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John Lackey’s Divorce and the Media Going Over the Line

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Earlier today, I took the Boston media to task for how they handled the John Lackey divorce news, and chastised them for how they handled the situation. I was particularly hard on the Dennis & Callahan Morning Show for how they handled it: I can wonder about the local media that covers the team making […]

Importance of CC’s Victory, iPads, Kay’s Shot at the Sox, Cervelli’s Antics, Pete Rose on the Dino Costa Show

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

CC Sabathia was 0-4 with a 7.20 ERA going into last night’s game in Boston. This caused many to worry after the Sox beat Sabathia in early August. Are the Sox in Sabathia’s head? How can the Yankees win an ALCS against them with their best pitcher unable to win against Boston? As I said before, […]

Hideki Matsui Understands the Economics of Baseball

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

I am all for players receiving the most money they can get from baseball. Although many, if not all, can’t comprehend salaries in the seven figure range, these are individuals who work hard at a skill that that employs only 750 people at a given time. It comes down to simple supply and demand. There […]

Yankees Staff Not Getting Due Respect

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Is the Yankees starting rotation being disrespected by the main stream media? Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle was on the MLB Network’s Hot Stove Show this past week and proclaimed to Hazel Mae that the Red Sox had the best starting rotation in all of baseball. Justice based his analysis on the fact that […]

Comparing Yanks and Sox Rotation

Monday, January 11th, 2010

I said yesterday the Yankees and Sox have moved more to a pitching and defense philosophy. I am assuming we won’t see more of these types of games, which should make the scoreboard operator in Fenway resemble the “Maytag repairman”. As of today, the starting five for both would be: Yankees Sabathia (5.6) Burnett (3.3) […]

Rumor Mill: Delgado, Molina, and Starting Pitching

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Spoke to Joe Demayo last night and we have some Mets nuggets for the rumor mill: - If Carlos Delgado doesn’t get reinjured and shows solid mobility the Mets will resign him. The feeling is mutual since he prefers to play first base instead of being a full time DH. - Many feel it’s still […]

Did Lackey’s Significant Other Steer Him to Boston?

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

I normally live by the credo that wives, families, and children are off limits when reporting, talking, or opining about sports. I wouldn’t want anyone in my family dragged into the equation and find it reprehensible when anyone does this to an athlete. Everyone, regardless of social stature, deserves some modicum of privacy. With that […]

Is Pedro the Best Option for Mets Rotation?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Pedro Martinez back in Queens? Is that heresy? Maybe not according to Jayson Stark earlier today. I will add another nugget to ponder: Is Pedro the best “value” pick for the Mets starting rotation? So far we have seen Randy Wolf sign for 3 years/$30 million and Jason Marquis 2 year/$15 million. They had a […]

Hot Stove Talk Tonight @7pm

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

I will be hosting a mid week hot stove show tonight. Hear me give my thoughts on the Jason Bay negotiations, the impact of Halladay and Lackey deals on the locals, and Bud Selig’s newly minted advisory committee. I will also give some thoughts on why Jeff Francoeur might be the leader of the Mets, […]

Bay, Delgado, Bats, Bullpen

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

As the dust settles from “Black Monday” perhaps we can take a more pragmatic view of the Mets offseason and where they need to go. As much as John Lackey or Roy Halladay would have helped a dubious rotation, it should come as no surprise that neither player wound up in Queens. All along I […]