Peter Gammons: Value High on Gray, Scouting Cuban Legend Gourriel, and Hector Olivera

Sonny Gray turns 26 Saturday. He’s pitched less than two-and-a-half seasons for the Athletics, won 33 games with a 2.88 earned run average, and this past season finished seventh in the MLB in pitchers Wins Above Replacement. Gray also pitches for an Oakland team that had the worst record in the American League, an Oakland team […]

Video: Peter Gammons on Dombrowski’s exit, Blue Jays, Hector Olivera, and Mets

Peter Gammons joined The Rundown to discuss Dave Dombrowski’s dismissal from the Tigers and his options going forward. He also talks about the potential of David Price staying in Toronto if Dombrowski were to head there, Hector Olivera’s impact in Atlanta, and the Mets’ bullpen after the addition of Eric O’Flaherty. Your browser does not […]

Coffee and Clippings: Masahiro Tanaka lights up radar gun as well as Yankees’ dreams

John Harper (@NYDNHarper) of the NY Daily News talks about Masahiro Tanaka’s strong outing on Wednesday as he clocked 96 on the radar gun… Nobody expected to see it in Masahiro Tanaka’s first start back after a month on the disabled list, but there it was — as obvious as the swings and misses up and […]

Coffee and Clippings: Alex Rodriguez continues to earn Joe Girardi’s confidence as DH

Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) of the New York Daily News writes that Alex Rodriguez continues to earn Joe Girardi’s confidence as the Yankees’ DH… Alex Rodriguez came to camp needing to prove himself to earn at-bats. He hasn’t done enough for Joe Girardi to name him as the everyday designated hitter, but A-Rod has shown his […]

Around the majors report: Twins re-sign Brian Dozier

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @BaseballEncyclo. 1) The Twins re-signed 2B Brian […]

Coffee and Clippings: Team chemistry very evident at Red Sox spring training

Peter Abraham (@PeteAbe) of the Boston Globe writes that the Red Sox’ team chemistry is very evident at spring training… Assembling talent is what ultimately matters. But as the 2013 Red Sox proved to at least some degree, having 25 guys who are invested in each other certainly helps. That’s what makes the early weeks […]

Peter Gammons: The Moncada Phenomenon and its Roots

Your browser does not support iframes.(Start video at 4:30 for Moncada discussion). It was easy to be engaged to the historic love affair between Cubans and baseball in the dozen days leading up to the Orioles visit to Havana in 1999. The playoff games between Las Isla and Industriales, with dancing girls on the dugouts […]

Gammons Notes: The Impact of the Victor Martinez Injury, Yoan Moncada and Hector Olivera

The Impact of Victor Martinez Injury The Tigers won’t have any timetable on Victor Martinez’s return until after the operation on his left knee for a torn meniscus Tuesday. But, realistically, they go into spring training in two weeks uncertain when Miguel Cabrera will be 100% following ankle surgery, or how Martinez will recover from this freak […]