The late Tony Gwynn made hitting a science and loved to talk about it, and he was the best in the world at both, Buster Olney writes.
Brian Cashman's meeting with Joe Girardi's agent Wednesday comes at a time when the Chicago Cubs have serious interest in hiring the New York Yankees' manager, sources told ESPN.
Chase Headley will not negotiate a long-term contract with the San Diego Padres during the season, the third baseman's agent confirmed Thursday.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig will be offered an extension to his current contract, a highly placed source said.
The two greatest closers in baseball history have more in common than just stats.
These Padres may be new to the postseason hunt, but their quest is being aided by the old, yet steady hand of veteran Matt Stairs, writes Buster Olney.
Even the best teams in baseball have some flaws, things that should cause them concern as they chug toward October. Buster Olney waves some red flags.
According to sources, a idea has been kicked around within the Philadelphia Phillies' organization: Philadelphia has had internal discussions about proposing a swap of slugger Ryan Howard for St. Louis Cardinals superstar Albert Pujols.
Yorvit Torrealba has agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the San Diego Padres.
The San Diego Padres are moving closer toward hiring Jed Hoyer, an assistant general manager with the Boston Red Sox, as their next general manager, according to major league sources.
Dozens of players have been pulled back from waivers after being claimed this month. In all likelihood, all-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman will be another on that list.
A waiver claim has been placed on Blue Jays right fielder Alex Rios, according to MLB sources.
Teams are pursuing a trade for the Padres' Adrian Gonzalez, but sources say there are major obstacles.
The Yankees and Padres teams are in the bidding for Walter Silva, a 32-year-old right-hander who had a strong showing in the Mexican Winter League, sources say.
The Padres have reached agreement with catcher Henry Blanco.
The Padres have agreed to terms on minor league deals with Mark Prior and Chris Burke.