Trade Paparazzis

One rule change that baseball has improved is the July 31 trade deadline. It has made the month of July an exciting month  pennant races finally coming into focus  for players on the field,  fans in  the stands, the media in the press box and bloggers on  the internet.  Baseball is the one  sport that is arguably more defined  […]

Peter Gammons: Bullpen proves vital as pendulum of dominance continues toward pitching

The concern is that every night around 9 p.m. local time that games come to a halt. Ups, downs, trips to the mound, stalls, left-on-left for one batter, right-on-right for the next, and if they increase rosters to 28, some managers would simply carry 15 pitchers and Major League Baseball would become winter ball. Not […]

Peter Gammons: Indians look solid, Cespedes, and more mid-January thoughts

Five mid-January thoughts: 1.  Even though FanGraphs has picked the Indians to win the American League Central, there still is constant media speculation that they will trade one of their four starters. But after two months of being asked about Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar and/or Trevor Bauer, the calls have stopped since Christmas. […]

Video: Peter Gammons checks-in with offseason news and notes

Peter Gammons joins MLB tonight to discuss various offseason topics including the Dodgers filling the hole Zach Greinke left, the latest on Yoenis Cespedes, the Cleveland Indians chances in the AL central, and more…

Peter Gammons: 2015 Winter Meetings, big dollars, and differing management ideologies

NASHVILLE—I saw games in the late seventies at the Oakland Coliseum that had fewer people in the building than the Opryland Hotel, which last night housed more than 4000 guests, most, seemingly, in the lobby somewhere the size of Montana, which allowed a 45 minute trip to ones room, somewhere east of Lewistown. Normally, it […]

Aaron Nola’s Surprisingly Elite Curveball

Fourteen different hurlers have graced the mound as a starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies so far this season, but unlike a financial portfolio, starting pitching diversification hasn’t yielded the best results. Even with the 2.8 wins above replacement supplied by Cole Hamels prior to former GM Ruben Amaro’s dealing him to Texas via trade, Philadelphia’s copious […]

Coffee and Clippings: Jon Daniels rises to fourth in seniority among MLB executives

Gerry Fraley (@gfraley) of the Dallas Morning News discusses Texas Rangers’ GM Jon Daniels as he has become the 4th most senior executive in the MLB… With Doug Melvin’s resignation as Milwaukee general manager on Tuesday, Jon Daniels of the Texas Rangers moved up to fourth for tenure among current top baseball executives. San Francisco’s […]

Around the majors report: Stats report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) Yesterday, Dodgers P Zack Greinke became the 6th pitcher, since 1920, with 5+ consecutive starts with 0 R (Don Drysdale, 1968, 6; Orel Hershiser, 1988, 6; Bob Gibson, 1968, 5; Brandon Webb, 2007, 5; Ryan Dempster, […]

Here’s where the trouble starts

On Sunday night, the Red Sox beat the Orioles, 6-5 and then Monday morning, the Orioles beat the Red Sox, 7-6. If you are a Red Sox fan, I guess you should be happy because despite two horrid starting performances, your team got a split. If you are an Orioles fan, I guess you should […]

Dodgers down but not out

The St. Louis Cardinals may have a 3-1 series lead, however they are far from a lock to represent the National League in the World Series. In game 5, The Cards will send Joe Kelly to the mound (0-0 3.18 Postseason ERA) to face Dodgers’ “2nd Ace” Zach Greinke (0-1 2.57 Postseason ERA). Greinke will […]