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

Jenrry Mejia

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 protection. Indeed, by the time Tyler […]

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

Biggio Hall of fame

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 remarkable discovery—the Craig Biggio […]

Coffee and Clippings: Worst Red Sox road trip in 64 years

Red SOx Worst road trip

Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) of discuss the historically awful road trip for the Red Sox and what players might be heading to another team… This date in history, July 23, 2015: The Red Sox end their first winless trip in 64 years, one that began with a walk-off home run by Mike Trout of the Los […]

Coffee and Clippings: Royals show they’re best in AL

Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer, Omar Infante, Jarrod Dyson, Alcides Escobar, and Lorenzo Cain celebrate after defeating the Tigers, 11-4.  Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield) of ESPN’s SweetSpot discusses why and how the Royals are the best team in the American League… But these aren’t the 2005 Royals. These are the 2015 Royals and they win these games. They battle, they punch, they play Royals baseball, and if you give them an opening, they’ll beat you. Joe […]

Peter Gammons: Cooperstown awaits four baseball giants

randy johnson

I remember the first time I saw Randy Johnson pitch, in relief in Palmer, Alaska in the mid-eighties, which always served as a reminder of the work he put in to win five Cy Youngs, start four different All-star games, win more games in his forties (75) than his twenties (64) and become one of […]

Peter Gammons: High-stakes evaluations as Trade Deadline approaches

Reds Leadership

We get so absorbed in this whole buyers and sellers thing that we forget what Bob Castellini and Mark Attanasio have put into the Reds and Brewers. Or that the only significant player acquired at the deadline by the 2013 Red Sox and 2014 Giants champions was Jake Peavy, who made seven post-season starts for the two […]

Coffee and Clippings: Keys’ Miranda untouchable for six frames


Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) of highlights Orioles’ pitching prospect Ariel Miranda as he went 6 innings of no-hit ball before leaving the game with 84 pitches… In just his sixth start in the Baltimore system, Miranda pitched six hitless innigs, striking out six and walking two, to pitch Class A Advanced Frederick to a 6-0 […]

Coffee and Clippings: Big Green Monster cukes? Rooftop garden thrives at Fenway

Thoughts Game II Fenway

Rodrique Ngowi (@ngowi) of the Associated Press praises the Rooftop Garden at Fenway Park as a new ballpark food alternative… The 5,000-square-foot garden on the third-base side of Fenway has turned a previously unused part of the historic stadium into the largest of a handful of farms that have sprouted up in Major League Baseball stadiums, said […]

Coffee and Clippings: Cardinals still on top, but the race is on now

carlos martinez cardinals

Bernie Miklasz (@miklasz) of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the race is now on for the first-place Cardinals… As the Cardinals get some final rest before resuming play Friday with the start of a three-game series against the visiting Mets, 2015 looks like a brand new season. The Cards felt the repercussions after leaving […]

Coffee and Clippings: Reds face harsh post-All-Star Game reality

todd frazier all-star game reds

Paul Daugherty (@EnquirerDoc) of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that the Reds are faced with a harsh post-All-Star-Game reality… Summer vacation is over. The American League won the All Star Game 6-3, and now it’s time to go back to school. It was a fabulous week for everyone involved, especially everyone concerned with marketing and promoting the […]