The Yankees bullpen troika means the starters need to only go six

Yankees manager Joe Girardi on the YES Network last night stated that newly acquired Aroldis Chapman will be his closer as the team enters spring training. This means that the AL reliever of the year, Andrew Miller, will move back to the 8th inning, a slot that he previously occupied and thrived in, and Dellin […]

Coffee and Clippings: Frank Malzone, slugging Red Sox third baseman; at 85

Peter Abraham (@PeteAbe) of the Boston Globe on the life and career of Red Sox legend Frank Malzone… Frank Malzone grew up in the Bronx and attended high school a short distance from Yankee Stadium. He planned to become an electrician before a Red Sox scout spotted him in 1947 and offered the princely sum […]

Chapman Move Eases Burden on Yankees’ Taxed Starting Pitchers

The Yankees’ acquisition of Aroldis Chapman, currently under MLB investigation for an alleged domestic violence incident, is creating controversy that extends beyond the whole “who’s New York’s closer in 2016?” narrative. But in picking up the lefty equipped with easy tripe-digit heat for a quartet of prospects (infielders Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda, plus righties […]

Relievers with the most scoreless appearances

You don’t ask much from a reliever, all you want is to enter the game, and not allow any of the batters you face to score. It doesn’t matter whether you face one batter or pitch three innings – just don’t let batters score during your stay on the mound. Some relievers are better at […]

In honor of Dellin Betances and Brett Lawrie

Dellin Betances hung an 84 MPH knuckle curve on an 0-2 pitch to Brett Lawrie in the 10th inning last evening to provide the difference in the A’s 4-3 victory over the Yankees. It was the first 0-2 homer allowed by Betances in his career and the third homer hit by Lawrie on an 0-2 […]

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 Pirates placed 3B Josh Harrison on the 15 day DL. Harrison has torn ligaments in his left thumb and is expected to miss about 6 weeks. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP […]

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, Angels CF Mike Trout moved into 9th place for career HR above the league average, for the AL, through age 23, and is 7th in career HR. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA […]

Talkin’ Bullpens – The Royals, Braves, and Nine to Know….

I frequently wonder what the conversation is like for those pitchers, catchers and coaches in the bullpen as the games go on around them. I’m sure a lot of it is the pure silliness of guys hanging around and some has to do with the business of pitching, but until I get an invitation to […]

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, Angels 1B Albert Pujols moved up to 6th place for most career extra base hits, among right handed hitters, and is 5th vs. the league average. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA […]

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, Angels 1B Albert Pujols had his 25th career game with 3+ hits and 2+ HR, which ties him for 10th among right handed hitters. (playindex) YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G […]