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The Yankees Are at a Crossroads

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Well, the New York Yankees are at a crossroads. And that was well before Mariano Rivera tore the ACL and meniscus in his right knee. I was talking with Mike this week and saying how this Yankee team was in a situation of seriousness. They have a veteran team, aging superstars and aging bench players. […]

Yanks Lose Their Swagger Without Mariano

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Thursday night was possibly the most surreal sports night of my lifetime. Mariano Rivera, the most unflappable, dominant athlete (as compared to everyone else who does his job) I’ve ever seen, was in tears on my television set. Alex Rodriguez was also fighting back tears. For you see, four hours earlier we saw the video […]

Is the Yanks-Orioles Rivalry Back?

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

After beating the Yankees last night, the Orioles are now 16-9 and a game behind Tampa in the AL East. The team that most pundits picked to finish a distant last has a better record than the Yanks on May 3rd. To date, they are hands down the biggest surprise of the 2012 baseball season. […]

David Phelps Should Not Be a Short-Term Solution

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

I was in the midst of writing a “Girardi Needs to Yank Garcia from the Rotation” piece when the Yankees announced Sunday that Freddy Garcia is being removed from the rotation. He will not make his next scheduled start and will remain as the mop up guy* in the bullpen. *As opposed to the “roles” […]

The Underrated Moose Skowron

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Home run hitters tend to have nicknames. Babe Ruth was “The Bambino,” Dave Kingman was “Kong,” David Ortiz ”Big Papi” and Frank Thomas the “Big Hurt.” Bill “Moose” Skowron was a power hitting first baseman for the Yankees in the 1950s, but his nickname had nothing to do with anything he did on the field. “My grandfather shaved off all […]

Vote: Should Brian Cashman Be Fired?

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

In reading the blogs and listening to sports radio, it appears many Yankee fans are calling for Brian Cashman’s head over the Michael Pineda debacle, while others fail to find fault on the GM’s part. In this election season, everyone loves a good debate so I will refrain from offering my opinion on the Pineda […]

Can Derek Jeter Hit .400?

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Steroids created a lot of “video game” type of results over two decades. Two records that still were elusive to jacked up hitters was Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak and Ted Williams .406 batting average. When ESPN Baseball Tonight analyst  John Kruk said Derek Jeter can hit .400 earlier this month, everyone blew it off as crazy.  Thirty-four games […]

Pettitte Will Help, But He is No Savior

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

TRENTON, N.J. – Yankees fans, rightfully so, are a bit concerned about their favorite team’s starting rotation. Yes, Phil Hughes and Freddy Garcia have been inconsistent. The injury to Michael Pineda throws another monkey wrench into the picture. Help will be coming from veteran Andy Pettitte, but not immediately.  The 39-year-old,  who has made 479 […]

Pettitte Not Big League Ready, Still a Question Mark

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Yankees fans have been penciling in Andy Pettitte to takeover either Phil Hughes‘ or Freddy Garcia‘s rotation spot. On a day where the organization received bad news regarding Michael Pineda‘s shoulder, Pettitte made another rehab start with Double-A Trenton. According to Mike Ashmore of the Hunterdon County Democrat Pettitte’s velocity was between 86-87 mph. His average in 2010, his last full […]

Andy Pettitte, Michael Pineda, and the Latest on the Yanks Rotation

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The setback to Michael Pineda this past weekend where he was shut down after only 15 pitches on Saturday, along with the recent struggles of the Yankees rotation, have turned the signing of Andy Pettitte from a “luxury item” to a thing of urgent necessity. So how concerned are the Yankees with Pineda’s latest setback? I spoke with a […]

Prince Hal’s Highlanders & Their Boring Barrage of Home Runs

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

The sky was high and the sun shining bright over the Fens on Friday afternoon. A brisk breeze kept the sellout crowd of ballpark patrons in modest comfort as they sat and partook in red hots and ate enough roasted peanuts to keep half of rural Georgia in coal and horse feed for most of […]

Should the Yanks Wear Throwbacks More Often?

Friday, April 20th, 2012

It appears the fans really like the New York Highlander 1912 throwbacks the Yankees are wearing today against the Red Sox. The Yankees are one of the few teams that don’t ever wear an alternate or throwback jersey due to the rich tradition of the pinstripes. The Bombers haven’t worn a different road uniform since […]

Bobby V Not the Only Manager that Needs a Good Weekend

Friday, April 20th, 2012

It’s Bobby Valentine vs. Joe Girardi this weekend. We all know that Valentine needs a big weekend, but the manager opposite of him might need to come away with a series victory, as well. Valentine’s controversial comments about Kevin Youkilis‘ commitment rankled Red Sox Nation- specifically Dustin Pedroia- but the struggles on the field shouldn’t be a […]

Classic John Sterling: Does it Get Any Better?

Friday, April 20th, 2012

I recently talked about the charm of the Yankees WCBS 880 broadcast team: John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. A recent game-ending call by Sterling is making it rounds across the internet and Bob’s Blitz has it for us. Is this not classic Sterling? Does it get any better?

Nelson Figueroa a Yankee

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

It looks like former Mets pitcher Nelson Figueroa just signed a Minor League Deal with the Yankees. He informed everyone of the news over at Facebook.  Looks like the Yankees brought him in for pitching depth with the injury to Manny Banuelos, I spoke to Nelson on my radio program last year. He is a […]