Peter Gammons: Trevor Bauer, Yankee pitching, and Doug Fister

TREVOR BAUER AND THE INDIANS PATIENCE One of Trevor Bauer’s longtime friends watched his exchange of words with Avisail Garcia on September 4 and said he knew then he was completely back to the state he was in as a UCLA junior and the best pitcher in college baseball, when in his final regular season […]

Going for it — the Rangers trade for Carlos Beltran, Jonathan Lucroy, and Jeremy Jeffress.

We’ve all pointed to 2007 as the year when the Rangers’ front office philosophy changed — maybe “took shape” is the better way to put it — when one- and five-year plans were put in place to take what had been a flagging franchise, at least in terms of pennant race absence and regular double-digit […]

Newberg: A glimpse of invincible.

Really excellent win last night, with the Rangers offense piling six of their 10 hits up in one inning, picking up their ace after he’d done so for them so many times, Rougie Odor having a day at the plate and in the field, all kinds of outstanding infield defense, and four right-handed relievers shutting […]

Newberg: Five years ago today

It was five years ago today. Talks between the Mariners and Yankees hit a snag, with Seattle making some sort of reference to the medicals on AA second baseman David Adams’s ankle that DeAndre Jordan would have approved of, and Texas swooped in and made Justin Smoak available once and for all, shipping the first baseman […]

There have now been Nine 16+ Strikeout Games since 2005

Michael Pineda struck out a career-high 16 in just seven innings Sunday, leading the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Nine to Know: Pitchers with 16+ K games since 2005 Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR UER Pit Str 1 Anibal Sanchez […]

Newberg: Big Picture

This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. I’m not really a pack rat, but I do tend to hang onto remnants of my insanities.  Stuff I’ve written.  A fractured aluminum Easton 33” from high school.  The sports pages the day after the Herschel Trade. […]

Newberg: Opening Day, and that which cannot be believed

This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. On the first day of the 2010 Major League Baseball season, five years and a day ago, Scott Feldman got the start for Texas. Rich Harden started Game Two. C.J. Wilson, who hadn’t started a big […]

Around the majors report: Cliff Lee goes on 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 @BaseballEncyclo. 1) The Phillies placed P Cliff […]

Around the majors report: Marcus Stroman will miss the 2015 season

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 @BaseballEncyclo. 1) Blue Jays P Marcus Stroman […]

Around the majors report: Denard Span has surgery

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 @BaseballEncyclo. 1) Nationals CF Denard Span had […]