Peter Gammons: Key adjustments propelling Mariners' surge

Peter Gammons: Key adjustments propelling Mariners’ surge

Think about where that puts the Mariners: in the second wild card spot with Oakland, a half game in front of the Tigers, 3 ½ games in front of the Yankees. [read more]

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Yesterday’s pitching is a reflection of the 2014 season

Yesterday was a pretty amazing day for pitching in the bigs. Of the 16 starters, 14 threw Quality Starts, eight threw Ultra Quality Starts Name Tm Opp W L IP H R ER BB SO HR GSc BF Pit Str Brandon McCarthy New … [Read More...]

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Want to improve the pace of the game? Enforce the rules.

In case you are not aware, there's an interesting way to improve the pace of the game already in the rule book: 8.03 When a pitcher takes his position at the beginning of each inning, or when he relieves another pitcher, he shall be permitted to pitch not to exceed eight preparatory pitches to … [Read More...]

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The Fastball that Turned Around Cole Hamels’ Season

Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has received some well-deserved flack for not moving some of his club's burdensome (and largely underperforming) contracts prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but the organization's collective decision not to deal Cole Hamels and his … [Read More...]

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Peter Gammons: The struggles of top prospects in MLB

Baseball America's Pre-season Top Ten Position Player Prospects and 2014 Numbers BA's Preseason Top 10 Position Players, 2014 AVGOBPSLUGHRRBI1. Xander Bogaerts, BOS. 21.225.294.3368302. Oscar Taveras, STL. 22.224.263.2982143. Javier Baez, CHC. 21.231.265.492594. Gregory … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: Struggling Taveras is a work in progress

Joe Strauss (@JoeStrauss) of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that struggling Oscar Taveras is a work in progress... The Cardinals moved all-in on Oscar Taveras on July 31. They strongly suspect he will grow into something special but right now would settle for merely good. “I’ve got a long … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: Will this year’s Dodgers ever really get it all together?

Steve Dilbeck (@stevedilbeck) of the LA Times talks about if the Dodgers will ever really get it all together this season... We now interrupt this season to say, “Wake up! You’re supposed to be better than this." The Dodgers returned home fresh off a 6-3 road trip with the best record in the … [Read More...]