Peter Gammons: Verlander and Astros are built for “moment” games

There’s no way to measure how Justin Verlander would have finished the 2017 were he still in Detroit. Al Avila and Brad Ausmus understood what going to Houston might mean to him; they know him, appreciate and admire that he is a moment pitcher, that with the Astros position players and fellow alpha personalities like […]

Peter Gammons: Some Astro and Marlins thoughts at season’s end

When one runs the streets of Beverly Hills, each driveway has a sign posted that reads: “Beware. Trespassers Will Be Greeted With an Armed Response.” Which might as well be posted at the entrances to Minute Maid Park this Thursday, because while so many of us have placed the burden of expectations on the Indians […]

Peter Gammons: Verlander, Price, Otani, Marlins’ ownership, and more Friday notes

The day the Astros acquired Justin Verlander, they aligned their starting pitching so that if they needed to win on the final day of the season, he would pitch that game in Boston. What they never foresaw was that as it now stands, the Indians would have home field advantage on through, which means that if […]

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 […]

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, Phillies 1B Ryan Howard became the 10th player in NL history with 350 HR, while spending his entire career with the same team and is 9th vs. the league average. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) YEAR AGE […]

Bill Chuck’s Sunday Nine to Notes

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files Of Mike Trout’s 27 homers, 20 have come with the bases empty. In Brian McCann’s 32 PA in the 1st inning, he’s hitting .500 going 13-26. He has a .531 OBP. After starting an at bat 0-2, Jose Iglesias leads the majors with 23 hits, followed by Xander […]

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 moved into the Yankees top 10 with his 17th game with 5+ times reached base safely (31st overall in his career). (playindex) Rodriguez moved into a tie for 6th in AL […]

New York, New York in June

I like New York in June, how about you? Nine to Know for the Yankees and Mets in June In June, as the AL East went 81-57 with each team playing at least .500 baseball, the Yankees went 15-12. In the NL East, which went 57-77  and only the Nationals were over .500, the Mets were 12-15. […]

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: Stats report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) Yesterday, Angels CF Mike Trout moved into 9th place for career HR above the league average, for the AL, through age 23, and is 7th in career HR. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA […]