Actually, that proclamation isn’t completely correct. But I do owe C.C. Sabathia an apology. During the 2nd week of May of last season – yes, almost one calendar year ago - I wrote that C.C. Sabathia was done. I don’t know if one going with all the information available to one and making one’s best … Continue reading I was wrong.
I’ll come back to that in a minute. What I’m going to start with is this: I’ve already discussed how overrated Didi Gregorius is. I’m going to tell you how much you’re underrating Andrelton Simmons. I get the Didi adulation, or “overration” if you ask me. Yes, I just made up my own word, because … Continue reading Didi is the 3rd best SS (in tonight’s game)
Why I could never stand Ronald Torreyes and why I like Gleyber Torres already: When the histories of Ronald Torreyes and Gleyber Torres are written, they will be disparate to say the least. Torreyes will be remembered as the little scrappy guy who played hard and was fundamentally sound at multiple positions. (I literally took … Continue reading Did you see the game last night?
It was the best game that I’ve see this season and I’ve seen most of them. I know you’re thinking, 4-3 win against a division rival, Chapman closing it out after a big Judge HR – what could be better right? Yeah that was fun, but you know me – I’m a process guy. And … Continue reading Did you see the game last night?
Out of left field is our occasional entry with items that may not need 1,000 words of analysis but we think should be addressed anyway. In no particular order… Brandon Drury. This is what I wrote when the Yankees acquired Brandon Drury: “Drury regressed offensively from 2016 to 2017, which at age 24 is a … Continue reading Out of left field
Quick fan’s thoughts: One of the cool things about baseball and aging is that when matters of discussion arise from plays, players and games in the past we often can remember them like it was yesterday. Even if our memories are inaccurate about half the time, what the hell… On last night’s broadcast – which … Continue reading Did you see the game last night?
I had some obligations – namely my real job – that kept me from the beginning of the game last night so I picked up the game in the top of the 3rd, listening to the radio broadcast in the car. Immediately I was glad to hear that both Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez came … Continue reading See Yanks vs. Sawx last night?
“I’ve got nothing against relief pitchers, but they do two things to the game: They slow the game down and our relievers have become so dominant at the back end that they actually rob action out of the end of the game.” - MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred. Manfred went on to say that baseball might … Continue reading Rob Manfred. Come. On.
There are a few antiquated mantras in baseball that are somewhat nonsensical that I find it very hard to prevent my eyes from rolling when they’re uttered. One is, typically after a tough loss, where the manager made some really bad moves, is to say something along the lines of “Well, it’s the players who … Continue reading No. It’s not the players.
Wednesday afternoon Simpleton Summer Camp (YES network) posted graphics comparing Didi Gregorius, Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor, with the implication and dialogue that Didi is in the discussion with them as to who is the best short stop in baseball. I get you want to pump up your own guy. I get data and opinions … Continue reading Keeping it real, volume 22: Didi