Seaver vs. Brady: Iconic Mets’ Kranepool, Shamsky defend ‘Tom Terrific’

Seaver vs. Brady: Iconic Mets’ Kranepool, Shamsky defend ‘Tom Terrific’ A white sign emblazoned with “Amazin’” in bold black letters hung above Ed Kranepool and Art Shamsky. That moniker forever will be associated with their 1969 world-champion Mets. The one belonging to their beloved teammate Tom Seaver — “Tom Terrific” — however is in jeopardy…

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Nationals Sign Fernando Rodney

Nationals Sign Fernando Rodney June 4: Rodney’s deal with the Nats is official, per an announcement from Paul Braverman of the Fresno Grizzlies’ communications department (Twitter link). He joined the Grizzlies in New Orleans and is active for tonight’s game. June 1: The Nationals have agreed to a minor league deal with reliever Fernando Rodney,…

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Yankees Release Cliff Pennington

Yankees Release Cliff Pennington The Yankees have released veteran infielder Cliff Pennington from his minor league contract, reports Conor Foley of the Scranton Times Tribune (via Twitter). Pennington, 34, inked a minor league pact with the Yankees back in early April shortly after Miguel Andujar and Troy Tulowitzki both landed on the injured list. He…

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The Angel Who Can’t Miss

The Angel Who Can’t Miss The Angels are off to a 29-31 start two-plus months into the season, but the Halos’ unimposing 60-game record isn’t the fault of their offense. The team’s Mike Trout-led attack ranks sixth in the majors in wRC+ (108) and 12th in runs (301), in part because it seldom strikes out.…

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Astros Option Corbin Martin

Astros Option Corbin Martin 5:12pm: The Astros announced that they’ve optioned Martin to Triple-A. It’s not clear who’ll step into his spot in the rotation, as the corresponding move was the recall of lefty reliever Reymin Guduan. As The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan points out (via Twitter), they’ll need a fifth starter on Saturday but can…

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