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 -

NY Times: Baseball

Baseball Prospectus

  • Cold Takes: The Players’ Choice
    Going back in time, to the Wild West of baseball thought.The post Cold Takes: The Players’ Choice appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
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  • Transaction Analysis: The 40-Man Shuffle
    New York sends off some useful talent in a 40-man roster crunch.The post Transaction Analysis: The 40-Man Shuffle appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Short Relief: A House Made of Symbols
    Three Metaphors Outside Orlando, Florida By: Jason Wojciechowski By Monday at 8pm Eastern time, any player not on a 40-man roster would be available in the Rule 5 draft that will take place in a few weeks at the Winter Meetings. It was, therefore, a…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 10:59am -
  • Looking Back at 2017: The Buyer’s Guide—Part 2
    When The Buyer's Guide advised you to do that one thing, was it proper advice?The post Looking Back at 2017: The Buyer’s Guide—Part 2 appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 10:59am -
  • Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: A Deeper Dive—RBI
    RBIs. Difficult to like. Necessary for fantasy. Hard to predict. What to do?The post Fantasy Categorical Breakdowns: A Deeper Dive—RBI appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 10:59am -
  • BP Job Postings: San Diego Padres Baseball Systems Developer
    Baseball Systems Developer DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Collaborate with development team and Baseball Operations personnel to design and implement user interfaces across multiple platforms for different audiences Create responsive design visualizatio…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • BP Español: Confesiones de un falso manager: Septiembre
    Terapia de Béisbol.The post BP Español: Confesiones de un falso manager: Septiembre appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • Prospectus Feature: Bill James vs. The Noise
    Player value depends heavily on your assumptions, and particularly on how you decide to measure and compile a player's supposed contribution.The post Prospectus Feature: Bill James vs. The Noise appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 11:02am -

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…
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  • 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

  • ULTIMATE YANKEE QUIZ (Part 2)
    By Harvey Frommer As a result of popular demand, for your reading and wondering pleasure, here come the Yankees in quiz form from the professor of Bronx Bomber content. No peeking at the answers. Take the quiz first. Five correct answers makes you an…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 3:19am -
  • All The Time in The World: Series Games Averaging Over 3.5 Hours!
    Should you happen to find yourself off in dreamland during one of this year’s World Series games and wake up to find the game hasn’t even reached the seventh-inning stretch, don’t get too worried – you’re not living an episode of the Twilig…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Oct 17, 9:32pm -
  • ULTIMATE YANKEE QUIZ
    By Harvey Frommer For your reading and wondering pleasure, here come the Yankees in quiz form from the professor of Bronx Bomber content. No peeking at the answers. Take the quiz first. Five correct answers makes you an “All Star.” Lower than t…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Oct 17, 2:30am -
  • World Series Odds 2017 Revisited
    Back on August 31st, 2017 I made a World Series prediction and although I left out 3 teams (sorry Diamondbacks, Rockies and Twins), but I did get every other team right. I am even hitting .500 with my final prediction, The Los Angeles Dodgers won the…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 12:49am -
  • PRELUDE: Here come the Yankees
    By Harvey Frommer From a stumbling start back in 1903, from owners that since then in the main have set a top drawer tone and a high standard, from managers who asserted their will pushing players to perform beyond their abilities, who established wi…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 11:09pm -
  • Baseball Players who have Disappointed Us in 2017
    By Adam Eyal The 2017 Major League Baseball season has only just finished, but some players should have given up a long time ago. Every year scouts and experts pick out the hottest prospects to watch out for over the coming months. These players are…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 2:55pm -
  • Sports Book Reviews
    By Harvey Frommer The seasons keep changing and the sports books keep coming. They are focused on all kinds of subjects, approaches, dealing with different sports. Herewith, for your reading, exciting tomes dealing with baseball, football, tennis. Ha…
    - 44 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 12:36am -
  • The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

