Peter Gammons: Four cities in five nights, contending pitchers down the stretch

It happens all over baseball. It happens in Seattle and in Baltimore, Texas flying home into the microwave heat. Everywhere. The attention this week is on the Red Sox, who are playing five games in four cities in five days in a stretch where they’re playing 23 days in a row, and a Wednesday night […]

Newberg: Prologue?

Since the last time Texas and Toronto met, a full 40 percent of the Rangers’ 25-man roster has changed. Since that ineradicably memorable meeting, a full 40 percent of the Blue Jays’ 25-man roster has changed, too. David Price has moved on, as has Yovani Gallardo, and if you think those two don’t belong in […]

Newberg: The singular travels of Gil Kim.

The Following is a contribution from Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report: Various reports indicate that the Blue Jays have been in contact with Yovani Gallardo this week, as they look for a reliable veteran to fit with J.A. Happ at the bottom of their rotation. Short-term memory is a factor, as the 29-year-old pitched […]

J.A. Happ, Power Pitcher?

When the Pirates acquired J.A. Happ from the Seattle Mariners on July 31, the transaction seemed like little more than a Band-Aid move to cover for the sudden loss of A.J. Burnett, whose comeback season in Pittsburgh was interrupted by a strained right elbow. Happ had become a vagabond starter, getting swapped from Houston to […]

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 Royals placed LF Alex Gordon on the 15 day DL, sent P Aaron Brooks to the minors, activated P Yordano Ventura from the DL and called up P Brandon Finnegan. Gordon has a strained left […]

Around the majors report: Braves sign Nick Markakis

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 Braves signed free agents […]

Game recaps: Angels clinch the division title

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) ANGELS 5, MARINERS 0 1 […]

Gammons Notes: Gregory Polanco, Toronto pitching, Stephen Drew & Braves’ payroll

Gregory Polanco and the Pirates The single most significant winter ball story has been 22 year old Pirate outfielder Gregory Polanco, the Darryl Strawberry lookalike who was the MVP in the Dominican as he put up an astounding .428 on base percentage. He is close to being another huge chip in the rebirth of a […]