Peter Gammons: Buying and developing starters in an inefficient market

We all get it. There is Chris Sale and Corey Kluber, Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner, when they are healthy, but wins are not what they were when Bob Welch won 27. But begin an analytical lecture with the Astros, because they used the first pick in two drafts to take Mark Appel and Brady […]

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 […]

Neal Huntington’s Pittsburgh Pirates

I recently received an email from Dan Duquette, who brought to my attention the efforts of his colleagues to recognize the work of Neal Huntington who in their opinion deserves to be recognized as the 2016 Sporting News MLB Executive of the Year. Now as you are debating whether Yoenis Cespedes has played for the Mets long […]

Nine to Notes: Sunday, August 23, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files The Brewers’ Khris Davis has four multi-homer games this season and five in his career. The Orioles’ Chris Davis has four multi-homer games this season and 11 in his career. Will the Blue Jays be haunted by their 12-24 record in one-run games? Only the A’s at […]

ALCS Video Preview: Orioles/Royals stories and interviews

Jack Morris looks at some of the key factors that will impact the ALCS matchup… Your browser does not support iframes. Dan Plesac and Mark DeRosa discuss the keys to Game 1 of the ALCS… Your browser does not support iframes. Buck Showalter and Ned Yost discuss the possibility of rain in Game 1… Your […]

Peter Gammons: As Yankees await Tanaka decision, AL East looking strong

The countdown to Masahiro Tanaka Friday is on the clock, and its ramifications. Dodgers? A ridiculous rotation, supplemented by a restocked bullpen. The Cubs? A foundation. Diamondbacks? More pitchbuilding. And, of course, if he signs with the Yankees, then dominoes from Grant Balfour to maybe a Bronson Arroyo or Stephen Drew tumble above and beyond […]

Peter Gammons: Balfour ‘physical’ fiasco brings Orioles culture back to reality

The sad part is the culture that had been built in Baltimore. When they made the playoffs in 2012, their closer and player rep, Jim Johnson, encouraged the players to give a record number of post-season shares, including full shares to the club’s triple-A manager and pitching coach. Their shortstop, J.J. Hardy, mentored Manny Machado […]

Video Collection: GMs at the Winter Meetings

Mets GM Sandy Alderson on moves during the Winter Meetings, first base situation, starting rotation and bullpen. Angels GM Jerry Dipoto on acquiring Brian Moran and the potential of adding another starter. Twins GM Terry Ryan on team’s search for offense and pitching and their offseason plan. Rockies Senior VP of Baseball Operations Bill Geivett […]

Friday Fun: Play “Name the Free Agent”

Your reward for a busy week of reading on is a little game I like to call: Name the Free Agent Name the free agent who this season hit 21 homers, all off right-handed pitchers. Name the free agent who in his first MLB at bat pinch-hit a single off Dennis Cook and was […]