The Hit List

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

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 […]

Jamey Newberg: MVP.

The initial All-Star Game balloting numbers were released a couple days ago, with the top five American League vote-getters revealed at each of the nine offensive positions (actually, 15 outfielders without specific positions), for a total of 45 players among the 15 AL clubs. There were zero Rangers. The AL West-leading Rangers, that is, whose 31-22 […]

Video: Peter Gammons talks Bogaerts, Trayce Thompson, Indian’s pitching, and more

Peter Gammons joins MLB Central on MLB Network to discuss Trayce Thompson contributions, the Indians’ rotation, Nolan Arenado vs. Manny Machado, Xander Bogaerts and more…

Jamey Newberg: Imagining things.

  It’s rained a ton this holiday weekend, wiping out lots of youth baseball and other outdoor plans but holding off long enough for Texas to get in three against Pittsburgh and win the majority of them. Helped along by Yu Darvish and Jurickson Profar, teammates for the first time in two and a half […]

Video: Peter Gammons on upcoming draft, Dodgers’ pitching, and Rich Hill

Peter Gammons joins the Rundown to discuss some diamond notes regarding the Dodgers’ pitching outlook, Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber, college bats coming from the 2016 draft, and the emergence of Rich Hill…