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...
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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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome To The Cardinals

Jason Heyward quickly learned what it is to be a Cardinal. w/in hours of the deal, he had calls from Wainwright, Holliday, M. Carpenter… — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) November 18, 2014
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Think Jon Lester In Returning To Boston

(FenwayNation Photo)According to Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons, the Chicago Cubs are of the opinion that free-agent Jon Lester will be retuning to the friendly confines of Fenway Park. With that bit of good news comes some bitter information as well—the fact that Lester's entourage is waiting to see if The Evil Ones jump into the fray. Given the huge uncertainties...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gammons: Cubs think Lester will return to Boston

    This embed is invalid   " /> 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...
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Report: Russell Martin, Blue Jays Agree To Five-Year, $82M Contract

Russell Martin is heading north. Martin agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a source told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal on Monday. The catcher’s deal is the largest the Jays have given to a player during Alex Anthopoulos’ tenure as general manager. Peter Gammons of reported minutes before that Martin was joining Toronto for “McCann...
8 days ago  |  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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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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Blue Jays Signing Russell Martin to a Five Year Deal

The Toronto Blue Jays will be signing Russell Martin to a five year deal, according to Jon Heyman. Peter Gammons first broke the news, saying Martin got “McCann money”. Told Toronto got Martin for "McCann money" — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) November 17, 2014 blue jays are signing russell martin to 5-year deal — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 17, 2014 There...
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Blue Jays sign free agent catcher Russell Martin

Getty Images Free agent catcher Russell Martin has signed with the Toronto Blue Jays reports’s Peter Gammons. Gammons noted that Mrtin was getting “[Brian] McCann money” on twitter and the actually deal rolls out to a five-year contract worth $82 million. The #BlueJays and Russell Martin have agreed to a 5-year, $82 million deal, via @JonHeymanCBS & @pgammo —...
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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...
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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...
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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...
11 days ago  |  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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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Reportedly Add Three More To Front Office: Bream, Carr, Finley

On Saturday, I wrote about the impressive new Dodgers front office, noting that the strength was coming not only in impressive accomplishments, but in numbers. Andrew Friedman has assembled a fantastically talented group, and he hasn’t let old job titles and responsibilities get in his way. Now, we’re hearing about three more names, and while we don’t know exactly what their...
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14 days ago  |  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...
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As we celebrate our 10th anniversary at we've focused our attention on our writers, contributors & website members throughout the 2014 calendar year. Today we put the spotlight on Robert Cunningham. Robert, or 'ettin' (his member name on our community forum) has been a tremendous contributor to both online discussion and in-depth articles for our blog...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: The search for a manager continues for Twins

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Monday, Oct. 27.  Top Stories: Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo had his second interview with the Twins yesterday, according...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers name Jeff Banister as new manager

Though Tim Bogar may have once seemed the favorite to be the Texas Rangers’ new manager, the team decided to make a wholesale change in their dugout. On Thursday, Texas named Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as its new skipper. The hiring was first reported by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Bogar served as the Rangers’ interim manager following Ron Washington’s resignation on...
Via The Outside Corner
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasmani Tomas Granted Free Agency, Can Now Sign With Any Team

Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas has been granted free agency by Major League Baseball, according to a his agent, Jay Alou. He is now free to sign with any club. Unfortunately, his potential $100 million deal takes the Mets out of the picture. Tomas has already had private workouts with the Phillies, Rangers and Giants who are each considered to be heavy favorites. (Joe D.) September...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Even if Dan O'Dowd leaves don't expect drastic changes

The cadaver of a Rockies season isn’t even cold yet, and already the rumors are starting to swirl about possible front office changes in the offseason. The jumping off point was the Atlanta Braves firing general manager Frank Wren Monday and naming John Hart interim GM. Hart had been serving the Braves in a senior advising role, but has experience as a general manager with both...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Et Tu, Mookie? Talking “Shakespeare at Fenway” with Kerry O’Malley

The Red Sox have always been this city’s personal embodiment of a Shakespeare play. For six months each year they bring us comedy, tragedy, farce and guys with unsightly beards. So it makes sense that someone finally got the bright idea to present some of the Bard’s most celebrated works in the place where ecstasy and misery have been body-slamming each other for decades. And...
Via Surviving Grady
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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
August 26, 2014  |  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...
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August 20, 2014  |  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...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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