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 […]

Gregory Polanco Needs to Let it Rip vs. Fastballs in 2015

The Pittsburgh Pirates recently traded outfielder Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles, all but guaranteeing that Gregory Polanco will get another crack at showcasing his prodigious talent as the club’s everyday right fielder in 2015. Polanco, 23, ranked as a top-10 prospect last spring and vaporized Triple-A pitching (.328/.390/.504, .894 OPS). When he arrived at […]

Around the majors report: Pirates-Orioles trade

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) The Pirates traded RF Travis […]

News report: Cubs call up a top prospect

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 @ATMreports. 1) The Cubs called up OF […]

Pirates powering up

Despite losing the big bats of Justin Morneau and Marlon Byrd to free agency in the off-season, the Pirates have come out with an offensive surge in 2014. In 16 games so far this season, the Pirates have hit 23 home runs (leads MLB). In Thursday night’s game against the first place Brewers, the Pirates […]

Pirates hit five homers…and lose

The Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin each hit two homers, and Travis Snider added a fifth and yet, the Bucs lost to the Cubs, 7-5. Hitting five homers in a game isn’t that rare The A’s did it six times in 1996 and the Yankees and the Braves did it five times each in […]