Peter Gammons: David Price’s anticipated return to the bullpen

In his two simulated game outings during the week, there was a sense of normalcy to David Price. He was animated and enthusiastic. The other four Red Sox starting pitchers came out from the clubhouse to watch, a symbolic gesture of team solidarity for which Price had always been known in Tampa and Detroit and Toronto. […]

Peter Gammons: Buying and developing starters in an inefficient market

We all get it. There is Chris Sale and Corey Kluber, Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner, when they are healthy, but wins are not what they were when Bob Welch won 27. But begin an analytical lecture with the Astros, because they used the first pick in two drafts to take Mark Appel and Brady […]

Peter Gammons: Trade deadline thoughts from Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN—The drive here, that begins with the Turnpike from Cataumet to Stockbridge, gave time to think about Jeff Bagwell being inducted into the Hall of Fame, which means he and Frank Thomas, born on the same day and both losers (as well as Mo Vaughn) to Dave Staton in the 1988 Cape League Home Run […]

Around the majors report: Josh Donaldson loses his arbitration case

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) Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson […]

Relievers with most scoreless appearances

The job of relievers, like the job of starters is to shut down the opposition. It stands within reason that the reliever’s job is considerably easier because most frequently their appearances are shorter and they face an opposing batter only once. Top 10: 2014 teams with the fewest appearances in which their relievers allowed an […]

No long-term magazine subscriptions for relievers

If you are a relief pitcher, there is no point in signing up for a long-term magazine subscription because you never know where you will be from one year to the next and you have no idea what your address will be. Look at these Hot Stove travel arrangements: Grant Balfour is heading to the […]