Coffee and Clippings: One More Thing That Zack Greinke Does Well

Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) of FanGraphs on the all-around athlete that is Zach Greinke… Based on pretty much all reports, we’re destined for one of two realities: one in which Greinke returns to the Dodgers for a fortune, or one in which Greinke goes to the Giants for a similar fortune. In the case of the […]

Coffee and Clippings: Dodgers are set to hire Dave Roberts as manager

Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez), Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) and Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) of the LA Times discuss the Dodgers bringing in Dave Roberts as the new manager… Roberts, 43, will receive a three-year contract with the team holding an option to keep him for a fourth season; he will be one of only three minorities to manage in the […]

Coffee and Clippings: Rich Hill signs with A’s for one year, $6m

Peter Abraham (@PeteAbe) of the Boston Globe on the A’s signing of Rich Hill for the 2016 season… Without other options, Hill signed with the independent Long Island Ducks and returned to starting for the first time since 2009. Hill struck out 21 in 11 innings for the Ducks and was signed to a minor […]

Coffee and Clippings: Mets reach out to Ben Zobrist — but Yankees likely scared off

Dan Martin (@DanMartin_Post) and Ken Davidoff (@KenDavidoff) of the New York Post discuss the Mets’ courting of free agent Ben Zobrist… According to industry sources, the Yankees aren’t willing to spend as much as Zobrist likely will receive on the market, even if he does fill a need in the infield and is a switch […]

Coffee and Clippings: What’s Up With Jeff Samardzija?

Tony Blengino (@tonyblengino) of FanGraphs discusses Jeff Samardzija and his free agent status… Samardzija’s backstory, obviously, is quite unique. Baseball was essentially his second sport early in his college career at Notre Dame; he was a highly renowned wide receiver, thought to be a likely future high round NFL draftee. As his two-sport career progressed, however, […]

Coffee and Clippings: Mozeliak leading Cards in new direction

Derrick Goold (@dgoold) of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch discusses John Mozeliak and what future he is leading the Cardinals to… “What I’m talking about is do you have enough on the front end?” Mozeliak said. “Pitchers get labeled as 1 (ace), 2, 3, 4, and 5, and what I’m trying to make sure that we […]

Coffee and Clippings: Hank Aaron headlines Negro Leagues Baseball Museum gala

Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) of the Kansas City Star covers Hank Aaron as he is set to headline the Negro League Baseball Museum Gala this Saturday at Bartle Hall in Kansas City… Aaron — a Mobile, Ala., native, whose career started with the Negro Leagues’ Indianapolis Clowns in 1952 — still has the major-league records for […]

Coffee and Clippings: Nationals’ manager search was a fiasco of the Lerner family’s own making

Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) of the Washington Post discusses the Nationals’ search for a new manager and the fiasco that it was… The Nationals decided on Black last Wednesday. Negotiations commenced. The first offer the Nationals made Black, a manager fresh off an eight-year stint with the San Diego Padres, would have guaranteed him $1.6 million […]

Coffee and Clippings: Royals are World Series champs

Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) of the Kansas City Star wraps up the World Series as the Royals are once again World Champions…. The win followed a blueprint authored by this club all postseason. The Royals collected their eighth comeback victory, and their sixth with a multiple-run deficit. Silent for eight innings, the team conquered Matt Harvey […]

Coffee and Clippings: Royals take epic World Series opener on historic date

Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) of the Boston Globe weighs in on an epic World Series Game 1 and the incredibly historic date that is 10/27. It featured the first series late-inning go-ahead run due to a first baseman’s error (Eric Hosmer) since Bill Buckner’s gaffe-for-the-ages in 1986. It featured a game-saving, bottom-of-the-ninth homer by KC’s Alex […]