Video: Peter Gammons on Bud Black’s dismissal, Red Sox, and Blue Jays

Peter Gammons joined The Rundown on Monday to talk about Bud Black’s dismissal and who he thinks will be the Padres’ next manager. He also discusses the Red Sox and what’s wrong with the team and how offseason acquisitions are paying off for the Blue Jays. Your browser does not support iframes.

Coffee and Clippings: Mets’ Steven Matz should get call to big club with Dillon Gee gone

John Harper (@NYDNHarper) of the NY Daily News writes that with Dillon Gee designated for assignment, Steven Matz should be brought up to the majors… Meanwhile, in Matz they have a top prospect dominating the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Two weeks ago a scout who had seen three of Matz’s starts told me simply, “He’s […]

Around the majors report: News report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) The Padres fired manager Bud Black. Dave Roberts managed the team yesterday and they expect to name an interim manager within the next day or 2. 2) The Padres placed CF Wil Myers on the 15 […]

Peter Gammons: Managers sit and live on “The Hot Seat”

The search for the next manager to be fired has become part of baseball coverage’s daily routine. It begins in March with prognostications about which managers could be on “The Hot Seat,” and continues on through the season, which happened in September, 2008 in Milwaukee when Ned Yost was fired while tied for first place […]

Peter Gammons – Matt Kemp: Off the L.A. Freeway to the Restoration of a Career

PEORIA, Ar.—He is now in another culture, albeit down the road apiece from Alvarado Street and the Hollywood Hills and Topanga Canyon. Matt Kemp still thinks about what got him here to the Padres and San Diego and a place teammates tell him he can go out to eat and no one will bother him, […]

Peter Gammons: Preller, Padres continue off-season makeover with addition of Shields

It’s not even Lincoln’s birthday, and where some of us live, we can’t even see our neighbors’ house for the snow. Look, everyone is fascinated by the Padres’ winter, something that isn’t uttered too often, and owner Ron Fowler being willing to guarantee one less million to Matt Kemp and James Shields in their mid-thirties […]

LCS Alumni Club

Nine to Know Alberto Castillo, Sidney Ponson, and Steve Scarsone all played for the Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. Orlando Sanchez only played for three teams in his brief career: the Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals Wally Bunker, Bobby Floyd, Chris Fussell, and David […]

Gammons Notes: Latest Dodgers’ drama, Yankees, Yasmani Tomas and more

What Don Mattingly has to worry most about is whether Hanley Ramirez’s elbow injury is serious, and whether Hyun-Jin Ryu is going to respond to the cortisone shot and be ready to pitch in the post-season. The rest? So Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp have words, and some days some feel slighted when Kemp, Puig, […]

James Shields Opening Day starter for the Royals

Royals manager Ned Yost made a totally expected announcement by telling the world that James Shields will be on the hill on Opening Day when Kansas City opens their season on March 31st in Detroit. Their home opener is April 4th versus the White Sox. Shields opened the season last year for the Royals as […]

Remembering Jerry Coleman (video)

Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman, a former second baseman for the New York Yankees and a longtime broadcaster for the San Diego Padres, died Sunday after a brief illness. He was 89. Coleman was the radio voice for the Padres from 1972 through last season, taking off 1980 when he managed the team. “Jerry […]