Can Defensive Whiz Simmons Elevate his Offensive Game?

The Atlanta Braves continued their massive, pitcher-focused overhaul on Thursday, trading shortstop Andrelton Simmons to the Los Angeles Angels for shortstop Erick Aybar (a free agent after the 2016 season) and two powerful, if control-challenged arms: lefty Sean Newcomb and right-hander Chris Ellis. In Simmons, the Angels picked up a 26-year-old, cost-controlled player who is […]

Coffee and Clippings: What’s Up With Jeff Samardzija?

Tony Blengino (@tonyblengino) of FanGraphs discusses Jeff Samardzija and his free agent status… Samardzija’s backstory, obviously, is quite unique. Baseball was essentially his second sport early in his college career at Notre Dame; he was a highly renowned wide receiver, thought to be a likely future high round NFL draftee. As his two-sport career progressed, however, […]

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: Stats report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) Yesterday, Dodgers P Zack Greinke became the 4th pitcher in Dodgers history with 4 consecutive starts with 0 R, joining Don Drysdale (1968, 6), Orel Hershiser (1988, 6) and Clayton Kershaw (2014, 4). (Elias) Greinke is […]

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) YANKEES 7, RAYS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E – – – – – – – – – — — — – — – Rays 2 […]

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, Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez became the 29th player with 3000 career hits. Rodriguez became the 3rd player whose 3000th hit was a HR, joining Wade Boggs and Derek Jeter. Rodriguez became the 2nd player whose […]

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) YANKEES 2, MARLINS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Marlins 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 […]

MLB Video Highlight: Altuve walk’s off for Astros, Trout saves game with incredible catch

Johnny Giavotella lines an RBI single to center to give the Angels a 1-0 lead… Mark Canha races in and makes a great catch on a sinking liner… Erick Aybar scores Taylor Featherston from first base with a double in the gap… Kole Calhoun delivers an RBI single to right to make it 6-0… Marcus Semien […]

Nori Aoki: A great pick up for the new MLB

It is over. The days of 40 home run hitters with a .230 average are done (unless you have Chris Carter). The game has changed and the players along with it. In this free agent market teams need to stop looking for guys that can hit the ball a country mile, and start looking for […]

Around the majors report: Orioles & Royals finish sweeps

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) Yesterday’s scores– Orioles 2, Tigers […]