Newberg: The curious case of Heterochromia Iridum V. Bibens-Dirkx.

They were both chosen out of college in the 2006 draft, and that’s basically where the parallels end, unless you note the fact that each has pitched in the independent leagues and one has as many last names as the other has eye colors. Only Max Scherzer went 11th overall in that draft, and Austin […]

Peter Gammons: Keeping up with the Cubs and Indians

Dave Cameron did a fascinating piece on FanGraphs comparing the youthful talent of the Cubs to past youth-dominated powerhouses like the 1978 Expos and 1975 Red Sox, and over the next five years one of the story lines will be how Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod, et al add, subtract, construct and re-construct this […]

Peter Gammons: Orioles’ hot start highlights 5-year trend

It’s not just that the Orioles were the last team standing in the undefeated column, it’s that after a bad spring and some bizarre journeys into the free agent market they were the consensus pick to finish last in the American League East. “So what’s new?” asked Adam Jones, with a smile. “We’re never a […]

Peter Gammons: Gallardo, the Orioles, and what Showalter and Belichick have in common

SARASOTA—When it got acknowledged, the holdup in Yovani Gallardo‘s signing with the Orioles was termed “an irregularity.” But it was clear here Tuesday morning that it was more than that. “It’s really unfortunate,” said one pitcher, to which another added “it’s apparently pretty serious.” As in the chances of sneaking Gallardo’s arm issues past Peter […]

Video: Peter Gammons on Blue Jays improving at the Trade Deadline, Matt Wieters, and evaluating the waiver period

Peter Gammons joins MLB Central to talk about the Blue Jays improving at the Trade Deadline. Additionally, Peter discusses the health status of Matt Wieters and the complexities of the waiver period.

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) ANGELS 7, MARINERS 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Angels 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 […]

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 12, MARINERS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Tigers 0 1 0 2 0 5 4 […]

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 Orioles activated C Matt Wieters from the DL, called up INF Rey Navarro and P Cesar Cabral, designated SS-2B Everth Cabrera for assignment and sent C Steve Clevenger and P Mike Wright to the minors. […]

Coffee and Clippings: How the aging A-Rod and Teixeira are keeping Yankees afloat

Ken Davidoff (@KenDavidoff) of the New York Post discuses how Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira are propping up the Yankees’ line up… Well, the Yankees remain relevant thanks most of all to their shockingly dynamic duo, who teamed with Adam Warren on Tuesday night to beat the Royals, 5-1, for their second straight victory following that […]

Peter Gammons: Figuring out the AL East; Gauging Dodger trade options

OK, Madison Bumgarner had more RBI against Clayton Kershaw Thursday than Hanley Ramirez has in the entire month of May, as many RBI against Kershaw as Pablo Sandoval has against lefthanded pitching all season. Yet, this is the American League East, and as David Ortiz pointed out to the standings on the Green Monster Thursday, […]