Red Sox rookies bring hope for a brighter future

The Red Sox have had a forgettable year in the sense that they massively underachieved in the first half of the season, forcing the hands upstairs to clean house at the trade deadline. But if anything good came out of it, it was the emergence of some great young talent. The Red Sox this season have […]

Coffee and Clippings: David Price hasn’t delivered for Tigers

David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield) of ESPN writes that David Price hasn’t delivered for the Detroit Tigers… That’s what was so disappointing about Price’s performance Wednesday night. A day after the Tigers suffered a tough, walk-off loss to the Twins, they staked Price to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, and he promptly coughed […]

News report: Hanley Ramirez has a strained elbow

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) Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez was […]

The Cuban Talent Line: The New Source of Hopes and Dreams

There was a moment in what has been a disappointing White Sox season Saturday night that spoke for what may well be their immediate future. Down 6-5 to the Twins and facing all-star closer Glen Perkins, Jose Abreu worked a 14-pitch walk. Three batters later, Dayan Viciedo, not always known for his plate discipline, worked […]

Peter Gammons: Strong hands producing remarkable batspeed for Mookie Betts

The spring Michael Jordan reported to the White Sox spring training facility in Sarasota, Fla. We wandered around the complex for a while. He talked hitting. And baseball players. “I can’t believe what great athletes baseball players are,” Jordan said. “Their fingers, hands, forearms are so strong. Their hands are so active, the hand-eye coordination […]

Peter Gammons: Eight thoughts as we turn the Labor Day pole for the final run for October

Hanley Ramirez September is a critical month for Hanley Ramirez, not only because of what he can bring the Dodgers in their run for the post-season now that he’s back from his oblique strain, but in determining what will happen to him when he enters the free agent market at the end of the season. […]

Peter Gammons: Highly-respected scout on Rusney Castillo

While the Red Sox blew other teams away in the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes, his tool set clearly impressed a lot of teams. This from a highly-respected scout from another club: “Body type reminds of a more physical and muscular Andrew McCutchen. Absolutely shredded. Rumors of increasing physicality dramatically in the last 6 months. Jaw dropping, […]

News report: Manny Machado will have knee surgery

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 @ATMreports. 1) Orioles 3B Manny Machado will […]

Gammons Notes: Dodgers’ offseason, the ongoing Castro-Mets saga and Rusney Castillo

Dodgers As the Dodgers wait to see how Zack Greinke’s elbow feels after Saturday’s start and how Hyun-jin Ryu’s glute progresses as he shoots to return next weekend, they realize that once the season ends they have some major decisions. They will carefully watch shortstops Miguel Rojas and Erisbel Arruebarrena; it now seems highly unlikely […]

Video: Peter Gammons on Braves, Nick Markakis, Josh Hamilton and teams eyeing Rusney Castillo

Peter Gammons joins Lauren Shehadi on the Rundown to discuss the tough decisions awaiting the Braves in the offseason, the Orioles’ option to keep Nick Markakis and Josh Hamilton’s offensive struggles. He also talks about the teams who are eyeing Cuban phenom Rusney Castillo and long-time Pirates scout Elmer Gray who recently passed away at […]