Peter Gammons: Trading OBP for Power, and why

Peter Gammons: Trading OBP for Power, and why

The days of the 400-something on base, 600-something slugging hitters are gone, with drug-testing and bullpens full of 96-to-100 relievers and, as several baseball people point out, a return to the strike zone as written. [read more]

Cole Hamels is Mr. ND

Seven beautiful innings = One no-decision

This season there have been 370 games in which a starter threw seven innings and ended up with a no-decision or as I call it a "Don Sutton" Four pitchers pitched great games last night only to get four no-decisions and to of the pitchers watched their team end up on losing side of the ledger. … [Read More...]

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Steve Pearce Destroying Heat for Buck Showalter

The Baltimore Orioles have both literally and figuratively run away with the American League East this season, wrapping up the division with a convincing and efficient 8-2 victory Tuesday night over Toronto. One of the main reasons Buck Showalter and company have managed to accomplish that … [Read More...]

Stan "The Man" Musial

Cruz, Stanton, Abreu, Trout, and the amazing VMart are 30/30 guys

Nelson Cruz picked up his 30th double of the season last night in the AL East champion Orioles 6-1 win over the Blue Jays. With that double he joins four other great hitters who this season have 30 homers and 30 doubles. The 2014 30-30 club … [Read More...]

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Coffee and Clippings: David Price hasn’t delivered for Tigers

David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield) of ESPN writes that David Price hasn't delivered for the Detroit Tigers... That's what was so disappointing about Price's performance Wednesday night. A day after the Tigers suffered a tough, walk-off loss to the Twins, they staked Price to a 2-0 lead in the top of … [Read More...]

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Gammons Notes: Latest Dodgers’ drama, Yankees, Yasmani Tomas and more

What Don Mattingly has to worry most about is whether Hanley Ramirez’s elbow injury is serious, and whether Hyun-Jin Ryu is going to respond to the cortisone shot and be ready to pitch in the post-season. The rest? So Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp have words, and some days some feel slighted when … [Read More...]

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The Cuban Talent Line: The New Source of Hopes and Dreams

There was a moment in what has been a disappointing White Sox season Saturday night that spoke for what may well be their immediate future. Down 6-5 to the Twins and facing all-star closer Glen Perkins, Jose Abreu worked a 14-pitch walk. Three batters later, Dayan Viciedo, not always known for his … [Read More...]