Peter Gammons: Moving on from the anticipated departure of John Farrell

Right after one of the network pregame shows Saturday, a current manager called. “I listened to Joe Girardi and John Farrell being bashed by talk show and ex-player guys,” he said, heatedly, “people who have never managed, don’t know about 30 second replay times, dealing with players and the media and they wonder why there […]

Peter Gammons: A Marlins Monday, position allocation, & Dusty Baker on Betts

JUPITER, Fla.—Some days the split squad games suit what the Marlins need to make their eight man bullpen work. For instance, as Mike Hill says, “we’re trying to get Ichiro Suzuki and Justin Bour as many at-bats against lefthanded pitchers as possible this spring because with a four man bench we have to see if […]

Coffee and Clippings: Giancarlo Stanton recommends playing multiple sports in high school

Eric Sondheimer (@latsondheimer) of Varsity Times Insider and the LA Times on Giancarlo Stanton recommending playing multiple sports in high school for aspiring athletes… Giancarlo Stanton, 6 feet 6 and 240 pounds, with bulging muscles that have helped him hit 181 home runs for the Miami Marlins by age 26, was standing in the Sherman […]

Sunday Nine to Notes: November 8, 2015

Nine to Know From the Bill Chuck Files… Over the last three seasons, no team has won more regular season games than the Cardinals who have 287 victories. Of the 13 teams who have won the most games, only the Royals (270 wins) have a championship to their credit. How good were the Royals in […]

Coffee and Clippings: Nationals’ manager search was a fiasco of the Lerner family’s own making

Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) of the Washington Post discusses the Nationals’ search for a new manager and the fiasco that it was… The Nationals decided on Black last Wednesday. Negotiations commenced. The first offer the Nationals made Black, a manager fresh off an eight-year stint with the San Diego Padres, would have guaranteed him $1.6 million […]

Kimbrel, Chapman, and managerial madness

Neil Weinberg is the Founder of New English D and a writer at Beyond The Box Score. You can follow him on Twitter @NeilWeinberg44. In a perfect world, I wouldn’t be writing this at all. In a slightly less than perfect world, Craig Kimbrel would have stood in the visitor’s bullpen at Dodger Stadium until […]