Agent: Johnny Cueto 'really wanted to go to Red Sox'

It turns out Johnny Cueto dreamed of pitching at Fenway Park. The free agent starter has yet to sign with a club, but according to Peter Gammons, Cueto was hoping the Boston Red Sox would snag him. “Johnny really wanted to go to the Red Sox,” Cueto’s agent Bryce Dixon said Friday, per Gammons. “His idol is Pedro Martinez. He wanted to be with him. When he threw the shutout...
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins Official Reveals Huge Red Sox Package Wanted For Jose Fernandez

Wondering why the Boston Red Sox didn’t make a strong push for Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez at this week’s Major League Baseball winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn.? Miami’s asking price might have something to do with it. “We thought we might be able to piece something together with the Red Sox,” a Marlins official told Peter Gammons. “With ERod (Eduardo Rodriguez...
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings mean chaos throughout baseball, fun for MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, Peter Gammons

On Sunday, nearly all of baseball’s most prominent executives and reporters descended upon Nashville for MLB’s yearly Winter Meetings. The Winter Meetings are widely thought of as the time when plenty of free agents get signed, players get traded, and the seeds of a championship team are planted. But in reality, the event is a giant Minor League Baseball job fair, bringing...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Predicting who will be traded this offseason

Following another ugly season in the Queen City, the Cincinnati Reds roster could look a lot different by the time Opening Day 2016 rolls around. The rebuilding effort has already begun to an extent in Cincinnati, as 80 percent of the team’s 2014 starting rotation has already been traded away in Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon. This winter, the Reds are expected...
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom Almost Became A Member Of The Boston Red Sox

In a story that seemed to receive very little attention back in July, Peter Gammons reported a deal for Jacob deGrom in 2012 that never materialized. Then Red Sox’ GM, Ben Cherington, apparently almost wrested deGrom away from the New York Mets’ GM Sandy Alderson. The kicker? It appears it would have been a one-for-one deal, […]
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

High and low: Tom Gage inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in same year Detroit News takes him off Tiger beat

An excerpt from my latest sports journalism column for Poynter: ****** Tom Gage is struggling to describe the weirdest year of his life. At one point, he just blurts out, “It’s been very awkward.” Finally, Gage sums up his wildly divergent emotions. “I would wish this on everybody,” Gage said. “And I would wish it on nobody.” Saturday, Gage will experience the pinnacle...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mets Almost Traded Jacob deGrom To Red Sox For Kelly Shoppach

Jacob deGrom is one of the best young pitchers in baseball. Any major league general manager would love to have the New York Mets right-hander on his staff. According to Peter Gammons, that dream almost became a reality for Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. A few years before deGrom became the National League Rookie of the Year, he was pitching for the St. Lucie Mets in the High...
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Peter Gammons leads seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field

  Longtime baseball reporter Peter Gammons led the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field on Thursday night. Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images  
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Don’t Listen To The Tulowitzki Talk

This afternoon, Peter Gammons mentioned that Troy Tulowitzki could end up with the St. Louis Cardinals. After I got up from the ground laughing, I had to take the man seriously. Words come out of a mouth with purpose and they aren’t just though up, right? Gammons had some intent here. While there could be a chance he was put on the spot and left his research at home, allow me to...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

That One Time Peter Gammons Tweeted Out His Phone Number To Half A Million People

Peter Gammons accidentally tweeted out his phone number to roughly half a million people. Damn technology strikes again.
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s your latest dose of Peter Gammons Twitter Zen

B T Nf Thtnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn N b Bntg — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) March 18, 2015 I think this means he’s excited for Opening Day? The post Here’s your latest dose of Peter Gammons Twitter Zen appeared first on Awful Announcing.
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Five teams willing to offer $70 million to Hector Olivera

Cuban players are coming to Major League Baseball in increasing numbers and the latest crop has a few gems in it. Infielders Hector Olivera and Yoan Moncada are both set to sign soon and on Tuesday we got an idea how highly thought of Olivera is. Peter Gammons is reporting that at least five teams are willing to bid more than $70 million on the 29-year-old Olivera. While he hasn’t...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Major League Baseball to move the draft back to July?

