| Jul 7, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Say this for the Phillies. They got a World Series title and five consecutive playoff seasons out of their payroll escalation.
But are they about to suffer Cubs-like pain?
That's the question that faces general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. as he faces a...
| Jul 10, 2012
After a recent 12-games-in-11 days stretch at Coca-Cola Park, you'd think the Service Electric Cable crew that produces all of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs games would want a break from baseball.
Well, maybe some of the guys would like a break but they'...
| Sep 13, 2012
Major League Baseball schedules always have seemed as much art as science. But with the players union pushing for a fairer format, the 2013 schedule — the first with an odd number of teams in each league — is unusual in many ways.
| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:24 PM
Who are the piranhas now?
Ozzie Guillen used to say the Twins were like those flesh-eating fish, chewing up opponents. But now it's the White Sox, their front office and pro scouts especially, who are feeding off of others.
After Monday's 5-4 win over...
| Sep 23, 2012
Ozzie Guillen is getting what he asked for when he left one of the most loyal owners in sports to work for one of the quirkiest. His job is in jeopardy only one season into a four-year deal, and few will be sad if he is swept out alongside longtime player...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Barring some miraculous turn of events this weekend, these are our final chances to reflect on the improbable 2012 White Sox.
Much of the audience already has headed for the exits, so I'm going to roll closing credits now and avoid an empty theater next...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 5:29 AM
Ozzie Guillen still hasn't received any assurances he'll return for a second season as Miami Marlins manager, but sources close to the combative skipper say he's "not too worried about it" either way.
As the Marlins open their final homestand of a...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:00 AM
ST. LOUIS -- Talking playoff baseball while flirting from the doghouse, a la A-Rod.
1. Would the Yankees actually trade Alex Rodriguez to the Marlins? You better believe they would. Late last week, I proposed that the Yankees should deal Rodriguez to his...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:01 PM
Filmed LIVE at Barcode. This week LaVar & Lou bring you some Capitals, some RGIII & the Redskins, a little British Open and... find out what happened between Bryce Harper and Ozzie Guillen!
| Jul 29, 2012
| 6:35 PM
It's never easy for Jerry Reinsdorf and the White Sox, but year after year they find ways to stretch the payroll and keep things interesting.
That sweetheart stadium deal certainly helps. So does the Comcast SportsNet Chicago deal. But at the end of...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:40 AM
The more I read Theo Epstein’s alleged defense of Ryan Dempster’s killing the aborted Atlanta deal, the more I think the Cubs president comes back to blaming Dempster for the aborted Atlanta deal.
Epstein, in fact, should've blamed Dempster....
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Do you think Sox overpaid for Brett Myers? The player to be named later is most likely a high 2011 draft pick, which is why they have to wait. Jim F., Denver
Jim, thanks for your patience. I realize you submitted this question before the player to be...