Jamey Newberg: Madness.

I’m mad that we’re at the one-third point of the season and don’t know what this team is. I’m mad we’re already a third of the way through the schedule. I’m mad we’re only a third of the way through the schedule. I’m mad that I care so much, and that wins and losses have […]

Peter Gammons: Keeping up with the Cubs and Indians

Dave Cameron did a fascinating piece on FanGraphs comparing the youthful talent of the Cubs to past youth-dominated powerhouses like the 1978 Expos and 1975 Red Sox, and over the next five years one of the story lines will be how Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod, et al add, subtract, construct and re-construct this […]

Newberg: Just you watch

This is Hugh. Hugh leaves baseball games early. As long as he’s done the wave. Hugh will tell you there’s no bigger baseball fan. Every chance he gets. Hugh has a friend 240 miles south who really gets baseball.  It’s about kicking the farm-rankings can and the MVP race and the countdown to someone combining Rasmus’s […]

Newberg: Pro Active.

The point of this morning’s entry, as it cooked in my head the past few days, was going to be that if I were another team, I’d be aggressively trying to pry Jurickson Profar free from Texas, like Sandy Alomar Jr. blocked by Benito Santiago, Jeff Bagwell stuck behind Scott Cooper, Michael Young caught in […]

Jamey Newberg: Imagining things.

  It’s rained a ton this holiday weekend, wiping out lots of youth baseball and other outdoor plans but holding off long enough for Texas to get in three against Pittsburgh and win the majority of them. Helped along by Yu Darvish and Jurickson Profar, teammates for the first time in two and a half […]

Newberg: Patients, patience, and the road.

I’d planned two and half weeks ago to write about Jurickson Profar, because nobody else had. At that point, there’d been more words written locally and nationally this spring on Matt Bush — who was once a number one but not that kind of number one — than Profar. But then Ian Desmond signed, and […]

Profar, Texas Ranger.

Man, let’s go get him. His big question mark may at last be gone. But it still hovers, so maybe we can buy low. He’s raking, and if he’s right he can defend at a premium position. He’s high-risk, high-reward, but that risk keeps diminishing.   He could still be great, like we all thought, and he’s […]

Coffee and Clippings: Nearly two years out of baseball, Jurickson Profar facing tough road back

Gerry Fraley (@gfraley) of the Dallas Morning News writes that after nearly two years out of baseball, Rangers prospect Jurickson Profar is faced with a difficult recovery… The wait for the next major league game by Jurickson Profar, the Rangers’ gifted middle infielder, is going to drag on for a while. Profar on Tuesday will […]

Around the majors report: Rangers pick up Beltre’s option for 2016

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. 1) The Rangers exercised their $16 […]

Around the majors report: More pitchers & catchers report

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. 1) Pitchers and catchers report today […]