| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:47 PM
If the Angels don't act soon Joe Blanton might end up Major League Baseball's first 20-game loser since 2003 — and the worst 20-game loser of all time.
Blanton, whose record is 2-13, would bring ignominy to a fraternity that has actually...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:54 PM
As Alex Rodriguez combusts in a fiery ball of bad feelings, the Yankees have turned to Alfonso Soriano to save their season.
You can't make this stuff up.
Amazingly, perhaps sickeningly if you have that old-fashioned anti-Yankees bias, there's a...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:19 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Alshon Jeffery learns to use his size:
1. Yes, the Cubs came close to landing a big fish last week. But now that Anibal Sanchez has re-enlisted with the Tigers, thanks to Mike Ilitch finding a spare $32 million during the...
| Apr 16, 2013
Quaint ballparks are cool, no question about it. But they don't win championships.
That's why the Yankees did an ugly overhaul on the House That Ruth built in the mid-1970s and scrapped the original Yankee Stadium altogether five seasons ago. It's why...
| Jul 18, 2013
Five most interesting teams
1. Pirates: They haven't had a winning season since 1992 but might be the best team in the majors right now. They have pitching, defense and enough hitting with Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte. Manager Clint...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:18 PM
The situation the Phillies are in isn't nearly as bad as it appears.
It's hard to be down on a team that has won five of its last six series and is just 6 1/2 games out of first place in the National League East and 5 1/2 games out of the second wild...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:17 PM
NEW YORK — This isn't about the season, for the 2013 baseball season might not end up happily in New York. Nor is it necessarily about the careers of two pitchers who should bookend the 84th All-Star Game at Citi Field.
This isn't about the macro....
| Jul 6, 2013
| 1:39 PM
You don't win the MVP award in May and June.
Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown last year but didn't edge past Mike Trout for the MVP until September, when he carried the Tigers into the playoffs while Trout's Angels slid to the sidelines. The last...
| Feb 1, 2012
No. 16 Nationals: 15th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Blue Jays
Bryce Harper hasn't played a day in the big leagues, and unfortunately for him there is only one way to go. It is opposite of up.
But if you want to bet on Harper as...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:45 PM
No. 17 Brewers: 14th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Nationals.
Years from now, Brewers fans should remember this. Don't blame Ryan Braun for his contract.
That one's on owner Mark Attanasio, and to a lesser degree his general...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:22 PM
No. 14 Dodgers: 17th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Giants.
How about that Frank McCourt? Who knew he secretly was growing his wealth when he and his ex-wife Jamie were running the Dodgers into the ground?
McCourt might have battled...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:09 PM
PHOENIX — His face is shadowed under an oversized baseball cap. His gaze is often averted to the ceiling or floor. His handshake is distant, his voice is small, his sentences trail off into awkward silence.
The first impression of Dodgers...