Peter Gammons: David Price’s anticipated return to the bullpen

In his two simulated game outings during the week, there was a sense of normalcy to David Price. He was animated and enthusiastic. The other four Red Sox starting pitchers came out from the clubhouse to watch, a symbolic gesture of team solidarity for which Price had always been known in Tampa and Detroit and Toronto. […]

Peter Gammons: Buying and developing starters in an inefficient market

We all get it. There is Chris Sale and Corey Kluber, Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner, when they are healthy, but wins are not what they were when Bob Welch won 27. But begin an analytical lecture with the Astros, because they used the first pick in two drafts to take Mark Appel and Brady […]

Peter Gammons: Now that the deadline dust has settled

The first question was about the certainty of the Dodgers in the World Series. The second was a look-ahead to a replay of the 1981 Dodger-Yankee World Series. I covered the 1978 Red Sox. I remember when they were 14 up on the Yankees on July 19. Or that on August 1 they were 65-38, […]

Peter Gammons: All Star Game pitching leaves something to be desired

SAN DIEGO—The All Star Game is really Coachella, or, if you missed that, October’s Desert Trip in Indio, CA. It matters because it is a three day festival, especially when you get San Diego weather (remind me: why don’t I live here?), the sport’s most underappreciated great park (thank you, Larry Lucchino, as you and […]

Around the majors report: News report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) The Pirates placed 3B Josh Harrison on the 15 day DL. Harrison has torn ligaments in his left thumb and is expected to miss about 6 weeks. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP […]

Around the majors report: Orioles re-sign Zach Britton

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 Orioles re-signed P Zach […]

The Walkoff Awards

Since there is an award season for just about everything, I’m surprised that there are no awards presented for one of the most memorable game event: the walkoff. The deciding event affects both teams and the picture of a walkoff becomes indelibly etched in our minds. I mean when you talk great moments in baseball […]

Speed kills

Overall the LCS pitching has been pretty, pretty good. Overall LCS Pitching PA ERA WHIP AVG OBP SLUG OPS K BB K/BB P 1. San Francisco Giants 106 3.00 0.963 .216 .269 .402 .671 19 5 3.80 388 2. St. Louis Cardinals 117 3.33 1.259 .233 .304 .282 .586 15 10 1.50 453 3. Kansas […]

ALCS Video Preview: Orioles/Royals stories and interviews

Jack Morris looks at some of the key factors that will impact the ALCS matchup… Your browser does not support iframes. Dan Plesac and Mark DeRosa discuss the keys to Game 1 of the ALCS… Your browser does not support iframes. Buck Showalter and Ned Yost discuss the possibility of rain in Game 1… Your […]

Clean Save and Ultra Clean Save leaders

I don’t ask for perfection from pitchers, but I certainly don’t reject the notion. Particularly, from relievers, and specifically from closers. Is it too much to ask for one 1-2-3 inning? The answer is apparently a resounding “yes!” We don’t get an awful lot of what I refer to as “Clean Saves” because invariably these […]