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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 ... Read More

Coffee and Clippings: The subtle changes that helped the small-money Royals spend big

Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) of the Kansas City Star discusses the subtle changes that helped the small-money Royals spend big... Their internal projections are that the club will lose money in 2016 without a postseason appearance, will make a profit with another deep playoff run, or will break even … [Read More...]

Video: Peter Gammons on Business of Baseball panel discussion

Peter Gammons joins Hot Stove on the MLB Network to discuss his Business of Baseball panel discussion and Chase Utley's impact on the Dodgers... … [Read More...]

Peter Gammons: Old deals forcing Nationals to stay idle in the market

As folks in Washington were shut-ins because of the snow, they spent the weekend wondering why players aren’t being signed by the Nationals. The failure of the Nationals this winter to sign a number of free agents—from Yoenis Cespedes to Jason Heyward, Ben Zobrist to Darren O’Day—can be traced … [Read More...]

The Many Present (and Future) Skills of Zach Davies

In the five-or-some-odd months that have passed since David Stearns first updated his LinkedIn resume title to 'General Manager, Milwaukee Brewers', he and the organization have made one thing abundantly clear: They're investing for the future. Nowhere was this reality more evident than this past … [Read More...]

Xander Bogaerts, Defensive Shifts, and the State of the Pulled Ball

Here's something you probably already knew: Xander Bogaerts is pretty good at this baseball thing. He's good at it on a number of levels, both offensively and defensively, and that's been the case for quite some time now. Of course, from a statistical vantage point, Bogaerts only very recently -- … [Read More...]

Newberg: Sunny days.

“Few teams have a better 1-2-3 prospect trio than the Rangers,” wrote Baseball America’s Ben Badler on Tuesday, in conjunction with his publication’s ranking of Texas minor leaguers. He was referring to Joey Gallo, Lewis Brinson, and Nomar Mazara, the same three that front any assessment of the … [Read More...]