    - 51 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 1:38am -
  • REMEMBERING MEL ALLEN
    By Harvey Frommer I had the very good fortune in 1990 to visit the legendary Mel Allen at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut. I was there to collect memorabilia for the “Stars of David: Jews in Sports” exhibit that I was the curator and executive…
    - 53 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 3:13am -
  • REMEMBERING ELSTON HOWARD
    “A man of great gentleness and dignity” –on his Plaque in Monument Park “He deserves credit and where would I be without him?  Phew! He can give me a job in the outfield and he can catch, too.  Good kid, too. He’s good.”—Casey Stengel…
    - 58 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 1:51am -

Mister Baseball

  • Italy to participate in Asia Pacific Cup 2018 in Sydney
    The Italian Women’s Softball National Team is going to participate in the Asia Pacific Cup 2018, which will be held from February 1 to 4 at Sydney’s Blacktown International Sportspark. Australia, Japan, China, Chinese Taipei, New Zealand and an A…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 7:16pm -
  • ISG Clinic in Vienna from December 8th to 10th, 2017
    By Austrian Baseball Federation The Austrian Baseball Federation will host this year’s ISG (International Sports Group) Clinic in Vienna. The coaches clinic will take place from December 8th to 10th. Well respected international coaches such as Jim…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:15pm -
  • Gift Ngoepe traded from Pittsburgh Pirates to Toronto Blue Jays
    MLB organizations had to do some cleaning up with their rosters these past days, as they had to set their 40-man rosters in preparations for the upcoming rule 5 draft, which will be held at the end of the Winter Meetings in December in Orlando. The P…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 4:15pm -
  • Chicago Cubs superstar Kris Bryant visiting Europe
    Chicago Cubs superstar Kris Bryant, who was named National League MVP following the 2016 season, is currently visiting Europe. The 25-year-old third baseman visited Adidas head quarters in Germany last week and is spending this week in Salzburg, Aust…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 3:14pm -
  • Antonio Noguera joins Bologna, Paolino Ambrosino returns to Nettuno
    In a meeting with the Italian press Unipol Bologna president Stefano Michelini confirmed that import players Raul Rivero, Osman Marval and Jose Flores will return to Bologna for the 2018 season. A decision about additional foreign imports will be mad…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 2:14pm -
  • Martin Helmig no longer Technical Director of Mannheim Tornados
    A couple of days it already got known that Daniel Husband would leave the Mannheim Tornados as head coach. Now it also got confirmed that Martin Helmig no longer will serve as technical director of the German record champion. He leaves in good standi…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 8:23pm -
  • Mario Chiarini new Manager of T&A San Marino
    Longtime Team Italy great Mario Chiarini is going to be the new manager of T&A San Marino during the 2018 season in the Italian Baseball League. The club announced the successor of Marco Nanni in a press release on Friday. Chiarini still played for S…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:25pm -
  • Australian Baseball League: Perth, Sydney with Blowouts on Friday
    Day two of the Australian Baseball League on Friday featured a full schedule for the first time this year. The Brisbane Bandits improved to 2-0 with a 5-4 victory over the Canberra Cavalry. Canberra had a 4-0 lead midway through the second, but Brisb…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 5:23pm -

Lady at the Bat

  • 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,…
    - 9 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…
    - 17 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 4:11pm -
  • Disappointment But Pride After Game 7 ALCS Loss
    The disappointment is there. It certainly is. But what a season for the 2017 New York Yankees. I am never going to get tired of saying how proud I am of this team.To come this far in a rebuilding year? Simply unheard of. And this team is only going t…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Oct 17, 4:31am -
  • Dodgers Await If Yankees Finish Off Astros
    Imagine we are back on February 20th of this year. If I had told you that day that the Yankees, in exactly eight months, would be one game away from the World Series, what would you have said? What would you have said to the same question on May 2…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 10:37am -
  • Yankees Take Game 5, Could Clinch Pennant Friday
    One win away from the World Series!Never, in my wildest dreams, did I envision this. While I thought the Yankees would be competitive during the season, this was definitely not what I had in mind. And anyone reading this who says they did is a liar.…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 9:38am -
  • Yankees Take Game 4, ALCS Tied 2-2
    If the Houston Astros do any more celebrating this postseason, it won't be on the field at Yankee Stadium.Down 4-0 in the seventh inning, it looked as if the Yankees would be facing Dallas Keuchel today carrying a 3-1 series deficit. They all played…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 9:40am -