Peter Gammons: Historic view of the state of the Dodgers

Earlier this week, Joe Sheehan looked at the nine teams that had .700 winning percentages. The two best, the 1906 Cubs (.763) and 1909 Pirates (.724) played more than a century ago, played a far different game, but helped make his point, because the .763 Cubs lost the World Series. In fact, four of the […]

Peter Gammons: For those with trader’s remorse

We are so familiar with prospects we were stunned when Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez went in a trade for Adam Eaton. Never mind that one hybrid scouting and analytics general manager referred to Eaton as “one of the 15 best players in the game” and my personal fondness for Eaton’s game likeness to Ken Linseman, the […]

Video: More from Peter Gammons at World Series

Peter Gammons joins MLB Tonight to talk about the Cubs’ chances of coming back from a 3-1 series deficit in the World Series… Peter Gammons joins Brian Kenny, Dan Plesac, and Joel Sherman to discuss pitch selection and the intensity of pitches… Curtis Granderson talks about winning the Roberto Clemente Award with Peter Gammons…

Videos: Gammons’ Wild Card breakdown

Peter Gammons joins Chris Russo on High Heat to discuss the Giants-Mets matchup and who will win between the Blue Jays and Orioles Curtis Granderson joins Peter Gammons to talk about the young talent of the Mets and how they can came together to make the postseason

Peter Gammons: The accountability of PED use in baseball

One of the great attributes of Bud Selig was that he understood that baseball should be one business with 30 franchisees devoted first and foremost to the best interests of the game and the MLB business. It doesn’t, of course, work that way, because so many owners believe their own city-states are the only business […]

Peter Gammons: The modest, humble, and ego free teammate, Mike Trout

By the time there was ten days remaining in spring training, Mike Morin thought he’d make it out  of Arizona in the Angels bullpen, but he didn’t know it, not for certain. He was coming off a year in which he, Mike Scioscia and Billy Eppler understood that his peripheral numbers belied his 6.37 earned run […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: Free Agent edition – 11/15/15

Nine to Know: Free Agents – From the Bill Chuck Files – November 15, 2015 Jose Altuve and Yoenis Cespedes each walked just 33 times in 2015; Altuve struck out 67 times, Cespedes 141 times. John Lackey has one of the best cutters in baseball; in 2015, his 37.4% K rate was second only to […]

Here’s what you should be talking about before Game 3

From the Bill Chuck Files… From the first two games: It’s not that the Royals swing and miss that much less frequently than the Mets – the Mets have 28 swings and misses and the Royals 25. Granted, the Mets have struck out swinging 14 times compared to the Royals seven. In 88 PA, the Mets […]

Coffee and Clippings: Royals take epic World Series opener on historic date

Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) of the Boston Globe weighs in on an epic World Series Game 1 and the incredibly historic date that is 10/27. It featured the first series late-inning go-ahead run due to a first baseman’s error (Eric Hosmer) since Bill Buckner’s gaffe-for-the-ages in 1986. It featured a game-saving, bottom-of-the-ninth homer by KC’s Alex […]

Nine to Know: Mets/Royals regular season homer feats in games

Nine to Know from the Bill Chuck Files: HR feats by the league champions The Royals homered in 95 games and went 64-31. The Mets homered in 93 games and went 63-30. The Royals hit one homer in 62 games, the fourth most in baseball, and went 37-25, the only team with more wins when […]