Peter Gammons: The Cleveland Indians, best run team in professional sports

PHOENIX—The Cleveland Indians have won 454 games the last five years, 22 more than the runner-up Boston Red Sox. In those years, the Indians spent $414M  less in payroll than Boston, which at the start speaks volumes about how well the Indians have been run. Two years ago, they got to the tenth inning of […]

Peter Gammons: Some Twins and Red Sox thoughts from Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla.—The Twins got to Yankee Stadium for an October play-in game, and while they ran head-on into the Yankee bullpen, “it had real meaning to us players and to every one of us who grew up in the area,” says Joe Mauer. And instead of patting themselves on the back, from James Pohlad […]

Videos: Peter from Fenway South discusses 2018 Red Sox outlook

Peter joins Hot Stove from Red Sox camp to discuss the J.D. Martinez deal and the state of the 2018 team… Starting pitchers and lineup… Pedroia talks about his health, Red Sox roster…

Peter Gammons: Early Spring look at Aaron Boone’s Yankees

TAMPA—The most common phrase here at Legends Field is “they are the Yankees again.” Which they are. They’re coming off 91 wins and a post-season in which they knocked off the American League’s best team and defending champions, Cleveland, got all the way to the seventh game of the ALCS before losing to the eventual […]

Peter Gammons: A late January look at some 2018 story-lines

I get every argument. J.D. Martinez is older than Justin Upton, and, lord knows, the Red Sox are the only team in baseball over the luxury tax threshold because of Pablo Sandoval. I also get how hard the man has worked to get to 45 home runs, and his likely ability to stay healthy as […]

Peter Gammons: Astros reload for 2018 run with Cole trade

The Astros are World Champions, partly because their position players are young and intrepid and love the runway, and, by the way, they hammer fastballs so well they led the major leagues in runs and OPS. When they acquired Justin Verlander they likely assured that championship, that guy for whom the walk to the mound […]

Video: Gerrit Cole’s future, Red Sox offense, and free agent market

Peter Gammons joins Hot Stove on MLB Network to talk about arbitration, the slow free agent market, the Red Sox’ offense, and the likelihood of a Gerrit Cole trade…

Video: Peter on Blue Jays’ future, roll of the DH, plans for Hanley, and more

Peter joins Hot Stove to discuss the keys to the Blue Jays’ future, the decline in the DH role in the American league, the Red Sox plans for Hanley Ramirez, and a song of the day…

Peter Gammons: A few thoughts as we start 2018

So we’re in 2018. The owners have their tax cuts. But they also have luxury tax threshold of $197M with serious disincentives not to cross, at least not this winter, which, in accordance with their last labor agreement with the Players Association, is in many agents’ eyes $13M less than that in terms of payroll […]

Video: Peter on Marlins, Red Sox, and more from winter meetings

Peter Gammons discusses the Marlins’ offseason selling, who the Red Sox should target this offseason and more….