Peter Gammons: The winding the road for a superhuman draft pick

In Chicago Saturday, there was a relieved cheer that echoed from Wrigley to The Gold Coast when Kyle Schwarber hit his grand slam to beat the Cardinals. There was the same sense across New England when Andrew Benintendi, who’d broken an 0-for-19 slump Saturday, went yard against Chris Tillman in Baltimore. Schwarber and Benintendi will […]

Matz a Two-Way Threat During MLB Debut

The New York Mets, quickly falling behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East standings and plating the second-fewest runs per game (3.5) in the National League, gave their slumbering lineup an adrenaline needle to the heart by calling up the club’s top prospect on Sunday. The 24-year-old talent from Stony Brook, New York, batting […]

Jose Abreu on track to break Big Mac’s rookie HR record – How’s he doing it?

Coming off a 2013 season in which the club ranked dead last in the American League in runs scored, the Chicago White Sox wagered $68 million on the pure power of Jose Abreu. The Cienfuegos slugger established what was then a Cuban single-season record with 33 homers in 2010-11, and he cracked Baseball America’s top […]