Peter Gammons: Mike Hazen and the culture of accountability and understanding

The deal wasn’t an MLB lead story. It happened late on the night of last November 23, between two teams in the left time zone that finished a combined 31 games out of their respective Western Divisions. Jean Segura had played in parts of six seasons and in 2016 batted .313, Mitch Haniger was a […]

Peter Gammons: Look West for the class of the National League

In a year in which the Seattle Mariners, who haven’t made the postseason since 2001, were redeveloped and now playing in exile in a land called the Disabled List, the discussions over the weekend in Fenway Park were a positive distraction. It was about shortstop Jean Segura, his .329 average coming off leading the National […]

Peter Gammons: 2017 Predictions (Part II)

Back in time when the Red Sox held spring training in Winter Haven, Florida, on the banks of Lake Lulu in the land of Goat Milk Fudge and the Fossil Museum, a great Boston television sportsman named Bob Lobel would annually drive a player to Lakeland to Madame Christine’s House of Palmistry to try to […]

Peter Gammons: D-backs are in a decent position on Black Friday

What Diamondbacks’ owner Ken Kendrick and President Derrick Hall need to remember is that where the Diamondbacks have been the last decade has not been a long nightmare. They actually won the National League West in 2007, beat the Cubs in the Division Series, then lost out on the World Series that season when they […]

Newberg: Draw

Taijuan Walker had bedeviled the Rangers twice this season in Texas, scattering three runs in 13 innings, and then last night he retired the first four hitters he faced, but I liked how it looked.  My tweet after Adrian Beltre lined out to left to open the second: “Three balls squared up so far (all but Prince).  Good […]

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) NATIONALS 3, ORIOLES 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Nationals 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 […]

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) DIAMONDBACKS 4, RANGERS 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Diamondbacks 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 […]

Walker Gets Ahead in the Count, Turns Around Season

The first two months of the 2015 season were brutal for Taijuan Walker. The 22-year-old righty, coming off a successful MLB cameo in 2014, was expected to be Felix Hernandez‘s wingman in the Seattle Mariners’ rotation. Instead, he nearly punched his ticket back to Triple-A Tacoma by walking the yard (4 BB/9) and getting blasted […]

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) BLUE JAYS 11, RED SOX 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Red Sox 0 0 0 0 […]

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) MARINERS 3, ANGELS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Mariners 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 […]