Coffee and Clippings: Why did Red Sox pay Yoan Moncada instead of Jon Lester?

Alex Speier (@alexspeier) of the Boston Globe talks about why the Red Sox paid Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada instead of Jon Lester… A question hovered like a balloon in the wake of the Red Sox’ decision to commit $63 million to sign dazzling but unproven 19-year-old Yoan Moncada: If the team was willing to set […]

World Series Game 5 Video Recap

MLB Network breaks in with tragic news of Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras passing… Your browser does not support iframes. The Giants and Royals take some time to discuss Oscar Taveras following his tragic death… Your browser does not support iframes. Mon’Ne Davis throws out first pitch… Your browser does not support iframes. Joe Panik […]

Around the majors report: Giants win

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) Yesterday’s score– Giants 5, Royals […]

Around the majors report: Cardinals win

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) Yesterday’s score– Cardinals 5, Giants […]

Peter Gammons: The struggles of top prospects in MLB

Baseball America’s Pre-season Top Ten Position Player Prospects and 2014 Numbers BA’s Preseason Top 10 Position Players, 2014 AVG OBP SLUG HR RBI 1. Xander Bogaerts, BOS. 21 .225 .294 .336 8 30 2. Oscar Taveras, STL. 22 .224 .263 .298 2 14 3. Javier Baez, CHC. 21 .231 .265 .492 5 9 4. Gregory […]

Coffee and Clippings: Struggling Taveras is a work in progress

Joe Strauss (@JoeStrauss) of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that struggling Oscar Taveras is a work in progress… The Cardinals moved all-in on Oscar Taveras on July 31. They strongly suspect he will grow into something special but right now would settle for merely good. “I’ve got a long way to go in baseball,” the […]

Coffee and Clippings: Stagnant Jon Lester talks might mean Red Sox wary of long-term deal

Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) of the Providence Journal writes that stagnant Jon Lester talks could indicate the Red Sox are wary of a long-term deal… During Sunday night’s ESPN broadcast of the Red Sox-Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, it was reported that the Red Sox had re-engaged lefty ace Jon Lesterin contract talks. It only took a […]

Stats report: Josh Donaldson’s streak ends

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) Yesterday, A’s 3B Josh Donaldson’s streak of reaching base safely in 47 consecutive games, as a 3B, ended. It is tied for 8th in MLB history by a 3B. […]

Stats report: Adam Jones has a bad case of walkaphobia

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) Orioles CF Adam Jones set the MLB record for most PA in May with 1 or less BB (133). (STATS) Jones has been 20+ BB below the league average […]

News report: Cardinals call up top prospect Oscar Taveras

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) The Cardinals called up OF Oscar Taveras and placed 1B Matt Adams on the 15 day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Taveras is the consensus #2 prospect in all of […]