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Cone Concerned About Yankees 2013 Power

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

TRENTON, NJ – Former Yankees pitching great and YES broadcaster David Cone hopes the Yankees don’t have a power shortage in 2013. He feels the team’s pitching will be fine, but realizes the team will have to come up with a replacement for outfielder Nick Swisher, who rejected the Yankees’ $13.3 million qualifying offer and […]

Link: Sports Media 2012 Stock Up Stock Down

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

In case you missed it, in addition to the New York baseball “Stock Up Stock Down” going into 2012, I also completed a media version over at Sports Media Watchdog. CLICK HERE to read who I personally think you should be paying attention to in the sports media landscape. There are also blog mentions as […]

September 10th, 1999 – Best Game Ever Pitched?

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

I was listening to Joel Sherman last night on MLB Home Plate on Sirius XM. One of the topics discussed was the best game that Sherman has ever seen pitched, and he immediately brought up Pedro Martinez‘s 17-strikeout game versus the Yankees at the Stadium on September 10th, 1999. Martinez gave up a single run […]

Is it Time to Retire the Numbers of the 90s Dynasty?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Mariano Rivera collecting his 600th save last night made me think about the late nineties version of the Yankees. In recent years this group was represented by the “Core Four,” which is now the “Core Three,” and soon to be “Core Two” once the team parts ways with Jorge Posada this offseason. The 2012 version of the Yankees […]

Chris Capuano’s Unique Place in Mets History

Monday, August 29th, 2011

With everyone preparing for Hurricane Irene you might have missed a dominant pitching performance by Chris Capuano on Friday. Capuano’s complete game 13 strikeout shutout of Atlanta might appear to be another win in a season that will end short of the playoffs, but as Mark Simon noted at ESPN NY this is one of the best […]

Looking Back at the Mets Trading David Cone

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Nineteen years ago today the Mets sent David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent and Ryan Thompson. Cone may be remembered today more for his time with the Yankees, but he became an elite pitcher across town with the Mets. Acquired on March 27th, 1987, along with Chris Jelic, for Rick Anderson, Mauro Gozzo, and Ed Hearn, Cone would join an already loaded rotation […]

Klapisch on Girardi, Using Your Head on a Triple Play, Duda Continues to Impress, Raissman on Cone, Mex on a Saturday Night

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The Yankees continue to win, and are in first place in the AL East. The playoffs are not in question, but that didn’t stop Bob Klapisch from taking him to task in yesterday’s Record for how he handled the A.J. Burnett situation on Saturday night. It’s up to the manager to prove he’s not playing favorites on […]

Remembering El Duque, Cone Argues Sabermetrics, Zambrano’s Legacy, Munson Bio on SABR, Batting Stance Guy Imitates the MLB Network

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

It appears Orlando Hernandez is finally going to hang up his spikes and announce his retirement. I believe El Duque has been retired since he hurt his big toe late in the 2007 season with the Mets. Although he pitched only 9 seasons in the big leagues, he left his mark as one of the great postseason […]

Shades of Guidry, Keeping Beltran, Chi Sox Fire Sale, Revenge on Bruce

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Many thought CC Sabathia was headed to a perfect game last night. Thoughts of David Cone‘s perfecto in 1999 had to come to mind since it was under a similar scenario where the performance was delayed by rain. When it was all said and done, maybe a more appropriate comparison was June 17th, 1978 when Ron Guidry struck out 18 […]

SNY on Kiner, Gangland, Reyes Video, Ubaldo an Injury Risk

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Next Thursday SNY will be airing a special on Ralph Kiner at 7pm. Newsday’s Neil Best reports that among those interviewed are Tom Seaver, Keith Hernandez, Tim McCarver and Kiner himself. Rumor has it that you will hear about his date with Elizabeth Taylor. Although I criticize the network for their lack of programming, when they do produce […]