two worst teams -- Miami and Houston -- last season, to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.
LeBlanc has a 20-32 career record and 4....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:26 AM
The Angels have agreed to terms with starting pitcher Chris Volstad, 27, on a minor league deal that includes an invitation to spring training, an early off-season move that might not bode well for the future of pitchers Jerome Williams and Tommy Hanson...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:04 PM
I understand that the Cubs want to build the team the "right way" by building the farm system. What I do not understand is why they can't both build the farm system and try to build a winner right now. I think it is wrong to ask the fans who have waited...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:16 PM
A pitching staff that included Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Marmol went belly up in 2012, despite prolonged stretches of dominance from those four starters and the closer.
The Cubs finished 24th among all major...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Dale Sveum must be trying to get fired.
Or maybe the Cubs manager hates Cubs fans.
Or perhaps he’s an agent of evil sent by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to destroy the Cubs because their legendary ineptitude and continued consignment to a...
| May 8, 2012
| 5:33 AM
Patrick Kane didn’t shy away from photos when he was partying Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s annual Mifflin Street Block Party like many celebrities would have. The Blackhawks star instead posed for them – as he...