This year’s ritual strip-mining of the Oakland roster—which followed prior seasons in which soon-to-be-expensive young stars like Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, and Dan Haren were sent packing—was accompanied by a new excuse. “For us to compete,...
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Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports - March 23, 2012
The Los Angeles Dodgers soon will be sold. The San Diego Padres’ ownership struggle is starting to resolve. The owners of the New York Mets are in a far stronger position than they were a week ago.
That leaves two problem... more »
Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated - March 27, 2012
Whatever complaints or qualms people might have about opening the Major League Baseball season in Japan should have ended the minute the Oakland Athletics deplaned at Narita International Airport outside Tokyo on March 23. The... more »
Steve Kelley, Seattle Times - March 30, 2012
Maybe it was the two nights' lack of sleep. Maybe I overdosed on Visine and caffeine. Maybe I was too eager to slake my hunger for hardball.
Maybe it was the disorienting notion that the Mariners were opening their season... more »
Tim Keown, ESPN - March 28, 2012
This is how your 2012 big league season begins: In the middle of the night on a Wednesday in March, thousands of miles away, in a game between two bad teams playing in a dome, on fake grass, before a crowd that couldn't care... more »
Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times - March 26, 2012
When Frank McCourt took the Dodgers into bankruptcy last year, Plan A was to retain ownership of the team. Yet Plan B was just as important. If McCourt had to sell the Dodgers, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court would oversee the sale,... more »