Around the majors report: Diamondbacks sign Tomas

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 Diamondbacks signed OF Yasmany […]

The Walkoff Awards

Since there is an award season for just about everything, I’m surprised that there are no awards presented for one of the most memorable game event: the walkoff. The deciding event affects both teams and the picture of a walkoff becomes indelibly etched in our minds. I mean when you talk great moments in baseball […]

News report: Angels-Pirates trade

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) The Angels traded P Ernesto Frieri to the Pirates for P Jason Grilli. FRIERI YEAR AGE RSAA ERA G GS IP SO SO/9 WHIP W L SV NW NL […]

The Journey of Dane De La Rosa

Tommy Rancel is a writer for ESPN Sweetspot Network and TheProcessReport.net. He has also written for Bloomberg Sports, FanGraphs, and ESPN Florida. You can follow him on Twitter @TRancel. This winter, the Los Angeles Angels signed relief pitcher Ryan Madson with hopes that the recovering Tommy John surgery patient would help solidify the back-end of […]

Closing with 4+ Outs

We are all weary of save numbers, especially when one considers that there are only two closers in baseball with more than two saves of 4+ outs; Ernesto Frieri of the Angels has five 4+ out saves, Edward Mujica of the Cardinals four. What’s interesting is to go to saves when a closer comes in […]

Kenley Jansen, The Specialized Closer

If you don’t think closers are specialized, consider this: Kenley Jansen of the Dodgers has two saves in which he has recorded more than three outs. Only two closers in the major leagues have more 4+ out saves—Ernesto Frieri of the Angels(5) and Edward Mujica of the Cardinals(3). Bob Ryan is on the other line. […]