Peter Gammons: Look West for the class of the National League

In a year in which the Seattle Mariners, who haven’t made the postseason since 2001, were redeveloped and now playing in exile in a land called the Disabled List, the discussions over the weekend in Fenway Park were a positive distraction. It was about shortstop Jean Segura, his .329 average coming off leading the National […]

Bartolo Colon’s “Historic” Walk Unbreaks History

The New York Mets 43-year old zaftig hurler set a record last night and in the process removed himself from the record books. Confused? Let me explain. Bartolo Colon faced off yesterday against the Arizona Diamondbacks with the hope of becoming the 18th pitcher in MLB history to beat all 30 teams. He didn’t. He […]

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 […]

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) DIAMONDBACKS 4, RANGERS 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Diamondbacks 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 […]

Gregorius is No Legend, But Still a Big Upgrade over 2014 Version of Jeter

Following a three-team trade in which the Tigers landed right-hander Shane Green and the Diamondbacks acquired lefty Robbie Ray and infield prospect Domingo Leyba, Didi Gregorius is burdened with the task of replacing Derek Jeter at shortstop for the Yankees. Of course, no one can really replace The Captain. He’s the all-time franchise leader in […]

Around the majors: 3 team trade

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) 3 team trade– The Diamondbacks […]

Rajai Davis is baseball’s most consistent base stealer since 2009

If you were to compile a list of General Managers whose judgment you can trust to make wise decisions for your ballclub, Dave Dombrowski of the Tigers would have to be near, or topping your list. The biggest news for Detroit this offseason was Dombrowski’s deal that sent Prince Fielder to Texas and bringing Ian […]