Peter Gammons: Trade rumors, Hall of Fame, and more notes from July

We are in the crazy time when there is a trade rumor a second. A few things heard: –The Royals have entertained dozens of scouts with the Angels in town. Some were in to look at Hector Santiago and Huston Street, but many others were in to see if Kansas City would seriously talk Wade […]

Jamey Newberg: Holaday plans.

Stephen Strasburg gave up five home runs in his three seasons at San Diego State. He’s allowed two homers this spring for the Nationals. [Editor’s note: Please don’t assume you’ve subscribed to the wrong report.  At least not yet.] In 2009, Strasburg’s junior year at SDSU, he was taken deep four times in 109 dominant […]

Joe Sheehan Newsletter: Tanking Revisited

The Joe Sheehan Newsletter Vol. 8, No. 8 March 10, 2016 The Joe Sheehan Newsletter is presented by Scoresheet Baseball. Scoresheet Baseball is the only simulation fantasy baseball game that uses the current season’s stats. Playing Scoresheet lets you set lineups, platoon, bunt, and run your bullpen just like MLB managers do — even better […]

Peter Gammons: National League East Outlook

There is no PECOTA or simulation that knows whether David Wright’s legs will be strong again, or whether Wright’s teenage sidekick Ryan Zimmerman can play 140 games, Jose Fernandez can make 30 starts, and Giancarlo Stanton gets 600 plate appearances. Look, we know that in a National League whose teams are separate but far from equal—and […]

Profar, Texas Ranger.

Man, let’s go get him. His big question mark may at last be gone. But it still hovers, so maybe we can buy low. He’s raking, and if he’s right he can defend at a premium position. He’s high-risk, high-reward, but that risk keeps diminishing.   He could still be great, like we all thought, and he’s […]

Sunday Nine to Notes for September 27, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files, 9/27/15 The Cardinals have allowed opponents one run or less in an MLB-leading 47 games this season going 45-2 in those games, the Mets are next going 34-4 in 38 games. Chris Sale leads the majors with 13 double-digit strikeout games, which included a streak of eight […]

Aaron Nola’s Surprisingly Elite Curveball

Fourteen different hurlers have graced the mound as a starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies so far this season, but unlike a financial portfolio, starting pitching diversification hasn’t yielded the best results. Even with the 2.8 wins above replacement supplied by Cole Hamels prior to former GM Ruben Amaro’s dealing him to Texas via trade, Philadelphia’s copious […]

Around the majors report: News report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) The Nationals placed P Stephen Strasburg on the 15 day DL and called up P Taylor Jordan. Strasburg has a strained left oblique. YEAR AGE RSAA ERA G GS IP SO SO/9 WHIP W L SV […]

Around the majors report: News report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) The Tigers placed 1B Miguel Cabrera on the 15 day DL and called up 3B Jefry Marte. Cabrera has a strained left calf and is expected to miss 6 weeks. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA […]

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) DODGERS 2, MARLINS 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Dodgers 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 […]