Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|Despite living in a city where the mindset of most baseball fans is dominated by ivy instead of whatever covers the walls at U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox are trying to become as popular around Chicago as the Cubs. A tall task indeed, writes columnist Terence Moore.
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|This was riveting to watch. When the Dodgers weren't wheeling during the Winter Meetings in San Diego, the Red Sox were dealing. Then you had everybody else doing much of the same.
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|If you're into logic, Torii Hunter isn't your guy. That's because it didn't make sense for this 39-year-old outfielder to sign this week as a free agent with the Twins, especially since they are several line drives away from respectability. Remember, too, that he is rounding third base during his career, and he has yet to capture his first World Series championship ring. This is a baseball thing, and this is a splendid thing.
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|During this Thanksgiving Weekend, we continue to express our gratitude for a variety of reasons. Just ask those who traditionally hug one of the six divisions in Major League Baseball tighter than the others.
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|Perennial contenders in baseball have a core, and while the Giants still have Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey, losing Pablo Sandoval could have a big impact on their future success.
|Maybe it's my background. In addition to spending nearly four decades as a professional sports journalist, I have a degree in economics. The principle I remember most from those days of leading indicators, Say's law and general equilibrium is that of supply and demand. So I've never understood why folks lose their mind when athletes sign for huge bucks.
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|Jason Heyward still has the potential to live up to his first season of hype, but after years -- and with all of their pitching issues -- the Braves got tired of waiting.
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|If you compare what Clayton Kershaw did this season for the Dodgers to the incredible 1968 season for Bob Gibson with the Cardinals, you could make a case of 1a and 1b regarding which season was better.
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|Bruce Bochy is guilty of being Bochy, which means he is stigmatized by something common in sports called "Taking for granted the highly successful coach or manager." This is especially true for those who are consistently better than good, and Bochy is the epitome of it all.
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|Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez had this brilliant idea before the 2014 season. He had a sign made to display the Braves' defensive accomplishments through the decades. Then, after conversing with several groups of players on the importance of fielding, throwing and thinking on the diamond, he placed the sign at the end of the tunnel that leads from the home clubhouse at Turner Field to the dugout.
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|The timing is better for Paul Molitor. Well, if you believe folks get spooked when their manager is fresh into immortality as either a Hall of Famer or something close to one. That's why this whole thing is about right: Instead of Molitor taking over his hometown Twins in 2002, which was four years after he ended his sterling playing career in Minnesota, he became the Twins' manager this week.
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|Who are these Giants? With three World Series championships in five seasons, they have washed away decades of disappointment for the diehard baseball fans in San Francisco.
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|The words were so perfect, so poignant, so timeless. When Cardinals manager Mike Matheny finally composed himself enough to express his grief through a statement regarding the death of gifted St. Louis prospect Oscar Taveras, he spoke of more than just the moment.
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|Step by step, the Braves of now are seeking to resurrect the team of a record 14 consecutive division titles, five National League pennants and a World Series championship. So far, so good -- at least when it comes to moves away from the playing field, with the trio of Johns -- Schuerholz, Hart and Coppolella -- the club's three-headed general manager.
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|Most of the time, when somebody mentions the Royals, it's about this season or 1985. But what about 1980? Nobody talks about that World Series, and guess who was in it?
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|You watch the Royals shock reality these days, and you recall 45 years ago, when America featured everything from the dramatic to the improbable. Including the 1969 Miracle Mets.
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|The truth is, Yadier Molina is the Cardinals' Mr. Everything during this time of year -- the numbers say so. And losing the bat, the glove, the arm, the guts and the leadership of the six-time All-Star catcher is not going to be easy.
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|The Giants, the Cardinals, the Royals and the Orioles still are prospering in October, and nobody else is. Most noticeably, no team remains alive in pursuit of a World Series championship that featured a bunch of guys who nearly spent more time fretting over balls-and-strikes calls than trying to hit pitches.
More» Kemp, Mattingly on strike zone in Game 3|
|You might see one talented team get bounced early during a given October. If such a thing happens to two of them, that's unusual. This time, there were three teams in that category, they were from the same league and none won a postseason game.
More» Price discusses Tigers' loss in ALDS|
|It's still jarring to know that the Yankees are out of the playoffs for a second straight year. As a result, team co-owner Hal Steinbrenner did exactly what his late father, George, would have done: Hal apologized to the legion of fans who bleed pinstripes.
More» A look at the final game of Jeter's career|