New York State of Mind

The Mets are really still the “Mess” .Overshadowed by their acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes at the trade deadline last July is the fact that the Mets have really been a mediocre team despite having a starting pitching staff that has the potential to rival any of the great ones that come to mind immediately: Cleveland 1950s, Atlanta 1990s. With […]

Peter Gammons: Trade rumors, Hall of Fame, and more notes from July

We are in the crazy time when there is a trade rumor a second. A few things heard: –The Royals have entertained dozens of scouts with the Angels in town. Some were in to look at Hector Santiago and Huston Street, but many others were in to see if Kansas City would seriously talk Wade […]

Videos: Peter Gammons does Hall of Fame weekend

Peter Gammons hosts the 2016 Hall of Fame Roundtable with newly inducted Hall of Famers Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr…. Condensed… Your browser does not support iframes. Peter from Fenway discussing the Hall of Fame weekend…

Peter Gammons: Griffey and Piazza defined different temperatures of cool

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—On Friday, when Ken Griffey and Mike Piazza dine with the members of sports’ most select and earned society, they will fully grasp what this means. They will see how Sandy Koufax, Tom Seaver, Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Johnny Bench and all the rest of the men with the HOF suffix act as peers, […]

Video: Peter Gammons talks pitching market, Astros, Mariners, and Red Sox

From Fenway Park, Peter Gammons joins Kelly Nash on MLB Network to discuss the Astros’ plan for Yulieski Gourriel, and the pitching market as we head closer and closer to the trade deadline…

Peter Gammons: Future of Sonny Gray, anticipation builds for top draft picks

Sonny Gray returned to the A’s Sunday, and did so nobly. He was supposed to have a rehab start that day, but when he heard that Rich Hill couldn’t make his start because of a groin pull, Gray texted a club official and offered to come up and take the ball. Gray allowed one run […]

Jamey Newberg: Liftoff.

This all happened in the space of about 23 hours, beginning late Saturday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa. Round Rock right fielder Nomar Mazara singled to center in the top of the first inning. Mazara singled to right in the top of the third inning. Mazara homered in the top of the fifth inning. He didn’t appear in the […]

Peter Gammons: Joe Maddon and managing human beings

MESA, Ar.—It was between games of a day-night doubleheader in Pittsburgh last September, and as we sat together in the visiting manager’s office between games, Joe Maddon summed up his managerial style. “I appreciate, love and use all the analytics and scouting information that so many people work on and get to my desk, the […]

MLB’s oldest current players

Baseball has always been the sport for aging men with decreasing speed and mobility. Satchel Paige finished his career in 1965 with the Kansas City Athletics, pitching a single game against the Boston Red Sox at the age of 59. In 1934, shortstop Charley O’Leary was called out of retirement at the age of 58 […]

Coffee and Clippings: An insider’s view of the rise of Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza

Alex Speier (@alexspeier) of the Boston Globe gives an insider’s look into the coming up of Jeff Bagwell and recent Hall of Fame elected Mike Piazza… Of course, in the case of both Piazza and Bagwell, their early careers often are cited as circumstantial evidence of a possible PED taint over their careers. Piazza went […]