Peter Gammons: Early Spring look at Aaron Boone’s Yankees

TAMPA—The most common phrase here at Legends Field is “they are the Yankees again.” Which they are. They’re coming off 91 wins and a post-season in which they knocked off the American League’s best team and defending champions, Cleveland, got all the way to the seventh game of the ALCS before losing to the eventual […]

Video: Peter with Stanton after first batting practice with Yankees

Peter chats with Giancarlo Stanton about the huge fan turnout to see the new Yankee take BP on the first full day of Spring Training…

Peter Gammons: A late January look at some 2018 story-lines

I get every argument. J.D. Martinez is older than Justin Upton, and, lord knows, the Red Sox are the only team in baseball over the luxury tax threshold because of Pablo Sandoval. I also get how hard the man has worked to get to 45 home runs, and his likely ability to stay healthy as […]

Peter Gammons: Astros reload for 2018 run with Cole trade

The Astros are World Champions, partly because their position players are young and intrepid and love the runway, and, by the way, they hammer fastballs so well they led the major leagues in runs and OPS. When they acquired Justin Verlander they likely assured that championship, that guy for whom the walk to the mound […]

Video: Gerrit Cole’s future, Red Sox offense, and free agent market

Peter Gammons joins Hot Stove on MLB Network to talk about arbitration, the slow free agent market, the Red Sox’ offense, and the likelihood of a Gerrit Cole trade…

Video: Peter on Gerrit Cole rumors

Peter joins MLB Tonight to discuss the evolution of Gerrit Cole and names the Yankees and Astros as his top potential suitors…

Peter Gammons: A few thoughts as we start 2018

So we’re in 2018. The owners have their tax cuts. But they also have luxury tax threshold of $197M with serious disincentives not to cross, at least not this winter, which, in accordance with their last labor agreement with the Players Association, is in many agents’ eyes $13M less than that in terms of payroll […]

Peter Gammons: Splashes and notes from the Orlando Winter Meetings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla—Brian Cashman has done the big deals, like Mike Mussina, Mark Teixeira and C.C. Sabathia. He worked for George Steinbrenner, which meant living in the immediate, and when he and Hal Steinbrenner set out to make over the Yankees from their post-Messersmith Decision prominence—from Reggie Jackson to Alex Rodriguez—to a team whose […]

Peter Gammons: San Francisco and the courting of Giancarlo Stanton

As of the morning of Monday, December 4, we still don’t know whether the Marlins preferred the offer for Giancarlo Stanton from the Cardinals or the Giants, or whether or not the Dodgers were preparing to at least shadow box. What we do know is that Gary Denbo has done a remarkable job in his […]

Peter Gammons: Verlander and Astros are built for “moment” games

There’s no way to measure how Justin Verlander would have finished the 2017 were he still in Detroit. Al Avila and Brad Ausmus understood what going to Houston might mean to him; they know him, appreciate and admire that he is a moment pitcher, that with the Astros position players and fellow alpha personalities like […]