Peter Gammons: Buying and developing starters in an inefficient market

We all get it. There is Chris Sale and Corey Kluber, Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner, when they are healthy, but wins are not what they were when Bob Welch won 27. But begin an analytical lecture with the Astros, because they used the first pick in two drafts to take Mark Appel and Brady […]

The Tax Stat they forgot to mention last night was the difference

In the top of the 6th inning, in last night’s 7-2 Royals victory, Kelvin Herrera entered the game with one out, in relief of Yordano Ventura, with the score tied 2-2, and runners on first and second. Herrera got Brandon Belt to line out to left and Michael Morse to ground out to short to […]

News report: Hanley Ramirez comes off 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 @ATMreports. 1) The Dodgers activated SS Hanley […]

The Worst Pitching Stats of the Season

The purpose of today’s column on pitching is not to be mean, in the same way a column on the best pitchers is not designed to be laudatory. It is simply reporting the numbers without prejudice. I will admit to some snark. Nine to Know: The worst in 2014 pitching from the Bill Chuck Files… […]