Peter Gammons: Now that the deadline dust has settled

The first question was about the certainty of the Dodgers in the World Series. The second was a look-ahead to a replay of the 1981 Dodger-Yankee World Series. I covered the 1978 Red Sox. I remember when they were 14 up on the Yankees on July 19. Or that on August 1 they were 65-38, […]

Peter Gammons: The Hall of Fame ballot

The 2005 Induction ceremony was over, and inductees, friends, guests and well-wishers were winding back to the Otesaga Hotel. Outside the entrance, Bud Selig was on his cell phone, his voice raised in what obviously was a heated discussion. We later learned that Selig was in a discussion about a piece of news that he […]

Peter Gammons: State of the Royals, scouting bullpen prospects, and the 2016 draft

Whit Merrifield, Paulo Orlando and Drew Butera were in the starting lineup Wednesday night when the Royals beat the Rays and culminated a 6-0 homestand in which they scored seven runs in the ninth inning to beat the White Sox 8-7 in one game, were down 5-1 and scored six runs in the sixth, seventh […]

Peter Gammons: Craig Kimbrel and the Red Sox Pitching Staff

The haul the Padres got for Craig Kimbrel was expensive, as Dave Dombrowski knew it might be. Maybe too much, as Keith Law suggests, because Javier Guerra may be an everyday shortstop, Manuel Margot an everyday center fielder and Logan Allen a major league starting lefthanded pitcher. But reconstructing the Red Sox pitching was always […]

The 2015 Jesse Orosco Award

Relievers with the most appearances in which they did not allow a baserunner in 2015 “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi We really never expect perfection from starting pitchers, but we demand it from relievers. And why shouldn’t we? After all, a reliever’s job is […]

Mike Fiers’ No-Hitter Heat Map

With Nolan Ryan in attendance, Mike Fiers threw the first no-history in Minute Maid Park history with his career-high 134 pitches to beat the Dodgers 3-0. It was the Astros’ first no-hitter since the Roy Oswalt, Peter Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel, and Billy Wagner combo on June 11, 2003, against the Yankees […]

All-Time Saves Leaders – NL edition – Pt. 1

In honor of Craig Kimbrel has just become the all-time saves leader for the Atlanta Braves. He now ranks 31st on the all-time NL Saves list. Nine to Know: NL All-time Saves Leaders Rk Player SV From To Age G GF 1 Trevor Hoffman 601 1993 2010 25-42 1035 856 2 John Franco 424 1984 […]

Stats report: Craig Kimbrel has a milestone “Wagner save”

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) Braves P Craig Kimbrel had his 48th career game with at least 1 IP in which every out was a SO, which ties him for 2nd all time. (playindex) […]