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Peter Gammons: Blue Jays, Royals go all in for Today

Dayton Moore spent years building the Royals organization, then spent October watching his team come from behind in the play-in wild card game against Oakland and motor ... Read More
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Newberg: Cole fusion

They didn’t even have to play the X. If it weren’t for that shiny no-trade clause that allowed Cole Hamels to have the final say in the case of 20 other teams, there would have been 29 of them interested in trading for the lefthander, especially with the Phillies willing to help pay for him to … [Read More...]

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Clippard Needs Pop-Ups, Low Changeups to Thrive in Queens

The New York Mets sought to upgrade a middling bullpen on Monday, shipping right-handed pitching prospect Casey Meisner to the Oakland A's for Tyler Clippard. The 30-year-old Clippard is seemingly enjoying a nice platform season as he struts into free agency, compiling a 2.79 ERA and 17 saves. He … [Read More...]

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Jose Reyes Expanding His Strike Zone

So, Jose Reyes is a Colorado Rockie -- at least for the moment. Along with prospects Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and an as yet-unnamed third minor leaguer, the 32-year-old switch-hitter is part of Colorado's haul for trading franchise icon Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays. It's fair, however, to … [Read More...]

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Peter Gammons: Kelly, Rodriguez attend impromptu pitching class with Pedro

When Pedro Martinez finished his on-field uniform number retirement ceremonies before Tuesday night’s game, he went through the dugout, and as he passed the batting cage in the runway spotted David Ortiz and hugged him with thanks. As they talked, Joe Kelly and Eduardo Rodriguez walked by. Pedro … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: Tyler Clippard even more vital after Jenrry Mejia’s moronic act

Ken Davidoff (@KenDavidoff) of the New York Post discusses Tyler Clippard's arrival to the Mets as the air of Jenrry Mejia's 162 game suspension is still swirling at Citi Field ... The moron alarm blasted at Citi Field on Tuesday. But the Mets displayed they might just possess sufficient moron … [Read More...]

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Peter Gammons: Craig Biggio revels in moment as Astros fans rise to occasion

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—Main Street was lined at 7 p.m. Friday, lined with people in Houston Astros garb. “I don’t ever remember seeing an Astros shirt here,” one Hall of Fame worker laughed. And inside, with the museum open until 8, there were Astros fans filling every room. By 7:30, they’d made a … [Read More...]