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Peter Gammons: Figuring out the AL East; Gauging Dodger trade options

OK, Madison Bumgarner had more RBI against Clayton Kershaw Thursday than ... Read More
What a difference a year makes for Tim Lincecum

From the Bill Chuck Files…

Nine to Know New York has won 18 games in May: nine by the Mets and nine by the Yankees. They each have lost 13. In Tim Lincecum's first eight starts last season he had a 4.78 ERA and a WHIP of 1.569. In eight starts this season, his ERA is 2.08 and his WHIP is 1.217. Batters are slugging … [Read More...]

Dallas Keuchel Astros

Keuchel Historically Stingy with Homers

When Dallas Keuchel debuted for the Houston Astros back in 2012, he looked like more of a hazard to bleacher-dwelling fans and the train beyond left field at Minute Maid Park than opposing hitters. The lefty coughed up 1.5 home runs per nine frames that season, and posted the fourth-worst … [Read More...]

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Kang Making KBO Hitters Proud in Pittsburgh

When the Pirates made a four-year, $16 million commitment (posting fee included) to sign Jung-Ho Kang, they acquired more than an intriguing source of infield power -- they landed a baseball pioneer of sorts. Kang was the Korean Baseball Organization's answer to Troy Tulowitzki, blasting 40 homers … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: Picking up starting pitcher just got a whole lot harder for Dodgers

Steve Dilbeck (@stevedilbeck) of the LA Times discusses the bleak outlook for the Dodgers starting rotation now that Hyun-Jin Ryu appears to be out with a recurring shoulder injury... Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu is apparently headed for shoulder surgery, a shock to absolutely no one who’s not in the … [Read More...]

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Peter Gammons: Marlins’ decision all about perspective

Former Defense Secretary tells the story that one time when he was with Barack Obama in the Oval Office and listening to some of the President’s frustrations that he said, “now tell me again—why did you want this job?” Which some day someone may ask Dan Jennings. Now that the night passed, the … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: They’ve become the no-go Dodgers

Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) of the LA Times writes that the Dodgers are on pace to steal the fewest bases since 1941... The Dodgers are on pace to steal 39 bases, which would mark their lowest total since 1941 — six years before they called up Jackie Robinson, 17 years before they moved from … [Read More...]