Peter Gammons: Red Sox’ bright future and more from San Diego

SAN DIEGO—It was at this time last season that across New England there were howls to trade Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley and even Xander Bogaerts for a pitcher, any veteran pitcher, no matter how he profiled pitching for the Red Sox, who play 108 games a season in four of the worst pitchers’ parks […]

Newberg: Happy New Month.

“Veteran scouts are blown away by [the] Rangers’ farm system, counting 16 legitimate prospects, easily the most in MLB, giving them ammo for trades. “So, yes, the Rangers, who need bullpen help, have plenty of prospects to land whoever they desire at the trade deadline.”  So tweeted USA Today’s Bob Nightengale yesterday. San Diego traded closer Fernando […]

Peter Gammons: Bringing along a top prospect

Prospects are like sophomore college quarterbacks. Play them. Now. It was that way in 2013 when Jackie Bradley Jr. tore up spring training, the Red Sox were coming off a meltdown season and talk shows howled for him to go North for Opening Day. An injury opened the door, and when he put up a .189 average […]

Bang: The Rangers Update Their 40-Man Roster

This contribution was provided by Jamey Newberg of The Newberg Report. The Newberg Report provides daily coverage of the Texas Rangers. November 20 is one of those days on the baseball calendar when the ratio that’s most appropriate to focus on isn’t strikeout-to-walk or groundball-to-flyball, but instead bang-to-hype. Teams spend hours and days evaluating which draft-eligible […]

Peter Gammons: Cherington, Red Sox Faced With Long Winter Ahead

Ben Cherington left Sunday for Phoenix because it is his turn to chair the General Manager Meetings. He was able to enjoy his final day before the trip seeing Amherst beat Williams and spending the day with fellow Lord Jeffs, Dan Duquette and Neal Huntington, and when the meetings begin Monday, he can begin to […]

Peter Gammons: Arizona Fall League’s Top 9 Player Comps

The Fall League is all about what you see. Sometimes the length of the workload from February to November wears many players down, especially pitchers, but when scouts and executives gather for weeks and an event like Saturday night’s All Star Game, there is a relaxed joy in simply watching young players and projecting. They seemed […]

Peter Gammons: The struggles of top prospects in MLB

Baseball America’s Pre-season Top Ten Position Player Prospects and 2014 Numbers BA’s Preseason Top 10 Position Players, 2014 AVG OBP SLUG HR RBI 1. Xander Bogaerts, BOS. 21 .225 .294 .336 8 30 2. Oscar Taveras, STL. 22 .224 .263 .298 2 14 3. Javier Baez, CHC. 21 .231 .265 .492 5 9 4. Gregory […]

Video: Peter Gammons on odds of Cubs-Mets deal, struggling top prospects and Giancarlo Stanton

Peter Gammons joins the Mad Dog on High Heat to talk about the odds of a Cubs-Mets deal happening in the offseason. He also discusses the top prospects who have struggled this year in the majors and if the Marlins can keep Giancarlo Stanton long-term in Miami. Your browser does not support iframes.

Peter Gammons: The increasingly high value of MLB prospects

The names sound good. Get Oscar Taveras, Carlos Martinez and Rob Kaminsky from the Cardinals for David Price, as Red Sox fans threw out Jon Lester to the Dodgers for Julio Urias, Joc Pederson and Corey Seager. But for a myriad of reasons, while the historic precedent of what the Mariners got for Randy Johnson in […]

Coffee and Clippings: Baseball Prospectus names Top 10 Red Sox prospects

Jeff Levering (@JLevering4) of 45 Miles from Fenway talks about Baseball Prospectus’ Top 10 Red Sox prospects… The highly regarded Baseball Prospectus just came out with its top 10 Red Sox Prospects list recently, and there were no real surprises. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts, outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and third baseman Garin Cecchini ranked as the […]