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All-Star Panel Talks Best and Worst Acquisitions

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

I have been down here in Florida covering spring training, so there won’t be a show tonight. You can, however, enjoy a baseball show on MSG at 10pm. “The Lineup: Hits & Errors – The Best and Worst Deals in New York Baseball” will take an in-depth look at the spectrum of trades and free […]

Yanks Should Rip Up Cano’s Contract and Extend Him Now

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Robinson Cano‘s agent is now Scott Boras. Cano actually switched agents during last season from the troika of Bobby Barad, Joe Rosario and Peter Vescovo to the man often referred to as the “Avenging Agent.” I’ve spoken to over two dozen MLB officials and scouts over […]

Johnny Damon Can Take His Whining and Lying to Another Town

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Johnny Damon has been pining for the phone call, a call that hasn’t yet been made. The fact that no team, not the Rays who Damon played for last season, or the Yankees, the team which Damon WANTS to play for in 2012. This whining was put forth through Jon Heyman’s recent piece on CBSSports.com. […]

MLB Should Invoke the Franchise Tag

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

The MLB free agency period is now upon us and much speculation has been written where the Big Three free agents of Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes will be headed next. But should players who have played their entire careers with an organization be allowed to leave their respective teams this early in […]

Morning Digest: Michael Cuddyer Right Fit for the Yankees

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

We have discussed the Yankees need to decide on Nick Swisher‘s $10.25 million dollar option for next season. I already have gone on record saying it’s time to move away from Swisher and look for a replacement, preferably cheaper and of better value. Let Swisher build his brand and sell CDs on someone else’s dime. One […]

Analyzing Carlos Beltran for Zack Wheeler

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Although it’s not official the Mets should be acquiring San Francisco’s top pitching prospect, Zack Wheeler, for Carlos Beltran and approximately $4 million dollars in cash. You can’t criticize the deal from either side as both Sandy Alderson and Brian Sabean did what is necessary to better their organizations. Alderson had the best available bat in the marketplace […]

Alderson’s First Coup, The Beard, NBC Cuts Francesa, Play For DH in World Series

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Sandy Alderson has received accolades to date more for what everyone anticipates him doing versus actual accomplishments. The front office was able to find some gems this offseason that have paid off. Pedro Beato, Jason Isringhausen, Chris Capuano, and Ronny Paulino are all important contributors for less than $4 million dollars. That was the sandbox, now comes the deep end […]

Jeter Is No Ripken, K-Rod &Boras, Warthen Platitudes, CC’s Show, Liriano

Monday, July 11th, 2011

With all the hoopla over the weekend regarding Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit, it brought to mind another shortstop who achieved a milestone: Cal Ripken. Now, I am not suggesting Jeter did a bad job over the weekend, but I compared his event versus Ripken’s and it was night and day. Perhaps this is an unfair […]

Top Pick Gerrit Cole Dropping?

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

With a slew of bad news for Mets fans this week, I found an interesting nugget via Buster Olney’s Blog at ESPN (subscription required): Heard this: While Gerrit Cole’s struggles have scared off some teams and caused him to drop on some draft boards, the Pirates — who have the first pick in the draft […]

Perez Should Volunteer for Minor League Assignment

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

If Oliver Perez were smart he would stick around the Mets organization the remainder of the season. Regardless of whether he pitches here, or in the Atlantic League, Perez will earn $12 million dollars in 2011. The early returns are mixed even for the most positive Perez supporters. Knowing that Johan Santana is out till […]

Cano Headed for Record Payday

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

The Yankees decision to buy out Robinson Cano‘s final arbitration years looks even smarter after the news that Scott Boras will represent Cano going forward. Coming off a career year, Cano has team option in 2012 and 2013 for $14 and $15 million dollars respectively. Undoubtedly, the Yankees will exercise those options if Cano puts […]

Why Losing a Draft Pick for Soriano Isn’t a Big Deal

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Yesterday, Jon Heyman of SI tweeted that he believes the Yankees will turn to Rafael Soriano if Andy Pettitte winds up retiring. Before the holidays, I suggested a solid Plan B would be to beef up the bullpen by signing Soriano to “closer type money” just to set up Mariano Rivera. This would slot David […]

Wilpon Should Have Allowed Ollie to Visit Psychologist

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Peter Gammons reported on WFAN yesterday that Scott Boras requested the Mets put Oliver Perez on the DL and send him to renowned sports psychologist Harvey Dorfman. Yes, Dorfman works for the Boras agency so there is a vested interest, but his work should not be questioned. According to his profile over at 3P Sports […]

Will We Ever See Great Offensive Catchers Again?

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

With the June draft approaching it’s no secret the Nationals will make Bryce Harper the #1 pick in just a few short days. What is still up in the air is what position Harper will play once he becomes a pro. In a recent SI article by Tom Verducci Scott Boras was quoted as saying […]

Damon Verdict Won’t Be Till October

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Yes, there were points in Johnny Damon’s Yankees career that he appeared done. You know the story in Joe Torre’s book about how some members of the team wanted him gone in 2007 because they couldn’t stand him as well. Damon got the last laugh that season, regaining his former in the second half and […]