Peter Gammons: Manfred, MLBPA, Brazil, and more notes from Phoenix

PHOENIX—When Rob Manfred took the Arizona media day to express his frustrations about dealing with the MLB Players Association, it was, in many ways, the Fort Sumter. He explained that pace of game and several other proposals would be postponed for a year “due to a lack of cooperation” from the union, and effectively threatened […]

Video: Peter on Mariners’ rotation, strike zone, and more

Peter Gammons joins Hot Stove from Phoenix to discuss the possible changes to the strike zone, Mariners’ rotation, expectations for Tyler Glasnow and more…

Peter Gammons: Reflections and notes from the Winter Meetings

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Slowly, sometimes reluctantly, major league baseball executives are trickling into the Gaylord Hotel—which they will find is larger than Newfoundland– here on the Potomac River. There is a strong sense of relief that Commissioner Rob Manfred reached a deal with Tony Clark and the Players Association, yet most are in freeze-frame because until […]

Video: Peter Gammons discusses the new CBA and free agency

Peter joins Harold Reynolds and Matt Vasgersian on Hot Stove to discuss the new CBA and its possible effect on free agency…

Peter Gammons: The accountability of PED use in baseball

One of the great attributes of Bud Selig was that he understood that baseball should be one business with 30 franchisees devoted first and foremost to the best interests of the game and the MLB business. It doesn’t, of course, work that way, because so many owners believe their own city-states are the only business […]

MLBPA List of Free Agents Available to Sign

Earlier this week the MLBPA released the official list of free agents going into the 2016 season. It is comprised of 139 names that will be allowed to sign with any team starting Saturday November 7th.  Atlanta Braves Ross Detwiler Edwin Jackson Peter Moylan A.J. Pierzynski Arizona Diamondbacks David Hernandez Jarrod Saltalamacchia Baltimore Orioles Wei-Yin […]