Peter Gammons – The Creative Buccos: Built for the Long Haul

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BRADENTON, Fla.—Back off the river and the swamps and the Campgrounds sits Pirate City, where it seems it’s been since Dick Stuart was coming off 66 home runs in Lincoln, Nebraska. This has long been a place of intellectual baseball forethought, from Branch Rickey to Jim Leyland to Neal Huntington, and a morning seeing Bill […]

Coffee and Clippings: Why did Red Sox pay Yoan Moncada instead of Jon Lester?

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Alex Speier (@alexspeier) of the Boston Globe talks about why the Red Sox paid Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada instead of Jon Lester… A question hovered like a balloon in the wake of the Red Sox’ decision to commit $63 million to sign dazzling but unproven 19-year-old Yoan Moncada: If the team was willing to set […]

Video: Peter Gammons on Orioles, Jose Fernandez, and Yoan Moncada

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Peter Gammons joined Hot Stove to talk about the Orioles and the chip on their shoulder. He also talks about the health of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and gives his thoughts about the Red Sox signing Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada. Your browser does not support iframes.

Peter Gammons: Red Sox tap into international market, signing 19-year-old Yoan Moncada

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Your browser does not support iframes. TAMPA—Down the road apiece in Fort Myers, the watch has been on Hanley Ramirez’s athleticism and diligence playing the Southwest Florida Green Monster. The balance and seeming comeback of Allen Craig. Bullpens. Garin Cecchini’s prodigious batting practice homers, and dogged following of Dustin Pedroia. It is a team that […]

Back where it all started: Hanley Ramirez continues his journey in Boston

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FORT MYERS, FLA.–The day Hanley Ramirez arrived here this month, he went to find an old hotel 15 years in his past. “I wanted to go see it, because it was the first place I lived when I had signed and came to this country to begin my baseball career,” Ramirez said as he worked […]

Gammons Notes: Cole Hamels to Boston?, Alex Rodriguez, Royals, Mariners and Game Changes

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No matter what has passed, and one can argue Alex Rodriguez probably doesn’t recall everything that has happened since he signed that original $252M deal with the Rangers, it is his bargained right as a major league baseball player to try to come back and collect the rest of the contract he signed during the […]

Peter Gammons: The Moncada Phenomenon and its Roots

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Your browser does not support iframes.(Start video at 4:30 for Moncada discussion). It was easy to be engaged to the historic love affair between Cubans and baseball in the dozen days leading up to the Orioles visit to Havana in 1999. The playoff games between Las Isla and Industriales, with dancing girls on the dugouts […]

Coffee and Clippings: The Best Transactions of the 2015 Off-Season

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Dave Cameron (@DCameronFG) of FanGraphs looks at the best transactions of the 2015 off-season… With the James Shields signing bringing the off-season to something of a close, it’s time to look back at some of my favorite moves of the winter. A year ago, I was quite high on moves like the Doug Fister acquisition and […]

Coffee and Clippings: This 21-year-old player lives out of a VW camper van

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Zoe Melnyk of the Plaid Zebra talks about Blue Jays’ pitcher Daniel Norris who lives out of a 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia camper van… Evidently, Norris isn’t easily aroused by the materialism of ‘high status’ life, and despite being one of the only 21-year-olds on the planet able to afford a Rolls-Royce, Norris is completely content living […]

Peter Gammons: Preller, Padres continue off-season makeover with addition of Shields

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It’s not even Lincoln’s birthday, and where some of us live, we can’t even see our neighbors’ house for the snow. Look, everyone is fascinated by the Padres’ winter, something that isn’t uttered too often, and owner Ron Fowler being willing to guarantee one less million to Matt Kemp and James Shields in their mid-thirties […]