Peter Gammons: Keeping up with the Cubs and Indians

Dave Cameron did a fascinating piece on FanGraphs comparing the youthful talent of the Cubs to past youth-dominated powerhouses like the 1978 Expos and 1975 Red Sox, and over the next five years one of the story lines will be how Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod, et al add, subtract, construct and re-construct this […]

Peter Gammons: Orioles pushing for top spot, rest is key for Tanaka and Maeda

Nothing seems to add up, but it doesn’t matter. Only three pitching staffs in the American League have fewer quality starts, or a higher starters’ earned run average than the Orioles. They have one pitcher who has won nine games. Wednesday night in Fenway Park their starting lineup against Rick Porcello had only three hitters […]

Peter Gammons: Four cities in five nights, contending pitchers down the stretch

It happens all over baseball. It happens in Seattle and in Baltimore, Texas flying home into the microwave heat. Everywhere. The attention this week is on the Red Sox, who are playing five games in four cities in five days in a stretch where they’re playing 23 days in a row, and a Wednesday night […]

Peter Gammons: Trade rumors, Hall of Fame, and more notes from July

We are in the crazy time when there is a trade rumor a second. A few things heard: –The Royals have entertained dozens of scouts with the Angels in town. Some were in to look at Hector Santiago and Huston Street, but many others were in to see if Kansas City would seriously talk Wade […]

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

What’s Wrong with Chris Tillman?

A few months ago, contract extension talks were hot and heavy between the Baltimore Orioles and Chris Tillman. The O’s wanted to lock up the 27-year-old long-term, viewing Tillman as an important mid-rotation arm who had proven durable by topping 200 innings pitched in both 2013 and 2014. Tillman, though, reportedly wanted a shorter Lance […]

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) RED SOX 13, ROYALS 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Red Sox 0 1 0 1 5 […]

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) NATIONALS 16, RAYS 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Nationals 0 6 0 0 4 0 3 […]

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