Peter Gammons: Look West for the class of the National League

In a year in which the Seattle Mariners, who haven’t made the postseason since 2001, were redeveloped and now playing in exile in a land called the Disabled List, the discussions over the weekend in Fenway Park were a positive distraction. It was about shortstop Jean Segura, his .329 average coming off leading the National […]

Videos: Peter on Twins performance, Red Sox roster issues, and the NL Central

Peter Gammons tells Kelly Nash his theory about the Twins’ performance and gives his opinion on the NL Central… MLB Network insider Peter Gammons joins Christopher Russo on High Heat to discuss the issues that have plagued the Red Sox in 2017…

Peter Gammons: An abundance of options can make all the difference

The pitching trend-line is obvious. Those who start retire fewer batters per outing virtually every season, down to less than 5 2/3 innings a start. With that, the offense has fueled the relievers’ earned run average to rise to the reach of the last three seasons-3.71 to 3.93 to 4.06—while the MLB save percentage has […]

Peter Gammons: The kid from Milton Academy

A couple of weekends back a baseball executive called me from his rental car to let me know “I’m going to your home town to see Matt Tabor pitch at Lawrence Academy.” I offered a little town of Groton, Massachusetts tour guide information. That Tyler Beede pitched on that mound at Lawrence Acadamy. I did, […]

Peter Gammons: The Pirates and the depreciating asset of Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole was brilliant Wednesday night. He gave up one bloop single in his first six innings. Then again, since the Pirates’ April 3 opener at Fenway Park, Cole has been consistently brilliant, allowing two earned runs or less in his last seven starts. He is healthy. He is still a power pitcher who averaged […]

Video: Peter on the emergence of Ian Happ, Dodgers’ depth, and more

Peter joins The Rundown to talk about the return of Rich Hill to the Dodgers, the emergence of prospect Ian Happ, David Price’d return to the rotation, and more…

Peter Gammons: Pitchers working fast could benefit more than just pace of play

Back in the late 1970’s, Oriole pitchers used to wear t-shirts inspired by George Bamberger and Ray Miller that read, “work fast, throw strikes, change speeds.” Simple. “It still applies,” says John Farrell. When working on a piece on the relationship between Greg Maddux and Eddie Perez, Maddux said, “what Eddie does is get the […]

Peter Gammons: A 1982 tale of Gaylord Perry and a foreign substance

Gaylord Perry was honored in Seattle this past week for his place in Mariner history. Winning his 300th game in the HO-scaled Kingdome, for his place in the Hall of Fame with Junior Griffey and Randy Johnson. When I was covering the Red Sox, a clubhouse worker once gave me a jar of Vaseline from […]

Peter Gammons: Early May check in on Red Sox pitching staff

Anyone who thought Dave Dombrowski essentially tossed blank checks at the Padres and White Sox to get Craig Kimbrel, Drew Pomeranz and Chris Sale had a large antiphonal choir with them. Prospect rankings may been rotisserie fools’ gold in many cases, but Dombrowski emptied some of the stock shelves for the three pitchers. Now, a […]

Videos: Peter on Red Sox-Orioles feud, Manny Machado, the NL West, and more

Peter discusses Manny Machado’s on-field improvement, the D-backs and Rockies sustaining success and more… Peter joins High Heat with Christopher Russo to discuss the drama between the Orioles and Red Sox…