Peter Gammons: The winding the road for a superhuman draft pick

In Chicago Saturday, there was a relieved cheer that echoed from Wrigley to The Gold Coast when Kyle Schwarber hit his grand slam to beat the Cardinals. There was the same sense across New England when Andrew Benintendi, who’d broken an 0-for-19 slump Saturday, went yard against Chris Tillman in Baltimore. Schwarber and Benintendi will […]

2000 was the only time the Blue Jays finished within 10 games of first place since 1993

It’s not enough that the Blue Jays haven’t been to the postseason since 1993, they have only been close once in 22 seasons. Rk Year Tm G W L W-L% Finish GB Playoffs R RA Managers 1 2015 Toronto Blue Jays 116 64 52 .552 1st of 5 — 615 475 J.Farrell (73-89) 5 2011 Toronto Blue Jays 162 81 […]

Legends of the Game: John Olerud

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. Today’s Legends of the Game is […]

Bautista’s and Arenado’s streaks keep rolling

In the Blue Jays 3-0 win over the Phillies last night, Jose Bautista was hit by a pitch in the 7th inning, extending his season-long streak to 32 games reaching base in at least once in every game. Jose Bautista’s streak Bautista has picked up at least one hit in 22 games, at least one […]