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Curtis Granderson a Nice Start for the Mets

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Curtis Granderson is not typically the type of offensive player I prefer. Yes, he has tremendous power, but he strikes out a ton, has a good, but not great OBP, and is average defensively. The Yankees traded for a player in 2010 that many thought would make them forget Bernie Williams. Unfortunately, outside of two […]

Granderson Begins Road Back with RailRiders

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Moosic, Pa. (SWB RailRiders)  – Despite the addition of the rehabbing Curtis Granderson, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ (Triple-A/New York Yankees) offensive woes at home continued as they fell on Thursday night in 11 innings to the Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates), 2-1. Granderson started in right field, and batted second for the RailRiders. He reached on a […]

NY Baseball Stock Up/Stock Down Going Into 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011

I always like to try new things here, so instead of doing a “year in review,” I am doing a “Stock Up/Stock Down” heading into 2012 for New York baseball. This includes a “watch list.” The list could include players, coaches, minor leaguers, and the media. Stock Up  Curtis Granderson – When the Yankees acquired […]

An MVP, Not Burnett, Saved the Yankees Season

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

What is an MVP? We debate this throughout each season in the world of stat-overload. A couple of years ago Joe Mauer brought the Twins back from the dead to win the AL Central. His numbers at the catching position were historic. That is an MVP. Last year Josh Hamilton put up the best numbers […]

Why a Yankee Won’t Win MVP, Replay on Cervelli’s HR, Warthen’s Legacy of Failure, Val Pascucci Chant

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

We can debate the merits of Curtis Granderson or Robinson Cano when it comes to the American League MVP award, but no Yankees player will win it. Why? It has nothing to do with Jose Bautista‘s stats or the fact that three Red Sox are having MVP-caliber years. Its institutional bias against the Yankees by the baseball writers. Take this […]

Parnell and BABIP, Bill Buckner on Curb, Second Spitter, Jesus Montero and Marketing of the Future

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Check out this blurb from a piece by Andy McCullough in the Star Ledger about Bobby Parnell: Few Mets have experienced patches of bad luck like him this season. He possesses the second-highest batting average on balls in play (.343), which measures how often a hit is recorded when the hitter makes contact. The average for a […]

Burnett’s Hip Turn, Jeter Underrated Again, Granderson’s D, Dickey in the Bullpen, Nick Evans, Josh Stinson, Grantland Commercial

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

I was talking with NYBD contributor Joe Delgrippo yesterday. We discussed A.J. Burnett and my thoughts about how he is throwing less fastballs than ever before. One of the things Delgrippo saw was Burnett not using the same pronounced hip turn. It’s something the Yankees have been working on correcting since spring training, but if […]

Randy Levineing Up the Price, Burnett’s Velocity Issue, Are Yanks Being Insensitive, The Value of 300 Saves

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

John Keri wrote a piece on the Cubs future “road map for success.” over at Grantland. When discussing Cubs President Crane Kenney stepping into the Alfonso Soriano negotiations, he called it “Randy Levineing Up the Price.” This is in reference to the Yankees Team President meddling into the Rafael Soriano signing. I think I am going to shamelessly steal that term going […]

Well Rounded Granderson Clear Cut AL MVP

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Curtis Granderson should win the AL MVP. There shouldn’t be a question about this, despite the Red Sox having three players with outstanding seasons- Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, and Adrian Gonzalez- and Jose Bautista demonstrating extraordinary power in a post-steroid era. Going into tonight’s action the “Grandy Man” leads the American League in hits, triples, […]

Granderson and AL MVP,Watch the Real Phenom Tonight, Toronto Best Place to Play, Michael Dunn, Overrated Mariano Debate, Best Sports Talk Host

Friday, August 12th, 2011

It’s no longer too early to talk about the American League MVP. I believe the four favorites to win the American League MVP are Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, Jose Bautista, and Curtis Granderson. I also believe you can make a great case for Granderson. Stating that a Yankees player should be MVP usually causes a […]