By Theodore N. Beitchman
There are a lot of fine baseball writers covering the sweetest game in the land.
Three of them are the Daily News’ David Murphy and Ryan Lawrence and the Inquirer’s Matt Gelb, who have the unenviable task of covering a terrible team on the field and an unspeakably incompetent general manager, Ruben Amaro Jr., off the field.
But no one has the experience, the chops and the connections of Peter Gammons, who cut his teeth covering the Red Sox for the Boston Globe and then was my colleague at Sports Illustrated.
Jayson Stark is terrific and he is close, but the former Inquirer beat writer who now writes for ESPN.com still doesn’t touch Gammons.
So when Gammons, who also works for the MLB Network, posts a piece on his website that says the Phillies are “on a landfill” with their effort to trade Cole Hamels I take notice.
You should too: