Peter Gammons: Davis and the Orioles, Hanley Ramirez, and the scout-analytic balance

Who cares if the Chris Davis offer is $161M or $140-something-M in present day value? He is where is he is most wanted, his power plays very big in Camden Yards and the ballparks of the American League East, he can play first base—which he does very well—and we got to watch two master negotiators […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: November 22, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files…11/22/15 Prior to 2015, the last batter to hit at least 37 homers and not get hit by a pitch was in 2004 when Moises Alou slammed 39 dingers without getting slammed by a pitch. Last season, David Ortiz hit 37 homers and was not hit once by […]

K-Rod Thriving with a Changeup and a Prayer

Fourteen years ago, Francisco Rodriguez rocketed to the majors with a combination of mid-90s velocity and a fall-off-the-table changeup that seemed cosmically unfair. Nearly 900 full-throttle innings since have diminished the 34-year-old righty’s fastball, but certainly not his performance. Rodriguez, just acquired by the Tigers from the Brewers in exchange for infield prospect Javier Betancourt, […]

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: Brewers re-sign Francisco Rodriguez

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 Brewers re-signed free agent […]

Need bullpen depth? Still some quality out there

With about a week until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, most teams would like to think that they are all set going forward. For teams that are feeling a little light in their bullpen depth, the free agent reliever pool has pretty much dried up at this point. Although there are four veteran relievers still […]

Brewers looking for closer: K-Rod still in the running

Over the past few weeks the Brewers have been trying to address their needs in the bullpen. Rumors had surfaced that there would be a trade for the Phillie closer Jonathan Papelbon, but talks have since come to a halt. Moving on to a new target, it appears that the Brewers are in some serious talks […]

Clean Save and Ultra Clean Save leaders

I don’t ask for perfection from pitchers, but I certainly don’t reject the notion. Particularly, from relievers, and specifically from closers. Is it too much to ask for one 1-2-3 inning? The answer is apparently a resounding “yes!” We don’t get an awful lot of what I refer to as “Clean Saves” because invariably these […]

Stats report: Buster Posey sets a Giants record

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 @ATMreports. 1) Yesterday, Giants C Buster Posey […]

Stats report: Alex Gordon & Yusmeiro Petit set major league records

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 @ATMreports. 1) Yesterday, Royals LF Alex Gordon […]