Peter Gammons: An abundance of options can make all the difference

The pitching trend-line is obvious. Those who start retire fewer batters per outing virtually every season, down to less than 5 2/3 innings a start. With that, the offense has fueled the relievers’ earned run average to rise to the reach of the last three seasons-3.71 to 3.93 to 4.06—while the MLB save percentage has […]

Peter Gammons: Dodgers and Giants primed for another race in 2017

GLENDALE, AR—They seem to have been bolted to one another since the end of World War II. Jackie Robinson, then Monte Irvin, and when the Dodgers tried to trade Jackie to the Giants, he refused. The Shot Heard ‘Round the World. Willie and The Duke. The Giants won in ’54, the Dodgers in ’55, and […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) RED SOX 13, ROYALS 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Red Sox 0 1 0 1 5 […]

MLB Video Highlights: Rajai Davis’ walk-off grand slam, Arrieta’s dominant start

Rajai Davis’ walk-off grand slam Jake Arrieta fans 10 batters, loses his no-hit bid in the 8th Bryce Harper drives home Ryan Zimmerman in his return from the DL Cubs broadcaster Jim Deshaies makes an impressive barehanded catch Clint Robinson’s first major league hit breaks a scoreless tie in the 7th Tommy Medica walks, steals […]

Spring Training Highlights: Verlander looking solid, Trout’s blast

Justin Verlander allows one hit through five innings Your browser does not support iframes. White Sox turn a unusual double play Your browser does not support iframes. Brian McCann pokes a two run double Your browser does not support iframes. Jose Iglesias injury and the Tiger shortstop position Your browser does not support iframes. Neal […]

Peter Gammons: As team chemistry grows, Rays positioned for great season

PORT CHARLOTTE—The texts lit up Matt Silverman’s phone before 7 am Wednesday, when Mike Barnicle and Willie Geist asked a guest for a ground hog World Series prediction and the first two words of the answer were “Tampa Bay.” The Rays president knows that February promises won’t get a ballpark built or even a profit […]

Gammons Notes: Grady Sizemore, Daniel Bard, Logan Forsythe and Orioles

Two of the most interesting comebacks to watch this spring will be Grady Sizemore and Daniel Bard. Red Sox manager John Farrell and assistant GM Mike Hazen knew Sizemore well in Cleveland, where from 2005 to 2008 he averaged 27 homers, an .862 OPS and averaged 160 games played. Then came injuries, two microfiber injuries […]