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Simmering Hot Stove Tonight @8pm

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

The Winter Meetings are a week away, so tonight we begin to “simmer” the Hot Stove with some talk about the local teams. First, I hope to have former big league pitcher Brooks Kieschnick joins me to discuss the transition from outfielder to pitcher. I will propose the DPH idea to him and see his […]

Could the Mets Trade for Matt Garza?

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this week that Theo Epstein is willing to trade Matt Garza. I think this is a rare opportunity the Mets have to make a deal to improve the roster for the short and long-term. It is believed Epstein is looking for a prospect package to help replenish the farm system. Garza had an outstanding […]

How Do You Develop a Closer?

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Are closers made or born? The retirement of Eric Gagne got me to thinking about the genesis of elite closers. Over the twenty years of following baseball I have seen the local teams employ a number of top flight closers. Dave Righetti, John Wetteland, and Mariano Rivera have closed for the Yankees, while the Mets […]

What’s Going on With the Closers?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Another playoff game, another closer melts down. This time add the name Huston Street to the list. As of today here are the ERA’s for each of the postseason entrants: Joe Nathan -9.00 Jonathan Papelbon - 13.50 Huston Street - 13.50 Jonathan Broxton - 2.45 Brad Lidge, Mariano Rivera, Ryan Franklin, and Brian Fuentes have […]

Waiver Wire Pickups Chances Slim For Yanks

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Our main Yankees source down in Tampa called us on Monday night to talk about the team’s chances of picking up a pitcher via the waiver wire. The way things look at the moment, and things could change, Yankees management does not expect to pick up any “pitcher of substance” that could help the team. […]

Rumor Mill: Expensive Set Up Men, Situational Lefties, and Strength

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Frank Russo joined me last night during the second half hour of the show. We remembered Dave Righetti’s no hitter back in 1983, but Frank also gave us some tidbits from his rumor mill bag. We start talking rumors at about the 45 minute mark. - Cashman is not looking for offense. They believe Hinske […]

Report: Yankees Parked on Street, Bell and Bentencourt Possible Targets

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Our main Yankees source down in Tampa has informed us that the Yankees have “cooled their interest” on Huston Street and are now looking elsewhere. The reason for this change is two-fold. First off, the Rockies are now fully entrenched in the wild card race. Secondly, Colorado’s asking price for Street was deemed to be […]

Mo’s 500th, an RBI, and Powerless

Monday, June 29th, 2009

- Congrats to Mariano Rivera for his 500th save and first ever RBI. I hope Yankees fans don’t take for granted the greatness of Rivera. There aren’t many more ninth innings in his arm and each remaining should be cherished. - The hardest part for a Mets fan should not be getting swept by the […]

Report: Yanks Slow Down On Street, Interested In Bell

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Our main Yankee source down is Tampa has informed us that Yankees management has, for now, “cooled their interest” in Colorado’s Huston Street, because of what our source called “Outrageous demands for him.” Apparently, Colorado GM Dan O’Dowd wants at least two top flight prospects and at least one major league ready player for Street. […]

The Enemy of My Enemy is my Enemy Again

Friday, June 12th, 2009

You’ve heard the sayings,” Politics make strange bed fellows,” or “The enemy of my enemy is my friend?”  Two weeks ago, the allegiances of the New York baseball world became slightly shook up as the Mets played the Red Sox in Boston and the Yankees took on the Phillies in “The New House.” This wacky […]