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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 […]

Accolades, Prognostications and Hype, Oh My!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

It was pre-ordained. It was a team that was predicted by so-called baseball experts to be one of the greatest in baseball history. A team personally handcrafted and built by a genius named Theo Epstein, a man many considered to be one of the greatest GM’s in baseball history. Yes, everyone celebrated from Harvard Yard […]

4 Hour Games, Should the Sox Trio Share the MVP, It’s a Wonderful Life, Danny Herrera

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

3:59, 3:16, 4:21 That is how long each game took during this Yankees-Red Sox series. These two teams have the longest nine inning game in history (4:45), which was accomplished in 2006. You heard the complaints from umpire Joe West last year. Mark Teixeira even chimed in how the games are too long. The one […]

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, […]

Sox Should Be Punished for Their Shenanigans

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Sometimes, they say, timing is everything. In the case of the Boston Red Sox and their contract extension with first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, you could amend that to sometimes, timing is suspicious. If you believe the convenient P.R. spin of Theo the Boy Genius and the Nation of Idiots, it was the end of a […]

Kicking of the Winter Meetings @ 8pm

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Two hours of radio tonight as we kick off the Winter Meetings. To kick off the night we will talk about the upcoming Veterans Committee Hall of Fame vote with author Doug Gladstone. Earlier this year Doug talked about his book “A Bitter Cup of Coffee”which discussed how MLB and the Players Association have left […]

Adrian Gonzalez Can Shift AL East Power

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

I like the Adrian Gonzalez deal for Boston, but I wonder how many Red Sox fans realize 2011 Gonzalez will be a downgrade from 2010 Beltre?less than a minute ago via TweetDeckDavid Camerond_a_cameron I like Dave Cameron, but this statement to me is a ridiculous, and may go down as a bigger blunder than his […]

Rumor: Yanks Do Have Serious Interest in Crawford

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

We are just hours away from the beginning of the Winter Meetings so let’s start it off with some rumblings from Tampa. In talking to our main Yankee source, the meeting between the Yankees and Carl Crawford is more than exploratory. Right now there is a feeling that Crawford may prefer to play in a […]

Could Yanks Be Up to Something Bigger?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Earlier in the offseason we heard how the Yankees were standing firm to keeping their payroll at 2010 levels. Depending on how you look at it, that meant it was a tight squeeze fitting in their own free agents (Jeter, Rivera, Pettitte), and Cliff Lee. There are reports the Yankees will meet with Carl Crawford […]

All New York MVP?

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Both David Wright and Robinson Cano are have outstanding seasons for the local teams. Is it far fetched to think both could be in the running for their respective league MVP’s? Going into yesterday’s action Cano was leading the American League in batting, while Wright leads in RBI. According to Baseball Reference only Justin Morneau […]