Peter Gammons: David Price’s anticipated return to the bullpen

In his two simulated game outings during the week, there was a sense of normalcy to David Price. He was animated and enthusiastic. The other four Red Sox starting pitchers came out from the clubhouse to watch, a symbolic gesture of team solidarity for which Price had always been known in Tampa and Detroit and Toronto. […]

Video: Peter Gammons’ 2016 ALCS Preview

Peter Gammons joins The Rundown on MLB Network to talk about the Blue Jays-Indians ALCS, the Red Sox bullpen going into 2017, Andrew Benintendi’s rookie season and more…

Peter Gammons: The reality of positioning for the MLB Draft

JUPITER, FLA.—The 2008 Angels set their franchise record—and, remember, this was a franchise that began playing in the Eisenhower Administration—with 100 wins. The following June, because of free agents lost. They didn’t pick until the 24th selection in the first round, but had five selections in the first two rounds. That first pick, at 24, […]

Late Movement Key to Ventura’s Efforts Against Blue Jays

At 24 years young, and with less than three years of service time under his belt, Yordano Ventura is far from what most would consider a matured major-league starter. But in some ways he already is. Last October, as you might recall, he was one of the key reasons the Royals faced a late uphill battle against […]

Edinson Volquez, Sinker Command, and the Key to Kansas City’s World Series Berth

Later this afternoon at Rogers Center, the Royals will receive an opportunity to advance to their second consecutive World Series appearance with a victory over the Blue Jays. There’s really no limit to the amount of words one could write on that potential subject given recent history — Kansas City was pushed to the brink of […]

Coffee and Clippings: Wright rewards Collins’ faith as some began to question it

Mike Vaccaro (@MikeVacc) of the New York Post discusses the faith Terry Collins has in David Wright, as it finally payed off in game 2… Collins had been referring to his back, a condition that isn’t maximized by playing baseball on 40-degree nights. If he’d been stiff, he might’ve suggested a night off. But that was […]

Oh Canada!!

Ever since the Expos left Montreal, the Blue Jays have taken over as the baseball team of choice throughout Canada. With no postseason participation since the early 90’s, October 2015 has moved baseball back to the forefront of Canadian culture. It is now a duty as Canadians to drop everything that you are doing and watch the […]

Coffee and Clippings: deGrom had nothing working, and meant everything to Mets

Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) of the New York Post on a gutsy Jacob deGrom performance in a clinching game 5 versus the Dodgers… On Thursday night, deGrom did not have his command, lacked his best stuff and there were no safety provisions — no tomorrow if the Mets lost. He became Ali in Zaire, rope-a-doping the […]

Wade Davis: No Longer the Other Dude in Shields-Myers Swap

When Wade Davis was shipped from Tampa Bay to Kansas City in December of 2012, he seemed destined to become little more than a footnote in a six-player, franchise-altering trade. Analysts and beat writers alike focused on stars and symbolism, with the Royals (prematurely?) depleting their top-rated farm system to acquire win-now workhorse James Shields […]

ALCS Game 3 Video Highlights

George Brett throws the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 3 of the ALCS… Your browser does not support iframes. J.J. Hardy gives the Orioles an early 1-0 lead with an RBI double to center… Your browser does not support iframes. Jeremy Guthrie gets Jonathan Schoop to pop out in foul territory to limit the […]