Peter Gammons: What the Red Sox need from Ramirez and company to contend in 2016

FORT MYERS, Fla—It was 13 years ago, on a back field in the old Red Sox minor league complex far across town, and then-Boston international scouting director Craig Shipley and I were watching a teenage Hanley Ramirez take ground balls. “If Hanley had gone to high school in…say…Boynton Beach, what do you think he’d be […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: September 13, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files Here’s an MVP stat: Josh Donaldson leads the majors with 21 homers when the score is tied.* The Astros’ Chris Carter must hate Mondays: not only is he just 4-50 (.080) in 17 games on that day, but he’s whiffed a league-leading 25 times. The Tigers have scored […]

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) YANKEES 8, TWINS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Yankees 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 […]

Home Run Derby participants since 2008: 20 games before and after event

For years there has been a debate over whether the Home Run Derby has an effect, be it negative, positive, or inconsequential on the participant following the event. To help shed some light on that concept, I have compiled all Home Run Derby participants since 2008, their statistics in the 20 games leading up to the event, […]

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 […]

Players with only one

Nine to Know: Players with the most PA and only one homer Rk Player PA HR Tm G AB 1 Matt Kemp 205 1 SDP 49 193 2 Melky Cabrera 200 1 CHW 46 184 3 Robinson Cano 200 1 SEA 47 187 4 Erick Aybar 197 1 LAA 48 183 5 Kevin Pillar 195 […]

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) CUBS 6, METS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Mets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 […]

MLB Video Highlights: Tempers flare between Jays and O’s in Toronto, Yunel Escobar’s walk-off homer

Giancarlo Stanton crushes an opposite-field homer into the bullpen in Philly… Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg talks about the 7-3 win vs. the Marlins… Curtis Granderson singles with bases-loaded, driving in two Mets runs… The International Space Station flies over Citi Field during ballgame… Reds; Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier and Elian Herrera each hit grand slams… Zack Cozart breaks down […]

2015 MLB Opening Day Payrolls

Each year the average player salary goes up. This is a fact. In 2015, for the first time, the average MLB salary moved above $4MM to $4.2MM with a 6.3 percent increase from last season’s $3.95MM. For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Dodgers finished on top with room to spare ahead of the 2nd ranked […]

Opening Day Video Highlights

Jimmy Rollins puts the Dodgers up 6-3 with a three-run homer in the 8th Your browser does not support iframes. Hanley Ramirez launches a solo shot and a 9th inning grand slam against the Phillies Your browser does not support iframes. Mike Trout launches a solo shot in the 1st and then robs the Mariners of […]