Peter Gammons: Another February traveling through Florida

PHOENIX—The flight from Tampa to Phoenix is a time to think about how different spring training is in the two states that equally divide the 30 training teams. The difference is driving. Arizona’s longest ride from the Biltmore area of Phoenix is 40 minutes. You can do that simply turning off 17 towards Dunedin, let […]

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 […]

The Emergence and Future of J.D. Martinez

J.D. Martinez had a career year in 2015. He slammed 38 home runs, surpassed the 100 RBI plateau, and batted a solid .282 with a respectable .344 OBP (on-base percentage). His performance earned him a spot on the American League All-Star team and won him a Silver Slugger award. Martinez first broke out in 2014 […]

Nine players who are on the edge of a .300 lifetime batting average

In a Washington Post obituary of Mickey Mantle, Bart Barnes reminded of us of an oft-told story: He retired with a lifetime batting average of .298, which was a disappointment to many of Mantle’s fans and to Mantle himself. Years later, he told friends that he wished he’d retired after the 1964 season, his last […]

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) ROCKIES 6, REDS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Reds 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) TIGERS 12, MARINERS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Tigers 0 1 0 2 0 5 4 […]

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) YANKEES 7, RAYS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E – – – – – – – – – — — — – — – Rays 2 […]

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

Coffee and Clippings: Velocity puts Fernandez’s elbow at risk

Stephania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) of ESPN discusses how increased velocity puts Jose Fernandez’s elbow at risk… Naturally, his fastball was scouted heavily during his rehab outings as a measure of assessing his recovery. The fact that he flashed fastball speeds of 95-97 mph out of the gate had fans excitedly clamoring for his MLB return, which […]

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