Videos: Peter Gammons’ Hall of Fame discussions, includes Peter’s votes

MLB Network analysts Ken Rosenthal,Jon Paul Morosi and Peter Gammons discuss their voting methodology for the 2017 Hall of Fame… Peter Gammons joins Chris Russo to discuss the legacy of Fred Lynn and break down his choices for the 2017 Hall of Fame… Jon Paul Morosi and Peter Gammons break down their 2017 Hall of […]

Paying big attention to baseball’s shortest players

I am vertically challenged. I look up to Ken Rosenthal, not only figuratively, but literally. Dustin Pedroia towers above me. I am Mini-Me It is with that in mind, I pay homage to baseball’s little guys. Nine to Know: Players under six feet tall This past season, 34 players under six feet tall, qualified for […]

On the Epstein/Rosenthal idea of making relievers face more than one batter

Now, here is an idea worthy of discussion to pick up the pace of play and, in the process, perhaps enhance the offense: make relievers face more than one batter when they appear in a game. According to a really interesting article, by the always interesting Kenny Rosenthal, “Cubs president Theo Epstein floated such a […]

35th Annual Sports Emmy® Award nominations announced

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards. More than 180 nominees were announced in 39 categories including Outstanding Live Sports Special, Live Series, Sports Documentary, Studio Show, Promotional Announcements, Play-by-Play Personality and Studio Analyst.  The Awards will be given out on Tuesday, […]

When will MLB have it’s first openly gay player?

Michael Sam, a senior Missouri defensive lineman, in an interview with the New York Times, spoke publicly about his sexual orientation and told the world what his teammates already knew, “I’m gay,” setting Sam to become the first openly gay player in the National Football League. Sam was a first-team all-American and was named the […]

The Winter Olympic team that should be managed by Joe Maddon

Okay, I have an admission to make. I really like curling. I don’t mean “curling up with a good book” or “curling up with my wife for an evening of fun,” I mean “the sport” of curling. You know, the thing with the rocks and the brooms on ice. And I know the team that […]

POLL: Is Tanaka going to the Yankees good for baseball or bad for baseball?

According to FOX Sports baseball writer Ken Rosenthal, and since confirmed by multiple sources, 25-year-old Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract with the New York Yankees with an opt out after four seasons. The Yankees also owe a $20 million posting fee to the Golden Eagles This past season, Tanaka […]

Brian Roberts a Yankee

Long time Orioles second baseman, Brian Roberts, is on his way to the Yankees. Brian Roberts and Yankees have agreement for 1-year deal worth around $2 million plus incentives, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 17, 2013 The 36-year old Roberts has been with the Orioles for 13 seasons hitting .278 […]

Yes Virginia, there is a Red-Nosed Shortstop

Rudolph has his own page on the indispensable Baseball-Reference.com, whose founder, Sean Forman, will one day end up in the Hall of Fame. The announcement came yesterday: Want to give a shout out to @JayroDesign & @HartwellStudio for the art & the concept for the Rudolph pg. We just ran w/ it as best we […]

Texas Rangers select Seahawks QB Russell Wilson in Rule 5 Draft

Seattle has been the talk of this Hot Stove season and the city continues the buzz today, but in this case it’s not the Mariners, it’s the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. Check out this tweet from Bob Dutton, the M’s beat reporter for the Tacoma News Tribune #Rangers select 2B Russell Wilson from #Rockies organization. Yes, […]