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Roger Clemens Will Teach Young Astros Pitchers Everything He Kn…

Roger Clemens Will Teach Young Astros Pitchers Everything He Knows

deadspin.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
I hope everyone is ready for Roger Clemens to make the long, painful transition from controversy-dogged outcast to wizened baseball mentor, because it's going to happen. With two bizarre perjury trials and a flirtation with an MLB cameo in the rearview …
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  • Liriano's two-year deal with Bucs in limbo after injury

    Liriano's two-year deal with Bucs in limbo after injury

    MLB.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Pirates' agreement with left-hander Francisco Liriano, struck three weeks ago, appears to be off due to an injury suffered by the pitcher to his non-throwing right arm.
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  • Done deals: Brewers and Dodgers sign relievers

    Done deals: Brewers and Dodgers sign relievers

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Reliever Mike Gonzalez and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a $2.25 million, one-year contract.
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  • Cardinals minor leaguer organizes great ‘Gloves 4 Troops’ movem…

    Cardinals minor leaguer organizes great ‘Gloves 4 Troops’ movement

    yahoo.com Jan 8, 2013
    Vance Albitz is a 24-year-old minor-league shortstop in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. He no doubt spends most of his time trying to become a better baseball player and advance higher in the system, where he's a .276/.351./.355 hitter with 17 sto…
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  • Q&A: Prospect Cole set to build on success of '12

    Q&A: Prospect Cole set to build on success of '12

    MLB.com Jan 8, 2013
    Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole, the top overall pick in the 2011 Draft, has yet to make a splash in quite the way that his predecessors have, but he may be on his way.
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…

    Jan 8
    I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
  • Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictions

    Jan 8
    When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
  • Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issues

    Jan 8
    We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.