The Yankees bullpen troika means the starters need to only go six

Yankees manager Joe Girardi on the YES Network last night stated that newly acquired Aroldis Chapman will be his closer as the team enters spring training. This means that the AL reliever of the year, Andrew Miller, will move back to the 8th inning, a slot that he previously occupied and thrived in, and Dellin […]

Chapman Move Eases Burden on Yankees’ Taxed Starting Pitchers

The Yankees’ acquisition of Aroldis Chapman, currently under MLB investigation for an alleged domestic violence incident, is creating controversy that extends beyond the whole “who’s New York’s closer in 2016?” narrative. But in picking up the lefty equipped with easy tripe-digit heat for a quartet of prospects (infielders Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda, plus righties […]

C.C. Sabathia, Fastballs, and a September Turnaround Worth Believing

On a day when the New York Yankees starting rotation received sobering news regarding its ace just one game ahead of its most crucial series to date, 35-year-old C.C. Sabathia on Sunday stepped forth and delivered a Sabathian-esque performance in his team’s series finale against the Mets, ceding just one earned run across six innings […]

Peter Gammons: Yankees’ high heat starters, Mike Fiers, Will Harris, and the AL ROY

For all our focus on the reconstructed Blue Jays, when Toronto gets to Yankee Stadium to begin a Jays-Yanks stretch of seven games in 10 days next Thursday, the opener will be be David Price against Nathan Eovaldi. The fact is that where once people worried about the Yankee rotation, Eovaldi’s evolution with the development […]

This season’s starters with at least 10 no-decisions

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” is a philosophical thought experiment that raises questions regarding observation and knowledge of reality. “If Won-Lost records don’t matter for starters, do No Decisions make an impact?” is a philosophical baseball thought experiment that raises […]

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, Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez became the 9th player in AL history with 2000 overall bases above the league average and is 4th in career overall bases. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) Rodriguez moved into 7th place for […]

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, Nationals RF Bryce Harper moved into the top 10 place for career RCAA (9th) and for TRAA (tied for 9th), for the National League, through age 22. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) Harper moved into the Expos/Nationals […]

Active Streaks heading into 2015

As we are within two weeks of Opening Day 2015, you need to know: The Dodgers are on baseball’s longest winning streak at five games and the Mariners have the AL longest winning streak at four games. The Rockies have baseball’s longest current losing streak having lost four straight, while the Angels have the AL […]

2014 strikeout leaders by position

This is one of these data collections where you can see most of the information right in front of you with little explanation required. Most positions were around a strikeout in one-of-five plate appearances, which is pretty depressing from an offensive point of view. Pitchers struck out the most frequently, followed by designated hitters and catchers. […]

Coffee and Clippings: The Best Transactions of the 2015 Off-Season

Dave Cameron (@DCameronFG) of FanGraphs looks at the best transactions of the 2015 off-season… With the James Shields signing bringing the off-season to something of a close, it’s time to look back at some of my favorite moves of the winter. A year ago, I was quite high on moves like the Doug Fister acquisition and […]