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 […]

Peter Gammons: Winning time in Cleveland, elite rotation, and utilizing the new draft system

We get why it has long been said for Cleveland to have been built on pessimism. It is a great, proud city that the Rust Belt economy left behind, less than half the population it had in the Fifties, an exodus of Fortune 500 companies and despite a spectacular suburban lifestyle, has a shocking percentage of its […]

Around the majors report: Stats report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) Yesterday, Rangers DH Prince Fielder set the major league record for HR above the league average for players whose 1st name starts with P and is 2nd for career HR. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) YEAR AGE TRAA […]

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

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) PIRATES 5, TIGERS 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 R H E – – – – – – – – – — — — — — – […]

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) TIGERS 7, INDIANS 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Tigers 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 […]

Carlos Carrasco’s Value

In 2014, Carlos Carrasco had a breakout season for the Cleveland Indians. He made only 14 starts, but he finished the year with a 2.55 ERA, 2.66 xFIP, 21% K-BB% and 3.1 WAR. While many expected him to continue his evolution this season, Carrasco has been inconsistent. He’s made eight starts and there’s still plenty […]

Bartolo Colon has an OUTRAGEOUS strikeout-to-walk ratio

Nine to Know: 2015 Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio leaders G PA IP K W K/9 BB/9 K/BB 1. Bartolo Colon (NYM) 7 184 46.0 40 6 7.77 0.19 40.00 2. Michael Pineda (NYY) 7 183 46.0 54 5 10.49 0.58 18.00 3. Max Scherzer (WSH) 6 170 42.1 49 2 10.34 1.05 9.80 4. Danny Salazar (CLE) […]

Around the majors report: Masahiro Tanaka will be Opening Day starter

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 Yankees named Masahiro Tanaka […]