Ryan Kalish

Peter Gammons: A healthy Ryan Kalish starts comeback in Puerto Rico

The game required the busride across the island of Puerto Rico, Caguas to Mayaguez. The box score line was plain: 3 0 0 0 0 with a walk. But it still was a ... Read More
Willie-Mays MOF


2015 Recipients Willie Mays     2013 Recipient   Ernie Banks     2010 Recipient   Stan Musial   2005 Recipient Frank Robinson     2003 Recipient   Roberto Clemente 2002 … [Read More...]

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How Chris Iannetta improved during his nightmarish 2015 season

How profound were the offensive struggles of Seattle Mariners catchers last year? The club just picked up a new starter who batted .188 in 2015 -- and that's an upgrade over the incumbent option. Easy punch line aside, newly-minted M's GM Jerry Dipoto might have landed a bargain when he signed Chris … [Read More...]

Three .500 pitchers: Gavin Floyd is 72-72, Jon Niese is 61-61, and Chris Archer is 32-32; Floyd’s ERA is 4.38, Niese’s is 3.91, and Archer’s 3.33.

Sunday Nine to Notes: November 22, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files...11/22/15 Prior to 2015, the last batter to hit at least 37 homers and not get hit by a pitch was in 2004 when Moises Alou slammed 39 dingers without getting slammed by a pitch. Last season, David Ortiz hit 37 homers and was not hit once by a … [Read More...]

David Ortiz

Peter Gammons: David Ortiz, The Headmaster of the Moment

He spent nearly three years as David Arias in the Seattle organization until the Mariners sent him to Minnesota in 1996 in a waiver deal for Dave Hollins, then was released by the Twins in December, 2002 as David Ortiz. A month later, he was signed by Theo Epstein, who believed all he needed was a … [Read More...]

Ben Zobrist

Coffee and Clippings: Mets reach out to Ben Zobrist — but Yankees likely scared off

Dan Martin (@DanMartin_Post) and Ken Davidoff (@KenDavidoff) of the New York Post discuss the Mets' courting of free agent Ben Zobrist... According to industry sources, the Yankees aren’t willing to spend as much as Zobrist likely will receive on the market, even if he does fill a need in the … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: What’s Up With Jeff Samardzija?

Tony Blengino (@tonyblengino) of FanGraphs discusses Jeff Samardzija and his free agent status... Samardzija’s backstory, obviously, is quite unique. Baseball was essentially his second sport early in his college career at Notre Dame; he was a highly renowned wide receiver, thought to be a likely … [Read More...]