Peter Gammons: Hall of Fame issues, Shohei Otani, Stanton, Yawkee Way, and more

Joe Morgan was slow to accept analytics, I get it. He was traditional, and he became the whipping boy for every new waver who wanted us to know they were smarter than any of us, like the guy who wrote he hoped Felix Hernandez would lose games because it would prove how insane traditional thinkers […]

Peter Gammons: Quick notes for a Wednesday in January

There’s been a lot of discussion as to whether or not Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds will creep up to the necessary 75% with five more shots on the ballot. But it may not be that easy, because despite their increases, it’s difficult to ascertain how fixed hard-liners that did not vote for them will […]

The Miguel Cabrera Report

Miguel Cabrera is “only” hitting .292 with four homers and 25 RBI in 29 games. Miggy is quickly returning to form after his average had dropped to .206 following the game on April 21. In Cabrera’s 13 games from April 22 to May 7 The Tigers have gone 11-2, with Miguel hitting .386/.407/.649 with three […]

It’s not too late to give the best gift: THE BILL JAMES HANDBOOK

As you are looking at the meh group of gifts you planning to give this holiday season, may I strongly recommend that you purchase the 25th anniversary edition of The Bill James Handbook. There are very few gifts of sweaters that will get the baseball fan’s heart racing like leafing through the section on Pitcher […]