The Hit List

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

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…

Jamey Newberg: Flippin’ Retribution

I’ve been on record for years, and as late as yesterday’s seventh inning, that as much as we as Rangers fans can’t stand Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson, I’d take them on my team in a second. I like good baseball players who bring an edge to the game. Well, after yesterday, this is as […]

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 give a quick […]

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 outfielder Jared Hoying, there were two things I absolutely didn’t anticipate: 1.  That the White Sox, who worked five […]

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…

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 lack concrete evidence. Aside from the whole small-sample-size thing, Price entered this week […]

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 the only business […]

Newberg: Prologue?

Since the last time Texas and Toronto met, a full 40 percent of the Rangers’ 25-man roster has changed. Since that ineradicably memorable meeting, a full 40 percent of the Blue Jays’ 25-man roster has changed, too. David Price has moved on, as has Yovani Gallardo, and if you think those two don’t belong in […]

Newberg: Some hither, others yon.

  Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Hank Blalock: The best development of the first month of the Rangers season is not the streak of five-inning starts or Adrian Beltre’s health and production or the first-place perch or Nomar Mazara. It’s Elvis Andrus playing as well in the field and at the plate as he’s […]

Video: Peter Gammons talks D-backs, Marlins, Orioles and more

Peter Gammons joins the Rundown on MLB Network with Christopher Russo to talk about the D-backs in the NL West, the state of the Marlins, the Orioles’ offense and more…