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Mark Teixeira Needs To Adjust His Approach or His Career Could be Over

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

The Yankees have started the season 4-4 despite the fact they have been without the expected quality pitching of ace CC Sabathia (he of the new five year, $122 million extension), and without any production from middle of the order hitters Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira. Robbie will come around soon, but it is Teixeira’s […]

Yanks Need Teixeira to Return to Form, Not Bunt

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

“If they’re playing a big shift, I might lay some bunts down this year,” Mark Teixeira told Bryan Hock of  MLB.com. “I’ve been so against it my entire career, [but] I might lay down a few bunts. If I can beat the shift that way, that’s important.” Bunting is all fine and good, but the real […]

Those That Matter Win in New CBA

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

I am a big proponent of the new MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement. There are goodies for the average player, expanded playoffs, and even roster flexibility for doubleheaders. Like with any deal there were tradeoffs, as teams are now going to have to draft and spend wiser on amateur talent. Just a day before the rumored […]

Bobby Valentine, Executive Producer, But What’s Next?

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Big league manager on two continents, ESPN broadcaster, civil servant in Stamford, CT and now executive producer is a term you can use to describe Bobby Valentine. The man that seems to have his hand in just about everything made an appearance on Saturday at the Hamptons Film Festival. His latest venture is a film […]

Parnell and BABIP, Bill Buckner on Curb, Second Spitter, Jesus Montero and Marketing of the Future

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Check out this blurb from a piece by Andy McCullough in the Star Ledger about Bobby Parnell: Few Mets have experienced patches of bad luck like him this season. He possesses the second-highest batting average on balls in play (.343), which measures how often a hit is recorded when the hitter makes contact. The average for a […]

Well Rounded Granderson Clear Cut AL MVP

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Curtis Granderson should win the AL MVP. There shouldn’t be a question about this, despite the Red Sox having three players with outstanding seasons- Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, and Adrian Gonzalez- and Jose Bautista demonstrating extraordinary power in a post-steroid era. Going into tonight’s action the “Grandy Man” leads the American League in hits, triples, […]

Beware Verlander, The Future Starting Rotation, Munson and Teixeira HOF Credentials

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The dog days of August start to build separation in the standings. In the AL Central, both Detroit and Cleveland made deadline deals. Cleveland made the big splash landing Ubaldo Jimenez, who will start Friday versus Texas. It may not be soon enough as the combination of newly acquired Doug Fister, and Jacoby Ellsbury‘s walk off home run […]

Mets As Sellers, Tex vs. Giambi, Matsui and New HOF, BBWAA Dilemma

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Carlos Beltran likely played his final home game as a member of the Mets yesterday. Today is just another day where we read rumors and wait for the eventual announcement that Beltran has been dealt. I know that the blogosphere and Twitter will “light up” with a polarizing reaction. This won’t be like the K-Rod […]

Buzz in the Citi, Wall of Flushing, D-Rob MVP, A-Rod Recruiting?

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

There was a certain “buzz” at Citi Field for the Subway Series opener last night. Those that were in the building said it was the best since it opened. There were a lot of Yankees fans in attendance (rough estimate was 55/45 Mets), which may have contributed to it. Let’s be honest, Mets fans have […]

A-Rod, Teixeira to Appear in Entourage

Friday, June 24th, 2011

You might know about this, but I must have missed it. Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez filmed cameos on “Entourage” at the Stadium Wednesday afternoon. Both Yankees will play themselves on the HBO show, where the story depicts them as investors in Queens Italian restaurant Don Peppe, which Jerry Ferrara’s character, Turtle, attempts to bring to […]

Reyes Made Wise Decision to Avoid Boras

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

The 2011 season always appears to be two steps forward, one step back for the Mets. That was inevitable on the field, as most had them winning no more than 81 to 85 games. But Jose Reyes and his future with the team appeared to be on the right track with his play on the […]

Should the Yankees Be Concerned About Teixeira?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Panicked? No. Concerned? Maybe….. As of this writing, the well-paid, Yankee 1st baseman is batting .248—well below his .284 lifetime average, and a far cry from the .207 he hit in 2007. After batting .220 last year in September and October, Mark Teixeira started —for him—fairly decently. Tex batted .256 and 6 HRs in April, […]

Sox Should Be Punished for Their Shenanigans

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Sometimes, they say, timing is everything. In the case of the Boston Red Sox and their contract extension with first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, you could amend that to sometimes, timing is suspicious. If you believe the convenient P.R. spin of Theo the Boy Genius and the Nation of Idiots, it was the end of a […]

Blueprint Victory for Yanks on Opening Day

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

All the concerns of winter can sometimes go away quickly with just one baseball game. After months of hearing about Derek Jeter’s negotiations, falling short on signing Cliff Lee, and the annual Joba Chamberlain spring debate, the Yankees opened up the season in front of forty eight thousand plus at the Stadium. What they saw […]

Yanks Free Agent Haul in 08-09 Best Ever?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Joel Sherman opined yesterday that CC Sabathia could be the best free agent signing in Yankees history. That’s high praise considering the organization has splurged on stars such as Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage, Jason Giambi, Mike Mussina, and Gary Sheffield. Although I am not sure Sabathia can yet be called the “best” free agent signing […]