Detroit Tigers fans deserve better. It’s time for change

DETROIT – The last time I rushed to my laptop late at night to write a Detroit Tigers piece, it was because the team had just traded for Austin Meadows. Everyone was excited. Opening Day was right around the corner and the long, miserable rebuild was finally coming to an end. Or so we thought. … Read more

Gleyber Torres’ massive day lifts Yankees to win over Blue Jays

There’s nothing Little League about Gleyber Torres or the Yankees these days. The second baseman homered and knocked in all five runs in the Yankees 5-3 win over the Blue Jays in The Bronx on Wednesday – their third straight victory. Before the game, general manager Brian Cashman called the Yankees’ white-hot first month of … Read more

Carlos Carrasco’s gem propels Mets past rival Nationals

WASHINGTON – The innings-eater in the Mets rotation these days was possibly the biggest question mark among the team’s starting pitchers when this season began. Carlos Carrasco is pounding strike zones and working deep into games, lengthening a rotation that has more than killed Jacob deGrom’s stay on the injured list. On Tuesday, the veteran … Read more

Paul DeJong optioned by Cardinals

ST. LOUIS – Feeling that they had been plenty “positive and patient” with Paul DeJong, the Cardinals optioned the struggling shortstop to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday when “the at-bats looked the same and the adjustment wasn’t coming” and started the process of finding their next long-term shortstop. On Tuesday, when the Cardinals hosted the Orioles … Read more

Nestor Cortes carries no-hitter into eighth vs. Rangers

NEW YORK – The cutter is a bread-and-butter pitch for Nestor Cortes, and when everything is clicking right, the left-hander uses it to feast upon opposing lineups. Imagine his delight in the first inning on Monday, when his third and fourth pitches of the afternoon generated feeble swings from leadoff hitter Marcus Semien. Cortes knew … Read more