| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:28 PM
One current and a several former Phillies have been named to USA Baseball's 2013 World Baseball Classic provisional roster. Provisional rosters allow up to 28 players to be listed, creating a pool of players who are eligible to be named......
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
MLB Opening Day 2013 TV schedule: The MLB regular season starts Sunday, March 31, with Texas at Houston. ESPN and ESPN2 air four games April 1. Get a FREE MLB TV schedule printable version! Once again, the Hot Stove cooked up an offseason stew of big...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:27 PM
There are as many ex-Phillies as current Phillies on Baseball America's top 100 prospect list, released Tuesday afternoon. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud, sent to Toronto in the Roy Halladay deal and since moved to the Mets for another Cy Young Award winner, R....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 6:47 AM
MIAMI – Talking baseball while wondering how badly Tiger Woods blows away the field at Augusta:
1. Nothing against tulips, wooden shoes and Bert Blyleven, but I wish Monday’s 7-6 game in Tokyo had gone the other way. While it’s cool...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:27 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. — Thirteen players and coaches have worn No. 56 for the Cubs. Could Mark Buehrle one day become the 14th?
"What if?'' Buehrle said on a sunny Wednesday in the visiting clubhouse at McKechnie Field. I had asked him what would have...
| May 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Rangers (1): Ran their top three pitchers at the Red Sox in an impressive weekend sweep started by Derek Holland and finished by Yu Darvish, with Alexi Ogando in between. Looking very smart for letting Josh Hamilton...
| Mar 18, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — All things being equal …
Sorry, but, all things being equal, that is one of the most misleading phrases in the English language. All things are never equal. There always are advantages and disadvantages in life, and the best...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:18 PM
PHOENIX — Success hasn't come easily for R.A. Dickey. That might make him the perfect pitcher for the World Baseball Classic.
An event too many front office executives fear, too many top players avoid and too few American fans truly embrace has...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 3:08 PM
The Toronto Blue Jays bolstered an already formidable starting rotation by acquiring reigning National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey in a seven-player swap with the New York Mets, the team said Monday.
Dickey, a 38-year-old knuckleball...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 1:36 PM
You almost never can boil a baseball season down to one game, let alone one pitch. But when I break down what happened to the White Sox down the stretch in 2012, when a potentially great season for rookie manager Robin Ventura turned into a learning...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 1:52 PM
For 17 seasons, Derek Jeter has been the best reason to keep believing in baseball.
His throwback approach has yielded daily excellence in the middle of the Yankees infield. He has kept life simple off the field, and that never seems to be a bad idea....
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Blackhawks can sell out Soldier Field.
1. Don Cooper will be the happiest man at U.S. Cellular on Friday, when he’s officially back to work after a bout with diverticulitis.
In one more cruel twist, however,...