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The 2006 Yankees Draft All Over Current Roster

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

I was talking with baseball writer Joe Delgrippo yesterday about the Yankees. A point he has made on the show in the past was how solid the Yankees 2006 amateur draft was. This was early on when Brian Cashman wrestled control of the team. The organization decided to not only spend on free agents, but […]

Listen: Weekly Digest @ 9pm

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Spend your Sunday night with another edition of the Weekly Digest. Tonight we kick off the first hour by talking with NYBD contributors Howard Megdal and Jed Weisberger. We talk Mets the first half hour. I will discuss my fact finding about the front office dysfunction, the Mets draft focus, and Jerry Manuel’s job security. […]

Listen: Subway Series on WGBB @ 9pm

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Instead of doing an AM show, I decided to have some fun tonight and broadcast live from 1240 AM WGBB during the final game of the Subway Series at Citi Field. I am sure most New York fans could do without a second day of national coverage of their favorite team. Turn down the sound, […]

Russo Should Get a Chance to Stick

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Eating salary has never been an issue with the New York Yankees and I presume nothing has changed in 2010. That is why I am proposing the Yanks take a long look and consider replacing Randy Winn with Kevin Russo. Russo would be a great addition to this team for off the field reasons. He […]

Two Yankees Trade Proposals

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

The Yankees are cruising. Even still, behind the great record, a few cracks are emerging. Andy Pettitte’s injury reveals a lack of depth on the mound, along with Javier Vasquez’s issues. And while some of the older Yankee players are not seriously injured, it does show that the Yankees are one injury away from catastrophe. […]

Listen: E-Boland and the Bombers

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Yankees beat reporter for Newday Erik Boland joined me on last night’s show. Erik talked about the Yankees lineup with Nick Johnson batting second and Robinson Cano fifth. He also broke down how the battle for the bullpen is shaking out, why the Yanks may not take a second lefty, who he thinks will get […]

Listen: Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Headlining tonight’s podcast is Jim Hirsch, author of the book Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend. Hear me delve into the career of one of the most private players in the history of baseball. We talk about Mays and civil rights, “the catch” and his time playing for the Mets. Hirsch also goes into detail […]

Being Blocked by a Star

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Ben Shpigel of the Times talks to Ramiro Pena today about being blocked by a Hall of Fame shortstop. Pena has the right attitude saying that “he gets to learn from one of the very best,” but there are other young players in both Port St. Lucie and Tampa that very well may need to […]

Positional Battle: Yankees Bench

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

The most competitive positional battle this spring may be the spots for the Yankees bench. Last year Joe Girardi only took four reserves north from Tampa. How will things play out this year? Locks: Francisco Cervelli Candidates: Marcus Thames, Randy Winn, Kevin Russo, Ramiro Pena, Jamie Hoffmann Long shots: Greg Golson, Jon Weber, Mike Rivera […]

Comparing the Top 10 Yanks Prospect Lists

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

John Sickels, who appeared on WGBB with me last January, announced his Yankees prospect list. Since Jed Weisberger of MILB, and contributor to NYBD, launched the first NYBD Yankees “Top 50 Prospects”, the major publications have done their annual version. I thought it would be interesting to compare the Top 10 from each of the […]