Peter Gammons: Red Sox shouldn't let invaluable Lester walk

Peter Gammons: Why Lester Matters

Lester is invaluable in terms of veteran leadership. He is a workaholic. He is accountable. He is reliable. In spring training, when Allen Webster once threw a bullpen session to straighten out his mechanical issues, Lester was… [read more]

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Midseason Projected Lineups

With the first few weeks of the season in the books we have seen a lot of surprising starts, transactions, lineup changes, promotions, and demotions. Many publications have shown us what projected season openers would look like, but where will teams be by the All-Star Break?  Based on the slurry of … [Read More...]

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Slow Starts to Worry About

Chris Moran is a second-year law student at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also an assistant coach with the baseball team at Washington University. He graduated from Wheaton College, where he wore the tools of ignorance for the baseball team. Follow him on twitter @hangingslurves. At … [Read More...]

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Cliff Lee loses a complete game

There were three times as many complete games yesterday as there had been all season combined and in one of the games, both pitchers went the distance. Julio Teheran pitched a three-hitter as his Atlanta Braves beat Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0. It was the first 1-0 game that … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: Back story of Puig’s journey to America should concern Dodgers

Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) of the LA Times writes that the back story of Yasiel Puig's journey to America should concern the Dodgers... Seemingly from the moment Cuban refugee Yasiel Puig showed up at Dodger Stadium out of nowhere, arriving last June unwilling to discuss his unknown background, … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: Red Sox rely on MujicaCare

Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) of the Boston Herald writes that the Red Sox are relying on Edward Mujica's insurance as closer... If he’s being honest, Carlos Beltran has no idea how Edward Mujica would have fared in the playoffs last year if he’d been allowed to throw more than 19 pitches over a pair … [Read More...]

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Peter Gammons: My new favorite person, Cody Decker

Cody Decker is a 27-year-old outfielder with El Paso in the Pacific Coast League, a Padres affiliate. “He is,” says Pads GM Josh Byrnes, “hysterical.” And, of course, so is his manager, Pat Murphy, who coached Dustin Pedroia, Andre Ethier and so many other great players at Arizona State. Decker … [Read More...]