| 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 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...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Everybody loves a swashbuckler, especially when he has a Cy Young Award in his trophy case.
General manager Ken Williams fell for Jake Peavy in 2009, and the trade that brought him to Chicago proved a poor return on investment, both for Chairman Jerry...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:20 PM
I was staggered by something I learned today. Have you ever heard of ‘Bagborroworstea.coml?’ It’s a sight on the internet and I’m not making this up—where you can actually rent a used purse for a period of time. Have you...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Ichiro Suzuki approaches a milestone that probably only two other baseball players, living or dead, have reached. He needs three more hits to reach 4,000, and you can't help but be impressed.
While it's unclear exactly how many hits some warriors...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Charlie Manuel said he’s thinking about trying Freddy Galvis at yet another new position. I absolutely think he should give it a try. “I’ve kind of thought about playing him [in center fielder], seeing how he could do,” Manuel...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A.J. Pierzynski had one of the great quotes of the season.
"He had all seven of his pitches working,'' said Pierzynski, who jumped from the White Sox to the Rangers last winter.
Pierzynski wasn't kidding. The catcher was giving an honest account of Yu...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Cardinals (1): Swept by the Rangers as powerful lineup produces only 26 runs during an eight-game lull. They nevertheless continue to lead the majors in runs in June.
2. Rangers (7): Seven strong innings by...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:49 PM
1. Rangers (1): How good of a team do you have to be to beat the Tigers when Miguel Cabrera hits three home runs? Texas did that after putting Ian Kinsler on the DL on Sunday. Alexi Ogando is another recent addition to the DL.
2. Cardinals (2):...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:33 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Maybe I should be more on board with the Phillies' new pitching addition.
I keep hearing, "What have they got to lose?"
Even assistant general manager Scott Proefrock downplayed the risk involved in signing veteran starting...
| May 12, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Baseball, perhaps more than any other sport, is a game of strategy. The glory is, that with 162 games, managers and coaches get the chance to tinker with things much more than football, ice hockey and basketball coaches.
The downside to that is it means...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If there was ever any doubt that autumn was officially upon us, it was dispelled last night, as Raul Ibanez propelled the New York Yankees past the Baltimore Orioles for a seemingly inevitable post-season run......