Peter Gammons: Dodgers and Giants primed for another race in 2017

GLENDALE, AR—They seem to have been bolted to one another since the end of World War II. Jackie Robinson, then Monte Irvin, and when the Dodgers tried to trade Jackie to the Giants, he refused. The Shot Heard ‘Round the World. Willie and The Duke. The Giants won in ’54, the Dodgers in ’55, and […]

Peter Gammons: Chase Utley and Ruben Tejada are victims of instinct

It was a bad slide, late, as was the one on which Matt Holliday wiped out Marco Scutaro in the second game of the 2012 NLCS. Holliday actually went over the bag, hit Scutaro high, and while the Giants announcers denounced the 240 pound Cardinal outfielder, the St. Louis broadcaster said, “that’s Holliday’s job.” After […]

Around the majors report: Nationals sign Casey Janssen

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 Nationals signed free agent […]

Around the majors report: Phil Hughes gets an extension

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 Twins re-signed P Phil […]

News report: Carlos Gonzalez 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 @ATMreports. 1) The Rockies activated LF Carlos […]

Peter Gammons: MLB Trade Deadline: The Scales of Present and Future

On August 12, 1987, the Tigers were a game and a half behind the Blue Jays in the American League East. Their general manager Bill Lajoie knew that three years out from their ’84 world championship this was probably the last hurrah for this team, and so he traded for the veteran starter Lajoie felt […]

Down But Not Out

Here is a look at MLB’s top hitters when faced with a two strike count. MLB’s 2013 Leading Hitters when Facing 2 Strikes G PA AVG OBP SLUG OPS K% BB% HR% Brandon Phillips (CIN) 104 232 .288 .319 .402 .721 30.2% 3.0% 1.8% Joe Mauer (MIN) 104 270 .287 .337 .367 .704 31.5% 7.0% […]