Peter Gammons: Dombrowski ensuring an equiped Red Sox pitching staff

NASHVILLE—In a sense, the Dodgers and Red Sox crossed paths this off-season. They each played in the Zack Greinke market, with the Red Sox shifting to an all-out assault on David Price when their baseball operations staff felt “Boston was not a good match for Zack, as great as he may be.” Which worked out […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: October 11, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files of 10/11/15 The Nationals only hit three triples at home all season. Of the 20 batters with 30+ homers, Paul Goldschmidt led with 29 intentional walks, while Josh Donaldson was the only one with one IBB. Matt Harvey pitched four games against the AL East and had […]

Here’s Looking at You – Batters who saw the most pitches

Some batters are more patient than others, that doesn’t necessarily make them better batters, they are just more selective in their approach to hitting. It’s an interesting approach for some batters because they feel that working the count helps them and their teammates. There are others who are simply focussed on getting their pitch. Take […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: August 16, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files Zack Greinke leads the majors with nine scoreless starts; Kevin Siegrist and Javier Lopez lead all relievers with 51 scoreless appearances. In Jose Reyes’ career, he has played in 768 wins and 760 losses; he’s hit .324 in wins and .254 in losses. Free agent to-be Chris Davis […]

And Now—–David Ortiz and other baseball players who are employees

And Now… baseball players who tell us that they are an employee (with all due respect accorded to John Oliver) “You know, I was a little bit down when I heard the news. Because I’m at the point in my career where I want to compete. I want to win. I’m 32 years old. I’ve […]

Jose Reyes Expanding His Strike Zone

So, Jose Reyes is a Colorado Rockie — at least for the moment. Along with prospects Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and an as yet-unnamed third minor leaguer, the 32-year-old switch-hitter is part of Colorado’s haul for trading franchise icon Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays. It’s fair, however, to wonder whether Reyes will actually ever […]

Blue Jays Add Tulo, Try to Bludgeon Way into Playoffs

The Toronto Blue Jays, featuring MLB’s best offense (5.28 runs per game) but few standouts on the mound (4.33 runs allowed per game, 10th-worst), have been connected to a plethora of starting pitchers who could be moved prior to Friday’s trade deadline. The Jays might still add an arm, but they decided to bolster their […]

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 A’s traded P Scott Kazmir to the Astros for minor leaguers C Jacob Nottingham and P Daniel Mengden. KAZMIR YEAR AGE RSAA ERA G GS IP SO SO/9 WHIP W L SV NW NL TEAM […]

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) NATIONALS 3, ORIOLES 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Nationals 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) PIRATES 6, CARDINALS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 R H E – – – – – – – – – — — — — — – […]