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Carl Everett Returning To Atlantic League

Friday, April 10th, 2009

I thought the signing of Preston Wilson by the Long Island Ducks meant the end of Carl Everett in the Atlantic League. I couldn’t be any more wrong. According to Scott Stanchak of Atlantic League Baseball, Everett will play for the Newark Bears this season. I had the opportunity to follow Carl in Long Island […]

Goodbye Baseball Tonight

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

When the MLB Network launched in January my initial thought was what becomes of ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”. Opening Day 2009 answered that question: See ya! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. MLB, who I criticized earlier today for their punitive blackout policy, has hit the proverbial homer with their network. A […]

BREAKING NEWS from Newsday: Johan Santana out indefinitely

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

According to Met beat writer David Lennon in today’s NEWSDAY, Met’s ace Johan Santana is questionable to start the season. The headline above comes right from the Story. Because of his barking elbow, “the bottom line is that Santana is officially in limbo.” Lennon adds: “Santana said minutes ago that the elbow still is tight […]

Worst WFAN Callers Of All Time

Friday, December 5th, 2008

After Mike Silva listed his five worst WFAN callers, I decided to add my own list. Unlike Mike’s, my list is an all-time list which is derived entirely of Yankee haters. The members of this “worst of the worst” list all have crossed the lines of acceptable decorum and good taste, bringing sports talk radio to […]

Report: Yankees Have Interest In Garland

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

One name that has flown under the radar on the list of impending free agents that the Yankees might have interest in is Angels pitcher Jon Garland. Garland, who just turned 29 on September 27, is a reliable pitcher who has accrued a lifetime 106-89 record with a 4.47 ERA and 1.385 WHIP in 278 […]

Sabathia To Be Yankees Main Target

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

In our last column we profiled AJ Burnett and the reasons why the Yankees, and other teams are targeting him. I was truly surprised by the amount of internet chatter my column brought about. This time around we take a look at CC Sabathia, the likelihood of him landing in pinstripes, and the other teams […]

Who needs Billy Wagner anyway?

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Billy Wagner threw his last pitch for the Mets this season (and possibly his Mets career) on August 2. Coincidentally, it was also his last blown save of the year – his 7th of the season. With a total of 27 saves on the year, Wagner saved 79.4% of his opportunities. This means he also […]

Random Thoughts………………

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

The Mets are a flawed team, but damn if they haven’t shown me a lot of backbone over the past week.  Nice comebacks in Philly on Wednesday, Florida on Friday and Milwaukee on Monday.  Three games they would NOT have won last year under Willie Randolph. Is it just me, or does Dustin Pedroia deserve […]

Nationals Will Determine NL East Again!

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Don’t look now but the Washington Nationals have won 7 in a row after beating the Phillies yesterday afternoon 7-4. September is always a time that we look towards the schedule and analyze who has the “easy” and “difficult” stretches. September is too unpredictable, with minor league call ups and teams with axes to grind, […]

Eddie Mata and MLB Rookie Reporter Showdown

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Last night, during the Sunday NY Baseball Wrap with Howard, Eddie Mata called into the show. Unbeknown to us Eddie, who appeared on the YES Ultimate Road Trip Show, is a fan of NY Baseball Digest. In order to give back to one of our loyal listeners, I am posting information about the contest that […]