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The Mets Say Goodbye to Houston

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The Astros are moving to the American League at the end of the year so this afternoon is the last time the Mets play in Houston, unless they have a rare interleague series. Houston has never been kind to them throughout their history. As Gary Cohen mentioned during last night’s game, the Mets have a […]

Marriage of Beltran & Mets Fans Was Doomed From Start

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

It was inevitable that Carlos Beltran would be asked about his New York experience one last time during the B.A.T charity dinner on Monday. “I’m not thinking about the fans, I’m thinking about myself,” Beltran said to reporters. He added that “we can’t bring 2006 back to 2012. It has been six years. If they want […]

Derek Jeter Wins NYBD Fans 2011 “Person of the Year”

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

The results are final in the second annual NYBD “Person of the Year” and a Yankee takes the prize home for a second year in a row. Here is how you, the fan, voted: Derek Jeter – 51% The Wilpons – 21% Brian Cashman- 16% Jose Reyes - 7% Carlos Beltran - 5% Jeter now joins George […]

Sensible Contracts for Hitters and Pitchers

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

In recent months I have discussed the dangers of long-term deals, specifically when it came to the Mets signing Jose Reyes. The years, more than the dollars, is usually the problem. Long-term contracts lead to teams paying premium dollars for players past their prime. The average annual value is often skewed because you have situations (see […]

Vote: “NYBD Person of the Year”

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

The NYBD “Person of the Year” is the man, woman, or idea that ‘for better or worse,’ has most influenced New York baseball in the preceding year.” You, my readers and listeners, will vote over the next two weeks, and I will announce the winner on this site on New Year’s Day. You have until 11:59 […]

Yanks Have a Few Starting Pitching Options

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Some quick Saturday night updates –  There are several teams that could be looking at C.J. Wilson besides the Yankees, with the Red Sox being one of them and also Detroit and Philadelphia. – At least six clubs have contacted the Giants about Matt Cain besides the Yankees. – The Braves are really pushing the Yankees hard to make […]

Sunday Hot Stove @ 8pm

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

The World Series is over so that means we can officially crank up the Hot Stove season. Chris Jaffe of The Hardball Times will join me to kick off the show. Chris is the author of the book Evaluating Baseball Managers and recently ranked the top 20 postseason series of all-time. I will also get his […]

Yankees Offseason: Sabathia, Swisher, and A-Rod Key Decisions

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

The hot stove began early here in New York, so it’s time to start planning for what the Yankees can do to improve their ballclub in 2012. Decisions have to be made on CC Sabathia, who is expected to opt-out, Nick Swisher who has a $10.25 team option, and even Alex Rodriguez, who is owed 6 […]

4 Hour Games, Should the Sox Trio Share the MVP, It’s a Wonderful Life, Danny Herrera

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

3:59, 3:16, 4:21 That is how long each game took during this Yankees-Red Sox series. These two teams have the longest nine inning game in history (4:45), which was accomplished in 2006. You heard the complaints from umpire Joe West last year. Mark Teixeira even chimed in how the games are too long. The one […]

Joe Mauer’s Contract, Lesson of Ian Kennedy, and the Carlos Beltran Disaster

Friday, August 19th, 2011

We talk about bad contracts all the time, but watching the Yankees play Minnesota last night got me to thinking about Joe Mauer‘s deal. This is the first year of an 8 year/$184 million dollar deal ($23 million AAV) that Mauer signed last March. It’s hard to argue with the Twins giving him that money. After […]