Peter Gammons: Maybe a Cuban-American Team?

PHOENIX—At different stops along the line this spring, in Fort Myers, Surprise and Glendale, players of Cuban ancestry have asked, “why not have a Cuban-American team in the World Baseball Classic?” The thought of a sold-out stadium in Miami with Cuba playing the Cuban-Americans is fascinating. Watching Cuba playing Japan at 3:45 a.m. MT, it […]

Peter Gammons: Primary storylines from the Winter Meetings

The immediate reaction to the Collective Bargaining Agreement came as clubs were swarming to Harbor Landing, Md. was that the minimal rise in the luxury tax threshold was essentially a soft salary cap, one that would force mega-market teams like the Dodgers, Yankees and Red Sox to hold onto their best prospects for a time […]

Peter Gammons: Joe Maddon and managing human beings

MESA, Ar.—It was between games of a day-night doubleheader in Pittsburgh last September, and as we sat together in the visiting manager’s office between games, Joe Maddon summed up his managerial style. “I appreciate, love and use all the analytics and scouting information that so many people work on and get to my desk, the […]

Jorge Soler Succeeding with Sudden Onset Plate Discipline

If quality postseason baseball tickles your fancy, then Monday was sort of like your Christmas in October. In the first game of yesterday’s dramatic quadruple-header, Ned Yost’s Royals forced a game five with the Astros by way of a late comeback reminiscent of 2014’s improbable AL Wild Card Game. In game two, Josh Donaldson and company flexed their way to […]

With Cole Pitching Wild Card Game, Bucs Aren’t Merely Arrieta’s Next Prey

With the Pirates no longer in the running for the NL Central crown, a pall has seemingly been cast over PNC Park. Sure, the Bucs are playoff-bound for a third straight season — a once-unfathomable prospect for a team that set a record for the most consecutive losing seasons in North American sports history from […]

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: News report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) The Nationals placed P Stephen Strasburg on the 15 day DL and called up P Taylor Jordan. Strasburg has a strained left oblique. YEAR AGE RSAA ERA G GS IP SO SO/9 WHIP W L SV […]

Around the majors report: News report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) The Diamondbacks traded OF Mark Trumbo and P Vidal Nuno to the Mariners for C Welington Castillo, P Domonic Leone and minor leaguers SS Jack Reinheimer and OF Gabby Guerrero. TRUMBO YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA […]

Around the majors report: News report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) The Yankees will activate P Masahiro Tanaka from the DL. YEAR AGE RSAA ERA G GS IP SO SO/9 WHIP W L SV NW NL TEAM 2014 25 14 2.77 20 20 136.1 141 9.31 1.06 […]

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, Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt became the 1st player in MLB history with 3 hits and 3 IBB in the same game. (playindex) Goldschmidt became the 1st player in Diamondbacks history to have multiple 3 game […]