Peter Gammons: Orioles pushing for top spot, rest is key for Tanaka and Maeda

Nothing seems to add up, but it doesn’t matter. Only three pitching staffs in the American League have fewer quality starts, or a higher starters’ earned run average than the Orioles. They have one pitcher who has won nine games. Wednesday night in Fenway Park their starting lineup against Rick Porcello had only three hitters […]

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 […]

Previewing 2016’s Best Fastballs with Saber-Scout Pitch f/x

Around this time last season, I wrote about the most untouchable pitches in baseball throughout 2014. I don’t usually like to toot my own horn around these parts, but I will today, because I had a dandy of a time writing it, and I feel like it’s one of the best pieces of work I’ve […]

Coffee and Clippings: MLB settlement a big win for out-of-town fans

Chad Finn (@GlobeChadFinn) of the Boston Globe discusses a recent legal suit settlement which brings good news for MLB fans outside of their team’s market… MLB settled a class-action lawsuit Tuesday in which lawyers representing a group of fans argued that antitrust laws had been violated by the collusion of some television networks to enact and […]

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) BRAVES 2, NATIONALS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Nationals 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 […]

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 Marlins activated P Jose Fernandez from the DL and sent P Jose Urena to the minors. FERNANDEZ YEAR AGE RSAA ERA G GS IP SO SO/9 WHIP W L SV NW NL TEAM 2013 20 […]

Peter Gammons: A Dozen Starting Pitching Questions

There are the obvious Needs. In a year in which both the Marlins and Mets seem prepared to push for the place in line behind Washington in the National(s) League East, Jose Fernandez and Matt Harvey are vitally important to their seasons, whether Fernandez joins the rotation near the end of June, or Harvey starts […]

Speed kills

Overall the LCS pitching has been pretty, pretty good. Overall LCS Pitching PA ERA WHIP AVG OBP SLUG OPS K BB K/BB P 1. San Francisco Giants 106 3.00 0.963 .216 .269 .402 .671 19 5 3.80 388 2. St. Louis Cardinals 117 3.33 1.259 .233 .304 .282 .586 15 10 1.50 453 3. Kansas […]

Chris Tillman leading Orioles rotation into October

With a 9.5 game lead over the Yankees going into today, the Orioles are all but in as the AL East Champion. Without any true ace on the staff, the O’s will be looking to the hot-handed Chris Tillman to presume the role as the number one going into the ALDS. Tillman, 26, finds himself […]

Peter Gammons: Orioles are protecting arms in their hunt for October

You look at the Orioles and they don’t have a starting pitcher in the top 25 in the American League–in earned run average. They have one—Chris Tillman at 14th—in the top 30 in innings pitched, and Tillman is the only one in the top 30 in quality starts. The starting rotation as a whole is […]