| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:50 PM
CLEVELAND One batter into Ron Gardenhire's managing career, he already owned a 1-0 lead, and a reason to trust his own instincts. Twelve years and four days later, he still does and those instincts have placed him in some hallowed company.
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Leury Garcia filled in for Conor Gillaspie in the White Sox lineup Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field because Gillaspie was out with the flu.
And more than four hours later, as the temperature began to dip below freezing, Garcia rescued a sparse, cold...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:50 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. Josmil Pinto and Jason Kubel locked up roster spots, Matt Guerrier and Michael Tonkin failed to win them, and Jason Bartlett has a few more days to convince the Twins' decision-makers that he's worth one again.
Minnesota's roster is much...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:50 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. The Twins might be forced to cut ties Thursday with one of the better bargains they have uncovered lately. Maybe that's symbolic because the Twins believe that money isn't their biggest problem anymore.
Scott Diamond, a Rule 5 draft...
| 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 20, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Here's hoping Dave Dombrowski, Jon Daniels and Billy Beane didn't put too much stock into the headline on ESPN.com last Tuesday. Unless you're a team like the Red Sox, Rays, Orioles and Indians.
Then you hope reports the Biogenesis suspensions won't...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke was right.
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy was wrong.
At the risk of sounding like baseball's Mr. Manners, that's the bottom line in the hit-batters exchange that sparked Tuesday night's basebrawl between the...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:23 PM
For at least a couple of nights, the Phillies have given their fans some hope and reminded them of the magic of the past five seasons. Stranger things have happened, but they've still got a real long way to go. Certainly, they're still a team worth...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 6:07 AM
The late Loyd Christopher, a longtime scout who played briefly for the White Sox, told a disappointed group of high school players more than 30 years ago that statistics "don't mean a thing."
That proved true last spring for left fielder Dayan Viciedo,...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 3:53 PM
1. Nationals (3): While the spotlight has been on the highly debated Stephen Strasburg decision, Davey Johnson's lineup came together in late August and rolls toward the first playoff baseball Washington has seen since 1933. Bryce Harper and friends hit...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Fans in St. Louis have it easy. They're merely conflicted about who to blame for Albert Pujols' departure. The feelings of many Twins fans are much more awkward.
Everyone loves Joe Mauer, don't they? But business is business, and the hometown icon has...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Despite everything they've been through, and coming off a mediocre season, the Dodgers can win the National League West, where parity still rules....