MLB’s oldest current players

Baseball has always been the sport for aging men with decreasing speed and mobility. Satchel Paige finished his career in 1965 with the Kansas City Athletics, pitching a single game against the Boston Red Sox at the age of 59. In 1934, shortstop Charley O’Leary was called out of retirement at the age of 58 […]

Peter Gammons: Surging Blue Jays fueled by depth and defensive upgrades

When the Yankees arrived at the Rogers Centre Friday night for the foreign version of a pennant race played over two weekends, they visited a team that had won 11 games in a row and trailed in two of their last 100 innings, a team mystics and statistics believed was bringing a great city into […]

LaTroy – La Guy

There is a reason that LaTroy Hawkins, age 42, has lasted 21 seasons and counting in MLB even though he is a career twenty games under .500. He can still do the job as a serviceable relief pitcher and keeps getting better. Granted, he is no Hall of Fame candidate. Yet, his career path may have been different […]

Nine to Notes: From the Bill Chuck Files, Sunday, August 9

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files In June, Chris Sale made six starts and in 44.1 IP he struck out 75, had an ERA of 1.83, and a .176 BAA. In six starts since, Sale has pitched 39.2 innings, struck out 45 with an ERA of 5.22 and a .296 BAA. The Blue […]

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 Padres activated OF Wil Myers from the DL and sent P Kevin Quackenbush to the minors. MYERS YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI SB G TEAM 2013 22 […]

Around the majors report: Cubs will hire Maddon

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 Cubs fired manager Rick […]

Stats report: Jose Abreu sets the White Sox rookie HR record

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) Yesterday, White Sox DH Jose […]

No long-term magazine subscriptions for relievers

If you are a relief pitcher, there is no point in signing up for a long-term magazine subscription because you never know where you will be from one year to the next and you have no idea what your address will be. Look at these Hot Stove travel arrangements: Grant Balfour is heading to the […]