Peter Gammons: 2017 Predictions (Part II)

Back in time when the Red Sox held spring training in Winter Haven, Florida, on the banks of Lake Lulu in the land of Goat Milk Fudge and the Fossil Museum, a great Boston television sportsman named Bob Lobel would annually drive a player to Lakeland to Madame Christine’s House of Palmistry to try to […]

Peter Gammons: Bullpen proves vital as pendulum of dominance continues toward pitching

The concern is that every night around 9 p.m. local time that games come to a halt. Ups, downs, trips to the mound, stalls, left-on-left for one batter, right-on-right for the next, and if they increase rosters to 28, some managers would simply carry 15 pitchers and Major League Baseball would become winter ball. Not […]

Blanton Revives Career with Move to ‘Pen, Wicked Slider

Kentucky Joe has gone Hollywood (again): righty Joe Blanton just signed a one-year, $4 million deal to serve as a long relief bridge to Kenley Jansen with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Blanton, 35, once devoured innings for the Athletics and Phillies, throwing no fewer than 175 frames each season between 2005-2012. He wasn’t a world-beater […]

Neal Huntington’s Pittsburgh Pirates

I recently received an email from Dan Duquette, who brought to my attention the efforts of his colleagues to recognize the work of Neal Huntington who in their opinion deserves to be recognized as the 2016 Sporting News MLB Executive of the Year. Now as you are debating whether Yoenis Cespedes has played for the Mets long […]

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) ANGELS 4, ASTROS 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Astros 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 […]

Around the majors report: Josh Donaldson loses his arbitration case

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) Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson […]