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, […]

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 Giants placed RF Hunter Pence on the 15 day DL and called up P Michael Broadway. Pence has a sore left wrist. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI […]

The Boston Red Sox – What difference does a year make?

Following their loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on April 27, 2014, the Red Sox were 12-14 and were in fourth place 3.5 games out of first place. Following their loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on May 4, 2015, the Red Sox are 12-14 and are in fifth place 4.0 games out of first […]

Around the majors report: Braves trade Justin Upton to Padres

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 Braves traded LF Justin […]

Happy Holidays from the Church of Baseball & Darlene Love (MUSIC VIDEO)

The Church of Baseball For me, baseball has no religion or perhaps as Susan Sarandon’s character “Annie Savoy” in the movie Bull Durham, so eloquently put it: I believe in the Church of Baseball. I’ve tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I’ve worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, […]

Cardinals Beat Red Sox, Managers Make Odd Decisions

Chris Moran is a second-year law student at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also an assistant coach with the baseball team at Washington University. He graduated from Wheaton College, where he wore the tools of ignorance for the baseball team. Follow him on twitter @hangingslurves. The St. Louis Cardinals downed the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night […]

The Cardinals and Red Sox pitchers are throwing hard cheese

While watching last night’s game I must admit I was missing “Eckspeak,” Eckersley’s unique descriptions. Last night, he would have mentioned that the Cardinal pitchers were using their “cheese” (a formidable fastball) to get critical whiffs. He might add that a pitch had “hair” on it after the batter flailed at a fastball. He would […]

Coffee and Clippings: Cardinals even series with 4-2 win in Boston

Joe Strauss (@JoeStrauss) of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch talks about Michael Wacha’s performance last night as the Cardinals tie the series at a game a piece… Michael Wacha is more than the Cardinals’ understudy to Adam Wainwright. He is this postseason’s firewall. The Cardinals would never have seen Thursday night’s World Series Game 2 without […]

Lackey outduels Verlander; Red Sox win 1-0

DETROIT–Even in his dark and stormy days in Boston, it was his teammates who spoke up for John Lackey. So when he’d gone out and won a game against Justin Verlander, a game in which those teammates did not get a hit until the fifth inning and still stole out of Comerica Park with a […]

Uehara, Breslow and Tazawa: Leading Boston from the mound

Even though Koji Uehara gave up the Jose Lobaton homer in Game Three of the ALCS, the unsung heroes of the Red Sox ALDS win over their nemesis Rays were the back end of their bullpen—Uehara, Craig Breslow and Junichi Tazawa. Breslow struck out four straight Rays in Tuesday night’s clincher, and, between them, the […]