Peter Gammons: 2017 Predictions (Part II)

Back in time when the Red Sox held spring training in Winter Haven, Florida, on the banks of Lake Lulu in the land of Goat Milk Fudge and the Fossil Museum, a great Boston television sportsman named Bob Lobel would annually drive a player to Lakeland to Madame Christine’s House of Palmistry to try to […]

The Mechanics of Jean Segura’s Monster Start

At some point, we’re going to have to acknowledge what Jean Segura is doing. I realize now might not be the most appropriate time, since we’re less than a week into the season, and 98% of the year is still in front of us. BUT, he’s the current major-league leader in wins above replacement (0.5) heading into the […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: Free Agent edition – 11/15/15

Nine to Know: Free Agents – From the Bill Chuck Files – November 15, 2015 Jose Altuve and Yoenis Cespedes each walked just 33 times in 2015; Altuve struck out 67 times, Cespedes 141 times. John Lackey has one of the best cutters in baseball; in 2015, his 37.4% K rate was second only to […]

Peter Gammons: Pirates and Cubs play out an Indian Summer series

PITTSBURGH–As a kid, I never knew why they called it “Indian Summer,” only that it was what we hoped for growing up in a Central Massachusetts town of 2500. It meant getting off the bus in the early afternoon and playing stickball or, if there were enough kids, baseball, and that when we tucked the […]

Nine to No-No: Notes from the Cole Hamels No-Hitter

Cole Hamels, in what may be his last game as a member of the Phillies, tossed a complete game no-hitter blanking the Cubs, 5-0. Dexter Fowler walked twice for the Cubs. Nine to No: The Cole Hamels Masterpiece Cole Hamels threw 129 pitches, 83 for strikes, Hamels averaged 88.7 mph reaching a high of 95.9 […]

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

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) Newly obtained documents show that Pete Rose not only bet on baseball during his playing career, but also on games in which he played. ESPN’s Outside The Lines obtained a notebook seized from Michael Bertolini’s, a […]

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) PHILLIES 5, REDS 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E – – – – – – – – – — — – — – Reds 0 0 0 […]

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) BREWERS 4, DODGERS 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Dodgers 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 […]

Barry Bonds and Dexter Fowler: Teacher and Pupil

            “Son, it all comes down to one simple rule. You treat everybody just the way you want them to treat you.”  Skin Deep, Buddy Guy and Derek Trucks   Dexter Fowler repeats those words, in some form, whenever he talks at any length to anybody, because that it is who he is, and what […]