| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Everybody loves a swashbuckler, especially when he has a Cy Young Award in his trophy case.
General manager Ken Williams fell for Jake Peavy in 2009, and the trade that brought him to Chicago proved a poor return on investment, both for Chairman Jerry...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Actual conversation after joining my 11 year old daughter for breakfast yesterday:
“Are you actually eating pretzels and crème cheese---that’s not very nutritious?"
“Yeah”, she replied, “but I am drinking water”....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:08 AM
Did you know that Texas hasn’t had an offensive lineman drafted since 2008? Did you know that the Longhorns return 18 starters and yet are only picked third in what’s viewed as a down Big 12? Times have changed.
Is eight enough?
The Big 12...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:46 AM
In the short term—it’s a win/win, but Wil Myers hit 13 homers and drove in 53 runs for the Rays in his first half season in the Big Leagues. I still like the deal which brought James Shields to Kansas City, which, simply, wouldn’t have...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Ryne Sandberg sold his three-bedroom unit in a vintage building in downtown Chicago in March. He had listed it a year earlier, less than six months after Cubs President Theo Epstein handed Dale Sveum the job Sandberg always wanted when he was riding...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Even genius seems replaceable in sports, including baseball.
Tony Gwynn and George Brett go into the Hall of Fame, and along come Ichiro Suzuki and Miguel Cabrera. Greg Maddux retires, and up pops Clayton Kershaw. Tony La Russa steps away, and the...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:51 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals said Thursday that George Brett and Pedro Grifol will assume the interim hitting coach and major league special assignment coach roles, respectively, effective immediately. In a corresponding move, the Royals...
| May 12, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Robinson Cano finally hit a home run at Kauffman Stadium, Vernon Wells went deep for the second straight game and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Sunday to wrap up a three-game sweep.
Hiroki Kuroda (5-2) allowed only a sacrifice...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 4:14 PM
1. Rangers (1): Clinging to top spot a week ago, the Rangers added Roy Oswalt and played well in going 5-1 against the lowly Padres and Rockies. Could Yu Darvish share the All-Star clubhouse with Chicago car dealer C.J. Wilson?
2. Yankees (2): Boone...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:29 AM
The Royals have chosen not to renew the contract of hitting coach Kevin Seitzer after the team finished 72-90 for its ninth consecutive losing season.
General manager Ned Yost and general manager Dayton Moore announced the decision shortly after...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 12:25 PM
The Royals have hired Doug Henry to be their bullpen coach next season.
Henry served as the interim bullpen coach the final two weeks of last season. He takes over on a permanent basis for Steve Foster, who was appointed the club's minor league...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Rick Hahn and Dayton Moore know one of the biggest realities of baseball and wasted no time acting upon it.
If you're going to go to the playoffs, you better have a strong starting rotation.
Last year, eight of the 10 postseason teams were in the...