Peter Gammons: Primary storylines from the Winter Meetings

The immediate reaction to the Collective Bargaining Agreement came as clubs were swarming to Harbor Landing, Md. was that the minimal rise in the luxury tax threshold was essentially a soft salary cap, one that would force mega-market teams like the Dodgers, Yankees and Red Sox to hold onto their best prospects for a time […]

Adam Eaton: Bucking the Short-Dude Power Conundrum

It’s a question I’ve asked myself a lot recently: Are we ready to live in a world where Adam Eaton hits dingers? Everything we’ve known to be true about Eaton says that, while he certainly has a bevy of skills at his disposal, like hitting for average or stealing bases or manning a respectable center field, he shouldn’t hit for […]

Sunday MLB Nine to Notes: From the Bill Chuck Files of 1/17/16

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files of January 17, 2016 Ken Griffey, Jr. hit 55 homers against the Twins, the most of any opponent, and he even hit three against the team whose cap he’ll be wearing, the Seattle Mariners. Nelson Cruz hit twice as many homers (44) as doubles (22) in 2015. […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: Free Agent edition – 11/15/15

Nine to Know: Free Agents – From the Bill Chuck Files – November 15, 2015 Jose Altuve and Yoenis Cespedes each walked just 33 times in 2015; Altuve struck out 67 times, Cespedes 141 times. John Lackey has one of the best cutters in baseball; in 2015, his 37.4% K rate was second only to […]

Joey Votto and When Reaching Base Becomes Child’s Play

If Joey Votto retired from baseball tomorrow, God forbid, what would be his lasting legacy? Some would say hitting, and that’s compelling given his Cooperstown-worthy .310 career average. Some would claim hitting for power, which is also persuasive when one considers his career .533 slugging percentage. Others would support his glove-work, which is also a credible argument given his Gold Glove […]

Around the majors report: Stats report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) Yesterday, Dodgers P Zack Greinke became the 6th pitcher, since 1920, with 5+ consecutive starts with 0 R (Don Drysdale, 1968, 6; Orel Hershiser, 1988, 6; Bob Gibson, 1968, 5; Brandon Webb, 2007, 5; Ryan Dempster, […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) TIGERS 7, INDIANS 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Tigers 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 […]

MLB Video Highlights: Walk-off singles in extras; Eaton scores on wild pitch

Adam Eaton runs home on a wild pitch to even the score in the 6th Your browser does not support iframes. Sam Fuld makes a running catch deep in center before hitting the wall Your browser does not support iframes. John Mayberry Jr.’s walk-off single in the 14th Your browser does not support iframes. Another […]

MLB Video Highlights: Incredible plays in center, Indians take no-no into the 9th

Adam Eaton races to the track to make an incredible diving catch… Your browser does not support iframes. Torii Hunter races in right field to make a leaping catch to end the 8th inning… Your browser does not support iframes. Lorenzo Cain chases down a fly ball in the gap before crashing into the wall… […]

Around the majors report: Zack Wheeler will have Tommy John surgery next week

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @BaseballEncyclo. 1) Mets P Zack Wheeler will […]