Video: Peter talks MVP candidates and converting relievers to starters

Peter Gammons joins Kelly Nash on The Rundown to discuss MVP candidates, converting relievers into starters and more…

Peter Gammons: 2B MVP’s, contending bullpens, and more late September notes

Second base has traditionally not been an MVP position. There have been only six MVPs in either league since World War II, from Jackie Robinson in 1949, to Dustin Pedroia in 2007. In the last decade, only twice—2016 with Jose Altuve and Robinson Cano—and 2013, with Cano and Pedroia, have two second basemen made either’s […]

Peter Gammons: State of the league going into the All Star Break

We’ve heard the game show since mid-March, “buyers” and “sellers,” who they should be and what they should do. As the second half of the season began, by Friday the Milwaukee Brewers had a 4 ½ game lead in the National League Central with the fourth best run differential (+40) in the league. And when […]

Peter Gammons: 2017 Predictions (Part I)

It sounded like a campaign promise when the words “Cubs and Indians World Series” rolled out last April 1, or, perhaps to give it more credence, an April Fool’s joke. It really did happen, like the 1991 last-to-first Twins-Braves series with an unforgettable extra inning seventh game culmination of a memorable World Series. A year […]

Peter Gammons: Ten thoughts when not slipping on black ice

1). On January 23, somewhere between 12 and 20 teams will attend an indoor showcase outside Boston to watch Craig Breslow throw. Depending on whether or not he insists on a guaranteed deal, one club, after watching his video, estimates as many as a dozen teams could offer to sign the 36 year old. Yes, […]

Video: Peter Gammons joins MLB Tonight

Peter Gammons discusses the college scholarship program he helps spearhead and how the city of Boston plans to honor him on January 9…

Peter Gammons: Third time around the order

On Sunday, Joe Ross, Zack Greinke, Jonathon Niese and Patrick Corbin pinch hit, Oliver Perez bunted and Shelby Miller pinch ran, then saw the game-winning hit soar over his head while playing left field. It was one of my favorite afternoons since Roger Clemens pinch hit in a 17 inning playoff game with the Braves. […]

Joe Sheehan Newsletter: Tanking Revisited

The Joe Sheehan Newsletter Vol. 8, No. 8 March 10, 2016 The Joe Sheehan Newsletter is presented by Scoresheet Baseball. Scoresheet Baseball is the only simulation fantasy baseball game that uses the current season’s stats. Playing Scoresheet lets you set lineups, platoon, bunt, and run your bullpen just like MLB managers do — even better […]

To Bounce Back, Lucroy Must Handle Heat at the Plate, Soft Stuff Behind it

Jonathan Lucroy isn’t demanding a trade, per se, but the backstop sure wouldn’t mind escaping the Milwaukee Brewers’ long-term rebuilding effort in favor of playing for a contender in 2016. Lucroy, nearing 30, would fetch a considerable haul for new GM David Stearns, considering that Lucroy is signed to a dirt cheap contract ($4M in […]

Gerardo Brings More Potent Bat, Diminished Leather to Coors

The Colorado Rockies signed free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra on Tuesday, securing the former Diamondback, Brewer and Oriole’s services with a three-year, $27.5M deal that includes a $12M club option for the 2019 season. The deal will almost assuredly lead to one of Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon or Corey Dickerson departing Colorado, given the redundancy […]