Coffee and Clippings: Abreu: ‘I want to spend whole career with White Sox’

Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) of the Chicago Sun Times covers White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and his undeniable connection to the community… There’s no doubt the White Sox love having Jose Abreu on their side. What’s not to like about a slugging superstar who works hard, leads by example in the clubhouse and has a […]

Coffee and Clippings: Daniel Nava is trying to pull off another surprise

Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) of the LA Times spotlights Angel hopeful Daniel Nava at another point in his improbable career… There he hit .395 and walked more than he struck out. But MLB teams selected 1,502 players in that June draft, and none of them was him. He tried out for the independent league Chico Outlaws, and […]

Coffee and Clippings: ‘It’s time’ for Castillo to show his worth

Sean McAdam (@Sean_McAdam) of CSN New England spotlights Rusney Castillo and what the Red Sox are expecting and hoping out of him… FORT MYERS, Fla. — It was almost two years ago that the Red Sox won a bidding war for Rusney Castillo, lavishing him with a $72.5 million contract. Yet, after watching Castillo for the […]

Coffee and Clippings: Detroit Tigers’ Michael Fulmer impressive in first spring outing

Anthony Fenech (@anthonyfenech) of the Detroit Free Press highlights Michael Fulmer’s first game of the Spring for the Tigers… Michael Fulmer tried to treat it like a normal day, but today was anything but normal for the Detroit Tigers’ rookie right-hander, who was set to make his spring training debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates hours […]

Coffee and Clippings: Edmonds tutors Grichuk in center field

Derrick Goold (@dgoold) of the The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Cardinals instructor Jim Edmonds and his work with Randal Grichuk…. The Cardinals’ former All-Star tightened his shoes, walked out to his old haunt, and brought young Randal Grichuk with him. For the past week, the eight-time Gold Glove winner had been talking to Grichuk about […]

Coffee and Clippings: A’s top prospect Sean Manaea has tons of talent, fun and hair

Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) of SF Gate profiles A’s top pitching prospect, Sean Manaea and his big personality… MESA, Ariz. — If you don’t know who Sean Manaea is, manager Bob Melvin said Sunday, “look for the hair.” The A’s top pitching prospect, in camp for the first time after coming from Kansas City in the Ben […]

Coffee and Clippings: What is Andrew Friedman thinking? He finally tells us

Houston Mitchell (@latimeshouston) of the LA Times on Andrew Friedman and his perception of the direction of the Dodgers… When asked to explain to fans what the Dodgers’ main objective is: “We’re going to do everything we can to compete as quickly as we can, and all the while build up our farm system as […]

Coffee and Clippings: Early rising Mets can’t wait to chase title they just missed

Ken Davidoff (@KenDavidoff) of the NY Post discusses Mets Camp as more and more players flow in early to chase that missing title… You want to use this plethora of super-early arrivals as fuel for your fire? To get all the more excited as the Mets launch the next phase (pitchers and catchers report on […]

Coffee and Clippings: Recent hernia surgery to limit Astros’ Evan Gattis this spring

Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) of the Houston Chronicle updates Evan Gattis’ recent hernia surgery and what it means in the near future… Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis recently underwent surgery to repair a hernia, the Chronicle has learned, taking away most of his spring training at a minimum. The recovery is four to six weeks but […]

Coffee and Clippings: Checking the facts … yup, MLB still has greater parity than the NFL

Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) of ESPN weighs in on the parity of the MLB over the NFL… Yeah, if only baseball could be more like football. If only baseball weren’t a sport where (sing along with me) The Same Teams Win Every Year. If only baseball had a little parity, like the almighty NFL. If only […]