The Tigers claim Astros closer Chad Qualls off revocable waivers

According to Peter Gammons, the Detroit Tigers claimed Astros closer Chad Qualls off waivers in an attempt to improve a 4.55 reliever ERA which is bottom three in the league. Ironically enough the two teams worse than the Tigers this season in that category are the Colorado Rockies and Houston Astros. No surprise Detroit claimed Qualls — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) August 26, 2014...
Via The Majors Detroit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Interview with CBS’ Lesley Visser

Lesley Visser has been one of the pioneers for women in sports media. She joined the Boston Globe in 1974 during an era when the paper had Bob Ryan covering the NBA, Peter Gammons on MLB, Will McDonough on the NFL and Bud Collins on tennis. After covering college basketball, horse racing, the NBA, MLB, tennis and other sports, she became the first woman to be a beat writer covering...
Via Awful Announcing
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Gammons wasn’t having any of Chris Russo’s crap on Wednesday

Peter Gammons appeared on the MLB Network program High Heat with Christopher Russo, and the legendary sportswriter wasn’t about to lay down for Russo and take his crap. Gammons was very combative towards Russo during the seven minute segment, burying nearly every Russo point and getting in several snarky replies. The best part had to be Gammons telling the clearly animated Russo...
Via Awful Announcing
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

The Cleveland Indians have traded former ace starting pitcher Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals, according to multiple reports and sources. Peter Gammons was the first to break the news on Wednesday afternoon. The Indians are trading Justin Masterson to the Cardinals — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 30, 2014 In return for dealing the former All-Star, the Indians are receiving...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

After last year’s dud, Peter Gammons, MLB Network looking forward to big Hall of Fame weekend

My latest Chicago Tribune column is on Peter Gammons anticipating a much different Hall of Fame weekend than what he encountered last year. You also can access the column via my Twitter feed at @ShermanReport. From the column: ******** Peter Gammons was on the road Thursday, making one of his favorite drives: His annual trek from his home in New England to Cooperstown, N.Y., for...
Via Sherman Report
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis has lots of interest in Jake Peavy

The St. Louis Cardinals have had to battle a lot of injuries to their pitching staff this season. It started with Michael Wacha, when on June 18 the Cardinals' right-hander landed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder issue. He has yet to return. On June 21, Jaime Garcia got bit by the injury bug as well, requiring left shoulder surgery that will end his season...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Pitcher Drawing a Lot of Interest on Trade Market

Posted to Chicago CubsChicago Cubs relief pitcher James Russell is a left handed set-up man that has been becoming a hot name in the trade market according to Peter Gammons. Two trade names heard very often this weekend:Aaron Hill, James Russell— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 7, 2014 “Russell’s numbers this year have been solid. In 34 appearances, he has a 2.22 ERA and a 1.068...
Via Sports Mockery
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

James Russell, Aaron Hill drawing trade interest

James Russell and Aaron Hill are drawing a considerable amount of trade interest, according to Peter Gammons; however, it is unclear which
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tonight’s Game is in Xandervision

As the great Peter Gammons pointed out, since the Drew signing was announced, Xander Bogaerts is hitting .390 with a 1.042 OPS. That tells me two things: nothing motivates like the threat of being replaced, and Xander Bogaerts is the motherf%^king man. The X is exhibiting more and more of the brilliance we saw flashes of during the 2013 playoffs. And, like Chad Finn, I can’t wait...
Via Surviving Grady
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Gammons: Baseball needs to make dramatic changes to pick up pace; relievers must face 3 batters

Peter Gammons, writing at his site, rolls out some interesting statistics and possible solutions for the slow-play issue in baseball. Gammons bemoans the numerous pitching changes that not only bog down a game, but also take the bats out of the hands of big left-handed hitters: “It is ridiculous that impact lefthanded hitters like Joey Votto, David Ortiz, Shin-Soo Choo, Chase Utley...
Via Sherman Report
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Official: Mets Pitching A Force To Be Reckoned With

Peter Gammons polled baseball execs, coaches and scouts on which young pitchers turned some heads in Spring Training and unsurprisingly, Noah Syndergaard ranked No. 1 in his survey. “Physical, hard, power sink. Absolute potential star,” says one pro scouting director. “Has the power pitcher mentality.” What I found pretty cool were a couple of comments made by a Braves and...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Gammons: Don't Bet Against Drew To Detroit

An interesting Red Sox connection might result in free-agent Stephen Drew winding up in MoTown. Because former Sox phenom Jose Iglesias is likely headed to the DL with "shin splints", Detroit needs a reliable shortstop. Word is that Drew might be the answer—and Hall of Fame writer Peter Gammons thinks it might happen.
Via FenwayNation
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Gammons Says Drew Will Eventually Sign With Mets