Is Major League Baseball trying to push the amateur draft back to June from it’s usual spot in the first week of June? That seems to be the case according to Peter Gammons. NCAA Coaches and MLB officials met Monday, general agreement on a July 1 draft and July 15 signing deadline — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) January 21, 2015 This is a situation that is still in the discussion...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Dodgers Have Interest In Alexi Ogando

Peter Gammons reports that the Red Sox and Dodgers have been “aggressive” on free agent right-hander Alexi Ogando. Scouts I know liked Ogando’s workout. Red Sox, Dodgers aggressive, know next week — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) January 13, 2015 Ogando worked out in Tampa on Friday with two dozen teams on hand to watch the 31-year-old free agent showcase his talent. Ogando...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Sportswriter of the Year is SI’s Tom Verducci

On Thursday, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association revealed their yearly award winners for sportscasting and sportswriting. Plenty of familiar names were honored, and winning the National Sportswriter of the Year award for the first time was Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated, who also worked as part of Fox’s top MLB broadcast team in 2014. This marks the fifth...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. Ignoring Charlie Manuel's Advice On Red Sox System?

Peter Gammons, long-time Red Sox writer for the Boston Globe, followed by a stint at ESPN and now MLB Network is still regarded as one of the top Red Sox insiders in the industry. As it has been well-documented, the Phillies and Red Sox have talked trade for a while...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester to meet with Cardinals

Earlier this week, Peter Gammons reported the St. Louis Cardinals were to meet with Jon Lester next week, which would be just after Thanksgiving. Now, for some, these reports may come as a surprise. The Cardinals? The same Cardinals who have a farm system deeper than the ocean? Not as much anymore since they traded Shelby Miller, Tyrell Jenkins, Joe Kelly, and Sam Gaviglio in the...
Via Baseball Essential
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

A Sad Day in November

Luis Tiant is getting another chance at the Hall of Fame. The 73-year-old former Red Sox righthander was named to the Golden Era ballot that will be voted on in December. One of the saddest days of my Sox life was November 13, 1978 when I heard on the radio that Luis had signed with the Yankees. It was the ultimate indignity- the most popular Bosox player in decades and their first...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gammons: Cubs think Lester will return to Boston

The Chicago Cubs either aren’t very confident or they’re playing mind games. Jon Lester is scheduled to visit with the Cubs on Tuesday, a major league source told’s Rob Bradford. However, Peter Gammons of said Tuesday on CBS Sports Radio that the Cubs think Lester is going to sign with the Boston Red Sox in free agency. Gammons also notes that...
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Russell Martin to five-year deal

In the first major free-agent signing in the the four-year long Alex Anthopolous tenure, the Toronto Blue Jays signed veteran catcher Russell Martin to a five-year, $82 million deal. Peter Gammons initially announced the signing as a “(Brian) McCann-level contract”, with Jon Heyman and Ken Rosenthal reporting the official length and worth. Catcher has long been a problem area...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Martin signs with Blue Jays, Braves trade Jason Heyward to Cardinals for Shelby Miller

According Peter Gammons, Russell Martin has signed a five-year deal with the Blue Jays for “McCann money,” which means that he’s probably getting close to the $75 million he reportedly set out to get at the beginning of the off-season. Meanwhile, the Cardinals and Braves announced that they’ve completed a four-player swap that involves Shelby Miller going to the Braves and...
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Boston Red Sox Scouted Cuban Phenom Yoan Moncada In Guatemala

Familiarize yourself with Yoan Moncada’s name. Moncada has been cleared by Major League Baseball to sign as a free agent, according to multiple reports. The 19-year-old Cuban infielder worked out for MLB clubs last week in Guatemala, and the Boston Red Sox were among the teams in attendance, according to’s Peter Gammons and Baseball America’s Ben Badler. The...
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at trade possibilities between the Mets and Mariners

It’s no secret that the Mets spent a good chunk of last offseason looking to acquire a shortstop and it appears they are traveling the same path this winter. Peter Gammons reported that the Mariners turned down an offer of Jon Niese for Brad Miller prior to the start of the 2014 season. Perhaps Seattle would like a mulligan on that one, as Miller failed to take a hold of the...
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Yasmani Tomas Deal Appears Imminent

Latest Update: Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas is flying to the United States on Friday to meet with his agent, Jay Alou Jr., reports Jorge Arangure of Vice Sports, who believes a deal now appears imminent and could come as soon as this weekend. He adds that Alou is still planning to meet with four GMs in the next two days as the very active pursuit for Tomas comes to its conclusion...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays tweet out preliminary list of managerial candidates

The Tampa Bay Rays have released a list of potential candidates for their managerial job left open when Joe Maddon declined his option year for 2015 and signed with the Chicago Cubs. The Rays call this list "preliminary" and will add more candidates as they become available until they decide on a new manager.Here's our preliminary group of interview candidates for #Rays manager...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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