Peter Gammons: Ten thoughts when not slipping on black ice

1). On January 23, somewhere between 12 and 20 teams will attend an indoor showcase outside Boston to watch Craig Breslow throw. Depending on whether or not he insists on a guaranteed deal, one club, after watching his video, estimates as many as a dozen teams could offer to sign the 36 year old. Yes, […]

Peter Gammons: Ian Kinsler’s glove, Yankees rebuild, and the Gourriel brothers

LAKELAND, Fla.—Then when the American League Gold Glove winners were announced, one of them wasn’t Ian Kinsler, it was Jose Altuve. It’s almost always been someone other than Kinsler. In the prime of his career, it was Dustin Pedroia and Robinson Cano. “They earned and deserved everything they got,” says Kinsler. “They are great players.” […]

Here’s Looking at You – Batters who saw the most pitches

Some batters are more patient than others, that doesn’t necessarily make them better batters, they are just more selective in their approach to hitting. It’s an interesting approach for some batters because they feel that working the count helps them and their teammates. There are others who are simply focussed on getting their pitch. Take […]

2015 HR Split Leaders

Nine to Know: Home Run Split Leaders Josh Donaldson leads the majors hitting 21 homers when the score is tied, Mike Trout is next with 18. Nelson Cruz and Giancarlo Stanton lead the majors hitting 16 homers in a losing cause. Nelson Cruz has hit 18 homers in the 7th inning or later to lead […]

This season’s 55 walkoff homers

We regard any play that permits the winning run to score to classify as a “walkoff” these days, kind of like how any scandal is accorded the suffix “-gate.” But the walkoffs that are both cherished and despised, and originally named by the great Dennis Eckersley, are the walkoff homers. There have been 55 of […]

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, Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez became the 5th player with 1000 overall bases above the league average with the Yankees. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI […]

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) Angels 1B Albert Pujols and CF Mike Trout are the 4th set of AL teammates with 26+ HR before the All Star break. (STATS LLC) PUJOLS YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G […]

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 Pirates placed 3B Josh Harrison on the 15 day DL. Harrison has torn ligaments in his left thumb and is expected to miss about 6 weeks. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP […]

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 7, RAYS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E – – – – – – – – – — — — – — – Rays 2 […]

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