Peter Gammons: Trade rumors, Hall of Fame, and more notes from July

We are in the crazy time when there is a trade rumor a second. A few things heard: –The Royals have entertained dozens of scouts with the Angels in town. Some were in to look at Hector Santiago and Huston Street, but many others were in to see if Kansas City would seriously talk Wade […]

DEALS ARE PART OF THEIR TRADE

“DEALS ARE PART OF THEIR TRADE ” For fans, the trading deadline Major League Baseball has made the end of July exciting and suspenseful for teams fighting for the postseason and for the franchises trying to avoid falling into the basement.  For teams like the Reds the trade deadline allows them the chance to continue their rebuilding in an […]

Videos: Peter Gammons does Hall of Fame weekend

Peter Gammons hosts the 2016 Hall of Fame Roundtable with newly inducted Hall of Famers Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr…. Condensed… Your browser does not support iframes. Peter from Fenway discussing the Hall of Fame weekend…

Peter Gammons: Griffey and Piazza defined different temperatures of cool

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—On Friday, when Ken Griffey and Mike Piazza dine with the members of sports’ most select and earned society, they will fully grasp what this means. They will see how Sandy Koufax, Tom Seaver, Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Johnny Bench and all the rest of the men with the HOF suffix act as peers, […]

Newberg: A glimpse of invincible.

Really excellent win last night, with the Rangers offense piling six of their 10 hits up in one inning, picking up their ace after he’d done so for them so many times, Rougie Odor having a day at the plate and in the field, all kinds of outstanding infield defense, and four right-handed relievers shutting […]

Joe Sheehan Newsletter: Tanking Revisited

The Joe Sheehan Newsletter Vol. 8, No. 8 March 10, 2016 The Joe Sheehan Newsletter is presented by Scoresheet Baseball. Scoresheet Baseball is the only simulation fantasy baseball game that uses the current season’s stats. Playing Scoresheet lets you set lineups, platoon, bunt, and run your bullpen just like MLB managers do — even better […]

Video: Peter Gammons shares stories from around baseball

Peter Gammons shares stories from around baseball including the career and future of pitcher and friend Bronson Arroyo, Javier Baez’ versatility, and Peter’s Song of the Day…

Peter Gammons: Dombrowski ensuring an equiped Red Sox pitching staff

NASHVILLE—In a sense, the Dodgers and Red Sox crossed paths this off-season. They each played in the Zack Greinke market, with the Red Sox shifting to an all-out assault on David Price when their baseball operations staff felt “Boston was not a good match for Zack, as great as he may be.” Which worked out […]

Peter Gammons: Craig Kimbrel and the Red Sox Pitching Staff

The haul the Padres got for Craig Kimbrel was expensive, as Dave Dombrowski knew it might be. Maybe too much, as Keith Law suggests, because Javier Guerra may be an everyday shortstop, Manuel Margot an everyday center fielder and Logan Allen a major league starting lefthanded pitcher. But reconstructing the Red Sox pitching was always […]

John Lamb, Future Reds Ace?

When Michael Lorenzen toed the rubber for his twentieth outing of the season Friday night at Great American Ballpark, it marked the 42nd consecutive game in which the Cincinnati Reds penciled in a rookie as their starting pitcher — a streak that supplanted the St. Louis Cardinals’ streak of 41-straight rookie starters…back in 1902. Not exactly a feat worth […]