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Can Derek Lowe Party Like It’s 2004?

Monday, August 13th, 2012

You couldn’t ask more of Derek Lowe in his Yankees debut. With David Phelps limited to 80 pitches, Lowe was asked to come in and finish up the final four innings (0 runs, 2 hits, 4 strikeouts) in the Yankees 8-2 drubbing of the Texas Rangers at the Stadium. This is the same Derek Lowe that had an E.R.A of 5.52 […]

Do the Yanks Have the Special Sauce, Pelfrey as the Closer, Bud Selig the Socialist, Was Kim Jones Influenced by Bob’s Blitz

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Over at Grantland, Jonah Keri (who will appear on Sunday’s show with me) quotes Nate Silver and Dayn Perry from their book “Baseball Between the Numbers.” The authors found three characteristics that define the majority of successful playoff teams, or as they call it the “Secret Sauce.” Those traits are: - A pitching staff with a high strikeout […]

Cashman on Burnett, Mets vs. Yanks for Pedro in ’97, Overpaid Selig, Nick Swisher Album, Matt Harvey and Learning from Generation K, Johan Santana’s Future

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Brian Cashman addressed A.J. Burnett with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on WFAN yesterday.  We signed a pitcher who was .500. That is what his career record was. He’s a .500 pitcher. He can be electric and dominant. He’s an inconsistent guy. But what he does is give you innings, sometimes their high quality, sometimes they’re […]

Losing a Pennant in April, Burnett an Overqualified 5th Starter, WFAN Trade Proposals, McCarver and Kiner Singing Sinatra

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Before the season I had some fun with numbers and wrote this about the Mets offense using Baseball Musings Lineup Analyzer: The Lineup Analyzer spit out the following as the most productive Mets lineup: Jason Bay David Wright Brad Emaus Ike Davis Carlos Beltran Jose Reyes Angel Pagan Pitcher Josh Thole The tool also projects this type of lineup would […]

Let the Deals Being Tonight at 6pm

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

We are two weeks from the trading deadline and the rumors are starting to heat up. Hear me talk about what to expect from the local teams over the next two weeks. Starting at 6pm I will discuss the Mets deal of Francisco Rodriguez to Milwaukee. Hear some inside details about how it went down, […]

Yanks Should Go “All Out” For Ubaldo Jimenez

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Earlier today, we discussed how the Rockies had requested an expensive package from the Yankees for Ubaldo Jimenez. George King of the NY Post reported this afternoon the Yankees had scouts in attendance last night for Jimenez’s start against the Brewers. Even if it costs Brian Cashman Jesus Montero and two of the three Killer B’s I would pull the […]

Jeter’s Wire, Rickey Speaks, Cone in Mets Booth, Is Lowe the Right Fit

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Bob Raissman talks with David Check of MLB Productions about the upcoming documentary on Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit. “Derek Jeter 3K,” as it will be called, will have an inside look at his quest for 3,000 hits starting with the rehab in Tampa. You will get to see Jeter behind the scenes and wearing a wire during his […]

Yanks Could Move Hughes to Pen

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Even before the news of Joba Chamberlain‘s season ending surgery, I was told by my Tampa source the Yankees were considering moving Phil Hughes to the bullpen upon his return. He was successful there in 2009, and there is some uncertainty what they could get out of him in a starting role the rest of […]

Yanks Need a Starter to Beat Sox in Short Series

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

I have gone on record saying the Yankee starting rotation will not prevent them from winning 95 games and making the postseason this year. The roster, in its current state, is a playoff team in what is shaping up as a weak American League. They proved this by winning 6 of 9 on their recent […]

Baseball Should Implement Steroid Type Penalty for DUI

Friday, May 6th, 2011

We have seen two prominent players get arrested for driving under the influence the last two weeks. Derek Lowe and Shin-Soo Choo became brought the total of DUI incidents in baseball this year to six. Indians manager Manny Acta doesn’t believe MLB should punish players for actions that happen away from the field, but I […]