| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:25 PM
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Pirates remain on lookout for lefty-swinging 1B
Neal Huntington continues to look for a left-handed hitting first baseman. However, the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager maintains his stance that he will only add a player "if it...
| Feb 19, 2014
MESA, Ariz. — Anthony Rizzo, Jeff Samardzija and Darwin Barney have played with the Cubs long enough to cope with the dreaded reality of watching likable teammates being traded in midseason to address long-term needs.
"It's not fun when you make...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:21 PM
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By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange
Pirates' McCutchen vows to build on MVP year
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Andrew McCutchen does not plan to rest on his shiny 2013 National League Most Valuable Player trophy.
The Pirates center fielder...
| Dec 15, 2013
Mark Trumbo was traded Tuesday. He went from being an Angel to a Diamondback.
If we are talking personality only, the previous name suited him better. There is nothing venomous, nor ever will be, about Trumbo.
He took the trade the way he takes...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:43 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Angels could use a designated hitter, particularly one that bats left-handed and could spell Albert Pujols at first base.
Kendrys Morales, who played the first six years of his career in Anaheim, would appear to be a...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:06 PM
Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott is sticking around for at least five more years.
The Pac-12's university presidents and chancellors extended Scott's contract Monday through the 2017-18 academic year. As part of the extension, Scott also was...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Free-agent left-hander Jason Vargas, whom the Angels hoped to retain this winter, has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals on a four-year, $32-million contract.
The average annual value of Vargas’ deal ($8 million) is actually pretty...
| 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.
| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:50 PM
C.J. Wilson’s nine-game winning streak, which spanned 13 starts dating to July 10, ended Sunday when the Angels left-hander gave up a two-run home run to switch-hitter Justin Smoak in the sixth inning of a 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Angel...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:54 PM
September has been a cruel, frightening month for the Rangers and Rays, who held their ground in a terrific series last week at Tropicana Field. But all of the angst could wash away easily in October.
Since spring training, the Rays and Rangers have...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 4:13 PM
SEATTLE — The Angels lost to the Seattle Mariners, 4-3, Sunday at Safeco Field, but they didn’t go down without a fight — among themselves.
Struggling right-hander Joe Blanton and pitching coach Mike Butcher had to be restrained...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 7:00 PM
SEATTLE — The Angels lost to the Seattle Mariners, 4-3, Sunday in Safeco Field, but they didn't go down without a fight … among themselves.
Struggling right-hander Joe Blanton knocked a water cooler off the bench and snapped at pitching...