Peter Gammons: 2017 Predictions (Part II)

Back in time when the Red Sox held spring training in Winter Haven, Florida, on the banks of Lake Lulu in the land of Goat Milk Fudge and the Fossil Museum, a great Boston television sportsman named Bob Lobel would annually drive a player to Lakeland to Madame Christine’s House of Palmistry to try to […]

Chap: From the CHUMPS to the CHAMPS?

Here’s what the Yankees received from the franchise that made even Santa blush with the gift giving they gave not just to New York but to other teams as well. Remember Kansas City and Johnny Cueto?   The acquisition of Aroldis Chapman to the Yankees bullpen makes them a legitimate contender to win the AL […]

Coffee and Clippings: Mike Mussina one of the casualties of a broken HOF voting process

Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) of ESPN on Mike Mussina and a broken Hall of Fame Voting process… Mike Mussina retired after the 2008 season nearly at the top of his game. Despite a 20-win season, his first in the majors, a more-than-respectable 3.37 ERA, his seventh Gold Glove and a sixth-place finish in the American League […]

Aaron Nola’s Surprisingly Elite Curveball

Fourteen different hurlers have graced the mound as a starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies so far this season, but unlike a financial portfolio, starting pitching diversification hasn’t yielded the best results. Even with the 2.8 wins above replacement supplied by Cole Hamels prior to former GM Ruben Amaro’s dealing him to Texas via trade, Philadelphia’s copious […]

Mike Leake Delivers an Impressive Outing

In what could have been his last start with the Cincinnati Reds, Mike Leake pitched well enough to remind teams how valuable he could be. With the Reds out of the playoff hunt, Leake has been linked to numerous franchises needing to bolster their rotations. The 27-year-old isn’t a premiere pitcher like Johnny Cueto, but […]

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

Peter Gammons: High-stakes evaluations as Trade Deadline approaches

We get so absorbed in this whole buyers and sellers thing that we forget what Bob Castellini and Mark Attanasio have put into the Reds and Brewers. Or that the only significant player acquired at the deadline by the 2013 Red Sox and 2014 Giants champions was Jake Peavy, who made seven post-season starts for the two […]

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, ORIOLES 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Orioles 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 […]

Around the majors report: Stats report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) Yesterday, Angels CF Mike Trout became the 4th player in MLB with 4 consecutive years with 25+ HR by the age of 23, joining Mel Ott (1929-32), Eddie Mathews (1952-55) and Frank Robinson (1956-59) (all of […]

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 […]