Video: Peter on Correa, J.D. Martinez, and the Red Sox 3B concerns

Peter joins MLB Central on MLB Network to discuss Carlos Correa’s injury, the J.D. Martinez trade and Red Sox third base concerns….

Peter Gammons: 2017 ASG was fun and the way the event should be

How the 1981 All Star Game ended really didn’t matter. There was no twitter, no television or radio sport shock-talk, no blogs, so when American League manager Jim Frey had to bat Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb in the ninth inning with one out and none on down a run in the bottom of the ninth inning, there were […]

Peter Gammons: With respect to 1st rounders, winning takes a much wider collective

We understand the importance of Monday’s draft. Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant, Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, Aaron Judge, C.C. Sabathia, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, Paul Goldschmidt, Max Scherzer, Nolan Arenado, Buster Posey, Andrew McCutchen, Madison Bumgarner  and Corey Seager were draft choices who altered their franchises. Miguel Sano is changing the Twins, […]

Peter Gammons: The winding the road for a superhuman draft pick

In Chicago Saturday, there was a relieved cheer that echoed from Wrigley to The Gold Coast when Kyle Schwarber hit his grand slam to beat the Cardinals. There was the same sense across New England when Andrew Benintendi, who’d broken an 0-for-19 slump Saturday, went yard against Chris Tillman in Baltimore. Schwarber and Benintendi will […]

Jamey Newberg: Leap Day.

It’s sort of a bizarre deal for the team and for the player, one that surfaced out of pretty much nowhere. I’m nervous about it, but at the same time the coursing adrenaline triggered by the news of Ian Desmond at one year and $8 million reminds me that, on the one hand, this is only sports, and on the […]

Peter Gammons: The reality of positioning for the MLB Draft

JUPITER, FLA.—The 2008 Angels set their franchise record—and, remember, this was a franchise that began playing in the Eisenhower Administration—with 100 wins. The following June, because of free agents lost. They didn’t pick until the 24th selection in the first round, but had five selections in the first two rounds. That first pick, at 24, […]

Crawford Joins Offensive Elite, Gets Paid

The San Francisco Giants locked up Brandon Crawford on Tuesday, signing the 29-year-old shortstop to a six-year, $75 million extension that keeps the Bay Area native in town through 2021. Crawford has been an elite defender since he made his MLB debut in 2011, but he earned the long-term deal by emerging as one of […]

Corey Seager: From Prospect to Postseason

The following contribution comes from Bodie Dykstra. You can follow Bodie on Twitter @bodiedykstra. When July turned to August and August to September, it appeared as though the Year of the Rookie may have left Dodgers top prospect Corey Seager behind. Along with Carlos Correa and Addison Russell, Seager was universally regarded as one of […]

Peter Gammons: A New October’s First Light

Baseball is a sport whose forward progress has long trudged through rising, rushing rivers, while on higher ground folks debate the good old days and the Emily Post rites of engagement and times when real baseball men drooled tobacco juice down their uniforms and didn’t know how to even use a laptop, much less apply […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: September 20, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files. 9/20/15 So far, 52 players have at least 20 homers, but Nelson Cruz is the only one without a sac fly. Dee-fense: According to BillJamesonline.com, division leaders team runs saved: Royals + 55, Cardinals +16, Jays +11, Mets +10, Dodgers 0 and Rangers -2 . Todd Frazier hit […]