Peter Gammons: A moment for David Ortiz and his city

The memorial and celebration of the Marathon Bombing was before a Saturday game, with heroes and speeches and videos on the megaboard as the players lined up in the dugout, waiting to file out onto the field to join Fenway’s high mass to its city’s people. I was at the far end of the dugout […]

Coffee and Clippings: Daniel Nava is trying to pull off another surprise

Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) of the LA Times spotlights Angel hopeful Daniel Nava at another point in his improbable career… There he hit .395 and walked more than he struck out. But MLB teams selected 1,502 players in that June draft, and none of them was him. He tried out for the independent league Chico Outlaws, and […]

What the heck were they doing with Jackie Bradley this year?

By now the narrative on Jackie Bradley Jr. for 2015 is ‘he should have been in uniform from opening day’. But that was not the case. Perhaps the game’s best defensive outfielder, Bradley seemed to be held back by his struggling bat going into 2015. Despite a .375 BA in spring training this year, Bradley found it tough […]

Red Sox re-sign Daniel Nava, but will he play?

Last week, the Red Sox re-signed 31-year-old outfielder Daniel Nava to a 1 year, $1.85MM contract, to avoid salary arbitration. The deal comes with no shock as Nava has proven himself to be a solid major league asset, producing above league average in BA, OBP, and OPS through 395 career games. It is still uncertain as to how […]

Around the majors report: Brewers sign Neal Cotts

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 Brewers signed free agent […]

The Overcrowded Red Sox Outfield

It is simple, you can only have three outfielders in the game at any given time, and the Red Sox now find themselves with nine legitimate players to field those spots. With Jackie Bradley, Rusney Castillo, Allen Craig, Daniel Nava, Hanley Ramirez, Shane Victorino, Bryce Brentz, Mookie Betts, and Brock Holt all currently on the 40-Man roster, […]

Red Sox Position Players: As of Today

If you haven’t heard by now, the Red Sox have been negotiating deals with both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval that would bring them to Boston for the next 5 years. Assuming the rumors are true, this would leave a significant surplus of position players.  So let us take a look at the Red Sox roster, […]

MLB Video Highlights: Jeter’s last game at Camden Yards, Kelly Johnson’s walk-off for O’s

A Tribute to the National Anthem’s 200th Anniversary… Your browser does not support iframes. The Orioles present Derek Jeter with gifts, including a U.S. Navy captain’s hat… Your browser does not support iframes. Chris Tillman delivers 6 2/3 impressive innings vs. the Yankees… Your browser does not support iframes. Hiroki Kuroda holds the Orioles to […]

MLB Video Highlights: Cory Spangenberg’s walk-off home run, Billy Hamilton steals 55 bases

Homeplate umpire Doug Eddings misses the mark on his first throw back to the pitcher, but straightens his aim the second time around… Your browser does not support iframes. Glenn Hoffman turns and shields himself from a hard-hit foul ball… Your browser does not support iframes. Pinch-hitter Cory Spangenberg lines his first career home run […]

Game recaps: Miguel Cabrera has 3 hits

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) TIGERS 8, RED SOX 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – […]