HOT STOVE COOL MUSIC 2017: Boston, April 28-29th

HOT STOVE COOL MUSIC 2017:  RED SOX / CUBS EDITION Celebrating Music, Baseball and Giving Back Baseball Champions for Charity Lunch – April 28th Sheraton Boston, MA 11:30am-1:30pm Moderated by Peter Gammons Featuring a panel with: Pedro Martinez Ryan Dempster Bernie Williams Tom Caron and other Cubs & Red Sox Legends   Hot Stove Cool […]

Jamey Newberg: Saint Lewis.

For many of us, it remains the greatest game in Rangers history, and its signature moment was the 1-2 breaking ball that froze A-Rod, sending him back to the visitors’ dugout and sending his Yankees home for the winter and sending 24 men sprinting toward Neftali’s mound and sending a franchise to its first World Series. […]

Nine to Know: The Cubs on Opening Day

From the Bill Chuck Files: Chicago Cubs Opening Day Nine to Know 1. Jon Lester has started the last four Opening Day games for the Red Sox going 1-1 with two ND. He was rocked in 2011 allowing five ER to the Rangers, but has allowed a total of five runs in the three games […]

Justin Morneau wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

For the third time in his major league career, New Westminster, B.C., native Justin Morneau is the recipient of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award presented annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to baseball’s highest ideals. To determine the winner, the […]

Around the majors report: Dan O’Dowd resigns

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) Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd and […]

Cubs’ Hendricks Succeeds by Expanding the Strike Zone

The Chicago Cubs are going to inflict a lot of pain on NL Central pitchers in the years to come, with established young stars Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro being joined by the likes of Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler and Arismendy Alcantara. But all of that hitting prowess won’t translate into […]

Ryan Dempster won the most games of any almost .500 pitcher

Ryan Dempster is one of baseball’s good guys and his presence played an important role in last season’s Red Sox World Championship season. While Dempster wasn’t outstanding on the mound, his veteran presence and sense of humor played an important part in GM Ben Cherington‘s and Manager John Farrell‘s 2013 chemistry lab. But Dempster has […]

Coffee and Clippings: Scouting the prospects who will reinforce Red Sox rotation in 2014

Alex Speier (@alexspeier) of WEEI talks about the prospects who will reinforce Red Sox rotation after Ryan Dempster’s decision not to pitch… Still, Dempster — who would have been in competition for the fifth starter’s spot this spring, barring a trade of either him or Jake Peavy — offered the Sox veteran starting depth, a critical component […]

Peter Gammons: Ryan Dempster at ‘peace’ with decision

It was the off-day between the Tampa and Detroit series last October, an off-day for most players. Two or three stopped by Fenway, but by 5 p.m. they had left. I was there to do a couple of live hits from the MLB Network camera at the visiting dugout, waiting in the dugout, when Ryan […]

How Greg Maddux dominated with mid-80’S heat

In this polarized age of Hall of Fame voting, when debates center on how to evaluate stars associated with PEDs and whether the limit of ten players per ballot should be abolished, one man unites the masses: Greg Maddux. It’s easy to see why Mad Dog achieved baseball’s highest honor. He was durable, eclipsing 5,000 innings pitched during […]