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Yanks Will Look For Veteran Option For Rotation

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Contrary to published reports, the Yankees are not, I repeat, not satisfied with standing pat with the rotation as currently constructed, and will not rely solely on internal options to fill any voids. We contacted our main Yankees source down in Tampa on Tuesday night, who reiterated that the team is “ready and willing to […]

Hot Stove: Figgins, Holliday, Halladay, and Lackey

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

I’ve been hearing some interesting chatter from down Tampa way that the Yankees “might” explore signing none other than long time nemesis Chone Figgins. Figgins is a very good player who could help lots of teams, but he doesn’t seem to be a good fit in the Bronx, simply for the fact that there really […]

Heyman: Mets to Look Into Gonzalez & Halladay

Monday, November 9th, 2009

I have a feeling that this will be a winter of a lot of interesting hot stove talk. Just a day into the GM meetings we have heard about the Mets possibly having interest in Lyle Overbay. Also tonight Jon Heyman of SI tweeted the following earlier today: Mets will look into Halladay, A. Gonzalez. […]

Players Omar Should Take a Look At

Monday, October 12th, 2009

This is going to be one of the most important off seasons in Mets History. The Wilpon’s need to show that they are serious about winning a title and Omar needs to convince the fans he’s the man for the job. Luckily, this team does not need a complete overhaul, but rather a few pieces […]

Sox Still Trying to Get Gonzalez in Expensive Deal

Friday, July 31st, 2009

via Jon Heyman at twitter. Red Sox still talking Adrian Gonzalez. Buchholz, Lowrie, Masterson in mix. SD wants Ryan Westmoreland and Lars Anderson, too. If I am Boston I definitely would go after Gonzalez instead of Victor Martinez since he is a more complete player. I think Gonzalez would be their version of Mark Teixeira. […]

Yanks Better Hope Sox Don’t Make a Splash

Friday, July 31st, 2009

I said yesterday the Yankee deafening silence might be good news. Remember how shocked we all were when Mark Teixeira signed on Christmas Eve this past off season? Brian Cashman is a smart executive and, to quote XM’s Jim Duquette from last night’s show, he has put the Yankees in great shape to win in […]

Sports Psychology, Joba, Bullpen, Rumor Mill

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Great hour of radio as we were headlined by sports psychologist Dr. John F Murray. Dr. Murray talked about his Mental Performance Index which he created to analyze team performance in football. He gave his take on all the fun topics we debate at NYBD: intangibles, grit, performance in the clutch, and handling the pressure […]

Should Mets Mortgage the Farm for Gonzalez?

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

After reading Jon Heyman’s article about San Diego at SI.com, I believe the Mets should see if obtaining Adrian Gonzalez is feasible. Of course skeptics will say that Minaya and company don’t have enough (didn’t we hear that when Johan Santana was available?), but the media doesn’t have the final say on what deals go […]