Coffee and Clippings: Edmonds tutors Grichuk in center field

Derrick Goold (@dgoold) of the The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Cardinals instructor Jim Edmonds and his work with Randal Grichuk…. The Cardinals’ former All-Star tightened his shoes, walked out to his old haunt, and brought young Randal Grichuk with him. For the past week, the eight-time Gold Glove winner had been talking to Grichuk about […]

Peter Gammons: The reality of positioning for the MLB Draft

JUPITER, FLA.—The 2008 Angels set their franchise record—and, remember, this was a franchise that began playing in the Eisenhower Administration—with 100 wins. The following June, because of free agents lost. They didn’t pick until the 24th selection in the first round, but had five selections in the first two rounds. That first pick, at 24, […]

Coffee and Clippings: Early rising Mets can’t wait to chase title they just missed

Ken Davidoff (@KenDavidoff) of the NY Post discusses Mets Camp as more and more players flow in early to chase that missing title… You want to use this plethora of super-early arrivals as fuel for your fire? To get all the more excited as the Mets launch the next phase (pitchers and catchers report on […]

Randal Grichuk Hacking, Slugging Way into Record Books

Despite suffering their share of devastating injuries — the kind that often incinerate playoff and World Series hopes — the St. Louis Cardinals soldier on. When ace Adam Wainwright (Achilles) went down for the year, Carlos Martinez emerged as a high-end starter. And with Matt Holliday, getting on base at a .409 clip this season, […]

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 […]

A Cardinal Transformation: How Randal Grichuk’s Power Has Blossomed with St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals are, I think it’s fair to say at this point, the best team in baseball. Winners of six straight and owners of baseball’s best record (51-24), run differential (+98) and divisional lead (9 games) heading into this week, Mike Matheny and company are steamrolling their way toward another World Series appearance and doing […]

NLCS Game 3 Video Highlights

Members of the 1987 Giants NL Championship team toss the ceremonial first pitches… Your browser does not support iframes. Jon Jay runs a long way to track down Joe Panik’s fly in center… Your browser does not support iframes. Hunter Pence lines an RBI double to right field to give the Giants an early 1-0 […]

Around the majors report: Giants & Royals 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 scores– Giants 5, Cardinals […]

Around the majors report: Orioles, Giants, Cardinals, Royals 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 scores– Orioles 7, Tigers […]

MLB Video Highlights: Cory Spangenberg’s walk-off home run, Billy Hamilton steals 55 bases

Homeplate umpire Doug Eddings misses the mark on his first throw back to the pitcher, but straightens his aim the second time around… Your browser does not support iframes. Glenn Hoffman turns and shields himself from a hard-hit foul ball… Your browser does not support iframes. Pinch-hitter Cory Spangenberg lines his first career home run […]