The Red Sox have made a two-year offer to free agent shortstop Stephen Drew according to what a source told Jim Bowden of ESPN. The value of the deal was unreported. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated last week that the Mets are “unlikely” to sign Drew, despite the shortstop’s perceived lack of suitors on the free-agent market. “We haven’t ruled it out, but...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

James Shields: Report that he's seeking Greinke-type deal 'inaccurate'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals right-hander James Shields said a Peter Gammons report recently that suggested he would be seeking a "Zack Greinke-type" deal after the 2014 season is inaccurate. "That's absolutely not true at all," Shields said Friday during the Royals FanFest at Bartle Hall. "I have no idea where he got that from, to be honest with you. I...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Shopping Korean Talent

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The name is Suk-Min Yoon.Ever heard of this young man?Well the Red Sox have been names as a team with interest.The question is how much interest the Red Sox actually have as the primary source of the ongoing interest for the Red Sox is that Scott Boras keeps mentioning the Red Sox having interest in his clients.Scott Boras indicated the Red Sox...
Via RedSoxLife
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

So, You Want To Win The Wild Card?

The Padres last made the post-season in 2006, losing in the divisional round to the St. Louis Cardinals. There was of course Game 163 which was technically a regular season game but certainly felt like a post-season game. That was 2007. Since then? Not too much in the way of October baseball. But that could all change if Buster Olney and Peter Gammons are right. Olney was more confident...
Via Padres Public
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

There's plenty of interest in AJ Burnett

Peter Gammons is reporting today that the Orioles are very interested in AJ Burnett and that the Rays have some interest in him as well. I won't pretend to know what's on Burnett's mind, but at this point it seems pretty unlikely to me that the Pirates will get into a bidding war for Burnett's services. The Pirates offer Burnett a locatino closer to his Maryland home...
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards vs Peter Gammons: round 1

You know, Peter Gammons commenting about hockey is like me commenting about women’s fashion. It’s just absolutely not his spectrum. He has no validity. He has no credibility. If the guy were at the rink all the time, maybe we’d consider his opinion. That was one of the comments famed NESN Bruins play by play announcer, and possible insane person, Jack Edwards had for Peter...
Via BruinsLife
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Hockey commentator Jack Edwards calls out Peter Gammons

Hockey commentator Jack Edwards called out Peter Gammons following a tweet the baseball writer made in reference to the NHL.
Via Gamedayr
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards takes a swipe at... Peter Gammons?!?

Our favorite crazy hockey announcer is back with another typically spellbinding moment in the broadcast booth.  NESN announcer Jack Edwards gets more revved up for hockey fights than he does for hockey games as he challenges his inner Howard Cosell.  But there was something that stood out as he called this recent scrap between Jordan Nolan and Milan Lucic. Jack Edwards wants...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards Makes Fart Noise, Taunts Peter Gammons After Lucic Fight

A.B. After Milan Lucic pounded LA Kings Center, Jordan Nolan, for a “high hit” on Torey Krug, Boston Bruins’ NESN announcer, Jack Edwards, made some interesting comments – even for Edwards. This is the same guy who compared a Bruins vs. Canadiens Game 7 to the Boston Tea Party. Edwards didn’t seem to enjoy Gammons’ tweet on Sunday about the NHL being a minor sport. “What...
Via The Awesome Boston
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Friedman Talks Calgary/Vancouver, Peter Gammons And Wings

Eliotte Friedman joined Matt Dery of Detroit Sports 105.1 and discussed the Calgary/Vancouver game on Saturday night. Friedman also had a few things to say about the recent Peter Gammons tweet about the NHL. Friedman also talked Wings and he is nos so sure if the team in Detroit will ever get healthy again this season. You can listen to the full interview here.
Via Kukla's Korner
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Familar narrative arises after Canucks/Flames brawl

In case you missed it, things got wild between the Flames and Canucks on Saturday night: Then during intermission, Torts went nuts... It was ugly, and it happens from time to time. The NHL, like any sports league, has its issues. Should an incident like this give the league a black-eye? Come on. No. Queue up the overreaction narrative.  This wasn'...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Familar narrative arises after Canucks/Flames brawl

In case you missed it, things got wild between the Flames and Canucks on Saturday night: Then during intermission, Torts went nuts... It was ugly, and it happens from time to time. The NHL, like any sports league, has its issues. Should an incident like this give the league a black-eye? Come on. No. Queue up the overreaction narrative.  This wasn't an incident...
Via Bloguin Best
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Twins Interested in Korean Pitcher Suk-Min Yoon

The Boston Red Sox certainly have been keeping an eye on the Asian pitching market. The Red Sox and Minnesota Twins are interested in Korean pitcher Suk-Min Yoon, according to Peter Gammons. Yoon, who is a Scott Boras client, has spent his professional career pitching for the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization. Yoon has been both a starter and a reliever during his pro...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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