Video: Peter Gammons shares stories from around baseball

Peter Gammons shares stories from around baseball including the career and future of pitcher and friend Bronson Arroyo, Javier Baez’ versatility, and Peter’s Song of the Day…

Slowly, Javier Baez Gaining Better Strike Zone Control

Game 4 of the NLDS was the culmination (so far) of a year of progress for Javier Baez. The 22-year-old infielder, overshadowed by the Cubs’ embarrassment of more immediately successful position players, blasted a three-run, opposite field homer into the Wrigley Field bleachers off an outside-corner fastball from John Lackey. The ninth overall pick in […]

Coffee and Clippings: Carpenter reaches 20 homers, scores a new ride

Derrick Goold (@dgoold) of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch discusses Matt Carpenter’s brand new golf cart courtesy of Adam Wainwright… “If you hit 20 home runs,” Wainwright said. “I’ll buy you a golf cart.” Get out the checkbook. And make it purple. TCU purple. With a leadoff home run Sunday, Carpenter reached 20 home runs in […]

Video: Peter Gammons talks future of Twins and Red Sox, Blue Jays Pitching, and ‘Hitting Consultant’ Manny Ramirez

The MLB Central crew chats with Peter Gammons about Twins’ prospects, the Red Sox core of young players, rehab updates of Blue Jays pitchers Marcus Stroman and Devon Travis’, and Javier Baez benefiting from work with Manny Ramirez.

Coffee and Clippings: Baez continues sizzling stretch for I-Cubs

Alex Kraft (@kraftmac21) of MiLB.com talks about Javier Baez’s eighth multi-hit performance in the minors… It was a classic case of Javy being Manny. After getting a chance to meet Manny Ramirez before taking the field Monday, Javier Baez turned the former big-league star’s advice into a huge night at the plate. The Cubs’ infielder […]

Peter Gammons: The Importance of First-Round Draft Picks

When the 2015 draft convenes a week from Monday (on MLB Network), conventional thinking labels this a down pool; deep, but not laden with any immediate impact stars. The primary reason is that college baseball lacks stars. Think back to the ’85 draft, when B.J. Surhoff, Will Clark, Barry Larkin and Barry Bonds were in […]

Around the majors report: Cubs send Kris Bryant to the minors

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 Cubs sent 3B Kris […]

Active Streaks heading into 2015

As we are within two weeks of Opening Day 2015, you need to know: The Dodgers are on baseball’s longest winning streak at five games and the Mariners have the AL longest winning streak at four games. The Rockies have baseball’s longest current losing streak having lost four straight, while the Angels have the AL […]

Video: Peter Gammons on Yoan Moncada, Javier Baez, under-the-radar offseason deals and Twins

Peter Gammons joins Hot Stove to talk about Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada and where he could potentially sign this offseason. He also talks about Javier Baez’s struggles, under-the-radar offseason deals and the Minnesota Twins. Your browser does not support iframes.

Doff your cap to the all-time Golden Sombrero whiffer

If you strike out three times in a game, it is called a “hat trick.” If you strike out four times in a game, that hat becomes a “golden sombrero.” If you strike out five times in a game, that gold turns and becomes a “platinum sombrero.” If you strike out six times in a […]