Video: Peter on Mariners’ rotation, strike zone, and more

Peter Gammons joins Hot Stove from Phoenix to discuss the possible changes to the strike zone, Mariners’ rotation, expectations for Tyler Glasnow and more…

Peter Gammons: Bringing along a top prospect

Prospects are like sophomore college quarterbacks. Play them. Now. It was that way in 2013 when Jackie Bradley Jr. tore up spring training, the Red Sox were coming off a meltdown season and talk shows howled for him to go North for Opening Day. An injury opened the door, and when he put up a .189 average […]

Is Pirates’ Rotation Prepared for NL Central Warfare?

To paraphrase manager Clint Hurdle, the Pittsburgh Pirates have serious street cred when it comes to fixing pitchers. From A.J. Burnett (twice) to Francisco Liriano, and Edinson Volquez to J.A. Happ, the Pirates have a track record of extracting maximum value from low-cost, low-profile signings and trades. They take castoffs from MLB’s Island of Misfit […]

Without Burnett, is Bucs’ Rotation in Trouble?

The Pirates possess the majors’ third best record and are positioned to punch their third straight ticket to the postseason thanks largely to stellar starting pitching. The Bucs’ offense has disappointed, ranking 17th in park-adjusted OPS despite returning largely the same lineup that placed 6th in that category last year. The rotation has stepped up, […]

Coffee and Clippings: Big Green Monster cukes? Rooftop garden thrives at Fenway

Rodrique Ngowi (@ngowi) of the Associated Press praises the Rooftop Garden at Fenway Park as a new ballpark food alternative… The 5,000-square-foot garden on the third-base side of Fenway has turned a previously unused part of the historic stadium into the largest of a handful of farms that have sprouted up in Major League Baseball stadiums, said […]

Gammons Notes: An exceptional season for young players, Brady Aiken, and Pirates

When Byron Buxton and Francisco Lindor made their major league debuts Sunday and Lance McCullers took a no-hitter into the 6th inning in his 5th major league start at the age of 22, it was a reminder that this has been an exceptional season for young players. Some 21 players 22 or younger have made […]