| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:07 AM
MLB Team Report - Seattle Mariners - INSIDE PITCH
A Seattle Mariners pitching rotation that has all kinds of potential but plenty of question marks only got more muddled during the first two weeks of spring training.
Two of the starters projected to be...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 11:26 PM
MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Dodgers - INSIDE PITCH
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Outfielder Matt Kemp's recovery from October ankle surgery moved to another phase this weekend as he was cleared to increase his on-field activities.
Kemp has been limited to...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 4:05 PM
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Will announcer Hawk Harrelson be happy?
In an interview with CSN Chicago, Harrelson said of last year's 99-loss squad: "That was the worst performing team ... that I have ever been associated with as a player and as an announcer." At...
| Feb 8, 2014
Many baseball fans will spend the next several weeks hop-scotching the state surveying the 15 Grapefruit League teams.
They're all but certain to see at least one of the 2014 World Series clubs. Including last season's Cardinals-Red Sox Fall Classic,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The Dodgers had just swallowed a quarter of a billion dollars in one swift gulp. They had liberated Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett from Boston. It was a jolly afternoon at Dodger Stadium, particularly when the question arose as to whether...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:18 PM
CHAD BILLINGSLEY, 29, starting pitcher
Final 2013 stats: 1-0, 3.00 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, .286 opponent batting average, 4.5 strikeouts per nine innings in all of two starts.
Contract status: One season left on his three-year deal for $12 million. Dodgers...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Andre Ethier has started the Dodgers' opener in right field for five consecutive seasons. That streak appears over, barring injury to Yasiel Puig.
That could leave Ethier in center field, or in left field, or left out, or on another team. The Dodgers...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:21 PM
Three-time American League All-Star David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a $14-million, one-year contract, the highest single-season salary in franchise history.
The 2012 Cy Young Award winner had been the subject of trade speculation after...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 2:03 PM
The Dodgers’ off-season maneuvering is more down to the fine-tuning than meeting glaring needs. Sure, they’re interested in Masahiro Tanaka and would listen on David Price. They’d listen to a lot of things.
But a real need is something...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Yawn, the Dodgers are still there. Still looking extremely formidable, but with precious little new activity to get the fan base all riled anew.
And it could easily end this way, too, the Dodgers filling some utility and bullpen roles and still...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:29 PM
The team had won 71 games, finishing a distant fourth in the American League West. The fans had gotten impatient. The best player in free agency had decided this would be all about the money, and that fourth-place team got him with a blowout bid.
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:42 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For a general manager heading into what could be his walk-the-plank year, Jerry Dipoto appears calm and assured. His contract guarantees him nothing beyond next season, and the playoffs have gone on without the Angels...