Peter Gammons: Martin, Stanton Deals More Significant to Toronto, Miami Than Dollar Figures

Peter Gammons: Martin, Stanton Deals More Significant to Toronto, Miami Than Dollar Figures

Some things cannot be analytically quantified, and the deals signed by Martin and Stanton come in that category… [read more]

Edwin Jackson  is the LQS poster childCredit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Lack of Quality Starters

Okay, let's accept that a Quality Start is at least six innings pitched allowing three earned runs or less and an Ultra Quality Start is when a pitcher throws at least seven innings pitched allowing two earned runs or less. But what do you call a start that doesn't meet these criteria? An Edwin … [Read More...]

Jose Abreu, the Rookie of the Year in waiting

After Historic Rookie Season, Abreu’s Bat Speed No Longer in Question

When the Chicago White Sox signed Cuban home run champ Jose Abreu last winter, the club thought it had found a ready-made hitter capable of carrying on a proud tradition of slugging first base and DH-types that includes Frank Thomas, Jim Thome, and Paul Konerko. Some scouts, however, thought the … [Read More...]

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More or Lester

Lefty ace Jon Lester is one of the hottest commodities on the free-agent market this offseason. The Red Sox and the Cubs seem to be leading the charge but the Braves and the Cardinals and perhaps the Yankees and the Blue Jays are lurking as well. No team needs Lester more than Boston who finished … [Read More...]

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Peter Gammons: Cherington, Red Sox Faced With Long Winter Ahead

Ben Cherington left Sunday for Phoenix because it is his turn to chair the General Manager Meetings. He was able to enjoy his final day before the trip seeing Amherst beat Williams and spending the day with fellow Lord Jeffs, Dan Duquette and Neal Huntington, and when the meetings begin Monday, he … [Read More...]

Giancarlo  Stanton leads the majors with an OPS of 1.074 in innings one-through-three. I look forward to smile returning next season.

Peter Gammons: Stanton, Marlins Have More To Weigh Than A Dollar Figure In Extension Talks

No one knows whether or not Giancarlo Stanton will sign an extension with the Marlins. It’s silly to speculate on what he might get, because he has to decide whether or not he wants to do so, long before the dollars even begin being negotiated. Giancarlo likes Miami; he considered spending the … [Read More...]

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Peter Gammons: Dodgers, Cubs Headline Front Office Dream Teams On The Rise

We should grasp Stu Sternberg’s frustrations that are a realistic dilemma, put there on his St. Petersburg island. While a press conference was held yesterday in Montreal promoting the Blue Jays games with the Reds to be played in Montreal next season it turned into a rally to bring the Rays to that … [Read More...]