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 Orioles activated SS J.J. Hardy from the DL and placed SS-OF Everth Cabrera on the 15 day DL. HARDY YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI SB G TEAM […]

Last week’s notable free agent signings

Black Friday has come and gone with the number one toy still on the shelf. Although the league is still waiting for the big domino to fall, deals are still being struck. So as the winter meetings are set to begin on Sunday, here are some of the more notable free agent signings from the past week… Nelson […]

Around the majors report: Braves sign Nick Markakis

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 Braves signed free agents […]

Gammons Notes: What’s next for Joe Maddon?, Yusmeiro Petit, Giancarlo Stanton and more

1. When Joe Maddon opted out of his Tampa Bay contract, he had nothing in his site. “I really have no idea what will happen,” Maddon said, driving across the country in his RV. “But it was an opportunity I have to take.” Maddon’s agent Alan Nero advised Lou Piniella to take a year off […]

MLB Draft: History of the 1st overall pick

There have been 49 players selected number 1 overall since the inception of the draft in 1965. Since then all but three of those player, not including Mark Appel (2013) and  Carlos Correa (2012), have reached the Major Leagues. Some would be categorized as disappointments while others would become first ballot Hall of Famers. With baseball, as […]

James Shields Opening Day starter for the Royals

Royals manager Ned Yost made a totally expected announcement by telling the world that James Shields will be on the hill on Opening Day when Kansas City opens their season on March 31st in Detroit. Their home opener is April 4th versus the White Sox. Shields opened the season last year for the Royals as […]

General Managers Feeling the Heat

Originally appeared in Peter Gammons: MLB Roundup As one American League general manager who shopped for a right-handed bat the last week before Wednesday’s deadline said last night, “it is amazing that the only impact right-handed bat acquired in a trade before the deadline was Alfonso Soriano.” Someday we may remember that the Cubs also […]

Limited Relief at the Deadline

Several contenders found it odd that some teams likely to end up with losing records wouldn’t move veteran middle relievers they’ll likely lose at the end of the season—Matt Lindstrom of the White Sox, LaTroy Hawkins of the Mets, Luke Hockevar of the Royals (probably a non-tender), Javier Lopez of the Giants, several relievers in […]