1. Scott Miller's Starting 9 (+7): October Brings Questions, and We've Got Answers

    1. Where can I locate the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox this month? You can't even find them with a satellite dish and a GPS...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 days ago 40,322 reads 61 comments

  2. Derek Jeter Authors One More Legendary Moment in Goodbye to Yankee Stadium

    NEW YORK — Moments unspooled on the gargantuan video board between innings all night, Derek Jeter as he so often appeared: Larger than life...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 6 days ago 239,129 reads 150 comments

  3. Derek Jeter Leaving Behind Yankees Organization at a Crossroads

    NEW YORK — They arrive on foot, passing the sidewalk hot dog carts, the delis and the souvenir shops, crossing underneath the train tracks, finally covering the last yards of this, their most holy of pilgrimages...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 8 days ago 45,909 reads 57 comments

  4. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Derek Jeter Not Only Star Saying Farewell This Week

    1. Farewell to The Captain…The Other Captain And now, the end is near, Frank Sinatra is cued up and the Captain will face his final curtain. No, not Derek Jeter...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 9 days ago 66,819 reads 35 comments

  5. Old Core, Crotch-Grabbing Closer and Oodles of Losses Demand Phillies Rebuild

    Philadelphia fans did not need Jonathan Papelbon to grab his crotch in their general direction the other day, Roseanne-like , to decide that these Phillies are one unlikeable ballclub...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 13 days ago 17,049 reads 45 comments

  6. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Managers Must Trade Norm for Aggression at Zero Hour

    Baseball is designed to trick you. It is the game of lazy summer days and endless tomorrows. Stay even keel and do not overreact to one game because the season is long. Above all, consistency is cherished...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 16 days ago 15,880 reads 9 comments

  7. From 53 Home Runs to 25 Games: Orioles' Chris Davis Latest to Open Our Eyes

    Crush Davis, indeed. Chris Davis was crushed with a 25-game suspension for amphetamines, so now what do you think of the fallen Baltimore Orioles slugger's 53 homers last summer? Don't be ridiculous—amphetamines are not steroids...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 20 days ago 109,007 reads 127 comments

  8. As Clayton Kershaw Paints His Masterpiece, Can the NL MVP Award Be Far Behind?

    LOS ANGELES — Did you hear that?    "I heard it," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says.    "Totally," says Padres radio analyst Bob Scanlan, the former big league pitcher...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 20 days ago 19,523 reads 68 comments

  9. All Hail Kale: Fueled by Smart Diet, Iron Man Pence Leads Giants Down Stretch

    SAN FRANCISCO — Few things are guaranteed in baseball, but you can take this one to the bank. Or, maybe better yet, to the co-op: Babe Ruth, that legendary slugger and connoisseur ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 21 days ago 30,245 reads 14 comments

  10. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Up(ton) Is Down as Flawed Braves Scramble for October

    1. Atlanta Works to Save Its Season Not that the Atlanta Braves offense has gone quiet, but the library just called asking them to please make a little more noise...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 23 days ago 21,873 reads 43 comments

  11. Finding Love and Happiness in Milwaukee: The Renaissance of Francisco Rodriguez

    Used to be that Francisco Rodriguez was done. Right? Sizzle slipping from his heater. Relegated to then-closer John Axford's setup man in 2011 and '12, and Jim Henderson's in '13...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 27 days ago 35,397 reads 9 comments

  12. Angels Searching for Vintage Josh Hamilton as Hamilton Searches for True Self

    So here comes October, the Los Angeles Angels are getting nearly straight A's while producing the majors' best record and yet.....

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 28 days ago 53,396 reads 29 comments

  13. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Giants' Bruce Bochy Moving Toward Hall of Fame Status

    1. Bruce Bochy Moving Up Charts with a Bullet Late last Wednesday night, manager Bruce Bochy and his coaches gathered in private in the San Francisco clubhouse for a quiet champagne toast...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 17,886 reads 12 comments

  14. As Bochy Works to Put Pieces Together, Giants Will Live or Die with Pitching

    SAN FRANCISCO — One night after Madison Bumgarner lit up AT&T Park by taking a perfect game into the eighth inning, Tim Hudson was electric. Stretch-run energy buzzed through the Giants clubhouse in that old, familiar way...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 17,075 reads 24 comments

  15. One Year After PED Suspension, Brewers' Ryan Braun Still Playing from Behind

    Boos and taunts still fling through the air like arrows whenever the Ryan Braun Traveling Carnival blows through town. "You hear stuff, but fans are fans," Brewers All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy says...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 51,912 reads 87 comments

  16. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Stretch Run Will Tell Tale of Yankees Present, Future

    1. Yankees vs. Schedule-Makers Not that the Yankees are holding open auditions these days, but 52 times this season, Joe Girardi has handed the ball to a rookie starter and steered him toward the mound...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 24,703 reads 4 comments

  17. Now 25 Years into Lifetime Ban, Pete Rose Deserves Return to Baseball

    Charlie Hustle, for 25 years now, has been waiting for a second chance that continues to outsprint him...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 199,310 reads 592 comments

  18. Better Know Your Organization: Drew Storen Takes the Nationals/Expos Quiz

    The hot Nationals, winners of nine in a row, still have plenty of tests to pass as they aim to return to the postseason. So here's a tip: If they can follow ace student Drew Storen with the No...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 2,722 reads 5 comments

  19. Starting 9: Playoffs Poised for Some California Love, Jeter's Last Stand, More

    1. Golden State will rule in October "Don't know much about history... "Don't know much biology..." Dang. That time of year again, huh? Time to trade the sun block for the textbooks, the pool for the school...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 22,177 reads 31 comments

  20. Line of Succession Goes to Manfred from Selig, and It's a Good Day for MLB

    It never did make sense that MLB owners would stop rolling around in their Egyptian cotton sheets and the game’s record $9 billion revenues long enough to go against commissioner Bud Selig’s recommendation for a successor, Rob Manfred...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 25,341 reads 66 comments

  21. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Star-Studded Tigers Face Reality of Missing Playoffs

    1. Tigers, Tigers, not burning so bright Just when Motown was grooving on David Price, CLANK! Detroit’s assembly line of victories and good fortune suddenly came screeching to a halt...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 67,848 reads 77 comments

  22. Tony Gwynn, the 1994 Strike and Baseball's Last Real Shot at .400

    From the corner of a Cooperstown, New York, memorabilia shop last month, one of the premier experts on hitting the game has ever produced, considered Ted Williams and the absolute, utter absurdity of ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 4,431 reads 74 comments

  23. Scott Miller's Starting 9: David Price's Debut Is Beginning of End for Scherzer

    1. Beyond the July 31 trade deadline... OK, so now what happens? Glad you asked. The beautiful thing about Detroit’s acquisition of David Price is that not only ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 58,218 reads 48 comments

  24. Jon Lester's Postseason Pedigree Makes Oakland A's New October Favorite

    Warning: Justin Verlander’s read may be different, but call the Jon Lester-turbocharged Oakland A’s the Kings of the Hill. They’ve got pitching for Game 1. They’ve got pitching for Game 2...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 months ago 33,195 reads 108 comments

  25. Rumors and the MLB Trade Deadline: 'It's Such an Uneasy Feeling'

    Bzzzzzzt! A cellphone buzzes and a man’s world is turned upside down. Whoooosh! An airplane reaches 30,000 feet, and a wife stares out the window into the very clouds obscuring her future...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 months ago 23,211 reads 16 comments