It has grown dark in the Northwest. The region is best known for its rain, but for me it’s the darkness that defines our winters. Located farther north than Quebec, Seattle Decembers are marked by a sun that spends but a few hours barely cresting the southern horizon. I used to hate it. I couldn’t…
Nobody else is talking about these free agents, but we will.
How much you bid on Jim Thome this week says a lot about the league you’re in.
What do the Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees, and Rays need heading into the deadline, and where might they find it?
The Orioles are, surprisingly, in a pennant race, and now Jim Thome is in a pennant race.
At this point, the Cubs’ season is about the little accomplishments.
An ACL injury claims Mat Gamel, and lower-back injuries snag two other players.
Looking ahead to baseball’s most significant personal achievements.
Between the persistence of Pete Rose, the ongoing turf war between Tribune Co. and the Wrigleyville neighborhood, and the deteriorating mental health of John Schuerholz, the most oft-reported story of this winter has been the apparent deflation in the market for free agents.
It’s hard to say if the Baseball Writers Association will ever give Alex Rodriguez the MVP award he’s due, but Internet Baseball Awards electors voted Rodriguez his second Internet AL Player of the Year award in 2002 by a decisive margin; he won almost 70% of the first-place votes.
Channeling the spirits of Joe Sheehan, Jackie Harvey, and Peter Gammons…
Barry Bonds has a 290 point advantage in OPS over the #2 guy in MLB, Jim Thome. Dropping down another 290 points from Thome gets you to Tony Tarasco. Yeesh.