Peter Gammons: 2B MVP’s, contending bullpens, and more late September notes

Second base has traditionally not been an MVP position. There have been only five MVPs in either league since World War II, from Jackie Robinson in 1949, to Dustin Pedroia in 2007. In the last decade, only twice—2016 with Jose Altuve and Robinson Cano—and 2013, with Cano and Pedroia, have two second basemen made either’s […]

Peter Gammons: An abundance of options can make all the difference

The pitching trend-line is obvious. Those who start retire fewer batters per outing virtually every season, down to less than 5 2/3 innings a start. With that, the offense has fueled the relievers’ earned run average to rise to the reach of the last three seasons-3.71 to 3.93 to 4.06—while the MLB save percentage has […]

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 […]

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 Astros called up SS Carlos Correa and sent P Jake Buchanan to the minors. Correa, 20, was ranked as the Astros #1 prospect by Baseball America in each of the past 3 years and is […]

MLB Video Highlights: Mets pull off triple play, McCann’s walk-off home run

The Mets turn a 5-4-3-2 triple play… Your browser does not support iframes. Lucas Duda hits a 3-run homer to extend the Mets’ lead to 4 runs… Your browser does not support iframes. Paul Konerko receives a signed base by the Yankees… Your browser does not support iframes. The White Sox give up four unearned […]