Tracy Ringolsby, the 2005 recipient of the Hall of Fame's Spink Award, has covered Major League Baseball since 1976.
|There is a reality the Rockies are coming to grips with. It is 5,280 feet elevation at Coors Field. It is not going to change. There's no magical elixir for what ails pitchers who are asked to make a living getting hitters out in Colorado.
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|The focus for the Toronto Blue Jays as Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline nears is on strengthening their pitching staff.
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|OK, the Rangers entered Monday three games below .500 (47-50), in third place in the American League West and 7 1/2 games behind the division-leading Angels. Not only are they 4 1/2 games back for an AL Wild Card spot, but they would have to jump over five teams to get into the postseason that way. And these guys are actually serious about being a player in the Cole Hamels sweepstakes? Dang right.
More» Cole Hamels tosses a no-hitter|
|The gathering in Cooperstown this weekend is designed to celebrate the greatness of the four newest inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame -- left-handed pitcher Randy Johnson, right-handed pitchers Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, and second baseman Craig Biggio.
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|In the aftermath of Oakland acquiring lefty Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox on July 31 last year, the Tigers, less than 20 minutes before the non-waiver Trade Deadline that afternoon, swung a three-team deal that brought lefty David Price to Motown.
More»McTaggart discusses the Astros' trade for Kazmir|
|The trade rumors have become a part of the daily routine for Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. And with the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline 10 days away, the rumor mill will be grinding faster than ever.
More» Tulowitzki fields, spins and fires|
|Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison underwent spinal fusion surgery a year ago. It was supposed to be career ending. It was not. Not yet, at least. And it won't be, if Harrison has his way.
More» Harrison fans Goldschmidt to end the frame|
|St. Louis left fielder Matt Holliday went 0-for-3 on Friday night against the Mets. He was, however, in the Cardinals' lineup. And just his presence was a relief for the National League Central-leading Cardinals, who moved back to a 3 1/2 game lead on second-place Pittsburgh.
More»Mike Matheny on the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Mets|
|Rick Monday can't help but shake his head and smile. The first player taken in the first Major League Draft, 50 years ago, he signed for a $104,000 bonus. And it wasn't until 10 years later that the figure was exceeded.
More»Rick Monday discusses being the first #1 draft pick|
|Don't get caught up with the box score. The Rockies' three All-Star representatives aren't. Tuesday night's All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile was more about the experience than that 6-3 American League victory against the National League at Great American Ball Park. For DJ LeMahieu, it was a night of recognition
More» LeMahieu slides to snag Altuve's grounder|
|The pain still lingers with Ray Fosse. It has been 45 years since that All-Star Game at Riverfront Stadium, the one-time home of the Reds, where Cincinnati icon Pete Rose bowled over Fosse in a play at home plate.
More»Rose and Fosse is MLB's most incredible collision|
|Rockies All-Star second baseman DJ LeMahieu was the afterthought. And he hasn't forgotten. He was, so it seemed, the throw-in with outfielder Tyler Colvin, who the Cubs shipped to the Rockies prior to the 2012 season for Rockies third baseman Ian Stewart and pitcher Casey Weathers.
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|Rockies prospects Trevor Story and Raimel Tapia made significant impacts during Sunday's Sirius XM Futures Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
More» Story lines RBI double to center field|
|Matt Olson is focused on getting to the big leagues. He isn't about to be distracted. Yes, the 6-foot-5 first baseman is the No. 1 ranked prospect in the Oakland A's system, according to MLB.com, ranked the second-best first-base prospect in the Minor Leagues behind Josh Bell of the Pirates, and was chosen to be the A's lone Team USA representative in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
More» Matt Olson, 1B, Athletics|
|Thirteen years ago, in his hometown of Milwaukee, then-Commissioner Bud Selig sat in his seat alongside the National League dugout for the All-Star Game at Miller Park, and his look of concern was obvious. With the managers trying to make sure everybody got into the game, they ran out of players. The game ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings.
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|For all the teeth-gnashing over the game's aging fan base, the game is undergoing one of the most impactful transitions on the field that it has ever seen. Youth is being served, and the fans are being treated to excitement across the country over the game's budding superstars.
More» Harper hustles into second with double in 8th|
|With the All-Star Break looming, it's John Hart and Fredi Gonzalez who keep finding answers to the questions that may surface as the Braves continue to play competitive baseball -- while simultaneously undergoing a major roster overhaul.
More» Miller tosses 6 1/3 scoreless frames|
|There are four All-Star quality players who will come up short in the National League Final Vote ballot.
More»All-Star Game analysts on the Final Vote candidates|
|The Cincinnati Reds of the 1970s were known as the Big Red Machine, a group that dominated baseball both as a team and as individuals. During a decade in which they won six division titles and four NL pennants, the Reds became just the third NL team in history to win back-to-back world championships (1975-76).
More»Bench, Perez and Morgan on Big Red Machine|
|DJ LeMahieu remembers showing up at the ballpark in Daytona early one afternoon in the middle of the 2010 season. Richie Zisk, the manager of the Cubs' High-A affiliate in the Florida State League was in the batting cage in an otherwise empty ballpark, taking swings against the pitching machine.
More»Tulo, Arenado, LeMahieu selected as NL All-Stars|