Peter Gammons: Another February traveling through Florida

PHOENIX—The flight from Tampa to Phoenix is a time to think about how different spring training is in the two states that equally divide the 30 training teams. The difference is driving. Arizona’s longest ride from the Biltmore area of Phoenix is 40 minutes. You can do that simply turning off 17 towards Dunedin, let […]

The Emergence and Future of J.D. Martinez

J.D. Martinez had a career year in 2015. He slammed 38 home runs, surpassed the 100 RBI plateau, and batted a solid .282 with a respectable .344 OBP (on-base percentage). His performance earned him a spot on the American League All-Star team and won him a Silver Slugger award. Martinez first broke out in 2014 […]

2015 Silver Slugger Award Winners

The 2015 Silver Slugger Awards were been handed out last week. The Silver Slugger is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League, as determined by the coaches and managers of Major League Baseball. Here are the results… 2015 AL Silver Slugger Award Winners PA […]

Christian Yelich, Adjustment, and the Ingredients of a 2016 Breakout

On both a team and individual level, the last 30 days in Major League Baseball have encompassed a flurry of intriguing storylines. Heading into many teams’ final stretch-run toward the postseason (and others’ plight toward playoff obscurity), we’ve seen Bryce Harper arguably at his best. We’ve seen Yoenis Cespedes stake his claim as a potential NL MVP candidate. […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: September 6, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files Since 2008, Clayton Kershaw has held the Giants to 1.61 ERA and a .189 BAA in 30 games (29 starts). The Yankees have called up eight players for September including Rico Noel who was the batter when Will Ferrell pitched in his spring training fund raising stunt. […]

Sano Slugging His Way to ROY, Postseason Contention

That a man named Miggy is raking and leading his team toward the top of the AL Central standings should come as no surprise. What’s astonishing, though, is that we’re not talking about a certain future first ballot Hall of Famer from Detroit. A mere two months into his MLB career, Miguel Sano has kept […]

Peter Gammons: Two players for whom the second half is very important to their future

As this weekend was the midway point of the season, here are two players for whom the second half is very important. David Ortiz For nearly a month, Ortiz has been chastising media members for suggesting that at 39 age has caught up on him. He argued that he was struggling with his mechanics, the […]

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 Nationals placed P Stephen Strasburg on the 15 day DL and called up P Taylor Jordan. Strasburg has a strained left oblique. YEAR AGE RSAA ERA G GS IP SO SO/9 WHIP W L SV […]

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 Tigers placed 1B Miguel Cabrera on the 15 day DL and called up 3B Jefry Marte. Cabrera has a strained left calf and is expected to miss 6 weeks. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA […]

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) Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a strained left calf, and appears headed to the DL. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI SB G […]