Videos: Peter on Red Sox-Orioles feud, Manny Machado, the NL West, and more

Peter discusses Manny Machado’s on-field improvement, the D-backs and Rockies sustaining success and more… Peter joins High Heat with Christopher Russo to discuss the drama between the Orioles and Red Sox…

Peter Gammons: Development of the 2011 Pitching Draft Class

The 2011 draft was supposed to be the pitchers’ draft. UCLA’s Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer went one and three, with Virgina’s Danny Hultzen two, before his path of shoulder issues. Then came the three celebrated high school righthanders (Dylan Bundy 4, Archie Bradley 7, Jose Fernandez 15) surrounding Anthony Rendon (6), Francisco Lindor (8), Javier Baez (9) and George […]

Peter Gammons: WBC breaks through to show us something

The fact that Team U.S.A. won isn’t the point. Adam Jones and Eric Hosmer may have played with the fervor and passion of flag-waving Olympic moments from Jesse Owens to David Silk clearing the defensive zone to make real beliefs in miracles, but this isn’t the same. If there were a Cuban-American team in the […]

Video: Peter Gammons on “Little Things” and details

Peter Gammons joins Hot Stove to discuss Don Mattingly motivating the Marlins and what expectations should be for the club in 2017, Buck Showalter’s attention to the details, the Twins’ use of Sano, and more…

Peter Gammons: Showalter, Butterfield, Belichick, and the details

Understand, Buck Showalter is the son of a high school coach and principle. He’s from a military background. One of the first days of spring training two years ago we were wandering the fields of the Oriole facility as the players took a February ritual known as infield. Defensive drills. Like pitchers covering first and […]

Peter Gammons: Orioles pushing for top spot, rest is key for Tanaka and Maeda

Nothing seems to add up, but it doesn’t matter. Only three pitching staffs in the American League have fewer quality starts, or a higher starters’ earned run average than the Orioles. They have one pitcher who has won nine games. Wednesday night in Fenway Park their starting lineup against Rick Porcello had only three hitters […]

Peter Gammons: All Star Game pitching leaves something to be desired

SAN DIEGO—The All Star Game is really Coachella, or, if you missed that, October’s Desert Trip in Indio, CA. It matters because it is a three day festival, especially when you get San Diego weather (remind me: why don’t I live here?), the sport’s most underappreciated great park (thank you, Larry Lucchino, as you and […]

Peter Gammons: Orioles’ hot start highlights 5-year trend

It’s not just that the Orioles were the last team standing in the undefeated column, it’s that after a bad spring and some bizarre journeys into the free agent market they were the consensus pick to finish last in the American League East. “So what’s new?” asked Adam Jones, with a smile. “We’re never a […]

Peter Gammons: Gallardo, the Orioles, and what Showalter and Belichick have in common

SARASOTA—When it got acknowledged, the holdup in Yovani Gallardo‘s signing with the Orioles was termed “an irregularity.” But it was clear here Tuesday morning that it was more than that. “It’s really unfortunate,” said one pitcher, to which another added “it’s apparently pretty serious.” As in the chances of sneaking Gallardo’s arm issues past Peter […]

Jamey Newberg: Jonesy.

Eight-year-old me was mesmerized by this 1977 Topps baseball card. The most ordinary name possible. The least interesting baseball card pose ever. Sixteen at-bats as a Texas Ranger that I had zero recollection of. Those sunglasses. And that note on the back of the card, a third of the way down. “In Military Service.” As a naïve second-grade kid, I […]