Peter Gammons: The Padres pillar in San Diego grows stronger than ever

The first time the ad for “The Founder” ran, the first thought wasn’t about a Big Mac or McRib sandwich, it was about who would play Doug Rader taking the lineup card up to home plate in a chef’s hat, the night after Ray Kroc called his newly-owned Padres a bunch of “short order cooks.” […]

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 […]

Maybin Finds Redemption in Atlanta

Eight years ago, Cameron Maybin‘s blend of speed, power and defensive prowess was so well regarded that he helped the Detroit Tigers pry Miguel Cabrera away from the Marlins. By the time the Braves acquired Maybin this past spring however, he was considered little more than an injury-prone fourth outfielder and an afterthought in a […]

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 Padres activated OF Melvin Upton from the DL. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI SB G TEAM 2013 28 -34 -23 -11 .268 .289 .557 .263 2.48 .184 […]

Around the majors report: Season starts tonight

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) Today’s schedule– NL Cardinals (Adam […]

Around the majors report: Aramis Ramirez will probably retire after the season

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) Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez says […]

Will Name Change Spark Upper-Half Improvement for Melvin Upton Jr.?

On Monday, while news of Yoan Moncada‘s signing with the Boston Red Sox poured through media outlets across the globe, Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton made lesser headlines for reportedly changing his name back to the one he was given at birth: Melvin Upton Jr. The motivation behind Upton’s decision remains uncertain at this point, but it may have something to […]