Peter Gammons: A Marlins Monday, position allocation, & Dusty Baker on Betts

JUPITER, Fla.—Some days the split squad games suit what the Marlins need to make their eight man bullpen work. For instance, as Mike Hill says, “we’re trying to get Ichiro Suzuki and Justin Bour as many at-bats against lefthanded pitchers as possible this spring because with a four man bench we have to see if […]

Peter Gammons: Swihart and the Red Sox catching depth chart

Brian Bridges was still an area-crosschecking scout for the Braves in 2010, helping coach the high school Team USA team. He had a particular player he thought was special, a kid out of New Mexico named Blake Swihart. “He would be the shortstop,” Bridges said that summer as the team toured. “But we have a […]

Stats report: Craig Kimbrel sets the Braves “saves” record

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) Yesterday, Braves P Craig Kimbrel set the team record with 155 career “saves”, breaking the record held by John Smoltz and also broke Smoltz’s team record vs. the league […]