Baseball America

  • College Top 25 Chat: March 25
    Aaron Fitt took readers' college baseball questions on March 25.
    - 25 Mar 13, 9:53pm -
  • Ask BA
    Did righthanders Michael Wacha (Cardinals) and Jose Ramirez (Yankees) boost their stocks with their spring-training performances? Which pitchers have been the most successful after having Tommy John surgery?
    - 25 Mar 13, 6:47pm -
  • Top 25 Tracker: March 25
    What happened over the past week up to March 24.
    - 25 Mar 13, 6:01pm -
  • College Top 25: March 25
    Five new teams joined the Baseball America College Top 25 including Georgia Southern, making it's first appearance since 1990.
    - 25 Mar 13, 4:58pm -
  • College Weekend Preview: March 21-23
    This week's Weekend Preview looks at five unlikely underdogs in this weekend's games.
    - 21 Mar 13, 8:07pm -
  • Zunino Builds On Father's Foundation
    As far back as he can remember, Mike Zunino was hanging around ballparks, tagging along with his father Greg, a scout with the Marlins back then.
    - 21 Mar 13, 4:33pm -
  • Football Fever Leaves Towson's Baseball Team Reeling
    Towson's baseball team is reeling after news that the program will be shut down.
    - 21 Mar 13, 3:53pm -
  • Athletics Trade Parker To Brewers For Byrd
    The Athletics' busy offseason continued with the trade of 2009 fifth-rounder Steve Parker to the Brewers for righthanded reliever Darren Byrd, who spent last season in Double-A.
    - 21 Mar 13, 4:46am -
  • Prospects/Draft Chat With Jim Callis
    Jim discussed potential draftees in his March 20 chat.
    - 20 Mar 13, 7:30pm -
  • Pinder Makes Mark As Potential First Rounder
    Virginia Tech junior third baseman Chad Pinder has become accustomed to flying under the radar. He did it in high school, when he wasn't a highly scouted prospect and graduated without being drafted. And he has continued to do so as a key contributor…
    - 20 Mar 13, 3:51pm -
  • Bullpen Delivers Dominican Championship
    Riding a pitching staff that gave up just two runs in its last 44 innings, the Dominican Republic won its first World Baseball Classic championship.
    - 20 Mar 13, 8:11am -

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Baseball Prospectus

  • Transaction Analysis: Last One Out, Turn Off the Lights
    Andrew McCutchen follows Gerrit Cole out the door in Pittsburgh, as the Giants keep pushing for one more run before their window closes.The post Transaction Analysis: Last One Out, Turn Off the Lights appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:03am -
  • Transaction Analysis: Cole World
    Is the Pirates' return for Gerrit Cole as underwhelming as their fans seem to fear?The post Transaction Analysis: Cole World appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:02am -
  • Cold Takes: The Worst Best Time
    What are the saddest "dynasties" in baseball history?The post Cold Takes: The Worst Best Time appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:02am -
  • Rubbing Mud: The Evidence of Price Fixing We Have So Far
    At the very least, it's unusually neat scaling.The post Rubbing Mud: The Evidence of Price Fixing We Have So Far appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:01am -
  • Short Relief: The Stadium Upon a Hill
    photo © Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports HARTFORD, CT — Aidan Jackson, first baseman for the Hartford Yard Goats, got on base at a prodigious clip in 2017–and that’s been a problem. The 25-year-old, drafted out of Georgetown in the ninth round of…
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Fantasy Tiered Rankings 2018—First Base
    Players at each position get divided into five tiers, each represented by a "star" rating.The post Fantasy Tiered Rankings 2018—First Base appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Rumor Roundup: Arrieta, Moustakas, and Molina
    The Brewers consider making a play for Jake Arrieta, the Orioles scout potential replacements for Manny Machado, and Yadier Molina confirms his impending retirement.The post Rumor Roundup: Arrieta, Moustakas, and Molina appeared first on Baseball Pr…
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 10:59am -
  • Tale of the Tape: Anthony Rizzo vs. Freddie Freeman
    It's tough to beat Anthony Rizzo's consistent excellent, but Freddie Freeman might be the man for the job.The post Tale of the Tape: Anthony Rizzo vs. Freddie Freeman appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 10:59am -

From Deep Right Field

  • MLB Record For Consecutive Wins By A Team
    - The MLB record for consecutive wins by a team in a season is a record set by the National League’s New York Giants in 1916. They won 26 games in a row. The Oakland A’s have the American League record, established in 2002 with 20 consecutive v…
    - 12 Feb 13, 1:01pm -
  • MLB Record For Consecutive Losses By A Team
    - Since 1893, the MLB record for consecutive losses by a team is held by the National League’s Cleveland franchise with 24 in 1899. The American League record for most consecutive team losses (since 1893) is held by the 1988 Baltimore Orioles wit…
    - 12 Feb 13, 1:00pm -
  • Best Defensive Third Basemen
    - It is important to remember that there are fewer third basemen in the Hall of Fame than any other position. The position has traditionally been looked at as a corner power-hitting place in the lineup. Therefore, trying to find a good power hitter…
    - 10 Feb 13, 2:05pm -
  • Christy Mathewson: The Christian Gentleman

