Daniel Bard touching 96 MPH in Jupiter

Daniel Bard’s new delivery with 96 mph gas as he preps for spring training in Cardinals system…

Videos: Peter Gammons from Tigers and Pirates Spring Training

Peter is down in Florida covering Spring Training story-lines for MLB Network…. Hot Stove from Tigers camp… Hot Stove from Pirates camp… High Heat from Pirates camp…

Peter Gammons: Showalter, Butterfield, Belichick, and the details

Understand, Buck Showalter is the son of a high school coach and principle. He’s from a military background. One of the first days of spring training two years ago we were wandering the fields of the Oriole facility as the players took a February ritual known as infield. Defensive drills. Like pitchers covering first and […]

Newberg: Baseball, hot dogs, Jeff Malm, and the enduring dreams of the uninvited.

When I heard last week that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey were shutting the circus down once and for all, after having been around three times longer than me, it registered with me that the news didn’t really register with me. I guess I hadn’t really thought about it, maybe ever, but on reflection […]

Newberg: Patients, patience, and the road.

I’d planned two and half weeks ago to write about Jurickson Profar, because nobody else had. At that point, there’d been more words written locally and nationally this spring on Matt Bush — who was once a number one but not that kind of number one — than Profar. But then Ian Desmond signed, and […]

Newberg: The hoping and the hating

This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. A few days ago a friend sent me a link to a BBC article on cricket and rugby, which I nearly deleted as quickly as you’re considering deleting this, but I checked it out, and both the subtitle […]

Tom Rush – On The Road Again

From an appearance on Hot Stove: “Being down here in Florida you drive a lot of highways, my song is Tom Rush’s ‘On the Road Again’. It made me think about driving down the Florida turnpike. Great lyrics in this song. Tom Rush taught two people their first cords on the guitar. One was James […]

Newberg: The curse of caring

This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. I read words about Joey Gallo a couple days ago, describing the sound every six seconds of ball-off-bat under the rolling batting cage.  I saw no video.  I heard no audio.  I just read words. It […]

Around the majors report: Last set of pitchers & catchers & 1st set of position players report

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) Pitchers and catchers report today […]

Around the majors report: More pitchers & catchers report

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) Pitchers and catchers report today […]