With Jack Morris about to enter the Hall of Fame and Trevor Hoffman likely to go with him, my belittling snark has the possibility of hitting an all-time high. I’ve already discussed Morris, and Hoffman is to MLB what Scott Wedman is to the NBA*, so I really can go off on a tangent if … Continue reading Jim Edmonds, HOF!
You didn’t appreciate Rickey Henderson. Don’t feel bad, he was one of my favorite players and I didn’t either, apparently. If we’re talking about the totality of his career, of course we all did. We all regard him as the best run scorer of all time, the best base stealer of all time and the … Continue reading Happy Birthday Rickey! We didn’t appreciate you…
There have been rumors recently about the Yankees dealing for Gerrit Cole with Clint Frazier going the other way. As a general rule, I think trading a position player for a pitcher is a bad idea. The shelf life and uncertainty of health makes pitchers a little too risky of an investment for my tastes. … Continue reading Deal Clint Frazier (…?)
Today, the Yankees traded Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell to San Diego for Jabari Blash. My thoughts, in no particular order: Chase Headley is a better player than most Yankee fans give him credit for. A switch hitter with an above league average OBP, and in the top third of MLB in staying in the … Continue reading Headley and Mitchell for Blash
I really may be done with the Hall of Fame. It used to be one of my favorite aspects of baseball: Comparing generations, was my guy better than your guy, etc. are all great baseball discussions that we’ve all enjoyed. It’s one of the parts of baseball that helps bridge generations, not just about individual … Continue reading Jack Morris, Hall of Famer
I have to preface with the admission that I thought Manny Machado would be a better fit for the Yankees among the big stars who should be available over the next 12 months. I obviously would love to see Bryce Harper in pinstripes and was always a fan of Giancarlo Stanton, but I thought that … Continue reading The Gian-bino!
I don’t know what goes on behind closed doors. I, like you, only receive hearsay that’s gone through multiple channels then brought to us by “reporters” who have long histories of intellectual laziness. So I’m going to speak about the process that should be involved in the Yankee managerial hiring, and you can apply that … Continue reading Aaron effing Boone