    - 15 Jan 13, 12:05pm -
  • 200 Walk Seasons
    - Nolan Ryan and Amos Rusie, both famous for high 90s+ fastballs (and faster!), are the only two pitchers to have 2 seasons since 1893 with 200+ walks. Rusie gave up 218 walks in 1893–which is the record. He also walked 200 batters in 1894. Ryan…
    - 2 Dec 12, 12:15pm -
  • 30 Game Winners: Lefties
    - Only three left-handers have ever won 30+ games in a season since 1893. The fine thrower Frank Killen of the National League’s Pittsburgh franchise won 36 games in 1893 and 30 games in 1896. And, the ace of the Philadelphia Athletics, Lefty Gro…
    - 1 Dec 12, 2:51pm -
  • Rube Waddell: The First American League Ace
    - In the early part of the 20th century, baseball fans came out in droves to watch “Rube strike ’em out!” Yes, Rube Waddell was the new American League’s star pitcher. He was a flame-throwing strikeout ace–and he was really something to s…
    - 25 Nov 12, 7:06pm -
  • Hit-By-Pitch Records
    - Joe McGinnity, one of the better pitchers around the turn of the 20th century, while with the National League’s Brooklyn franchise, set the Major League record for hitting batters with a pitch–with a total of 40 in 1900. These totals are sinc…
    - 18 Nov 12, 12:28pm -
  • Rookie Strikeout Records (VIDEO)
    - Since 1893, the best strikeout total for a rookie pitcher is listed as Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets who in 1984 struck out 276 batters. Second on this list is the great Herb Score who struck out 245 batters for Cleveland in 1955. Hideo Nomo…
    - 11 Nov 12, 5:20pm -
  • Most RBIs In A Season By A Rookie
    - The record for most RBIs in a season by a rookie is held by the iconic Ted Williams (Red Sox) in 1939 with 145. Second on this list of rookie RBI seasons is another Red Sox player, Walt Dropo, who chalked up 144 RBIs in 1950. Only 4 other rookies…
    - 11 Nov 12, 12:00pm -

Baseball Reflections

  • Book Review: You Herd Me
    If you have spent any time watching or listening to sports media over the past decade, you are more than likely familiar with Colin Cowherd. The former ESPN radio voice, and current host of The Herd on FS1 and Fox Sports Radio, Cowherd has been a dom…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 4:58pm -
  • Yankees: Spring training: Mini-Timeline
    By Harvey FrommerWith the NFL going down its home stretch, with baseball and spring training on the horizon, for your reading pleasure a flashback thru Yankee history to see some of the marker moments for the franchise focused on the varied and unusu…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 2:54am -
  • Book Review: Every Day I Fight
    By the time of his passing, Stuart Scott may have been the most popular and recognizable face at ESPN. And that’s saying something considering the folks they had on staff at the time. Scott was seen by many as the one who made ESPN, SportsCenter an…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 11:26am -
  • Brewers Go Three Decades without Gold Glove
    The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, or simply called the “Gold Glove” is an annual big event in the world of baseball. Every year, major league baseball players are recognized for their individual fielding performance in both the American League and…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Jan 18, 11:15am -
    By Harvey Frommer   Welcome to 2018 and by popular demand, the third in the series of teasing, tantalizing, tough questions about the New York Yankees. Enjoy. And reminder,   no peeking. If you get half the answers correct you are an All Star.  Wh…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Jan 18, 2:06am -
  • Book Review: A Hero All His Life
    Mickey Mantle was, to many, a hero. He was the type of person men wanted to be and women dreamed they could be with. Obviously, those feelings were all contrived from what Mantle did on the baseball field, and some other interactions he would have in…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 5:35pm -
  • Book Review: Murder at Fenway Park
    Murder and baseball? As long as it’s fiction, those are two of my favorite things in one (certainly never OK with actual murder), so this reviewer was expecting to be entertained when he picked up Murder at Fenway Park by Troy Soos. Hailed as “A…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 3:32am -
  • Talking Yankee Factoids, Trivia, Oddities
    By Harvey Frommer With the “Baby Bombers” now part of the scene, with the Yankee future becoming brighter and brighter, with all the renewed interest in the franchise, herewith for your reading pleasure and edification some interesting sidebars t…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 3:00am -
  • Book Review: I Don’t Care if We Never Get Back
    Visit all 30 MLB stadiums. Sounds like a good life goal. In fact, many readers of this blog probably have that goal themselves, or at least know someone who does. Imagine doing that in 30 days. That’s right. Every MLB stadium in 30 days. 30 in 30.…
    - 34 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 11:48am -
  • Book Review: Dealing
    Many other books by well-known Northeast Ohio journalist Terry Pluto have been reviewed on this site before and this one is no different in terms of its entertainment value. In Dealing: The Cleveland Indians’ New Ballgame (Inside the Front Office a…
    - 36 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 1:31am -

