The other side of Ted Williams
Death exposes everyone, and it exposed Ted Williams, stripping away what he'd created as a boy on Utah Street, revealing what he'd tried to hide: He came from damaged people, and he left damaged people behind. Cycle of suffering
Perspective on Astros' epic start
How rare was the Astros’ season-opening 18-game winning streak in games they had a lead? Fourth-best in a century
Law's rankings: Youth is served
Keith Law updates his rankings for the 2015 MLB draft and this time goes 100 deep, placing high-school shortstop Brendan Rodgers atop the list. Top 100 (Insider)
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Buster Olney dives into the numbers to find that Clayton Kershaw is still very much the same pitcher he was last season, outside of a mistake or two per game.
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The A's have released Cody Ross.
Olney: Kershaw as dominant as ever
Dating back to last year's playoffs, Clayton Kershaw is 2-6 in his last eight starts, but Buster Olney doesn't buy the negativity: "If you look at the numbers behind the numbers, they look exactly the same. In fact, maybe even a little better."
OTD: Pete Rose collects 3,000th hit
On May 5, 1978, the 37-year-old Rose went 2-for-4 against the Expos, accumulating his 3,000th hit in his 16th season. He'd go on to hit an MLB-record 4,256.
Nats' Rendon has left oblique strain
Anthony Rendon hasn't played at all this season as he recovers from an MCL sprain, and he'll miss several more weeks with the new injury. Said manager Matt Williams: "We're going to have to slow progress down a little bit."
Giants finding their groove
After a 4-10 start to the season that included an 8-game skid, the defending champs have gone 9-3 in their last 12 games, putting them back at .500.
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BBTN's Web Gem from Monday
It's Elvis Andrus' turn to try to beat out Alex Gordon's six-time reigning Web Gem -- but does the Rangers shortstop's dive and shovel toss to second to turn a double play live up to Gordon's head-first dive into the stands?