Newberg: The curious case of Heterochromia Iridum V. Bibens-Dirkx.

They were both chosen out of college in the 2006 draft, and that’s basically where the parallels end, unless you note the fact that each has pitched in the independent leagues and one has as many last names as the other has eye colors. Only Max Scherzer went 11th overall in that draft, and Austin […]

Peter Gammons: Volume of Tommy John surgeries begs some questions

When the news came that Garrett Richards needed Tommy John Surgery, the reality hit the Angels that they were in a place from which they may not be able to escape. Andrew Heaney was already on the disabled list, C.J. Wilson trying to come back from surgery, Tyler Skaggs trying to come back, Matt Shoemaker was […]

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) According to Ken Rosenthal, the Reds and Royals had a trade worked out for Johnny Cueto, before Cueto’s start yesterday, but the trade fell apart due to problems with one of the Royals players medical reports. […]

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) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg resigned and bench coach Pete Mackanin was named interim manager. 2) The Nationals placed 2B Anthony Rendon on the 15 day DL, called up utilityman Emmanuel Burriss and moved OF Reed Johnson […]

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 […]

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) YANKEES 9, MARLINS 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Marlins 0 0 0 1 1 1 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 Nationals activated 2B-3B Anthony Rendon from the DL, called up P A.J. Cole and sent 2B Wilmer Difo and P Taylor Jordan to the minors. RENDON YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP […]

Around the majors report: Anthony Rendon won’t need surgery

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) Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon’s sprained […]

The Walkoff Awards

Since there is an award season for just about everything, I’m surprised that there are no awards presented for one of the most memorable game event: the walkoff. The deciding event affects both teams and the picture of a walkoff becomes indelibly etched in our minds. I mean when you talk great moments in baseball […]

2014 Silver Slugger Award winners

2014 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Winners The Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award winners are determined by a vote of MLB managers and coaches. The Indians, Giants, Nationals, Pirates, and White Sox each had multiple Silver Slugger Award winners. Seven winners in the NL were on teams that made the postseason, while seven winners in the AL were […]