Newberg: The importance of Mark Teixeira.

I’ve been doing this for more than 18 years.  I started before Mark Teixeira was a professional baseball player, and there’s at least a decent chance I’ll be doing it after that, too. Strange feeling. He and a fellow Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket are the two greatest first-round draft picks in Texas Rangers history, but Teixeira, […]

Peter Gammons: Schuerholz, Hart, and Braves keep eyes on the future

They’re the Braves, so when John Schuerholz brought in his good friend John Hart to try to restore the franchise, they knew that it would take swallowing some pride and a whole lot of creativity. They elevated assistant general manager John Coppolella, promoted and brought back renowned scouts Brian Bridges and Roy Clark and set […]

Cahill Hopes to Re-Discover Sinker, Revive Career in Atlanta

The Atlanta Braves are taking Cobb County these days, shipping soon-to-be-expensive stars like Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Craig Kimbrel out of town for prospects and young major leaguers in hopes of building a super club for their new ballpark’s 2017 opening. But there’s another side to John Hart‘s rebuilding strategy: buying low on formerly […]

Peter Gammons: Hanley, Red Sox Reunion and Free Agent Rumblings Around The League

It was just a few years ago that Hanley Ramirez had the blowup with then-Marlins’ manager Freddy Gonzalez. Ramirez had misplayed and booted a ball that went all the way to the left field corner, and when he failed to run hard after it was yanked out of the game by Gonzalez. The after words […]

Video: Peter Gammons on Game 2 of the World Series, Pablo Sandoval and John Hart

Peter Gammons joined Brian Kenny on MLB Tonight on Thursday to discuss Game 2 of the World Series. They talk about the decisions made by both Bruce Bochy and Ned Yost throughout the course of the game, what this World Series means to soon-to-be free agent Pablo Sandoval, and John Hart being named Braves’ President […]

Peter Gammons: Drifting from the ‘The Braves Way’, Atlanta fires GM Frank Wren

This wasn’t just about going 4-14 in September, or 59-72 since April 27, the B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla contracts, the strikeouts, the second fewest runs scored in the National League. Frank Wren is a good man, a smart man, very tough, often very opinionated, and there was an undeniable sense all the way back […]