Peter Gammons: Hall of Fame issues, Shohei Otani, Stanton, Yawkee Way, and more

Joe Morgan was slow to accept analytics, I get it. He was traditional, and he became the whipping boy for every new waver who wanted us to know they were smarter than any of us, like the guy who wrote he hoped Felix Hernandez would lose games because it would prove how insane traditional thinkers […]

Peter Gammons: The Hall of Fame ballot

The 2005 Induction ceremony was over, and inductees, friends, guests and well-wishers were winding back to the Otesaga Hotel. Outside the entrance, Bud Selig was on his cell phone, his voice raised in what obviously was a heated discussion. We later learned that Selig was in a discussion about a piece of news that he […]

Video: Peter Gammons talks future of Twins and Red Sox, Blue Jays Pitching, and ‘Hitting Consultant’ Manny Ramirez

The MLB Central crew chats with Peter Gammons about Twins’ prospects, the Red Sox core of young players, rehab updates of Blue Jays pitchers Marcus Stroman and Devon Travis’, and Javier Baez benefiting from work with Manny Ramirez.

Hanley Having an Epic April for Red Sox

It took a decade longer than first expected, but Hanley Ramirez is finally anchoring the Red Sox lineup and rifling shots off of and over the Green Monster. Ramirez, a prized Sox prospect shipped to the Marlins as part of the Josh Beckett deal in 2005, returned to his original club this past winter on […]

The key to winning baseball games

Baseball is really very simple, at least according to Earl Weaver: The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers. Weaver’s theory was right often enough to land him in the Hall of Fame in 1996. But are players still hitting three-run homers? Of course they are, but not with the […]

Nine batters who had little trouble with the Big Unit, Pedro, and Smoltzie

If as expected Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz are named as the newest honorees by the Baseball Hall of Fame we can expect to see a slew of articles, columns, and anecdotes about the brilliance of each of these pitchers. But even the best pitchers had some batters who gave them headaches and […]

Double double vision

Nine to Know: Seeing double Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz each have 547 career doubles Frank Robinson and Adrian Beltre each have 528 career doubles. Zack Wheat and Torii Hunter each have 476 career doubles. Carlos Lee and Carlos Beltran each have 469 career doubles. Aramis Ramirez and Miguel Cabrera each have 464 career doubles. […]

Manny Ramirez: Dominican Winter League

Here we go, the one and only Manny Ramirez is refusing to go quietly into the baseball night.  Don’t look now, but the 42 year old slugger has been playing winter ball in the Dominican Winter League for Aguilas Cibaenas. It should not surprise anyone that he is still giving it a shot. After playing briefly […]

Double and Doubler To

Dumb and Dumber, the story of imbecilic best friends Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels), was a huge hit in 1994. The sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, the story of imbecilic best friends Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels), debuted atop the domestic box office this weekend. Baseball in […]

Legends of the Game: Manny Ramirez

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. Today’s Legends of the Game is […]