Peter Gammons: Troy Tulowitzki, Travis Shaw, and attention to the defensive side

Less than a 16th of the season had passed Friday night, and Troy Tulowitzki was hitting .139. “I don’t care,” said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, “if he doesn’t get another hit all season. His defense is that good.” “Of course,” laughed Gibbons, “he will get another hit.” A week and a half of a […]

Gammons Notes: The Hall of Fame Voting Process, Yankee shortstops, Red Sox and more

Sometimes the rhetoric gets pretty heated, to the point where honest opinion is demeaned; I had someone rail at me on twitter about Alan Trammell v. Lou Whitaker. Someone who clearly never saw them play regularly, did not discuss them with teammates and opponents and knew only what the screen blinked, as if baseball players […]

Double double vision

Nine to Know: Seeing double Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz each have 547 career doubles Frank Robinson and Adrian Beltre each have 528 career doubles. Zack Wheat and Torii Hunter each have 476 career doubles. Carlos Lee and Carlos Beltran each have 469 career doubles. Aramis Ramirez and Miguel Cabrera each have 464 career doubles. […]

Peter Gammons: History awaits the 2015 Hall of Fame class

By Tuesday afternoon, we will know watching MLB Network that Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson are Hall of Famers, and who else did and did not get the 75 per cent necessary for election, and it will be history. From Tuesday until the celebration in Cooperstown the last week in July, the inductees will bask […]

News report: Russell Martin has a hamstring injury

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) Pirates C Russell Martin had […]