Rationalizing David Price’s Contract

Committing seven years and $217-million to someone who has never been considered the best pitcher in baseball is a risky proposition that leaves a lot of people questioning the landscape of free agency in the MLB. David Price is far from mediocre, he’s a tremendous starter and down the stretch of the year, for the […]

2015 IP Leaders by Team

There were 28 pitchers who threw 200.0+ innings in 2015 with the White Sox having three and the Braves, Cubs, Astros, Dodgers, and Nationals having two each. The 28 was the lowest total for a full season since the 25 in 1947. There a dozen teams that did not have a pitcher reach 200 innings pitched. […]

Peter Gammons: Sea of possibilities for Dombrowski in Boston

It isn’t what some think it is with Dave Dombrowski. Remember, when he traded for Max Scherzer, he was 25 and had a 9-15 record in two big league seasons. It wasn’t as if he gave away one of the five greatest lefthanded pitchers in history, Randy Johnson, for 3 ½ months of Mark Langston, […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: August 16, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files Zack Greinke leads the majors with nine scoreless starts; Kevin Siegrist and Javier Lopez lead all relievers with 51 scoreless appearances. In Jose Reyes’ career, he has played in 768 wins and 760 losses; he’s hit .324 in wins and .254 in losses. Free agent to-be Chris Davis […]

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

Arizona Uncovers Gem in Rubby De La Rosa

At first blush, Arizona Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa appears to be trying the patience of his third major league club. The former Dodger and Red Sock, acquired by Arizona this past winter in the four-player Wade Miley deal, lugs the 12th-worst ERA among qualified starters (5.27) into his Friday night showdown with San […]

Coffee and Clippings: Joc Pederson helps Los Angeles Dodgers steal a series

Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) of ESPN Los Angeles discuss Joc Pederson’s spectacular play which helped the Dodgers take an otherwise shaky series from the Padres… He practices picking up a ball off the bat, putting down his head and sprinting to a spot on the field he thinks the ball will land, then turning around at […]

Coffee and Clippings: Wade Miley, John Farrell move past argument

Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) of ESPN Boston delves into the Wade Miley/John Farrell argument and moving forward and beyond it… Miley had not yet changed into his street clothes when he addressed the media gathered around his locker. “Between me and John,” Miley first said when asked about the incident. “It is what it is.” Asked whether […]

Peter Gammons: Righting the Andrea Doria

It was last Sunday night that ESPN showed a shot of the stands near the left field corner, and if you are one that is weary of “America’s most beloved ballpark,” it could have been a shot of those same stands on the day that the Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu, which happened a couple […]

Peter Gammons: Quick to the Plate

Watching spring training and now the first week of the season with baseball trying to quicken the time pitchers take between pitches, Buck Showalter has his thought. “Pitchers like Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey who work really quickly are going to have big seasons,” says Showalter. “A lot of hitters want to take their time. […]