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Do the Yanks Have the Special Sauce, Pelfrey as the Closer, Bud Selig the Socialist, Was Kim Jones Influenced by Bob’s Blitz

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Over at Grantland, Jonah Keri (who will appear on Sunday’s show with me) quotes Nate Silver and Dayn Perry from their book “Baseball Between the Numbers.” The authors found three characteristics that define the majority of successful playoff teams, or as they call it the “Secret Sauce.” Those traits are: – A pitching staff with a high strikeout […]

Francesa: Josh Hamilton Closest Thing to Mantle

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

During their weekly segment on WFAN yesterday, Mike Francesa and Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated gushed over the talent of Josh Hamilton. Francesa went on to say that Hamilton is “the closest he’s ever seen to Mickey Mantle.” Heyman informed the audience that Hamilton is so good that Nolan Ryan stops to watch him take […]

Mike Francesa: 99% Chance Lee Goes to Yanks

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Do all of you still want to use him for your football picks? He also claimed the Phillies had “no chance.” This is my main issue with Francesa. He deals in absolutes when sports is anything but that. It was apparent very early in the Winter Meetings that Lee to the Yankees wasn’t a slam […]

Watch: Incarcerated Bob vs. Jon Heyman

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

The most hysterical thing about social media is how anyone can become a media star. Those who are users of Twitter know about a man named Incarcerated Bob, a man who became famous for calling the “Boomer & Carton” show on WFAN. He got his nickname for spending nine months in an upstate correctional facility […]

Mystery Team, Texas Investors, Cloud Lee Sweepstakes

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The Cliff Lee saga continues to take a few odd turns as Jon Heyman of SI reports late tonight that even though the Yankees have offered one more year and more money, Lee’s time in Texas, and a possible mystery team, could be obstacles to a deal being finalized. We have been reporting about Lee’s […]

Francoeur, Castillo, and Perez Addition By Subtraction

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Jon Heyman reported of a rumor where the Mets and Royals are talking about swapping a number of disappointing players/bad contracts. Just a few minutes ago he “tweeted” the following: SI_JonHeyman trade of well-paid players between mets, royals makes sense. francoeur, guillen, ollie, meche, castillo in the talks He went on to say “Francoeur, Ollie […]

Manuel Extension? Remember how Isiah Worked Out?

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Back in March of 2007 the Knicks spent about five minutes in a playoff spot when James Dolan awarded then Coach Isiah Thomas with a multiyear contract extension taking him off the hot seat. We all know how badly that turned out as Thomas was fired two years later for bad performance on and off […]

DeJesus A Good Fit for Yanks But is there Room?

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Back in early December I brought up Kansas City outfielder David DeJesus as someone that could be a “value player” available in the marketplace. DeJesus is actually a local product that was born in Brooklyn and played for Rutgers University. He was drafted by the Mets in 1997, but did not sign. Yesterday, Jon Heyman […]

Could An Arm Be Falling to Mets at #7?

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Frank Piliere of AOL Fanhouse reported last night that Kansas City have come to a pre draft agreement with University of Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal. Why is this big news for the Mets? Most mock drafts had the Royals picking LHP Drew Pomeranz (LHP, Mississippi) or LHP Chris Sale (LHP, Florida Gulf Coast) at #4. […]

Latest Rumblings on the Starting Pitching Market

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Jon Heyman reported on WFAN yesterday the Yankees have two kinds of players they would like to add: a relief pitcher, and a hitter to presumably replace the injured Nick Johnson. I called down to my sources to see what they believe could be coming for both the local teams. – The Yankees are interested […]