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: Dodgers and Giants primed for another race in 2017

GLENDALE, AR—They seem to have been bolted to one another since the end of World War II. Jackie Robinson, then Monte Irvin, and when the Dodgers tried to trade Jackie to the Giants, he refused. The Shot Heard ‘Round the World. Willie and The Duke. The Giants won in ’54, the Dodgers in ’55, and […]

Peter Gammons: Postseason bullpen management proves more crucial than ever

Don’t even try to explain bloody drones and seven relievers to win one game, or how Clayton Kershaw can save one game and come back 48 hours later and throw seven shutout innings in another, or how the two best regular season teams in the American League could  not win a division series game. It […]

Chase Utley’s Not Dead Yet

The Los Angeles Dodgers recently re-signed Chase Utley, giving the soon-to-be 37-year-old  a one-year, $7 million deal to serve as an infield insurance if (when) Howie Kendrick departs via free agency, youngsters Enrique Hernandez and Jose Peraza prove in need of more seasoning, or Justin Turner takes an extended period of time to recover from […]

Postseason Offensive Leaders

Qualifying: 20 Plate Appearances AVG: OBP: SLUG: OPS:    HR: RBI:     

Justin Turner’s Emergence

To the surprise of many, Justin Turner has emerged to be an everyday third baseman and one of the better hitters in the major leagues. The red-bearded 30 year old has been brilliant at the dish this year for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 282 plate appearances, he’s posted 13 HR, 44 RBI, .240 ISO, […]

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

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, Angels 1B Albert Pujols became the 12th player in MLB history with 50 career multi HR games. (playindex) Pujols moved into 7th place for total bases above the league average for the Angels. (Complete Baseball […]