1. Twins: Little Left to Spend with Projected 2015 Payroll

    Terry Ryan keeps emphasizing the need to find the right manager for the 2015 Twins , and for good reason. It's entirely possible that the new boss in the dugout will turn out to be ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 291 reads 1 comments

  2. Bernier, Pino Dropped from Twins Roster as Organization Meetings Begin

    The Twins began their offseason roster maintenance Monday by outrighting two veterans who spent most of 2014 in Class AAA Rochester.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 197 reads 0 comments

  3. Monday Mop-Up Duty: Is Stewart an Adequate Plan B?

    SOUTH HILLS - I think we all understand Russell Martin is going to be a tough sign unless he gives a discount in years or dollars to the Pirates . And discounts are usually pipedreams in free agency...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  4. Why the Pirates Should Extend a Qualifying Offer to Francisco Liriano

    Among the first decisions the Pirates must make this offseason will be whether to extend qualifying offers to Russell Martin and Francisco Liriano. The Pirates were unwilling to extend an offer to A...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 6 reads 0 comments

  5. Quick Thoughts on the St. Louis Rams Loss to the San Francisco 49ers

    Another week, another disappointing loss. However, unlike most weeks, this Rams loss wasn't hidden in the early Sunday slot, but, rather, displayed for the whole world to see on Monday Night Football...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 14 reads 0 comments

  6. Rams Notes: Robinson Gets First NFL Start

    Mr. Robinson, meet Mr. Smith. The moment finally arrived Monday night for offensive lineman Greg Robinson. Robinson, the No. 2 overall draft pick from Auburn in the 2014 draft, started for the Rams at left guard...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 63 reads 0 comments

  7. Burwell: Efforts Heat Up to Keep Rams Here

    With all the noise coming out of Los Angeles recently, and the deafening silence emanating from St. Louis, cold-sweat paranoia is the natural response for local NFL lovers who already have been burned once by an owner with a hardcore case of wanderlust.

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 572 reads 0 comments

  8. Ex-Cubs Manager Sveum a Hit as Royals' Hitting Coach

    It has been a long, strange trip for Dale Sveum, from taking the blame for the Cubs ' woes to watching a young Royals lineup grow up overnight into the surprising team that leads the Orioles 2-0 in the American League Championship Series...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 6 reads 0 comments

  9. Cubs: Neil Ramirez Can't Wait for Chance to Pitch in October

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 6,262 reads 0 comments

  10. Cubs: Theo Epstein Will Be in Free-Agent Market for No. 1 Starter

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 789 reads 0 comments

  11. Tom Ricketts Eyeing All-Star Game Once Cubs Finish Wrigley Project

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 174 reads 0 comments

  12. The Time the Yankees Played the Dodgers Played the Giants

    I've been following baseball to one degree or another since the late 1970s. You would think that in 35+ years of this a guy would've heard of everything, but I still learn about new, crazy stuff that happened in baseball all the time...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  13. Don Mattingly High on Joc Pederson, but Preaches Patience

    LOS ANGELES -- One of the more successful aspects of the Dodgers ' season, and reportedly one of the main reasons manager Don Mattingly is expected to retain his job after an early playoff exit, was the handling of the outfield situation...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 9 reads 0 comments

  14. Dodgers Outright Stephen Fife to Triple-A Oklahoma City

    LOS ANGELES -- The offseason isn't quite here yet, but the Dodgers did make a roster move on Monday. Starting pitcher Stephen Fife cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City, the team confirmed...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  15. The Dodgers' GM Has Been OK, and That's the Problem

    Ned Colletti has compiled a strong record with the Dodgers , but that speaks less of his acumen than it does the fortune that has been lavished on the roster -- just look at the bullpen...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 4 reads 0 comments

  16. Why the Dodgers Should Bring Catcher A.J. Ellis Back

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  17. Tigers Can't Afford to Lose V-Mart

    There were about a thousand agonizing moments in the Orioles ' three game sweep of the Tigers . It's remarkable seeing as the whole process was over in the span of about 72 hours...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 51 reads 0 comments

  18. Dombrowski Says He Expects Manager Brad Ausmus to Return in 2015

    Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told the Detroit Free Press that he expects manager Brad Ausmus to return next season.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 22 reads 0 comments

  19. On Whether Detroit Tigers Will Target Andrew Miller

    DETROIT -- Seven million dollars is quite a lot of money to pay a reliever that isn't expected to close games. Then again, Joakim Soria is worth every penny.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  20. European Ryder Cuppers Mock US Task Force

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 days ago 308 reads 0 comments

  21. Rory McIlroy "Evaluates" His Competition at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf

    SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda – While any event involving professional sportsmen has an element of seriousness about it, the PGA Grand Slam is played in a relaxed atmosphere...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 days ago 199 reads 0 comments

  22. Paula Creamer Visits Troops, Plays 'World's Most Dangerous Golf Course'

    Paula Creamer has long been a staunch supporter of U.S. troops. Soon after winning the 2010 U.S. Women's Open, she hopped in an F-16 with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 days ago 68 reads 0 comments

  23. Rafael Nadal Gets Hit with Golf Ball, Loses Memory?

    Everyone knows who Rafael Nadal is, right? Well, most sports fans do. And surely everyone in the tennis legend's homeland of Spain does too, right? Everyone except Nadal himself, apparently...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 days ago 198 reads 0 comments

  24. Anthony Jennings' Late Throws Gave LSU a Spark

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  25. Mills Enters Not Guilty Plea

    BATON ROUGE – LSU defensive back Jalen Mills' attorney entered a not guilty plea in East Baton Parish district court on Tuesday to a misdemeanor simple battery charge against Mills stemming from an incident last May...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 days ago 4 reads 0 comments