Video: Peter joins Hot Stove to discuss Padres, Red Sox, and more

Peter Gammons joins Hot Stove on MLB Network to discuss the Padres’ approach to rebuilding, some of the key American League pitchers and more…

Peter Gammons: The Padres pillar in San Diego grows stronger than ever

The first time the ad for “The Founder” ran, the first thought wasn’t about a Big Mac or McRib sandwich, it was about who would play Doug Rader taking the lineup card up to home plate in a chef’s hat, the night after Ray Kroc called his newly-owned Padres a bunch of “short order cooks.” […]

Newberg: Tyson Ross, and rarity.

The Rangers agreed to terms on a pillow contract with Ian Desmond last year on February 29, the rarest of dates, and both the team and the player reaped rich rewards. Friday the 13th is somewhat less of a calendar anomaly than Leap Day, but then again Tyson Ross doesn’t need to have the kind of breakout season […]

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 […]

Front Office Theology

San Diego is the Jeckyll/Hyde team of the NL West. They just can ‘t figure out who they are and where they want to go as a franchise. In 2015, they were all in for a giant run toward the postseason adding veterans and payroll. It didn’t work the way the front office as the […]

Videos: Peter Gammons discusses the Indians, Padres, upcoming draft, and more

Peter Gammons joins Christopher Russo on High Heat to discuss the Indians, James Shields and the Padres’ next move… Peter joins Lauren Shehadi on MLB Central to discuss draft prospects, the Indians, the Blue Jays’ pitching and the Padres… Peter examines how teams can build through the draft and which teams have had the most […]

Newberg: Patients, patience, and the road.

I’d planned two and half weeks ago to write about Jurickson Profar, because nobody else had. At that point, there’d been more words written locally and nationally this spring on Matt Bush — who was once a number one but not that kind of number one — than Profar. But then Ian Desmond signed, and […]

Peter Gammons: Winter Meetings Over, Holiday Shopping Continues

Just don’t try to apply analytical logic to all things baseball. Actually, there was logic to the Miami Marlins at least talking to more than a half-dozen teams about Jose Fernandez. “We’d be crazy not to listen,” said Marlins President David Samson. So word would leak about Fernandez. Team X, Y or Z would be mentioned. […]

Which Ross Brother Has the Nastier Slider?

On opposite sides of the country, the Ross boys are dealing. Tyson Ross has emerged as an ace in San Diego, serving up the fewest home runs per nine innings pitched (0.26) among qualified starting pitchers while also ranking in the top 15 in strikeout rate (9.6 K/9) and Wins Above Replacement (3.2). Washington’s Joe […]

Peter Gammons: Public opinion casts long shadow over GMs

Six days out from the Trade Deadline, the wake from the S.S. Blue Jays can be seen for miles and miles and miles out across Lake Ontario. They haven’t lost since Troy Tulowitzki and David Price were acquired, averaging six runs a game with Tulowitzki in the lineup, and the sound in the Rogers Centre […]