Juan Marichal

Giants’ great Juan Marichal, right, holds the Dominican Republic flag while fellow countryman Pedro Martinez waves to the crowd on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Martinez, Marichal steal Hall of Fame show

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a…


Barry Bonds watches the Giants take batting practice before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 11 in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bonds wins, virtue loses

It looks like a gas station sign, the “756” plaque affixed to…


The Los Angeles Dodgers were among the teams on Sunday that scouted left-handed trade bait Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Hamels or not, Dodgers have lots to prove

Only 12 days remain before the non-waiver trade deadline, and you know…