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More DH Options

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I mentioned Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Vladimir Guerrero, and Jorge Vazquez on Saturday as possible options for the Yankees Designated Hitter position. Newsday’s Ken Davidoff adds Jack Cust and Raul Ibanez to the mix as their agents have contacted the Yankees. The reps for Jack Cust, Vladimir Guerrero & Raul Ibanez have contacted the #Yankees […]

When Nettles Decked Reggie

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Dave Winfield was on ESPN Radio earlier this week with Brandon Tierney and Jody McDonald. They were talking about the Mets and Yankees, specifically how Winfield coexisted with Reggie Jackson. One story that I never heard before was about how Graig Nettles decked Jackson, knocking him out on one punch, after the 1981 playoff series […]

Contract the Mets and Bring the Dodgers Home?

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

In one of the silliest ideas I have read, maybe in my lifetime, Tom Van Riper of Forbes suggested how Bud Selig could solve the Mets and Dodgers financial situations: Hopefully Bud Selig was watching, because the obvious solution to his Dodgers-Mets problem was right there on his television screen. Really, it’s so obvious that […]

Listen: Rick Peterson Pitching Perspective at 8pm

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Another two hours of radio tonight. I kick off the night talking with former big league pitching coach Rick Peterson. Although Rick is not on the field this season he is working with two great entities, Bloomberg Sports and 3P Sports, to advance the art of keeping pitchers healthy and effective. I will talk to […]

“The Jacket’s” Pitching Career

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Everyone knows Rick Peterson for his time as the pitching coach with Oakland, Milwaukee, and the Mets. What many do not realize is that Peterson comes from a baseball family, and also was a minor league pitcher himself. Before he was known as “The Jacket” by New York fans, Peterson pitched parts of eight seasons […]

Interesting Pitching Stat

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Former Mets, Oakland, and Brewers pitching coach Rick Peterson has been on WFAN twice this month. Both times he informed the host that over one billion dollars has been spent on pitching the last decade. Of that total, about $400 million wound up on the disabled list. That’s almost a 40 percent. With that failure […]

Vote: Bring Canseco to Port St. Lucie?

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

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Thoughts on Olney’s Playoff Plan

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Buster Olney of ESPN believes MLB should go back to the pre 1969 format and just have two leagues: The American League and the National League (subscription required). Under his plan the top five teams in each league would get playoff berths. This would negate some of the yearly advantage that big market teams like […]

Yanks and Sox Slowest Workers

Monday, November 15th, 2010

I found this article at Beyond the Boxscore that tracks time between pitches using Pitch f/X. They track the fastest and slowest individual pitchers, as well as team totals. No surprise (especially to Joe West) the Yankee and Red Sox are the slowest workers in all of baseball taking 22.8 and 23.3 seconds respectively. The […]

Is Sandy Alderson Overrated?

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Sandy Alderson has been the rumored front runner for the Mets vacant GM position for the last couple of weeks. Hearing that a second interview will come this week fuels speculation the organization has made their choice. I believe Alderson will bring discipline, vision, and respect to an organization that’s lack all three for quite […]