Peter Gammons: Notes from early March

PHOENIX—Bryan Shaw has pitched in more games the last four years than anyone, 299, plus 11 more this past October. Cody Allen is fourth with 290 appearances, in addition to 11 more in the last post-season. Think back to what the Indians bullpen did this fall to get to extra innings in Game Seven of […]

Peter Gammons: Dave Roberts and Dodgers in reset mode

GLENDALE, Ariz.—At one point, Dave Roberts was experimenting with Andre Ethier leading off against righthanders, not exactly Dee Gordon, but an idea. “You can’t always have a guy who gets on base 40 percent of the time and steals 50 bases,” said Roberts. “You make the best of what you have.” Of the last 10 […]

Coffee and Clippings: MLB settlement a big win for out-of-town fans

Chad Finn (@GlobeChadFinn) of the Boston Globe discusses a recent legal suit settlement which brings good news for MLB fans outside of their team’s market… MLB settled a class-action lawsuit Tuesday in which lawyers representing a group of fans argued that antitrust laws had been violated by the collusion of some television networks to enact and […]

Coffee and Clippings: Same old rivalry, not the same Cubs

Derrick Goold (@dgoold) of the St. Louis Post-Disatch highlights the Cardinals Cubs rivalry and how the ‘New’ Cubs makes it so very difference… The longest-running rivalry in U.S. professional sports between two teams that have never changed cities goes somewhere new Friday evening — the playoffs. The Cardinals will host their arch rival, the Chicago Cubs, in […]

It doesn’t matter how old a batter is, he’ll still strike out

Last season, 317 players struck out at least 50 times, the most in the history of baseball. That broke the record of 304 in 2013. That broke the record of 296 in 2012. You get the sense that there’s a trend? So far this season there have been 204 batters who have whiffed at least […]

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, Phillies 1B Ryan Howard became the 10th player in NL history with 350 HR, while spending his entire career with the same team and is 9th vs. the league average. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) YEAR AGE […]

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) DODGERS 5, NATIONALS 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Dodgers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 […]

Around the majors report: News report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) The Royals placed LF Alex Gordon on the 15 day DL, sent P Aaron Brooks to the minors, activated P Yordano Ventura from the DL and called up P Brandon Finnegan. Gordon has a strained left […]

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, Angels CF Mike Trout passed Mickey Mantle into 5th place for RCAA through age 23. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) Trout became the 10th player in MLB history with 1600 overall bases through age 23. (Complete Baseball […]

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) INDIANS 7, RAYS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Indians 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 […]