| May 7, 2013
| 11:42 AM
I have been a Cubs fan since 1948, so I have seen some poor baseball. However, it is time to release Marmol for the Cubs' good and also for his own good. Bill A., Newburgh, Ind.
I don’t really see that happening, at least not until they exhaust...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Bryce Harper hit a solo homer and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly, Jordan Zimmermann won his NL-leading sixth game and the Washington Nationals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 Wednesday night.
Denard Span added a triple and a single for Washington,...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Rafael Soriano has been so successful closing games for Washington that his teammates want to follow his lead, right down to the untucked jersey.
Soriano converted his 12th save in 13 chances to end the Nationals’ 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 8:03 PM
The Washington Nationals acquired center fielder Denard Span for his ability to hit leadoff and play defense.
Saturday against Cincinnati, it was his fielding that stole the show.
Span made pair of impressive catches to halt Reds rallies, Bryce Harper...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Dan Haren had been waiting to prove he belonged in Washington’s vaunted starting rotation.
After winning his last two starts, Haren is feeling a little better, and that’s mostly because he’s not overthrowing his fastball.
| Mar 12, 2012
| 6:59 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Like a fish that refused to be reeled in, Albert Pujols kept slipping off the hook last fall.
Three different times he played what could have been his last game at Busch Stadium for the Cardinals — in the regular season, the...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Luke Hochevar took a shutout into the seventh inning and the Kansas City Royals got solo homers from Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas against Dan Haren in a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.
Albert Pujols got his first hit with Los...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 9:45 PM
There is something so comforting about hearing Vin Scully's dulcet tones announcing Dodger spring training games again.
That same voice has symbolized continuity, history and hope since 1950. As long as Vinny is broadcasting, there is some familiar...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Like the fans who chanted his name when he came to bat in the ninth inning Thursday, Torii Hunter wondered if that would be his final appearance at Angel Stadium in the home team's uniform — not only this season, but for good.
"I was thinking about...
| 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...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:29 AM
Free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton has agreed to a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, according to multiple reports.
ESPNDallas.com reports that the deal is worth $25 million per season for five years.
The Angels made a big splash last...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Baseball analysts don't agree on a lot. But for months just about everyone has said that this class of free agents is weak, and that Zack Greinke is the best guy in it.
In other words, it's a great time to be Greinke.
But how about the team that signs...