Going for it — the Rangers trade for Carlos Beltran, Jonathan Lucroy, and Jeremy Jeffress.

We’ve all pointed to 2007 as the year when the Rangers’ front office philosophy changed — maybe “took shape” is the better way to put it — when one- and five-year plans were put in place to take what had been a flagging franchise, at least in terms of pennant race absence and regular double-digit […]

Around the majors report: Stats notes

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) Yesterday, Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt moved into 6th place on the Diamondbacks career HR list and is 4th vs. the league average. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) Goldschmidt is the 20th active player with 100+ HR, who has […]

Around the majors report: Miguel Cabrera will miss the start of spring training

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) Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera is […]

News report: Mike Napoli comes off the DL

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. 1) The Red Sox activated 1B Mike Napoli from the DL and sent OF Alex Hassan to the minors. NAPOLI YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G […]

Coffee and Clippings: Cardinals rich with young arms

Derrick Goold (@dgoold) of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Cardinals are rich with young arms… When Shelby Miller, pride of Brownwood High and next-generation Texas gunslinger, settled into a chair surrounded by friends to watch the 2009 amateur draft, he had heard he could go as high as fourth overall and knew he […]

Coffee and Clippings: Yankees must go all in on Tanaka

Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) of the NY Daily News writes that the Yankees must go all in on Masahiro Tanaka or lose international arms race… It’s time for the Yankees to stop being international spectators. The Bombers have watched from the sidelines in recent years as teams gambled on Aroldis Chapman, Yoenis Cespedes and Yu Darvish, […]

Chris Davis’ Monster Year

Chris Moran is a second-year law student at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also an assistant coach with the baseball team at Washington University. He graduated from Wheaton College, where he wore the tools of ignorance for the baseball team. Follow him on twitter @hangingslurves. Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis had himself quite a year. The […]