| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Packers are worried yet:
1. Poor Mike Burkhart. Under normal circumstances, few people in baseball have tougher jobs than the guy who runs the tiny, antiquated visiting clubhouse behind the first-base dugout at...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Thank you, Miguel Cabrera. You too, Josh Hamilton.
From someone who is voting for the American League Most Valuable Player award, it's really nice to have an easy choice when you write the first name on the ballot — or type it, actually, as the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:43 PM
How much difference does a baseball manager make anyway?
It's an age-old question, and it is impossible to accurately quantify. But with the Cubs kicking Dale Sveum to the curb and the White Sox sticking with Robin Ventura after a 99-loss disaster, it's...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:54 PM
September has been a cruel, frightening month for the Rangers and Rays, who held their ground in a terrific series last week at Tropicana Field. But all of the angst could wash away easily in October.
Since spring training, the Rays and Rangers have...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:07 PM
Shadows covered most of the infield at Angel Stadium when Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole took his place on the mound and brought the heat back to a cooling Friday evening.
Pitching quickly and efficiently in only his third major league...
| Jun 11, 2013
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Cardinals (1): Only the Rockies can match their lineup. Nobody can match their balance, with Adam Wainwright right back where he was in 2009-10 as a Cy Young candidate.
2. Braves (4): Julio Teheran and Kris...
| May 29, 2012
| 9:28 PM
For his lights-out play with the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians this season, Doug Slaten was rewarded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with a call-up back to Major League Baseball on Monday.
On Tuesday, the former Glendale Community College player appeared to...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Did Ozzie Guillen accidentally take Juan Pierre, Gordon Beckham, Mark Teahen, Brian Anderson and Josh Fields with him when he went to Florida? It must seem like it at times.
The Marlins aren't scoring runs. If that trend continues, they won't join the...
| Jan 18, 2012
No. 28 Pirates: 3rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Padres.
While it may not be enough to soothe the pain of 19 consecutive losing seasons, Pirates fans at least have someone to blame. That would be Pedro Alvarez, or perhaps Greg...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss Major League Baseball managers. Check back throughout the day for more responses and weigh in with a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune Down goes (Bob) Geren! Who will follow him......
| May 21, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Rick Porcello tossed eight scoreless innings and Jhonny Peralta ripped a solo home run, as the Detroit Tigers salvaged the final game of a three-game interleague series with a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Porcello (4-2) surrendered just one...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Tony La Russa might be managing the 2012 White Sox if not for one reason — if he returned to Chicago, he would have had to manage against his best friend in baseball, Jim Leyland. That wasn't going to happen, according to some who know La Russa...