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 […]

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 […]

Josh Donaldson and the Walkoff Homer Report

At this point in the season you can’t minimize the importance of every Oakland win, which means you can’t minimize the importance of the three walkoff homers of Josh Donaldson. Donaldson’s 10th inning two-run homer gave the A’s to an 8-6 victory over the Phillies on Sunday. 2014 Walkoff HR leaders 66 batters – 33 by […]

News report: Cubs call up a top prospect

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 @ATMreports. 1) The Cubs called up OF […]

News report: Cliff Lee comes off the DL

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 @ATMreports. 1) The Phillies activated P Cliff […]

News report: Edwin Encarnacion appears headed to the DL

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 @ATMreports. 1) Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion […]

News report: Carlos Beltran comes off the DL

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) The Yankees activated RF Carlos Beltran from the DL and sent INF Scott Sizemore to the minors. BELTRAN YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG […]

The ride of Ben Revere

There have been 1408 homers hit thus far this season and perhaps none was more memorable than the ride that Ben Revere gave the ball last night is the Phillies, 6-2 loss to Colorado. It took Revere 1565 plate appearances, 1466 at bats, before hitting his first home run in game number 385 of his […]

Oliver Perez: Free Agent Bargain?

Perception is a powerful thing in baseball. And for the vast portion of Oliver Perez‘s career, the perception has been that he’s an underachiever. He was a key pickup in the Brian Giles deal between the Pirates and Padres a decade ago, and for a brief moment, he looked like a future Cy Young winner. […]

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 […]