Peter Gammons: Angels add Huston Street in their pursuit for first in AL West

Peter Gammons: Angels add Huston Street in their pursuit for first in AL West

“Finishing first is now a huge priority,” says the Angels GM. “Unlike the former system, the road for not finishing first and getting into the one game… [read more]

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Last Call: The Backend of Brewers’ Pen

Tommy Rancel is a writer for ESPN Sweetspot Network and TheProcessReport.net. He has also written for Bloomberg Sports, FanGraphs, and ESPN Florida. You can follow him on Twitter @TRancel. The Milwaukee Brewers have been one of the biggest surprises in baseball this season. After finishing a … [Read More...]

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Doubles Vision

In honor of Evan Longoria passing Carl Crawford as the all-time doubles leaders for the Rays: Each Franchise’s Doubles Leader A’s – Jimmy Dykes – 365 Angels – Garret Anderson – 489 Astros – Craig Biggio – 668 Blue Jays – Carlos Delgado – 343 Braves – Hank Aaron – 600 Brewers – Robin Yount – … [Read More...]

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Standings Room Only – July 21

A look under the standings to help understand the standings. Nine to Know Since June 19, the Angels are 21-5, the Rays are 18-8, the Tigers are 17-9, Texas 4-22, the Astros and Royals are 9-16, the Brewers and Toronto 10-15, and the Giants 11-15. On June 19, the Royals were in first by a … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: 10 super surgeons tasked w/ putting MLB’s arms back together

Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) of Bleacher Report talks about the 10 super surgeons in Major League Baseball... This is the All-Star team of sports medicine. After consultation with people around the world of baseball and sports medicine, I've compiled a list of 10 "Super Surgeons." This is my … [Read More...]

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Peter Gammons: What Derek Jeter means to the game of baseball

Derek Jeter finished taking his ground balls as he always takes them, his feet balanced and positioned, his glove inside his left foot. That is how he prepares. Several years ago, I asked him if he ever fooled around and one-handed a ball in those monotonous minutes that coaches hit ball after ball … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: Royals got more than they bargained for in catcher Salvador Perez

Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) of the Kansas City Star writes that the Royals got more than they bargained for in catcher Salvador Perez... On the day he became baseball’s best bargain, Salvador Perez called his mother. Yilda Diaz devoted her adult life to raising her only son, and on Feb. 27, … [Read More...]