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For 17 seasons, Derek Jeter has been the best reason to keep believing in baseball. His throwback approach has yielded daily excellence in the middle of the Yankees infield. He has kept life simple off the field, and that never seems to be a bad idea....
The bad news has come in for Gavin Floyd, just like it did for John Danks last August. Floyd will have season-ending elbow surgery Tuesday, meaning the White Sox will get no more return on the $9.5 million they’ll pay Floyd this season, just as...
Tags: Dylan Axelrod, Hector Santiago, Jake Peavy, Gavin Floyd, Sports
PHOENIX -- Chris Sale learned to grill meat over the winter. Now he can open his own restaurant if he wants. The Chicago White Sox handed Sale a contract extension Thursday that can be worth $57.5 million over the next seven seasons. It includes $32.5...
Talking baseball while hoping that it’s not a bad sign that the Blackhawks had to go into overtime to beat the Wild in their playoff opener: 1. Yoenis Cespedes was the guy last year. This time around, Hyun-jin Ryu is the guy. Just as Cespedes...
How To Ruin A Franchise, Step 41: Write a full-page letter in the newspapers blaming the media, attendance, general ignorance – anyone but yourself! – for your decaying franchise a year after a publicly-funded stadium was built. That's the...
Chris Sale tried to be like a sponge whenever Mark Buehrle was around, soaking up pitching knowledge. It was the same way Buehrle had learned from David Wells, sitting next to him in the White Sox dugout during games in his first full season. The...
After the Tigers pounded the Red Sox 10-0 last weekend, Prince Fielder warned reporters there would be some tough days ahead. "We're not going to go 162-0, I don't think,'' he said. Nor even 161-1, as it turns out. The Tigers, who added Fielder to...
The best pitch in baseball? It's probably the fastball, although a good changeup is a close second. As Commissioner Bud Selig heads toward retirement, with a legacy for creating labor peace and growing a game that had stagnated badly under his...
They don't give away Comeback Executive of the Year awards. But as the first-place White Sox start a four-game series Thursday at Yankee Stadium against the best team in baseball, consider that Adam Dunn and Jake Peavy aren't the only professionals on...
Tags: Alex Rios, Carlos Quentin, Boston Red Sox, Sports, Philip Humber
ARLINGTON, Texas — On the other side of the globe, a nation will turn to video screens big and small at about 7:10 Monday night — or, 14 time zones away, 9:10 a.m. Tuesday in Tokyo. Yu Darvish, almost certainly the best pitcher ever in Japan,...
On a Monday night flight that originated in Barranquilla, Colombia, Abel Quintana landed in Chicago and the new world of opportunity created suddenly by his son's baseball career. Out of nowhere over the weekend, Jose Quintana arrived as a major league...
Are Mark Buehrle's old friends about to start missing him? Sooner or later, it is bound to happen. You don't win 161 games for a franchise and leave at age 32, with a sturdy arm still capable of 200-plus innings, without your name coming up in a...
Tags: Gavin Floyd, Jake Peavy, Sports, Baseball, Philip Humber
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