Peter Gammons: Blue Jays and Indians are cut from the same cloth

While we have watched chilling, complex layers of wild card play-ins into the League Championship Series, with innings that like the Cubs ninth in San Francisco that ended the Giants season, the Dodger-Nationals seventh in the NLCS elimination game that took Washington out of the post-season to seventh in Chicago Saturday night that left the […]

Peter Gammons: The Center of Power

SURPRISE, Arizona—Out here where they tell you to watch out for the scorpions, the first sound you hear is Salvador Perez, at first light, at stretching, around the batting cage. The Royals were a great October ride from the beginning comeback against Jon Lester until Madison Bumgarner got Perez with two out in the bottom […]

Peter Gammons: Looking ahead at the Indians’ Big Four power arms

They were still in the chase for the post-season, and drew 9,950 and 11,739 on consecutive—ok, school—nights with the Tigers in town. We all get that. We know the Indians have drawn the second fewest fans in baseball this season, and that now Lebron James is back in town, and so is former Padres draftee […]

Peter Gammons: Francona having greater impact on Indians than with Red Sox

There was a moment late Saturday afternoon when Terry Francona popped out of the visitors’ dugout to discuss an umpiring call, and he was applauded. More than applauded, cheered. As it should be. A measure of what this man is as a baseball manager is that there are many of us who believe he is […]

Is Trevor Bauer ready to return?

Trevor Bauer, a 23 year old right handed pitcher for the Indian’s AAA affiliate in Columbus, has had 3 different stints in the MLB since being drafted 3rd overall back in 2011. Scattered over the last few years, Bauer has had 9 career MLB starts, 4 with the Diamondbacks in 2012 and 5 in the […]

Cleveland Averaging Low Attendance Rate

With two weeks to play, there are four teams averaging fewer than 20,000 per game: Tampa Bay 18,724, Miami 19,321, Cleveland 19,435 and Houston 19,595. There are five individual franchises that average more than the combined averages of the two Florida teams.     “Everyone talks about the plight of Tampa Bay and Oakland, but the […]