Peter Gammons: MVP’s, Cy’s, Otani, Swihart, the Orioles, and more November notes

In March, 2007, Al Pedrique was a scout in the Houston organization, managing in Venezuela, and he called GM Tim Purpora and told him this 5-foot-5 kid came in for a tryout and that he loved him, so much that while he’d sign for $5,000, he wanted to give him $15,000 not only because he […]

Video: Peter on MVP winners

Peter Gammons: GM Meetings, Red Sox off-season options, and more

There was a time when business was accomplished at the General Managers Meetings. They weren’t media events, covered by few, with quiet meetings and dinners when the official business of the day was finished. Today, it is different. “It’s mainly the agents meeting, a sale conference,” says one American League general manager. “Frankly, we’d get […]

Peter Gammons: After due celebration, Alex Cora will quickly refocus on Boston

LOS ANGELES—It has been a long year for Alex Cora, exhausting at time. He assembled and ran the Puerto Rican team that finished second in the World Baseball Classic. He served as A.J. Hinch’s LBJ, a bench coach who coordinated practice and video and conduit to players; be it Carlos Correa’s injured hand, the hurricane […]

Videos: Peter on games 5 and 6, the Phillies’ new manager, and more

Peter Gammons joins Chris Russo on High Heat to talk about historic World Series Game 6’s, the prospects of a Game 7 and more… Peter joins MLB Tonight to talk about new managerial hires, Dave Martinez for the Nationals and Gabe Kapler for the Phillies… Peter joins Brian Kenny on MLB Tonight to discuss the […]

Video: Peter and Bob Costas on first 3 games of World Series

Peter joins MLB Now to discuss his thoughts on the first three games of the World Series between the Astros and the Dodgers…

Video: Peter discusses Game 2’s place in postseason history

Peter Gammons joins MLB Tonight to discuss where Game 2 ranks in postseason history, the Astros’ success against relievers and more…

Videos: Peter joins MLB Network in LA before Game 1

Peter joins High Heat to give some perspective on the Astros-Dodgers World Series matchup… Peter joins MLB Now before Game 1 to talk about the World Series featuring two 100-win teams… Peter discusses the connection between Dave Roberts and Alex Cora as well as the emergence of the Astros’ young stars…

Peter Gammons: Red Sox make a seismic shift with manager Alex Cora

LOS ANGELES—Alex Cora is who the Red Sox wanted from the beginning, knowing that once the Astros ended another New England baseball season two weeks ago that they would have to wait until the end of Houston’s run before they could have a show-and-tell presentation at Fenway Park. Knowing that if they waited the Nationals […]

Peter Gammons: Verlander and Astros are built for “moment” games

There’s no way to measure how Justin Verlander would have finished the 2017 were he still in Detroit. Al Avila and Brad Ausmus understood what going to Houston might mean to him; they know him, appreciate and admire that he is a moment pitcher, that with the Astros position players and fellow alpha personalities like […]