Peter Gammons: Bringing along a top prospect

Prospects are like sophomore college quarterbacks. Play them. Now. It was that way in 2013 when Jackie Bradley Jr. tore up spring training, the Red Sox were coming off a meltdown season and talk shows howled for him to go North for Opening Day. An injury opened the door, and when he put up a .189 … [Read More...]

Peter Gammons: Volume of Tommy John surgeries begs some questions

When the news came that Garrett Richards needed Tommy John Surgery, the reality hit the Angels that they were in a place from which they may not be able to escape. Andrew Heaney was already on the disabled list, C.J. Wilson trying to come back from surgery, Tyler Skaggs trying to come back, Matt … [Read More...]

Peter Gammons: Red Sox rotation holds strong through April

Funny, Rick Porcello’s salary was not mentioned in the Boston papers Sunday. He’d shut out the Yankees for seven innings Saturday night. He extended his string of pitching his team into the seventh inning to 13, not coincidentally dating back to the first of August when he came off the disabled list … [Read More...]

Why Aren’t Teams Shifting Daniel Murphy?

Daniel Murphy is one of the best hitters in baseball this season. You know it. I know it. Murphy knows it. The Nationals, who signed him to what now looks like a historic bargain of a three-year, $37.5 million contact this winter, certainly know it. If you somehow don't know it, though, allow me to … [Read More...]

Newberg: Matt Bush is a big leaguer.

When I sat down to write on Wednesday morning, and suggested that the Rangers designate righthander Anthony Ranaudo for assignment, recall lefthander Andrew Faulkner, option outfielder Delino DeShields to AAA (without waiting for Shin-Soo Choo’s activation), and purchase the contract of non-roster … [Read More...]

Video: Peter Gammons on Pedroia, Gray, Marlins, and More

Peter Gammons joins MLB Central on the MLB Network to discuss Sonny Gray's value, Dustin Pedroia and leadership on the Red Sox, the Miami Marlin's early run of success, and more... … [Read More...]

Cutting to the Chase on David Price’s Slow(ish) Start

David Price might be just seven starts into his record-breaking, bank-account-stuffing $217 million contract with the Red Sox, but already we're starting to hear grumbles out east that the 30-year-old southpaw might not have been worth the dough. Now, to a certain extent, such criticisms appear to … [Read More...]

Peter Gammons: The accountability of PED use in baseball

One of the great attributes of Bud Selig was that he understood that baseball should be one business with 30 franchisees devoted first and foremost to the best interests of the game and the MLB business. It doesn’t, of course, work that way, because so many owners believe their own city-states are … [Read More...]