Video: Peter talks MVP candidates and converting relievers to starters

Peter Gammons joins Kelly Nash on The Rundown to discuss MVP candidates, converting relievers into starters and more…

Joe Sheehan Newsletter: Yoenis Cespedes is still a free agent

Yoenis Cespedes is still a free agent, even though he’s untethered to a draft pick and coming off the best season of his career. Cespedes hit so well after being traded to the Mets that he generated MVP buzz and speculation that he could get a contract worth $120 million or more in free agency. […]

World Series MVP: What if the Royals win?

OK, if the Giants win tonight the MVP should of course be the fantastic and jaw dropping Madison Bumgarner. However if the Royals win, thingsstart to get a little more unclear. With the Royals, we are looking at team in the truest sense of the word. This is a club that has not had one […]

MLB Offensive MVP: Victor Martinez

OK, I am done making arguments for any DH ever to get respect as the top player in baseball. Too many writers out there want to romanticize the easiest part of the game. Fine, no DH for MVP. So I am making an offensive MVP for the sake of this player who, from the plate, […]

Jose Altuve: June MVP, future of baseball

Coming into Monday, Jose Altuve is riding a 6-game stolen-base-streak as well as a 4-game multi-stolen-base-streak. Moreover, he enters the final day in June hitting .424 for the month while compiling 16 stolen bases in 16 attempts. He will certainly be receiving my vote (if I had a vote) for player of the month. With little power […]

Heating up in the Cutchen: Andrew McCutchen starts the Summer right

Coming off of an MVP year last season, Andrew McCutchen‘s production had been a slight disappointment through the first two months. I emphasize “slight” because a disappointing McCutchen is still better than most of the center fielders in the game. With an average just under .300 and a .439 slugging percentage through May 31, no one […]

April Spotlight: The Early Resurgence of Ryan Braun

Going into the 2014 season, no one knew what to expect from the former MVP turned PED outcast, Ryan Braun. People knew what he was able to do with a little help from scientific advancements, but were left wondering if he would return anything close to what he was before the suspension. In a seemingly […]

Peter Gammons: 2014 MLB Predictions

Predictions are, by and large, silly. There are too many variables, unforeseen injuries and things that go bump in the night. It’s easy to remember that in 2002, with a labor agreement up on Labor Day Weekend, Commissioner Bud Selig lobbied for revenue-sharing and union cooperation by claiming that 20 of the 30 teams went […]

Andrew McCutchen, best value in the game?

In a day in age where the greatest players can handicap their organizations with large contracts, Andrew McCutchen finds himself coming off of an MVP season, making a name for himself as one of the greatest players in the game. In my opinion, at his current contract, McCutchen is literally the most valuable player in […]

Writers dig the long ball

This contribution comes from Stephen Romano. You can follow him on Twitter @SteveRomanoLR.  Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were right in their 1999 Nike commercial about chicks diggin’ the long ball—it’s true—but step aside ladies, because writers saw it first. There’s always been discussion on what motivates baseball writers to elect players into the Baseball Hall […]