| Sep 19, 2011
No pitchers for MVP
We'll start by throwing pitchers out of the MVP talk — deserving or not, they get overlooked by voters for what are, realistically, hitters-only awards.
In a tight American League MVP race, we'll...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 12:50 AM
Enjoy the undercard.
There is an abundance of intriguing storylines in baseball these days, and most of them will be like Matt Kemp's run at the Triple Crown — over and out of sight by the time the World Series rolls around.
Justin Verlander could...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:42 PM
The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player.
A crowd of players...
| Jul 12, 2011
NL behind pitchers
Don't blink, or you might miss the All-Star Game.
Two prevailing trends suggest a 3-1 victory by the National League in this the Year of the Pitcher II. Scoring is down, which is likely to eliminate...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:44 AM
A look at what some other media outlets are saying about the Orioles:
* Paul White of USA Today says the Orioles lead the parade of baseball’s early-season surprises:
“The shock value of the current standings varies by city. Nothing is more...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:00 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers blew open the game with a four-run eighth inning. Juan Uribe drove in the first run of the inning with a single to right field. Matt Kemp scored on a wild pitch by the Padres' third pitcher of the inning, Jesse Hahn. Darwin...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout are already in the conversation when Dodger and Angel fans talk about the best pitcher and postition player in the history of their respective teams. But if fans had to choose and All-Star team of the best L.A. Dodgers and...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:20 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were trailing, 3-2, until they scored three runs in the fourth inning to move in front, 5-3. Matt Kemp, who led off the inning with a double, scored on a double by Justin Turner. Carl Crawford, who reached base on a walk, scored on...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:40 PM
It can be a miserably long season, six grueling months with precious few days off, playing 162 games without a clock.
Bodies break down, spirits lag, the sun bakes. Yet it’s not always the strongest teams that survive but the deepest.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:44 PM
The Sports Xchange
By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange
Crawford leads Dodgers to win over Padres
LOS ANGELES -- After being swept by the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend, the San Diego Padres were a welcomed sight for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Andre Ethier has started only three of the Dodgers’ last 17 games. He will be on the bench again Monday when the Dodgers open a four-game series against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.
With Yasiel Puig set in center field and Matt Kemp in...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
KEY MOMENT: Dan Haren singled with one out in the fifth inning and advanced to third base on a double by Carl Crawford. Haren scored on a groundout by Yasiel Puig and Crawford scored on a single to right field by Matt Kemp. The two runs turned a 2-1...