| Apr 20, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Javier Baez is considered widely to be the best prospect in the Cubs' farm system. His counterpart for the White Sox is Courtney Hawkins.
Baez, a 20-year-old shortstop, and Hawkins, a 19-year-old center fielder, both have tremendous hitting skills. They...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum finally made the move he never should’ve had to make: yanking Carlos Marmol as closer.
Sveum never should’ve had to make the move because team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer should’ve...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Harrison Ford has always been a thief.
On the screen.
In "Star Wars," Han Solo was on the run for nefarious deeds from the moment we met him. In the "Indiana Jones" universe, we first see Mr. Jones as he steals a priceless artifact and is almost...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:07 PM
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox and Rays were making their ways out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were heard at the stadium.
The Red Sox beat the Rays 3-2 on an RBI double by Mike Napoli in the ninth...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:10 PM
1. Tigers: Forget the concern at closer. They were loaded last year, and they're a lot better with Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter and a full year of Anibal Sanchez.
2. Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez's injury could slow them out of the gate, but they're deep and...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 11:25 PM
Like his bosses, Mike Foltynewicz is a baseball optimist. He can see the Astros rising out of the ashes they find themselves in at the beginning of the Jim Crane era.
"In three or four years, we're going to be a fun team,'' said Foltynewicz, a 21-year-...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 1:26 PM
The Yankees appear to be imploding around GM Brian Cashman, making some wonder if the Steinbrenner brothers will become more involved. If they do, Alfonso Soriano could be in play in trade talks before opening day. Cashman wants nothing to do with the two...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Mike Thibault, always thoughtful, always prepared, almost always specific, quantified how many times he had thought about this game.
"Consciously? Four," Thibault said on the Friday night he returned to Mohegan Sun Arena for the first time since he was...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:56 PM
One thing to keep in mind about baseball: It's all good.
Big-league baseball. Minor-league baseball. College baseball. Pony League baseball. Even, gasp, international baseball.
While many North American fans dismiss the World Baseball Classic —...
| May 28, 2013
1. Cardinals (2): They haven't lost a series in May, with a win over Clayton Kershaw on Sunday their latest achievement. Their pitching depth is being tested, but they still have Michael Wacha in the wings. That's impressive.
2. Tigers (4): Miguel...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:20 PM
BOSTON — He loves the ballpark again. Not Fenway or Yankee Stadium or Progressive Field specifically — Terry Francona loves them all again.
"I get there absurdly early," he said Thursday. "I stay there absurdly late. I have no perspective."...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:58 PM
JoAnna Garcia Swisher is a new mom! The actress and her baseball-playing husband, Nick Swisher, have welcomed their first child.
And it's a girl!
The "The Internship" actress and "Freaks and Geeks" alum married the Cleveland Indians first baseman in...