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Another Giant October Win Shows Bumgarner, SF Could Be Challenge for Cubs

NEW YORK — If the Chicago Cubs are the team that wants to spend this month rewriting their history, the San Francisco Giants are the team that can spend October embracing theirs. This is the team that knows no October disappointment, at ... (Continue reading)

How Have the Dodgers Erased the SF Giants’ Huge Lead Without Clayton Kershaw?

A little after 1 p.m. Sunday, a Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher not named Clayton Kershaw took the mound. Fifteen minutes later, the Dodgers were down 5-0, and the pitcher not named Clayton Kershaw was done for the day. By day's end, the ... (Continue reading)

Clayton Kershaw’s Back Injury Casts Huge Question Mark over Dodgers’ Season

The hottest team in baseball is spending less than $14 million on a starting rotation that might turn Cleveland into the city of champions. The richest team in baseball has more than $36 million tied up in starting pitchers who ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Continued Injury Woes Should Force Big July Trade Splashes

Remember when the Los Angeles Dodgers were going to trade for Cole Hamels? They were "prioritizing" him last July, according to a tweet from Joel Sherman of the New York Post. They were one of the "likely favorites" to get him, ... (Continue reading)

Despite Debut Reality Check, Julio Urias Can Help Dodgers Sooner and Later

NEW YORK — The kid said it was the best day of his life, the happiest day of his life. Do you blame him? Julio Urias is 19 years old, he was pitching in a real major league game and everyone was ... (Continue reading)

Garrett Richards’ Tommy John Surgery Sends Angels Toward Another Lost Year

Even with Garrett Richards atop their rotation, the Los Angeles Angels were in trouble. Their lineup wasn't deep enough, and neither was their starting rotation. But Richards was not just any other arm. He was the Angels' unquestionable ace, pitching to ... (Continue reading)

Giants Flash Signs of New Formula for Keeping Even-Year Magic Going in 2016

The first time the San Francisco Giants won the World Series, they scored the fewest runs of any team that made it to that postseason. They won the National League Division Series in October 2010 despite scoring just 11 runs ... (Continue reading)

Jake Odorizzi Would Salvage Dodgers’ Tumultuous Offseason

At this point, I'll believe Jake Odorizzi is headed to the Los Angeles Dodgers when he takes the mound at Dodger Stadium. Or maybe not until he throws his first pitch in Dodger blue. It's been that kind of offseason for ... (Continue reading)

Johnny Cueto Could Put Giants’ Pitching Staff Back Among MLB’s Best

At best, Johnny Cueto for six years and $130 million gives the San Francisco Giants the bargain of the winter. Don't believe it? Check the numbers, the other numbers, the ones that show Cueto with the second-best ERA in the major ... (Continue reading)

Johnny Cueto Would Return to No-Doubt Ace Status in AT&T Park

We spend a lot of time early in the free-agent season discussing good fits and where players would like to go. And then it still almost always comes down to which team offers the most money. It probably will with Johnny ... (Continue reading)