Peter Gammons: The Padres pillar in San Diego grows stronger than ever

The first time the ad for “The Founder” ran, the first thought wasn’t about a Big Mac or McRib sandwich, it was about who would play Doug Rader taking the lineup card up to home plate in a chef’s hat, the night after Ray Kroc called his newly-owned Padres a bunch of “short order cooks.” […]

Videos: Peter Gammons discusses the Indians, Padres, upcoming draft, and more

Peter Gammons joins Christopher Russo on High Heat to discuss the Indians, James Shields and the Padres’ next move… Peter joins Lauren Shehadi on MLB Central to discuss draft prospects, the Indians, the Blue Jays’ pitching and the Padres… Peter examines how teams can build through the draft and which teams have had the most […]

Peter Gammons: State of the Royals, scouting bullpen prospects, and the 2016 draft

Whit Merrifield, Paulo Orlando and Drew Butera were in the starting lineup Wednesday night when the Royals beat the Rays and culminated a 6-0 homestand in which they scored seven runs in the ninth inning to beat the White Sox 8-7 in one game, were down 5-1 and scored six runs in the sixth, seventh […]

Sunday MLB Nine to Notes of December 13, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files – 12/13/15 Chris Davis and Chris Carter must hate Mondays – they each walked nine times and struck out 26 times; Davis hit .193 on Mondays in 2015, while Carter just .096. In 2015, Dallas Keuchel had 25 PA with the bases loaded, the most of any […]

2015 IP Leaders by Team

There were 28 pitchers who threw 200.0+ innings in 2015 with the White Sox having three and the Braves, Cubs, Astros, Dodgers, and Nationals having two each. The 28 was the lowest total for a full season since the 25 in 1947. There a dozen teams that did not have a pitcher reach 200 innings pitched. […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: August 30, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files… The Pirates have won each of Francisco Liriano’s last 11 starts, the longest streak for any pitcher this season; Liriano is 5-0 during the streak. Former Padres/Rangers pitcher Miles Mikolas is now pitching for the Yomiuri Giants and is 10-3 and has an NPB-best 1.83 ERA. Mikolas […]

This season’s starters with at least 10 no-decisions

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” is a philosophical thought experiment that raises questions regarding observation and knowledge of reality. “If Won-Lost records don’t matter for starters, do No Decisions make an impact?” is a philosophical baseball thought experiment that raises […]

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) REDS 9, CUBS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Cubs 0 0 1 0 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, Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez became the 5th player with 1000 overall bases above the league average with the Yankees. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI […]

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) TIGERS 7, ORIOLES 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Orioles 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 […]