Peter Gammons: An abundance of options can make all the difference

The pitching trend-line is obvious. Those who start retire fewer batters per outing virtually every season, down to less than 5 2/3 innings a start. With that, the offense has fueled the relievers’ earned run average to rise to the reach of the last three seasons-3.71 to 3.93 to 4.06—while the MLB save percentage has […]

It doesn’t matter how old a batter is, he’ll still strike out

Last season, 317 players struck out at least 50 times, the most in the history of baseball. That broke the record of 304 in 2013. That broke the record of 296 in 2012. You get the sense that there’s a trend? So far this season there have been 204 batters who have whiffed at least […]

MLB Video Highlights: Teixeira’s grand slam; Arenado hits 6th HR in last eight games

Mark Teixeira hits a grand slam off King Felix in the 5th Your browser does not support iframes. Albert Pujols launches two home runs against the Rays Your browser does not support iframes. StatCast tracks Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence as they both rob Andrew McCutchen Your browser does not support iframes. Mike Trout puts […]

Around the majors report: Ernie Banks dies

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) Ernie Banks died, at the […]

News report: Orioles make a couple of trades

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 White Sox traded OF […]

Opening Day: Scott Feldman and the Astros

I’m sorry, it’s just not that easy being an Astros fan. This is a team that has spiraled from 86 losses in 2010 to 106 in 2011, 107 in 2012, and 111 last season. Deserving of the “Hapless Astros” nomenclature, they enter the season carrying a 15-game losing streak and Astros manager Bo Porter has […]

Opening Day for the Texas Rangers: Yu Darvish

Ron Washington and the Rangers have named Yu Darvish their Opening Day starter, March 31 at home against the Phillies. Darvish was 13-9 last year with a 2.83 ERA and led the majors with 277 whiffs (in 204 IP), the highest AL total since Pedro Martinez whiffed 284 in 2000 and 313 in 1999. He […]