Newberg: Wrecking Ball.

Wins come in all kinds of different forms, as therefore do losses, and if I were blogging the Astros season I don’t know that I’d have the will to write this one up. Though, really, as new as the story line might have been Monday night, it was true to the formula, and I’m not […]

Jamey Newberg: +1.

David Price, with his insanely strange career mark against the Rangers (3-5, 5.52 in 13 regular season games, plus 1-6, 5.48 in six playoff starts and one relief appearance), by far his lifetime nemesis among teams he’s faced more than a couple times, served up a Shin-Soo Choo home run on his second pitch of the game, […]

Going for it — the Rangers trade for Carlos Beltran, Jonathan Lucroy, and Jeremy Jeffress.

We’ve all pointed to 2007 as the year when the Rangers’ front office philosophy changed — maybe “took shape” is the better way to put it — when one- and five-year plans were put in place to take what had been a flagging franchise, at least in terms of pennant race absence and regular double-digit […]

Peter Gammons: Trade rumors, Hall of Fame, and more notes from July

We are in the crazy time when there is a trade rumor a second. A few things heard: –The Royals have entertained dozens of scouts with the Angels in town. Some were in to look at Hector Santiago and Huston Street, but many others were in to see if Kansas City would seriously talk Wade […]

To Bounce Back, Lucroy Must Handle Heat at the Plate, Soft Stuff Behind it

Jonathan Lucroy isn’t demanding a trade, per se, but the backstop sure wouldn’t mind escaping the Milwaukee Brewers’ long-term rebuilding effort in favor of playing for a contender in 2016. Lucroy, nearing 30, would fetch a considerable haul for new GM David Stearns, considering that Lucroy is signed to a dirt cheap contract ($4M in […]

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) ROCKIES 6, REDS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Reds 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 […]

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) METS 7, NATIONALS 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Mets 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 […]

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) YANKEES 7, RAYS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E – – – – – – – – – — — — – — – Rays 2 […]

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) BRAVES 2, NATIONALS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Nationals 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 […]

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) INDIANS 7, RAYS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Indians 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 […]