The Hit List

The Hit List is a compilation of analysis from writers that have been selected by Peter Gammons.

Newberg: Pro Active.

The point of this morning’s entry, as it cooked in my head the past few days, was going to be that if I were another team, I’d be aggressively trying to pry Jurickson Profar free from Texas, like Sandy Alomar Jr. blocked by Benito Santiago, Jeff Bagwell stuck behind Scott Cooper, Michael Young caught in […]

Video: Peter Gammons talks pitching market, Astros, Mariners, and Red Sox

From Fenway Park, Peter Gammons joins Kelly Nash on MLB Network to discuss the Astros’ plan for Yulieski Gourriel, and the pitching market as we head closer and closer to the trade deadline…

Videos: All Star Special: Peter Gammons from San Diego

Chris Sale talks about what it means to be an All-Star, his experience so far and how he thinks the White Sox will do in the second half… Peter joins High Heat to discuss the history of the All-Star Game and what he expects to see in the second half of the season… Greg Amsinger […]

Newberg: Happy New Month.

“Veteran scouts are blown away by [the] Rangers’ farm system, counting 16 legitimate prospects, easily the most in MLB, giving them ammo for trades. “So, yes, the Rangers, who need bullpen help, have plenty of prospects to land whoever they desire at the trade deadline.”  So tweeted USA Today’s Bob Nightengale yesterday. San Diego traded closer Fernando […]

Newberg: Surpluses and deficits.

There are too many middle infielders, and there will be a trade. The 23-year-old could go in July or the winter. The 27-year-old could go, but in the winter only. The 22-year-old almost surely doesn’t go at all. Not fun to think about, but one is going to go away and it’s going to improve […]

Examining Andrew McCutchen’s Approach Issues

The last month has not been particularly kind to the Pirates’ postseason conquest, and the same can be accurately said of the man patrolling center field for the Buccos on a nightly basis: Andrew McCutchen. The 29-year-old perennial NL MVP candidate has been marred in an extended slump as his club enters the latter half […]

Jamey Newberg: Plan B.

I didn’t love that Sam Dyson had to pitch the ninth inning on Tuesday, and I didn’t love that Nick Martinez got off the bullpen bench in the third inning on Wednesday, starting to get loose as Oakland was busy sending eight hitters to the plate against Derek Holland. Hours earlier, Jeff Banister had hinted […]

Newberg: A loss and other hurts.

It wasn’t just a loss, an otherwise acceptable outcome since it happens even to the best teams 40 percent of the time. It’s never a comfortable sight when head trainer Kevin Harmon walks onto the field with the manager, and last night he did so twice, visiting Yu Darvish on the mound and then Adrian Beltre […]

Video: Peter Gammons on the Cardinals drafting Delvin Perez

Peter Gammons joins Harold Reynolds and Jack Zduriencik on MLB Network to discuss the Cardinals taking Delvin Perez with the 23rd pick despite a positive PED test…

Videos: Peter Gammons discusses the Indians, Padres, upcoming draft, and more

Peter Gammons joins Christopher Russo on High Heat to discuss the Indians, James Shields and the Padres’ next move… Peter joins Lauren Shehadi on MLB Central to discuss draft prospects, the Indians, the Blue Jays’ pitching and the Padres… Peter examines how teams can build through the draft and which teams have had the most […]