Jerry Dipoto of the Mariners explains their unofficial direction and outlook

On Jerry DePoto’s weekly show, the Mariners’ president of baseball operations admitted Thursday that MLB’s winter meetings were unlike any he’d attended. Sailors’ Movements: Rule 5 Draft Additions, Losses; Casey Sadler returns Not because of the more than $875 million in combined contracts awarded by franchises to six players, but because of what didn’t happen … Read more

Magic Apprentice says he does a lot of learning

(Editor’s note – Orlando Magic rookie and #1 overall draft pick Paolo Panchero has been doing a periodic diary with the Associated Press this season chronicling his first year in the NBA. This is his second draft, first since the regular season began. The Magic is the worst in the NBA The pros are 5-20 … Read more

Even with Verlander gone, the smart money is on Crane

With the Astros in the sweltering heat of the stove, owner Jim Crane simply didn’t have time to enjoy his team’s World Series victory. But trust him, he enjoyed the team’s second championship, the “I Told You So” nickname. The controversy surrounding the 2017 Astros title weighed heavily on him. Getting back on top of … Read more

Colorado Rockies news: Catch up on a busy week about the league and how it’s impacting the Rockies

Major League Baseball’s unofficial season got under way last week with big splashes around the league and the 2023 Winter Meetings kicking off in San Diego, California. News and rumors spread quickly, so first let’s take a moment to review what happened and finalize how it affected me Colorado Rockies. Monday 28 November: Thursday, December … Read more

Bonds, Clemens left the hall again; McGriff was elected

San Diego – Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling were passed over by the Baseball Hall of Fame committee that elected former Major League Soccer player Fred McGriff to Cooperstown on Sunday. It was the first time that Bonds, Clemens, and Schilling had faced the Hall Committee since their tenth and final appearance on … Read more

Relive the poetic world on ice

Penny was rescued from a kill asylum seven years ago. His owner, Cheryl, knew from the start that he was very smart and had some special gifts. So I trained him to snowboard. It’s December so bring your snow – to ski – not to drive. Sheretha Jones Omaha World Herald Senior Librarian Chris Machian, … Read more