Peter Gammons: Dodgers and Giants primed for another race in 2017

GLENDALE, AR—They seem to have been bolted to one another since the end of World War II. Jackie Robinson, then Monte Irvin, and when the Dodgers tried to trade Jackie to the Giants, he refused. The Shot Heard ‘Round the World. Willie and The Duke. The Giants won in ’54, the Dodgers in ’55, and […]

Crawford Joins Offensive Elite, Gets Paid

The San Francisco Giants locked up Brandon Crawford on Tuesday, signing the 29-year-old shortstop to a six-year, $75 million extension that keeps the Bay Area native in town through 2021. Crawford has been an elite defender since he made his MLB debut in 2011, but he earned the long-term deal by emerging as one of […]

2015 Silver Slugger Award Winners

The 2015 Silver Slugger Awards were been handed out last week. The Silver Slugger is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League, as determined by the coaches and managers of Major League Baseball. Here are the results… 2015 AL Silver Slugger Award Winners PA […]

Francisco Lindor Among Young Shortstop Royalty

Back in the Fall of 1993, the Cleveland Indians acquired a young shortstop by the name of Omar Vizquel to add defensive chops to terrifying collection of power bats. Vizquel went on to win eight Gold Gloves in Cleveland, and 11 overall during a career that spanned three decades. The Fall of ’93 provided another […]

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

Peter Gammons: High-stakes evaluations as Trade Deadline approaches

We get so absorbed in this whole buyers and sellers thing that we forget what Bob Castellini and Mark Attanasio have put into the Reds and Brewers. Or that the only significant player acquired at the deadline by the 2013 Red Sox and 2014 Giants champions was Jake Peavy, who made seven post-season starts for the two […]

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, ORIOLES 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Orioles 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 […]

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) PIRATES 6, CARDINALS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 R H E – – – – – – – – – — — — — — – […]

The Trouble with Triples

The biggest trouble with triples is that they are so infrequent that when they happen we feel obliged to talk about them. So far this season, there have been: 12,731 singles 3627 doubles 2071 home runs 395 triples That’s why when on Thursday the Giants defeated the Padres, 13-8, we don’t talk about the fact […]

Brandon Crawford: Two-Way Threat

When the San Francisco Giants popped Brandon Crawford in the fourth round of the 2008 draft, many considered him a future utility man. Sure, the UCLA product had range to spare, soft hands and a gun, but his bat looked highly questionable. While Crawford possessed raw power, he didn’t reach the Mendoza Line while playing […]