The Angels pulled out all the stops in introducing Hamilton on Saturday at a Disneyland restaurant. Hamilton was his usual playful, joyous self, his beautiful family with him, their new future wide open in front of them. ... ...more
Zack Greinke said he came so close to signing with the Rangers that 'at one point, I was leaning toward Texas.' The Dodgers came so close to their senses Tuesday that they appeared to make it through the day without dumping another multi-gaz-million dollar deal in anybody else's direction. ... ...more
This is not as simple as transitioning from Mannywood in 2009 to the Zack Attack in 2013. Not with Dodgers ownership transferring from a charlatan huckster to the U.S. Mint over the past 12 months. Zack Greinke is joining the Dodgers' rotation, and the meaning of it all is sending shudders throughout the industry. ...
DETROIT -- After the Athletics, who would have ever guessed that the Tigers' toughest opponent this autumn would be strategizing for another long layoff before the World Series? Certainly not the Yankees. Ticket punched. Yankees clocked. The Tigers are going to the World Series. ... ...more
Andre Ethier is one of the Dodgers' big guns, key pieces, most potent bats. They will pay him $85 million over the next five seasons because he is an important fixture in the middle of their lineup. Important. But clearly not essential. ... ...more
In no small way, the Cardinals got two huge victories for the price of one to close out a rough trip in a big way here Sunday. Ace Chris Carpenter, the right-hander who doubles as the heart and soul of this Cardinals' club, will make his first start of the season Friday against the Cubs in Chicago. ... ...more
The days of endless pitching changes and interminable mid-inning waits that mark September baseball and change the competitive nature of the pennant races soon are expected to go the way of flannel uniforms and Ladies' Day. ... ...more