Peter Gammons: Splashes and notes from the Orlando Winter Meetings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla—Brian Cashman has done the big deals, like Mike Mussina, Mark Teixeira and C.C. Sabathia. He worked for George Steinbrenner, which meant living in the immediate, and when he and Hal Steinbrenner set out to make over the Yankees from their post-Messersmith Decision prominence—from Reggie Jackson to Alex Rodriguez—to a team whose […]

Peter Gammons: After due celebration, Alex Cora will quickly refocus on Boston

LOS ANGELES—It has been a long year for Alex Cora, exhausting at time. He assembled and ran the Puerto Rican team that finished second in the World Baseball Classic. He served as A.J. Hinch’s LBJ, a bench coach who coordinated practice and video and conduit to players; be it Carlos Correa’s injured hand, the hurricane […]

Peter Gammons: Mike Hazen and the culture of accountability and understanding

The deal wasn’t an MLB lead story. It happened late on the night of last November 23, between two teams in the left time zone that finished a combined 31 games out of their respective Western Divisions. Jean Segura had played in parts of six seasons and in 2016 batted .313, Mitch Haniger was a […]

Video: Peter on Correa, J.D. Martinez, and the Red Sox 3B concerns

Peter joins MLB Central on MLB Network to discuss Carlos Correa’s injury, the J.D. Martinez trade and Red Sox third base concerns….

Peter Gammons: Maybe a Cuban-American Team?

PHOENIX—At different stops along the line this spring, in Fort Myers, Surprise and Glendale, players of Cuban ancestry have asked, “why not have a Cuban-American team in the World Baseball Classic?” The thought of a sold-out stadium in Miami with Cuba playing the Cuban-Americans is fascinating. Watching Cuba playing Japan at 3:45 a.m. MT, it […]

Jamey Newberg: Holaday plans.

Stephen Strasburg gave up five home runs in his three seasons at San Diego State. He’s allowed two homers this spring for the Nationals. [Editor’s note: Please don’t assume you’ve subscribed to the wrong report.  At least not yet.] In 2009, Strasburg’s junior year at SDSU, he was taken deep four times in 109 dominant […]

The Emergence and Future of J.D. Martinez

J.D. Martinez had a career year in 2015. He slammed 38 home runs, surpassed the 100 RBI plateau, and batted a solid .282 with a respectable .344 OBP (on-base percentage). His performance earned him a spot on the American League All-Star team and won him a Silver Slugger award. Martinez first broke out in 2014 […]

2015 Silver Slugger Award Winners

The 2015 Silver Slugger Awards were been handed out last week. The Silver Slugger is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League, as determined by the coaches and managers of Major League Baseball. Here are the results… 2015 AL Silver Slugger Award Winners PA […]

2015 HR Split Leaders

Nine to Know: Home Run Split Leaders Josh Donaldson leads the majors hitting 21 homers when the score is tied, Mike Trout is next with 18. Nelson Cruz and Giancarlo Stanton lead the majors hitting 16 homers in a losing cause. Nelson Cruz has hit 18 homers in the 7th inning or later to lead […]

Multiple RBI Game Leaders

If driving home one run in a game is good, driving home more than one is exponentially better. Multiple RBI Game Leaders Rk Player # PA AB HR RBI Tm 1 Paul Goldschmidt 20 91 84 16 49 ARI 2 Giancarlo Stanton 19 85 73 18 49 MIA 3 Jose Bautista 19 89 70 15 […]