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Should the Yanks Sign Bengie Molina?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

I have been saying all spring the best place for Jesus Montero, if it he wasn’t the starting catcher for the Yankees, was playing every day at Triple-A. There is merit for him spending time at the big league level with hitting coach Kevin Long, Joe Girardi, and bench coach Tony Pena, but getting playing […]

Two Lefties Might Have Saved the Game

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

There was nothing the Yankees could do about the big plays made by the Texas Rangers in Game 4. Derek Holland‘s performance in relief, Elvis Andrus robbing Brett Gardner with the bases loaded, and Michael Young‘s scoop of Lance Berkman‘s grounder were all keys to the Rangers 10-3 victory. I do think, and I mentioned […]

Listen: ALCS Game 4 Recap

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

I recap the Yankees 10-3 loss to the Texas Rangers as I am joined by Joe Delgrippo of the Shore Sports Report. Hear us discuss Joe Girardi’s decisions in the sixth inning that led to a Bengie Molina 3 run homer, Derek Holland,  Josh Hamilton at Yankee Stadium, Nelson Cruz‘s breakout postseason, and the bad […]

Wait and See with Barajas

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I enjoy rooting for Rod Barajas. He is what he is- a good catcher, who swings for the fences and occasionally connects. I will also note that months before the Mets completed their waste-of-time slow dance with Bengie Molina, I advocated signing Barajas, and have been pleased […]

Barajas Caps a Night of Irony

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Irony is the word I would use to describe the Mets 6-4 win over the Giants last night. Yes, it was an important win, especially after the 2-4 road trip, but the real story was the two receivers in each dugout. First, talk about the walk off homer. Hours before the game, ESPN noted how […]

Thole Example of Hard Work

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

We always talk about players and their “tools” and ignore the intangibles that make up a big leaguer. This Sunday we will have Mike Hart, former hitting coach for the Savannah Sand Gants and St. Lucie Mets, on the radio. Mike was kind enough to give us some thoughts on Josh Thole, who very likely […]

Mets Will Be Fine With Santos as a Starter

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Forgotten through much of the winter, Mets catcher Omir (Pito) Santos has survived the “Great Bengie Molina Chase.’’ And from the opinion heard from several Mets fans, apparently you wanted nothing to do with Molina anyway. So let Santos, 29, along with backstop partner Henry Blanco, use their capabilities to handle the pitching staff, bat […]

Sunday Night Hot Stove @ 7pm

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Get over the Jets loss by joining me tonight to talk some baseball. Former Yankees pitcher Jim Coates will headline the show. He recently released a book about his career called “Always a Yankee”, and will be talking about his days in pinstripes. We will talk about the 61′ World Series, some of his memories […]

Molina’s Rejection of Mets Makes One Wonder

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Doesn’t what happened with the Mets and catcher Bengie Molina remind you of your high-school prom? You know how it is. You pursue the girl you want to ask.  Everyone feels the two of you are a perfect match.  However, you don’t handle the “chase’’ the right way and the girl doesn’t want to take […]

Molina Rejection Is Windfall Income

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Tremendous news last night, as Bengie Molina rejected the Mets’ one-year, $5 million offer and returned to the San Francisco Giants. This was hailed by many as a victory for Mets fans who are sabermetrically-inclined, and it is, to an extent- Molina’s negatives include such things as poor defensive metrics and a putrid on-base percentage. […]