Dating tips for Managers

The following contribution comes from Trae Lewis. You can follow Trae on Twitter @traelewis. Welcome to the Love and Baseball Show. The dating world for some takes a turn for the worst every year during what is called the “break up” season. The time period is conveniently around the start of spring when warm weather is […]

Peter Gammons: Cubs Get Their Man In Maddon

He is Joe Maddon, and Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer knew him as the manager who tormented the Red Sox. They’d watched his Rays, who’d never won 71 games in their history, win series in Fenway Park and The Trop in September 2008, beat the Red Sox in a dramatic, seven game ALCS, then come […]

Peter Gammons: Five players with potential to approach the ‘near-historic’ level in 2014

So one year’s dark loses to the next year’s first light, and we think of the hopes and ifs and maybes. How could anyone not wish to again see Grady Sizemore healthy, and Ryan Kalish and Matt Harvey and Joe Mauer and CC Sabathia and so many others whom injuries have robbed and this morning […]

Gammons Notes: Overlooked deals, Brett Gardner, Will Middlebrooks and more

1.  Most Interesting Overlooked Deal of the Off-Season Craig Gentry-Michael Choice It’s unusual enough for the American League West’s two prime rivals, the Athletics and Rangers, to trade with one another. Of course, nothing Billy Beane and David Forst ever does is shocking; hey, they traded away 3 number one picks in four months, Grant […]

Peter Gammons on the Cubs hiring of Rick Renteria

Peter Gammons joined the Mully and Hanley Show on 670 The Score in Chicago this morning to talk about the Cubs’ new manager, Rick Renteria. Here are some excerpts from the interview. On what Renteria brings to Wrigley Field: Peter Gammons: Well I think, a couple things, I think the fact that he is bilingual […]

Coffee and Clippings: Martin Perez and his new deal in Texas

Gerry Fraley (@gfraley) of the Dallas Morning News looks at Martin Perez’s contract extension with the Rangers as he was eager to move his family out of Venezuela… Eager to remove his family from the unstable situation in Venezuela, left-hander Martin Perez agreed Thursday to a contract extension with favorable terms for the Rangers. Perez […]