Peter Gammons: A Marlins Monday, position allocation, & Dusty Baker on Betts

JUPITER, Fla.—Some days the split squad games suit what the Marlins need to make their eight man bullpen work. For instance, as Mike Hill says, “we’re trying to get Ichiro Suzuki and Justin Bour as many at-bats against lefthanded pitchers as possible this spring because with a four man bench we have to see if […]

Peter Gammons: Loria remains patient as Marlins focus long-term

No one knows what Fernando Rodney will mean to the Marlins. A.J. Ramos has been successful in his last 33 save opportunities, David Phelps has blossomed into a prime setup man throwing 98 mph, Mike Dunn will be back soon. But Don Mattingly will worry about how Rodney and Ramos are used over time. The […]

Peter Gammons: Boras-Samson war leaves Marlins in the balance, Black Friday shopping

If you are a Marlins fan, thanks is given for simple gifts, such as a day when Tommy Hutton doesn’t get fired. Or David Samson’s energy doesn’t make the news. This Thanksgiving, they give blessings that Jose Fernandez is not going to be traded before the 2016 season opens. Yes, Jefferey Loria has a strong […]

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 Nationals placed P Stephen Strasburg on the 15 day DL and called up P Taylor Jordan. Strasburg has a strained left oblique. YEAR AGE RSAA ERA G GS IP SO SO/9 WHIP W L SV […]

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) TIGERS 7, WHITE SOX 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Tigers 0 0 0 0 5 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) ASTROS 10, TIGERS 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Astros 3 0 0 0 0 4 2 […]

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) A MRI on Nationals RF Jayson Werth‘s wrist showed no fracture or ligament damage. Werth hasn’t played since being hit by a pitch on Friday and it’s not certain whether he will end up on the […]

Pitch Sequencing Key Against Marlins’ Marcell Ozuna

If Marcell Ozuna has shown us anything, it’s that he hits baseballs hard. Painfully hard. Trevor Cahill‘s unfortunate injury aside, though, Ozuna squares up the baseball at a fantastic rate. Exactly 25.2% of his 840 career at-bats since making his big-league debut two Aprils ago have ended in a hard-hit ball in play, based off video review. That’s really […]

The “More Than” Game

More Than Questions Questions are for qualified batters or pitchers, unless otherwise noted. Answers are below Who are the only two batters this season with more walks than strikeouts? There are seven players, with at least 30 homers, who have more homers than doubles. Who are they? Who are the six players with more than […]

News report: Masahiro Tanaka comes off the DL

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 Yankees activated P Masahiro […]