Mister Baseball

  • Roef! wins Indoor Softball Tournament in Schiedam, Netherlands
    Dutch Golden League Softball participant Roef! has won the annual indoor softball tournament The Cup in Schiedam, Netherlands. They defeated Terrasvogels 9-8 in the final on Sunday. Teams from the Golden and Silver League Softball as well as the U17…
    - 22 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:50pm -
  • Successful ISG/DBV Convention 2018 held in Paderborn, Germany
    More than 150 baseball and softball coaches and 330 participants overall the German Baseball and Softball Federation (DBV) held its annual ISG/DBV Convention 2018 at the Ahorn-Sportpark in Paderborn, Germany this past weekend. Besides coach clinics i…
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Jan 18, 10:49am -
  • Edvardas Matusevicius stays with Dohren Wild Farmers
    Edvardas Matusevicius remains with the Dohren Wild Farmers. The Lithuanian pitcher/outfielder joined the German Baseball-Bundesliga team last year and helped them to reach the playoffs for the first time in team history. Despite interest from other c…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jan 18, 8:49am -
  • Baseball, Softball Clinics, MLB S&C Workshop at 2018 DBV Convention
    This coming weekend the German Baseball and Softball Federation (DBV) in cooperation with the International Sports Group (ISG), the European Softball Federation (ESF) and its European Softball Coaches Association (ESCA), the German Baseball Academy (…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 7:30am -
  • Heidenheim Heidekoepfe add Logan Grigsby, keep others
    Die Heidenheim Heidekoepfe have added 22-year-old US-American Logan Grigsby for the 2018 season in the German Baseball-Bundesliga. The college pitcher also has a German passport due to his German-born mother. The reigning German champion further anno…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 7:54pm -
  • 2017 Final Standings Mister-Baseball European Top 50
    by Josh Chetwynd Curacao Neptunus earned top honors in the 2017 Mister-Baseball Top 50 thanks to a combination of capturing the Netherlands’ national title and winning Europe’s top club event, the Champions Cup. The distinction marked the fourth…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 4:11pm -
  • Luis Rodriguez, Eduardo Moredo transfer to Tenerife Marlins
    The Tenerife Marlins have two new players on the roster for the 2018 season in the Spanish Division de Honor. Luis Rodriguez is joining them from the Astros Valencia, while Eduardo Moredo is transferring from San Inazio Bilbao to the Canary Island. R…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 8:59am -
  • Trevor Caughey joins promoted Berlin Flamingos in return to Germany
    Well-travelled Trevor Caughey is returning to Germany. After playing for the Bonn Capitals in 2014 he joins the promoted Berlin Flamingos in the German Baseball-Bundesliga north. Caughey is also going to serve as pitching coach on the staff of head c…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 9:56pm -

Lady at the Bat

  • Trade Breakdown: Chase Headley To The Padres
    Well, I guess if you can't deal Jacoby Ellsbury, you deal Chase Headley.In case you missed it, Headley and pitcher Bryan Mitchell were traded to the San Diego Padres, for OF Jabari Blash (who will never play a single game in Yankee pinstripes). The P…
    - 35 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 10:37am -
  • Giancarlo Stanton's Yankees Tenure Expected To Begin Today
    According to reports, Giancarlo Stanton is expected to be introduced as the newest Yankee today at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida.Upon first hearing about the deal, I was dead-set against it. Now, I am just against it. (I can live with it, t…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 11:10am -
  • Ohtani Says No To Yankees As Boone Announcement Looms
    So, Shohei Ohtani doesn't want to sign with the Yankees. The rumors as to why vary:He doesn't want to play for a big market team.He wants to play on the West Coast.He doesn't want to play on a team that already has a Japanese star.He's chicken.He's s…
    - 44 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 3:48pm -
  • Yankees To Pick New Manager From List Of Six
    The interviews are over. We will soon know who the new manager of the New York Yankees is.Writer Ken Davidoff tweeted this morning that GM Brian Cashman will make his recommendation to the Steinbrenner family based on the six candidates he and his st…
    - 47 days ago, 1 Dec 17, 2:05pm -
  • Judge Officially Honored, While Yankees Slowly Move Forward
    Only one question remained: would it be unanimous?About two hours before the winner was announced, I saw a tweet which said Cody Bellinger was the unanimous winner of the NL Rookie of The Year Award, but that, while Aaron Judge had won the AL award,…
    - 64 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 10:50am -
  • Cashman, Girardi Finally Talk After The Ouster
    Yankees GM Brian Cashman is finally making the media rounds after the team announced the ouster of Joe Girardi over a week ago. The beat writers, of course, are hot on Cashman's trail, who said some interesting things earlier today about his manageri…
    - 72 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 7:47pm -
  • Yankees Off-Season Continues, In Earnest, This Weekend
    Today is the Houston Astros victory parade, the last vestige of the 2017 MLB season. For the Yankees, of course, their own vestige took place in that same Texas city a few weeks ago. Their off-season began then, and continues, in earnest, this weeken…
    - 75 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 1:40pm -
  • NY Yankees: Framework And Hunches For 2018
    As the Yankees season came to a screeching halt in Game 7 of the ALCS last Saturday, thoughts certainly steered away from the World Series to the Yankees plans for 2018. Regardless of what the many naysayers have said, this was a fun filled year, and…
    - 83 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 4:11pm -