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Putting the Pettitte Cart Before the Horse

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY has consistently been concerned about Michael Pineda‘s velocity this spring. He, along with some other members of the media and blogosphere, have almost comically tracked each Pineda pitch. The thought of sending Pineda down to the minors seemed absurd earlier in spring, but the signing of Andy Pettitte gave the meme a more […]

Those That Matter Win in New CBA

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

I am a big proponent of the new MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement. There are goodies for the average player, expanded playoffs, and even roster flexibility for doubleheaders. Like with any deal there were tradeoffs, as teams are now going to have to draft and spend wiser on amateur talent. Just a day before the rumored […]

Hot Stove Sunday on WGBB @ 9pm

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

I am mixing it up tonight as I will be doing a full hour of Hot Stove talk from 9-10 pm and taking calls. Joining me is NYBD contributor Joe Delgrippo, who will be co-hosting with me for the night. We will talk about the Yankees re-signing CC Sabathia, what pitchers they should target this […]

MLB Should Invoke the Franchise Tag

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

The MLB free agency period is now upon us and much speculation has been written where the Big Three free agents of Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes will be headed next. But should players who have played their entire careers with an organization be allowed to leave their respective teams this early in […]

What CC Will the Yankees Get?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

CC Sabathia is back safely in the fold and should provide the Yankees the top of the rotation anchor they need to content in 2012. But what have the Yankees signed on for the next five years? Will he be as good as the last 3, or anything close to it? What are the Yankees getting […]

Sunday Hot Stove @ 8pm

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

The World Series is over so that means we can officially crank up the Hot Stove season. Chris Jaffe of The Hardball Times will join me to kick off the show. Chris is the author of the book Evaluating Baseball Managers and recently ranked the top 20 postseason series of all-time. I will also get his […]

Toronto, Detroit, Waiting in Wings if CC Opts Out

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The scuttlebutt among baseball executives down in Tampa has both the Tigers and Blue Jays getting ready to make huge offers to CC Sabathia if the Yankees are unable to sign him before their exclusive negotiating window ends. The threat of “outlier” teams jumping in and making it an all-out bidding war is the main […]

Seaver Carries Mets to Game 4 Victory- Series Tied

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Just 24 hours ago it appeared the ’09 Yankees were well on their well to finishing the ’73 Mets off quickly. The Mets have battled back and thanks to their ace now have tied the Sim Series at two-apiece. Tom Seaver pitched a complete game, allowing 1 earned run and striking out 12 in the […]

With Sabathia, It’s Years Not Dollars

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Wanted to report a quick hit here. In talking to sources, the feeling is the Yankees are more concerned about the years on a potential CC Sabathia deal, not the dollars. As I have mentioned before, the Yanks will not be outbid by any team, including the Red Sox. The years are where they have more of […]

The “Melk Man” Delivers in Game 1

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

It was a classic start to this year’s NYBD Sim Series between the 1973 Mets and 2009 Yankees. Tom Seaver took on CC Sabathia at the new Yankee Stadium and both delivered outstanding performances. In the end, it was the most unlikely member of the Yankees roster that did the most damage to give them a 1-0 lead. Melky […]