Peter Gammons: Optimistic Tigers have sights set high for 2015 season

Peter Gammons: Optimistic Tigers have sights set high for 2015 season

Dombrowski makes no bones about this team being better, because it is deeper, better defensively and, most important, healthier. [read more]

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Bud Norris’ Altered Approach Delivers Results

While Dan Duquette's transaction log has remained bereft of any marquee acquisition this winter, which I suppose is somewhat understandable given the nature of his current situation, the Baltimore Orioles nevertheless took a step in the right direction on Monday by avoiding arbitration with … [Read More...]

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The last time each team made the postseason

Baseball has great balance, which hopefully quiets those who seek salary caps and other foolishness that the other leagues are forced to committing to. However, that doesn't mean that every team can reach October each season. Here's a look in chronological order as to each team's last postseason … [Read More...]

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Jimmy Nelson Slides into Brewers’ Starting Rotation

The Milwaukee Brewers recently dealt long-time (albeit declining) ace Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers, clearing $9 million in salary for the 2015 season while acquiring middle infield prospect Luis Sardinas. The Brewers' newfound payroll flexibility and prospect depth, coupled with the … [Read More...]

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Peter Gammons: Starting pitching becoming a young man’s game

  Fine, Tanner Roark’s ERA+ was better than that of Max Scherzer, and with all the deferrals and bonuses the real present day value of the announced $210M deal was closer to $185M, but he broke the bank, and probably can soon afford a little getaway cabin in the Ozarks or off the Blue Ridge … [Read More...]

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Peter Gammons: The MLB Power Crave

They had taken outfielder Albert Almora with the sixth pick in 2012, had spent handsomely to sign Jorge Soler, and when they got to 2013 and the Astros clearly were going to take Mark Appel with the first pick, passed on Oklahoma’s hard-throwing Jonathan Gray to take slugging University of San … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: Players set for make-or-break seasons

Christopher Crawford (@CrawfordChrisV) of ESPN talks about four players who face make-or-break seasons in 2015... [subscription required] We're just more than a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training, and though there are still some big names left on the market, most … [Read More...]