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Posada Was No Thurman Munson

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Jorge Posada officially announced his retirement at Yankee Stadium. “Hopefully you won’t miss me that much,” Posada said with his good friend Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and CC Sabathia looking on. Brian Cashman, Joe Girardi, and even Diana Munson had glowing things to say when tying a ribbon on Posada’s career. The fact remains that Posada won’t be missed by many […]

Listen: Kicking of 2012 With the Hall of Fame at 9pm

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

I kick off 2012 live from the studio of 1240 AM WGBB. As always, its our annual Hall of Fame show as I discuss this year’s candidates, predict who will be selected, and give the results of our NYBD Hall of Fame ballot. My headline guest will be former Atlanta Braves outfielder and MVP, Dale […]

Jorge Posada Has a Chance at the Hall of Fame

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Reports last night indicate that Jorge Posada will finally hang up his spikes this season. Five years from now we will be debating his Hall of Fame merits, something that already started the last couple of years. I wouldn’t vote for Posada, but there can be a case made for his inclusion into the Hall of Fame. […]

Closing the Book on Jorge Posada and the Yankees

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Jorge Posada announced his career with the Yankees is over. “I don’t think there’s even a percentage of a chance that I can come back,” Posada said to the Daily News. “It’s not going to happen.” It was a rough year for Posada both on and off the field. On the […]

Yanks Will Pursue C.J. Wilson Despite Subpar Postseason

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Some more quick hot stove hits: - Despite his difficulties in the post season, the Yankees are still going to go after C.J. Wilson. They don’t look at him as they did a Cliff Lee, but more a solid number two starter. - Yankees are getting ready to talk to the White Sox about the […]

Is it Time to Retire the Numbers of the 90s Dynasty?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Mariano Rivera collecting his 600th save last night made me think about the late nineties version of the Yankees. In recent years this group was represented by the “Core Four,” which is now the “Core Three,” and soon to be “Core Two” once the team parts ways with Jorge Posada this offseason. The 2012 version of the Yankees […]

Morning Digest: Mets and MLB Drop the Ball on First Responder Tribute

Monday, September 12th, 2011

There was no Mike Piazza to homer off Steve Karsay last night. Even if there were, I doubt yesterday’s Mets- Cubs game could ever recreate the drama of September 21st, 2001. The Mets did a nice job honoring the ten year anniversary of 9-11. They had alums get involved all weekend and participate in charity […]

Yankees Fans Want Pom-Poms, Two Headed DH, Connie Marrero, Civil War, Stray Dogs

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Over the last week I discussed how I would vote for Curtis Granderson for American League MVP; how Ivan Nova has a great shot at AL Rookie of the Year; and provided platitudes about the work of Russell Martin. Although each was widely read, there was no “pat on the back,” or “good point.” Nothing. Just Crickets. But […]

Girardi 7th Most Popular Mgr, Scully Making the Grade, Minaya Interview Inaccuracies, Citi Field Renovation

Friday, August 26th, 2011

We have chatted quite a bit about Joe Girardi‘s management style this week. In a recent Sports Illustrated poll of the players, Girardi ranked as the 7th most popular manager to play for in baseball. This aligns with what I have heard, as the player perception of Girardi is far different than the media one. […]

Dog Wags the Tail, Cash and the O’s, Pagan Continues to Disappoint, Thoughts on Tejada

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Brian Cashman had the final say on the A.J. Burnett/Joe Girardi fiasco with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on WFAN. Joe and Evan have done a nice job with Cashman the last couple of weeks. It’s amazing what an interview can produce if you allow your subject to speak. Instead of trying to impress the Yankees […]