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Is Robinson Cano Establishing Himself as the Best 2B Ever?

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Is Robinson Cano positioning himself to be the best second baseman in the history of baseball? It was a topic discussed yesterday on WFAN. He certainly is the best second baseman in the game today. Three straight years of a .300+ batting average, two straight years of 100+ RBI, and a gold glove makes that […]

Wright’s Stance, Alfonso Soriano, Matsui Reunion, SF in Lead for Beltran

Monday, July 25th, 2011

David Wright returned from the disable list to hit a homer and drive in six runs this weekend in Florida. Chuck Johnson, who does scouting and contributes here at NYBD, had this to say about his observations about the weekend: I was shocked at the changes David Wright made to his stance and set-up. He’s less […]

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 […]

Mets Historically Don’t Get Value in Deadline Sales

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

So you’re a proponent of the Mets trading their best assets? Send Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, and Francisco Rodriguez to the highest bidder? Excited about the possible return? Don’t get too excited, because historically the Mets have never been good sellers at the deadline. Take a look. 1992: The Mets sent David Cone post trade […]

Top Five Father/Son Combos in Baseball History

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

To celebrate Father’s Day lets try something different: looking at the top father/son combos in the history of the game. You can view the complete list here, but my top five- starting with the best duo- is: 1) Bobby Bonds and Barry Bonds- There might not be any list that has a more obvious choice. Bobby would […]

Which Mets Contract Buyout Was the Worst?

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

via ESPN New York: The amount owed to Perez ranks near the top of the unofficial list of largest contracts eaten in organization history, with Castillo also high on the list. Perez is No. 1 in terms of outright money owed; however, Bobby Bonilla worked out a deal that eclipses $12 million. When the Mets […]

The Internet Will End Steroid Sanctimony

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

First, congratulations are in order to Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven for their induction into the Hall of Fame. Regardless of what you think about their candidacy, only a small percentage of individuals play Major League Baseball, of that small group, an even smaller percentage are awarded the games highest honor. With that said, I […]

HOF Prediction: Alomar In, Blyleven Short, Palmeiro Goodbye

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Later today the BBWAA will announce the latest member(s) to join the Baseball Hall of Fame. A year ago everyone assumed Roberto Alomar would be a shoo-in his first time on the ballot. Instead, the BBWAA threw everyone a curve and only elected Andre Dawson. As a matter of fact, Alomar got a lower percentage […]

Finall NYBD HOF Ballot Tallies

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Over the past week I created a survey so we could conduct a BBWAA style ballot for the readers of NYBD. Last year, you elected both Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven to the Hall of Fame. The BBWAA disagreed and elected only Andre Dawson. This year we had greater participation in the vote, and the […]

Listen: HOF 2011 Selection Show at 8pm

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Hear me discuss the upcoming Hall of Fame selections with various NYBD contributors. I will reveal how NYBD fans voted and discuss my ballot. Expected to join me is Mark Simon of ESPN, Howard Megdal, Jed Weisberger of MILB, Matthew Collier of the Biz of Baseball, and NYBD reader Gregg Ferrara who responded to Jeff […]

NYBD Hall of Fame Vote

Monday, December 27th, 2010

In addition to voting for our “Man of the Year,” I want to gather an unscientific Hall of Fame vote from the NYBD community. Last year NYBD readers selected Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven for the 2010 class. The BBWAA disagreed and only elected Andre Dawson. This year I will be using Survey Monkey to […]

My 2011 Hall of Fame Ballot

Monday, December 27th, 2010

December 27th Updated Version Each year I discussed who I believe should be elected into the Hall of Fame. Although I don’t have a vote, it’s fun to submit a ballot just like the writers of the BBWAA for discussion purposes. Last year I voted for Robert Alomar, Bert Blyleven, Jack Morris, and Edgar Martinez. […]

Former Met Racking Up Zeroes in Yanks Camp

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Everyone forgets that Royce Ring was the big name in the trade that sent Roberto Alomar to Chicago back in 2003. The Mets viewed Ring as a future closer, but things never quite worked out in Queens and he was traded, along with Heath Bell, to San Diego for Jon Adkins. Earlier this spring Chad […]

Can the Yanks Win if Jeter is Roberto Alomar?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

We all don’t want to address the elephant in the Yankees room: age with their core four. For as much leadership as this group provides, their on the field performance is the real value to the New York Yankees. If Jeter, Rivera, Posada, and Pettitte disappear from the room tomorrow the Yankees go from a […]

Random Thoughts: HOF, Johnny Damon, Mets Above Avg.

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

- I think the reason New Yorkers are down on the Mets’ chances for the 2010 season have much to do with making comparisons to the Yankees.  For the Yankees, a “fix” might involve some minor tweaking (upgrading from Brett Gardner in left field or getting some quality insurance at catcher for an aging Posada).  […]