The Washington Nationals are making a mistake with Stephen Strasburg. If they want to limit his innings, they should do it in a way to make him available for a late-season playoff push.
Sooner or later, the Red Sox balloon was bound to burst. No franchise could be expected to sustain such a draining and taxing regimen for so long a time.
It's time for a good long look at what Theo Epstein has wrought in Boston in the wake of the Red Sox's September collapse. One writer says the view isn't pretty.
It's bigger than his right arm. It's more powerful than his cutter. What sets Mariano Rivera apart from teammates and opponents alike? His faith.
It's always a harbinger of hope, sure. But in this year's mixed-up, locked-out sports world, baseball's Opening Day is something else, too. It's shelter from the storm.
Bud Selig talks about parity, but winter moves shift the power in baseball even more firmly to the east. A salary cap or other equalizing measure would limit the ability of its biggest, most watched teams to dominate.
Chronicle of David Ortiz's start shows player struggling with baseball mortality.
The Red Sox-Yankees opening act sets the season's storylines in motion.
The names and fortunes of the Yankees and Red Sox may change, but a new season renews the biggest rivalry in baseball, Howard Bryant writes.
Will Red Sox fans accept a rebuilding phase?
The Yankees are still in command, but this World Series suddenly has a different feel as it swings to New York for Game 6 on Wednesday night.
Howard Bryant says when you add up all the ingredients, it's clear why Boston is a sports power.
Pedro Martinez might not make it with the Phillies, but one thing is certain: His comeback in Philadelphia won't be boring.
The home runs are nonexistent and the batting average is embarrassing, but David Ortiz stands firm in the belief that we are not witnessing the decline and fall of Big Papi.
Once all fists with no punch, the Rays can finally deliver a real knockout blow to the Red Sox in the ALCS.