Suddenly, Justin Verlander is getting cuffed around and Matt Harvey is dealing. David Price is hurt and Matt Moore is leading the Rays' staff. Shelby Miller, Patrick Corbin ... new aces are blazing quite a trail so far in 2013. ... ...more
How bad are the Astros? They are so bad the rest of the AL West is licking its chops. So bad the Oakland A's are in first place because of them. So bad I couldn't even write a full column about them. So keep reading beyond the first item and we'll get to Mother Nature, Terry Francona's seniority in Cleveland, Felix Hernandez and, yes, more Dodgers-Padres brawl fallout. ...more
Free-agent reliever and former Giants star closer Brian Wilson continues his rehabilitation pretty much in anonymity, and it might be several weeks into the season until he's ready to sign. ... ...more
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- It was difficult enough for the Reds as they waited ... and waited ... and waited for a decision from third baseman Scott Rolen regarding whether he would play or retire in 2013. But how about Todd Frazier? ...
He didn't get the $100 million deal and he didn't land where he thought he might. But fleet center fielder Michael Bourn, proud owner of a new (signed last week) four-year, $48 million deal in Cleveland, smiles broadly throughout each day and mixes in with his new teammates as if they're long-lost friends. ... ...more
Buster Posey of the Giants was my pick for NL MVP this year, and I think it's pretty evident that's the only pick. Nobody impacts a game the way a catcher does. And nobody impacted the 2012 NL West champion Giants the way Posey did. ... ...more