Peter Gammons: The Padres pillar in San Diego grows stronger than ever

The first time the ad for “The Founder” ran, the first thought wasn’t about a Big Mac or McRib sandwich, it was about who would play Doug Rader taking the lineup card up to home plate in a chef’s hat, the night after Ray Kroc called his newly-owned Padres a bunch of “short order cooks.” […]

Peter Gammons: Reflections and notes from the Winter Meetings

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Slowly, sometimes reluctantly, major league baseball executives are trickling into the Gaylord Hotel—which they will find is larger than Newfoundland– here on the Potomac River. There is a strong sense of relief that Commissioner Rob Manfred reached a deal with Tony Clark and the Players Association, yet most are in freeze-frame because until […]

Peter Gammons: Sea of possibilities for Dombrowski in Boston

It isn’t what some think it is with Dave Dombrowski. Remember, when he traded for Max Scherzer, he was 25 and had a 9-15 record in two big league seasons. It wasn’t as if he gave away one of the five greatest lefthanded pitchers in history, Randy Johnson, for 3 ½ months of Mark Langston, […]