| Jan 29, 2012
| 2:42 PM
No. 18 Royals: 13th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Brewers.
When talent comes in waves, good things happen to teams.
The long-suffering Royals believe they have reached the point where their hard work and over-slot spending in the...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:23 PM
For at least a couple of nights, the Phillies have given their fans some hope and reminded them of the magic of the past five seasons. Stranger things have happened, but they've still got a real long way to go. Certainly, they're still a team worth...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 10:23 PM
The Kansas City Royals have signed shortstop Alcides Escobar to a $10.5 million, four-year contract extension that includes two option years that could drive the value to $21.75 million.
The team announced the deal Thursday.
Escobar will make $1 million...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Reed Johnson will start Thursday in the Chicago Cubs' series finale against Milwaukee at Wrigley Field, with manager Dale Sveum sitting the slumping Marlon Byrd.
Byrd has only one hit in 21 at-bats this season and none in his last 19.
The Cubs' lineup...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Chuck Finley, a former Major League star pitcher best known for his time with the Angels, says he likes to keep himself busy these days.
The 49-year-old Newport Beach resident enjoys playing in charity golf events. He's all for doing autograph signing...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:24 PM
I need to get a message to the Dodgers and Angels, and I need to do it quick.
A baseball player suddenly became available this week who is just their type. He has star power. He plays a cornerstone infield position. He is insanely overpaid.
He has won...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 9:27 PM
Can you handle it, Red Sox fans?
No, not the immediate aftermath of an amazing, late-season blockbuster trade that sent Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto to the Dodgers. There is such glee around New England this weekend over...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Billy Butler drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Tuesday night, and the Royals got a superb start from Luis Mendoza to spoil Zack Greinke's return to Kansas City with a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Alex Gordon homered to lead off...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Statistics through Sunday (last week's ranking)
1. Rangers (1): There have many issues, including a lack of production since early in the season from Michael Young and the highly regarded lineup, but a soft schedule has kept those issues from showing...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Orlando Hudson was back at third base and the rest of the White Sox lineup remained the same against Brewers' ace Zack Greinke Friday. Eduardo Escobar had started the last game against the Cubs Wednesday.
Adam Dunn will again DH and Paul Konerko will...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:34 AM
The bigger question now is, can Anthony Rizzo pitch?
Because Jeff Samardzija can’t. Not now. Not for a while.
And he has delivered some of his worst showings at one of the worst times.
Samardzija was tradeable in May. Now that window has closed....
| Sep 16, 2012
When the trade deadline rolled around at the end of July, the Phillies were 46-57, which put them only 21/2 games better than the Cubs in the National League's wild-card playoff standings.
They were in ninth place, 13 games behind the Braves for the...