Peter Gammons: WBC breaks through to show us something

The fact that Team U.S.A. won isn’t the point. Adam Jones and Eric Hosmer may have played with the fervor and passion of flag-waving Olympic moments from Jesse Owens to David Silk clearing the defensive zone to make real beliefs in miracles, but this isn’t the same. If there were a Cuban-American team in the […]

Peter Gammons: Maybe a Cuban-American Team?

PHOENIX—At different stops along the line this spring, in Fort Myers, Surprise and Glendale, players of Cuban ancestry have asked, “why not have a Cuban-American team in the World Baseball Classic?” The thought of a sold-out stadium in Miami with Cuba playing the Cuban-Americans is fascinating. Watching Cuba playing Japan at 3:45 a.m. MT, it […]

Peter Gammons: Dave Roberts and Dodgers in reset mode

GLENDALE, Ariz.—At one point, Dave Roberts was experimenting with Andre Ethier leading off against righthanders, not exactly Dee Gordon, but an idea. “You can’t always have a guy who gets on base 40 percent of the time and steals 50 bases,” said Roberts. “You make the best of what you have.” Of the last 10 […]

Peter Gammons: The Transitional Culture of Cuban Baseball Development

It was well after 10 p.m., we were leaving a playoff game in Havana between Industriales and La Isla, and we were driving back to our hotel. Down one dimly-lit street there was a line a half-block long, and when we asked what could possibly be going on at that time of night, our guide, […]

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 […]

Puig’s Redemption Starts with Turning on Inside Stuff

Who is Yasiel Puig? An in-his-prime franchise pillar, signed to a plum contract that pays him just a fraction of what his immense talent is worth? Or a clubhouse malcontent, showing up late and showing up opponents while gliding on his natural ability? We’ll leave that discussion to talk show radio hosts (and Andy Van […]

Sunday Nine to Notes for November 29, 2015

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files of November 29, 2015 Not one wild pitch or passed ball for Bartolo Colon or Johnny Cueto in 2015. Seven National Leaguers received votes for Rookie of the Year in 2015, unanimously won by Kris Bryant, but Odubel Herrera the Phillies centerfielder wasn’t one of them. Herrera […]

Friday Six Pack: Iwakuma’s No-No, Blue Jays, D. Jennings, Leaping Rizzo, Schwarber, Puig

It’s been about a year since I’ve ended the week with a Gammons Daily Friday Six Pack. Whether you’ve experienced the 7th inning stretch here on the site or not, I hope you enjoy the renewal of what I consider an appropriate excuse from your responsibilities. Iwakuma tosses no-hitter So the main story of the […]

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 […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) ANGELS 3, ROCKIES 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Angels 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 […]